Assistant Professor Melissa Licari is a lecturer and researcher in the area of motor control and development within the School of Sport Science, Exercise & Health at the University of Western Australia. She has a keen interest in children's movement disorders, with the emphasis on understanding the underlying deficits seen in populations with movement disorders.
Her position involves coordinating the Unigym Program, a movement therapy clinic for children with various forms of movement dysfunction. In this role she identifies movement difficulties of the clinical populations involved, helps students develop skills to work with children with movement disorders, and undertakes research to investigate the underlying mechanisms of movement inefficiency and the effectiveness of intervention.
Her position also involves the coordination of two undergraduate units related to the development and change in movement skills across the lifespan (SSEH3345), and the impact of movement dysfunction and the importance of intervention in a variety of populations (SSEH3385).