Leading change: The power of collaboration and thinking BIG
Think BIG, collaborate, take risks, and get a mentor... or two.
Julie will inspire her audience to get comfortable with leading change by describing her experiences in building an international collective action focused on brain repair.
Throughout her presentation, Julie will provide insights into what is needed for successful leadership and influencing change.
It takes a long time, requires big thinking, a great team of collaborators and some difficult conversations at times.
Julie has worked for over 30 years in the field of stroke, first as a physiotherapist, to now, an internationally renowned clinician researcher. Labelled an “enthusiologist” by her peers, Julie leads a team focused on development and testing of new interventions, that aim to improve outcomes for people with stroke.
She directs Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council funded Centre of Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery. This large collaborative centre includes researchers from across Australia, whose work spans basic science (biology of recovery) to implementation science.
In 2016 she convened the first international Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation Roundtable (SRRR) to establish research standards for stroke recovery research in 4 key areas: Discovery and translation, biomarkers, clinical trial outcomes and intervention development and reporting. She established the Women in Science Parkville Precinct (WISPP) collective action program between 5 leading research institutes, which supports equity in science careers. Invitations to the World Economic Forum in China and World Health Organisation are testament to the global influence of Julie’s work and its potential to improve the lives of millions of people.
Julie is also speaking at the symposium 'Early out of bed mobility'