Dr Melinda Randall - Nat School of Allied Health (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor

Melinda Randall is a paediatric occupational therapist with over 25 years clinical experience working in the field of developmental disability, in particular cerebral palsy. Melinda has been involved in research activities for over 20 years and is first author on the Melbourne Assessment: a test of unilateral upper limb function (versions 1 and 2). Melinda is currently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Allied and Public Health. She is responsible for coordinating two multicentre trials on the effects of upper limb splinting for children with cerebral pasly.

Contact

Phone :3659 (Melbourne)
Email :melinda.randall@acu.edu.au
URIs : Personal Website

Research Interests

Cerebral Palsy, Outcome Measurement ; Upper Limb, Paediatrics ; Evidence-informed practice; ; family centred practise ;

Methods Expertise

Outcome measurement, outcome measure design ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications

2014

Randall, Imms, Carey, and Pallant. Rasch analysis of the Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Function., in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 56(7),665-672.

2013

Randall, Harvey, Imms, Reid, Lee and Reddihough. Reliable classification of functional profiles and movement disorders of children with cerebral palsy., in Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 33(3), 342-352.

Harvey A, Randall M, Reid S, Lee K, Imms C, Rodda J, Eldridge B, Orsini F, Reddihough D. Children with cerebral palsy and periventricular white matter injury: does gestational age affect functional outcome? , in Research in Developmental Disabilities, 34(9):2500-2506.

2012

Randall, M., Imms, C. & Carey, L. Further evidence of validity of the Modified Melbourne Assessment for neurologically impaired children aged 2 to 4 years. , in Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 54(5): 424-428

2011

Hoare, B., Imms, C., Randall, M. & Carey, L. Linking cerebral palsy upper limb measurements to the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health. , in Journal Rehabilitation Medicine. 43: 987a??996.

2010

Galvin, J., Randall, M., Hewish, S., Rice, J. & MacKay, M.T. Family centred outcome measurement following paediatric stroke. , in Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, 57(3), 152 a?? 158.

2008

Randall, M., Imms, C. & Carey, L. Establishing validity of a Modified Melbourne Assessment for children aged 2 a?? 4 years. , in The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 62(4), 373 - 383.

2007

Crompton, J., Imms, C., McCoy, A.T., Randall, M., Eldridge, B., Scoullar, B. & Galea, M.P. Group-Based Task-Related Training for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Pilot study. , in Physical and Occupational Therapy in Pediatrics, 27 (4): 43 - 65.

2004

Randall, M. Development of a??The Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Functiona??- a quantitative test of quality of movement in children with cerebral palsy. , in Progress in Cerebral Palsy Research. Nova Science Inc. USA

2001

Randall, M., Carlin, J.A., Chondros, P. & Reddihough, D.S. The reliability of a??The Melbourne Assessment of Unilateral Upper Limb Functiona??- a quantitative test of quality of movement in children with neurological impairment. , in Developmental Medicine, 43: 761 - 767