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Senior Research Fellow: Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living Research Centre, Monash University

An occupational therapist and an academic practicing, researching and teaching in the areas of assistive technology (AT), disability, and outcomes. Dr Layton works locally and nationally in Australia with a range of consumer groups, government and the non-profit sector. She consults globally to the World Health Organisation (WHO) Global Co-Operation on AT Initiative and is a contributing author to the WHO/ UNICEF Global Report on Assistive Technology, released in 2022. Dr Layton represents Australian Standards as the Australian expert to ISO assistive products classification and terminology standard. She is a past Board Member of Occupational Therapy Australia, current International Lead on the Board of Australia’s peak body for AT, ARATA (www.arata.org.au), and a founding member of the Global Alliance of AT Organisations (www.gaato.org). Dr Layton is particularly interested in the relationship between research, policy and practice, and inclusive research methods.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Research Fellow: Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living Research Centre, Monash University

Education

  • 2014 
    Deakin University, PhD