Ms MARLENA KLAIC

Position(s)

• Current: Clinical Research Leader, Occupational Therapy Department, Royal Melbourne Hospital
• Previous:
o 2010: Senior Clinician, Occupational Therapy Department, Caulfield Hospital, Alfred Health
o 2008: Clinical Facilitator, Victorian Stroke Clinical Network, Department of Health, Melbourne
o 2007: Research Therapist, National Ageing and Research Institute

Contributions to knowledge and expertise

• Currently involved in a multi-site project as part of PhD titled “Enhancing the uptake of evidence based practice with allied health clinicians”. Involving over 200 allied health clinicians in Victoria and Tasmania, this project has assessed the impact of an action research framework to enhance the use of evidence in everyday practice. This project is the first intervention study exploring all of the allied health disciplines use of evidence based practice
• Currently involved in numerous research projects

Research Outputs

• Over 10 peer review publications
• Numerous (more than 20) conference presentations, both national and international

Recognition

• 2014 Recognised by CEO of Melbourne Health for outstanding contributions to allied health research

Teaching, administrative, community responsibilities

• Clinical educator at Melbourne Health on neurological rehabilitation
• Clinical leader on all research within Occupational Therapy across multiple campuses of Melbourne Health
• Co-convenor or allied health research and quality committee
• Supervisor of Masters students, project students and undergraduate students in Occupational Therapy
• Periodic presentations to undergraduate students at LaTrobe University and University of Melbourne