Dr Margaret Wallen - Nat School of Allied Health (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


I am a Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and Course Coordinator based at the North Sydney Campus.

My research has largely focused on children, predominantly children with cerebral palsy. I am also interested in outcome measurement, evidence-based practice and knowledge translation. My research with children has included upper Iimb interventions in infants and children with cerebral palsy including constraint-induced movement therapy, bimanual interventions, wrist/hand orthoses and effects of occupational therapy and Botulinum toxin-A injections. In addition, I am involved with the Eyes on Communication team to identify and evaluate best practice implementation of eye-gaze control technology for enhancing participation and communication of people with cerebral palsy with significant disability.

I am passionate about consumer involvement in research and was honoured with a Churchill Fellowship which enabled me to harness the knowledge and expertise of eminent international research centres respected for their partnership with consumers, and apply the learnings to cerebral palsy research locally. I am currently involved in research identifying ways to involve children with cerebral palsy and their families as research partners and to evaluate outcomes of consumer involvement.

I am also currently involved in a program of research focused on youth and young adults with cerebral palsy.


Phone :9241 (North Sydney)
Email :margaret.wallen@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Cerebral Palsy ; Cerebral Palsy, Outcome Measurement ; Knowledge Translation ; Evidence-Based Practice ; Children ;

Methods Expertise

Randomized controlled trials ; Systematic Reviews ; Single subject research design ; Delphi technique ; Quantitative ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications