Two new roles at BAIL


I am pleased to confirm that the Board of the Burwood Academy of Independent Living (BAIL), on the recommendation of the BAIL Academy Director Dr Deborah Snell, has appointed John Bourke (PhD Candidate), to the role of Lead Researcher and Jo Nunnerley (PhD Graduand) to the role of Knowledge Translation Specialist.

The Lead Researcher role will strengthen the framework in which health consumers and health professionals, tertiary education institutions and industry leaders link to advance the science and practice of rehabilitation and independent living, and to promote research and learning about rehabilitation and independent living among consumers, health professionals and in the community. John has a strong background in rehabilitation and will bring both his understanding of rehabilitation principles, the research process and his lived experience of spinal cord injury to this role.

The primary focus of the Knowledge Translation Specialist role is to identify specific new knowledge to action project opportunities with purpose to implement knowledge translation projects that transform rehabilitation practices and the independent living experience of consumers. Jo is an experienced clinician and clinical researcher and is ideally placed to bridge the knowledge to action gap between research and clinical practice and to take BAIL’s knowledge translation objectives and strategy forward. She and John will work together with the Academy Director and the Board of Trustees, to promote BAILs mission and key objectives.

Please join with the Board in congratulating both John Bourke and Jo Nunnerley on their appointments as we wish them the greatest success in what BAIL believes are critical roles in promoting the highest quality research and the translation of this research into practice and an independent living experience.

Arron Perriam - Board Chair
Dr Deborah Snell (PhD) - Academy Director