Leanne Sakzewski
Leanne Sakzewski, Dr
Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland

Title: Unmasking the black box of participation-focused therapy for children with cerebral palsy


Dr Sakzewski is a senior research fellow with the internationally recognised Queensland Cerebral Palsy and Rehabilitation Research Centre at the University of Queensland. Dr Sakzewski is leading nationally funded (NHMRC) multi-centre clinical trials testing the efficacy of intensive models of motor training, social skills programs and participation-focused therapy to enhance the functioning and quality of life of children with cerebral palsy. She has received >Aus$10M in funding with 55+ publications. Dr Sakzewski graduated as an occupational therapist (BoccThy 1988) from The University of Queensland and completed her PhD at the University of Queensland in 2010. She has held continuous fellowships since completion of her PhD including training in implementation science through a NHMRC Translating Research into Practice Fellowship.