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Sarah Anderson Lecturer, Prosthetics & Orthotics

Sarah is a lecturer in the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University. Sarah has over 12 years of tertiary experience.

Sarah has completed a Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics, a Master of Public Health and a Doctor of Philosophy. Sarah's PhD explored work place injuries in Allied Health and the use of systems thinking in the identification and prevention of these.

Sarah's teaching focuses on evidence based research, the research process and implementation of evidence in practice, along with Orthotic Theory and biomechanics of Orthoses.

Sarah has also worked as a consultant to external groups focusing on participation, quality of life, education, disability and injury prevention.

Sarah's has experience in both Qualitative and Quantitative research and is currently involved in research exploring participation and quality of life in people with disabilities.

Sarah has received a number of grants including an American Orthotic and Prosthetic Assocation Grant to explore Quality of Life in people with Partial Foot and Transtibial Amputation. Sarah received the Dame Joyce Daws Churchill fellowship in 2008, investigating Education in Prosthetics and Orthotics. Sarah also received the Australian Prosthetics and Orthotics Professional Development Grant in 2012 to assist with research into Work-related musculoskeletal disorders in the Prosthetic and Orthotic Profession.

Sarah has played an active role in the Australian Prosthetic and Orthotic Association as a board member and more recently as the 2016 and 2017 Australian Prosthetic and Orthotic conference.

Sarah also has a keen interest in gender equity and is currently part of the SAGE Athena Swan working group.

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