Centre for Health and Social Research

Prof Christine Imms
Centre for Disability and Development Research


Professor Christine Imms is Professor of Occupational Therapy, inaugural National Head of School of Allied Health and founding Director of the Centre for Disability and Development Research (CeDDR): Enabling diversity across the lifespan at the Australian Catholic University. Christine’s research is aimed at optimising the participation of people with childhood onset disability in everyday life, with a primary focus on children and youth with cerebral palsy. Christine’s career research funding exceeds $6.5 million, and she has over 60 refereed journal articles. Her current work includes being third CI on an NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence – Cerebral Palsy, and lead CI NHMRC Partnership project aimed at improving the evidence based practices of allied health professionals working with children with cerebral palsy.