Researcher biography

Professor Debroah Theodoros is Director, RECOVER Injury Research Centre, Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences, UQ. She is an academic speech pathologist with over 40 years of clinical and research experience. She served as Head of Speech Pathology at UQ from 2004-2014. She is a founder and co-director of the multidisciplinary Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation (CRT) within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at UQ. She has an established program of research across two distinct but intersecting areas: (1) the management of motor speech and voice disorders, involving the use of intensive treatment protocols; and (2) the development and validation of telerehabilitation applications in speech pathology. She has been awarded seven NHMRC Project grants in telerehabilitation, and is CIB in a NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Telehealth. She leads the Home Care theme of the CRE. The impact of her research in this area has been evident in commercialisation, policy, and more recently in the establishment of a Telerehabilitation Clinic at UQ. Currently she leads a program of research in telerehabilitation in the RECOVER Injury Research Centre.

Professor Theodoros has received a career total of $11 million in competitive grant funding ($6.7 million in last five years). She has been awarded eight NHMRC Project grants, three of these as CIA. She received the first NHMRC Project Grant (301029) in telerehabilitation, and has since been awarded another 6 grants (401604, 455922, 631514, 1002472, 104809, 1129347) in this area.