The Digital Health RET is an interdisciplinary group of clinical, research, and education pioneers of technology-enabled health delivery.

We represent all SHRS disciplines: audiology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech pathology. Our collaborative work aims to remove barriers to accessing healthcare and to optimise models of care for people with challenges affecting communication, movement and participation. Our research establishes the technical efficacy, diagnostic accuracy, therapeutic outcomes and societal impact of Telerehabilitation. We support and promote strategic initiatives in Teaching and Learning through the translation of our research, in order to ensure a technology-enabled health workforce.


  • Our group is nationally and internationally recognised for impact through its technology development, research publications, policy influence, research translation, workforce training and teaching.
  • Research has demonstrated the many benefits of Telerehabilitation including improved and timely access to rehabilitation services; access to more specialised services close to home; cost savings for both clients and service providers; and a reduced carbon footprint associated with travel to health services.
  • Our research has directly translated into clinical practice through the establishment of Telerehabilitation services like the University of Queensland’s Telerehabilitation Clinic, as well as services in external organisations such as Queensland Health.
  • Our research has also translated into workforce training programs for current and future health professionals, such as the University of Queensland’s Telerehabilitation Clinic and new Digital Health Curriculum.


For all general current HDR student queries and enquiries related to applications contact the HDR Liaison Officer: or +61 7 3365 7123

For all enquiries related to research in the School, contact the Senior Administration Officer (Research): or +61 7 3365 2074

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  • Dr Megan Ross

    Research Fellow
    RECOVER Injury Research Centre
  • Professor Trevor Russell

    Director & Affiliate of RECOVER Injury Research Centre
    RECOVER Injury Research Centre
    Centre Director
    Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
    Affiliate Professor of School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences