Cerebral Palsy Research - USA

Shona Goldsmith

Research Associate & NHMRC Postgraduate Scholar, PhD Candidate (USYD)

BPhysio (Hons)

Prior to joining the Research Institute in 2008, Shona worked as a physiotherapist specialising in working with children and adults with cerebral palsy and other complex disabilities.

Shona works on a range of Research Institute projects, assisting with literature reviews, ethics applications, data collection, analysis and writing.

She is also involved with the NSW/ACT Cerebral Palsy Register where she supports the team with the ascertainment of participants, promotion, quality assurance and data analysis.

She is responsible for developing the second International Cerebral Palsy Register and Surveillance Program Survey of more than 40 cerebral palsy registers to help identify opportunities for global research collaboration.

Research interests

  • Population-based research (registers and data linkages)
  • Causal pathways of cerebral palsy
  • Prevention of cerebral palsy
  • Total-population outcomes research

Awards & Honours

2016 – 2018 NHMRC Postgraduate Scholarship for PhD Candidature, The University of Sydney

2004 The Australian Physiotherapy Association (Queensland Branch), Margaret Nicoll Memorial Prize for Greatest Proficiency in Clinical Practice

2004 The Margaret Bullock Prize for Most Outstanding Honours Research Project

Publications in Peer Reviewed Journals

View Shona’s publications on Google Scholar