2019 Pursuit Award in Childhood Disability Research - Dr Catherine Mak

31 Jul 2019
L – R: Pursuit Award Finalists Dr Emma Grace (Flinders University), Dr Alicia Hilderley (University of Calgary), and Dr Catherine Mak (The University of Queensland), with Holland Bloorview Foundation donors (Ward Family), and President of Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation hospital.

Hosted by the Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital and Research Institute, QCPRRC’s Dr Catherine Mak took home Second Prize of the annual International Pursuit Award, for her work on ‘MiYoga: An embodied, mindful-movement program for children with cerebral palsy and their parents - a randomised controlled trial’. MiYoga is a novel family-centred lifestyle intervention based on mindfulness and hatha yoga principles, which aims to enhance child and parent outcomes for children with CP. The award ceremony was held in Toronto, Canada, on the 15th May 2019, and was supported by the Holland Bloorview Foundation donors, the Ward Family, and the Bloorview Research Institute.

Dr Mak is a registered psychologist and Post-Doctoral Research Officer at the QCPRRC. Her current research focuses on Early PACT).

Contact Dr Catherine Mak for more information about MiYoga and Early PACT, and collaborative opportunities: c.mak@uq.edu.au