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.