DR. Fary Khan

Professor Khan is the Director of Rehabilitation Services and Clinical Director of the Australian Rehabilitation Research Centre at the Royal Melbourne Hospital (RMH); Clinical Professor of Department of Medicine, the University of Melbourne; and Adjunct Professor of Disability Inclusive Unit, Nossal Institute of Global Health and School of Public Health and Preventative Medicine, Monash University. She is the Chair-Elect, of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) – Disaster Rehabilitation Committee (DRC) and Executive member of the International Disaster Committee WHO- LC ISPRM. She is Honorary Fellow of the National Aging and Research Institute and the Melbourne EpiCentre, Melbourne Health. She represents 9 public hospital networks in Victoria at the Clinical Leadership Group for the Care of the Older People, Department of Health Victoria, Australia (Disability policy and planning).

She currently holds number of executive positions, including: Representative for the Western Pacific Region WHO, ICF Research Branch, Ludwig-Maximilian University; Executive member & Co-ordinating Editor, the Cochrane Multiple Sclerosis Review group, Milan; Executive member (Regional representative for Asia, Australia and Oceania), ISPRM; Vice-Chair, Research Committee for the ISPRM; Australian representative for Steering group for the Psychosocial Influences upon Chronic Disease Outcomes across Europe (PICDOE), University of Leeds UK.

She currently holds various international academic research appointments, which include; Senior Research Fellow at: Department of Rehabilitation and Palliative Care; Institute of Neurology, Department of Brain Repair & Rehabilitation, Kings College London; Department of Neuroimmunology and Rehabilitation, University of Hamburg; Department of Neurorehabilitation, Valens Klinik Switzerland; Oxford Centre of Enablement UK; Leeds University UK; and Karolinska University Sweden; Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing and Institute for Disaster Relief and Reconstruction, Sichuan University, Sichuan, Chengdu, China.

She has a leadership role in rehabilitative care in Australia and extensive experience in evidence-based health outcomes and health services research. She has received numerous awards in recognition for her work in promoting evidence-based practices in rehabilitation. She has published over 350 scientific papers in academic journals (including 18 Cochrane reviews, 20 book chapters), and is invited speaker at national and international conferences (over 60 presentations in last 5 years). She leads a team of interdisciplinary researchers (medical and allied health), implementing and evaluating healthcare innovations and quality improvement programs. She also leads the 'RMH Disaster Rehabilitation Relief Team' and the 'RMH Flying Faculty' which aims at building and strengthening rehabilitation capacity through education and training in the developing countries. She currently supervises 8 PhD and 3 MD students at the University of Melbourne. She is also a reviewer for more than 15 neuroscience and rehabilitative care journals.

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