The Founders

Dr Trevor Russell

Dr Trevor Russell

Founder

Founder of NeoRehab and Professor in the Division of Physiotherapy within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland.

Professor Russell co-directs the Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation at the University of Queensland and is a chief investigator in the NHMRC funded Centre of Research Excellence in Telehealth. Professor Russell is a qualified physiotherapist with experience in both the public and private sectors in Australia and was awarded the first PhD in Telerehabilitation in Australia.

Professor Russell has had a large role in producing quality research in this field which is demonstrated through his publications accounting for approximately 22% of all publications in Telerehabilitation in the field of Physiotherapy. Professor Russell’s significant impact in the field of telerehabilitation has been recognised through invitations to present and conduct workshops at many international and national conferences. He is an invited member of the executive board for the American Telemedicine Association Telerehabilitation special interest group and has been an invited member on the scientific committee of numerous international telemedicine conferences.

In 2010, Professor Russell was awarded a Young Tall Poppy Award for his contribution to the field of Telerehabilitation.

Read Trevor’s full profile, achievements, research interests and involvements here .

Dr Deborah Theodoros

Dr Deborah Theodoros

Co-Founder

Deborah Theodoros is Professor of Speech Pathology within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland.

She is a founder and co-director of the Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation within the School which is involved in the development and validation of telerehabilitation applications in speech pathology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and audiology. She is a chief investigator on the NHMRC funded Centre for Research Excellence in Telehealth.

Professor Theodoros is a qualified speech pathologist with over 30 years of clinical and academic experience. Professor Theodoros’ publications account for over 30% of publications in the field of telerehabilitation in speech pathology retrieved from Pubmed, reflecting her significant contribution and leadership in the field. Her research focuses on the assessment and treatment of motor speech disorders associated with progressive and non-progressive neurological disorders, and the development and validation of telerehabilitation applications in speech pathology. These applications are designed to enable the assessment and treatment of communication and swallowing disorders via the Internet.

Read Deborah’s full profile, achievements, research interests and involvements here.

THE LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

 

Stephen Denaro

Stephen Denaro

Managing Director

Stephen has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, business valuations, accountancy services, and income tax compliance gained from positions as Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of various public companies and with major chartered accountancy firms in Australia and the United Kingdom. He provides Board services for a number of start-up technology, ASX listed and unlisted public companies.

Stephen has a Bachelor of Business in Accountancy, Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia & New Zealand, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Brian Ruddle

Brian Ruddle

Chief Executive Officer

Brian is the CEO of NeoRehab Pty Ltd and holds a number of other senior executive roles with companies including the Impact Innovation Group (a specialist innovation and technology commercialisation company), Nexgen Plants Pty Ltd (commercialising a plant virus resistance technology) and Enterprise Access Pty Ltd (a technology commercialisation and collaboration platform). He has been involved in raising capital into five start-up companies, working with universities and corporates to commercialise technologies, technology scouting for multinationals, as well as the development of innovation management systems for medium sized businesses through to multinationals. Brian has experience across Asia, Africa and the Pacific having undertaken projects in more than 15 countries in sectors such as health, education, mining, agriculture, finance, trade, and water.

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