Director of Rehabilitation Services, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Director Australian Rehabilitation Research Centre; Clinical Professor Department of Medicine, The University of Melbourne and The Nossal Institute of Global Health, and Monash University.
Fary Khan is a Specialist in Rehabilitation and Physical Medicine, and Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP). She has 20 years of experience in Neurological, Cancer and Trauma rehabilitation. She set up evidence-based specialized rehabilitation programs for specific conditions such as Multiple sclerosis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, stroke, oncology, musculoskeletal injuries and disaster management. She represents Australia (and Pacific) region for Rehabilitation Medicine at a number of international forums.
She is current Chair of the Disaster Rehabilitation Committee, International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine (ISPRM) and Disaster Rehabilitation Special Interest Group, Rehabilitation Medicine Society of Australia and New Zealand. She led the Emergency Medical Team under the auspices of the WHO in the Nepal earthquake and other natural disasters since. She holds 20 National/International Executive positions and over 15 international academic appointments at various Universities. She is Executive member of ISPRM Women’s Task force and Cancer Rehabilitation Working Group.
She has an interest in Refugee Health and Disability. She works with the Executive for the UN -International Council for Caring Communities- representing medical disability. She is also regional representative for the Asia-Oceania Society of Neurorehabilitation (AOCNR), Australian representative for Steering group for the Psychosocial Influences upon Chronic Disease Outcomes across Europe, and others. She leads the Global Rehabilitation ‘Flying Faculty’ (endorsed by the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine, RACP, ISPRM), established to support capacity building activities in Rehabilitation Medicine, with educational training programs in over 15 countries.
She has a leadership role in Rehabilitative care in Australia with experience in health outcomes and health services research. She has received numerous awards, including the Sidney Licht Lectureship Award (2018) by the ISPRM, the Inaugural RMH Research Medal in 2014 and the Inaugural RACP specialist award for ‘Outstanding contribution to Research and Mentoring’ in 2009. She has published over 350 scientific papers in peer-reviewed academic journals (including 14 Cochrane reviews, 20 book chapters), is a regular invited speaker at national and international conferences (over 60 presentations in last 5 years). She leads a team of interdisciplinary researchers, implementing and evaluating healthcare innovations and quality improvement programs. She has supervised 8 PhDs and postdoctoral fellows, and currently supervises 7 PhD and 3 MD students at the University of Melbourne. She is also a reviewer for more than ten neuroscience and rehabilitative care journals.
- Rehabilitation Medicine
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