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Dr Sarah Knight
Dr Sarah Knight is a Senior Research Officer in the Developmental Disability and Rehabilitation Research within the Clinical Sciences theme at the Murdoch Children's Research Institute. She is a senior clinical neuropsychologist at Monash Children's Hospital and an Honorary Senior Fellow with the University of Melbourne's Department of Paediatrics.
Dr Knight leads the Rehabilitation Research team which aims to improve care and outcomes for children and adolescents with a range of complex medical conditions requiring rehabilitation. As part of her role, she oversees the research and education programs at the Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service (VPRS). The VPRS includes interdisciplinary rehabilitation teams at eight Victorian hospitals.
Sarah has a strong interest in integrating clinical research with implementation science to allow research findings to be effectively and efficiently adopted into clinical practice. Her current areas of focus include chronic fatigue syndrome, stroke and acquired brain injury.
- Clinical Neuropsychologist, Victorian Paediatric Rehabilitation Service, Acute Neuropsychology Service, Monash Children's Hospital
- Using knowledge translation to actively improve evidence-informed practice for children with acquired brain injury
- Development of the first Australian guidelines for the subacute rehabilitation of children with stroke
- Understanding the experiences of goal setting for young people with acquired brain injury
- Understanding family needs during rehabilitation for acquired brain injury
- Improving diagnosis and management of paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome in Australia
- Characterising neurobiological biomarkers of paediatric chronic fatigue syndrome??
Knight SJ, Takagi M, Fisher E, Anderson V, Lannin N, Tavender E, Scheinberg A (2018). A systematic critical appraisal of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines for the rehabilitation of children with moderate or severe acquired brain injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, In Press.
Carrillo F, Butchart J, Knight S, Scheinberg A, Wise L, Sterling L, McCarthy C (2018). Adapting a general purpose social robot for paediatric rehabilitation through in-situ design. ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction, 9(4): Article 39.
Carrillo F, Butchart J, Knight S, Scheinberg A, Wise L, Sterling L, McCarthy C. (2017). Adapting a general purpose robot for paediatric rehabilitation: In-situ design of a socially assistive robot. arXiv: 1705.05142.
Josev EK, Jackson ML, Bei B, Trinder J, Harvey A, Clarke C, Snodgrass K, Scheinberg A, Knight SJ (2017). Sleep quality in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis. J Clin Sleep Med, 13 (9): 1057-1066.
Tollit M, Politis J, Knight SJ. Measuring school functioning in student with chronic fatigue syndrome: A systematic review. J Sch Health, 88 (1): 74-89.
Mackay MT, Molesworth C, Northam EA, DKA Brain Injury Study Group (2016). Diabetic ketoacidosis and electroencephalographic changes in newly diagnosed pediatric patients. Pediatr Diabetes 17(4): 224-228.
Knight SJ, Harvey A, Hennel S, Lubitz L, Rowe K, Reveley C, Dean N, Clarke C, Scheinberg A (2015). Measuring quality of life and fatigue in adolescents with chronic fatigue syndrome: estimates of feasibility, internal consistency and parent–adolescent agreement of the PedsQL TM. Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior, 3 (4); 220-234
Crichton A, Knight SJ, Oakley E, Babl F, Anderson V (2015). Fatigue in child chronic health conditions: A systematic review of assessment instruments. Pediatrics, 135 (4), Published online, doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-2440
Snodgrass K, Harvey A, Scheinberg A, Knight SJ (2015). Sleep Disturbances in Paediatric Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: A Review of Current Research. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Published online, pii: jc-00372-14?
Knight SJ, Harvey A, Towns S, Payne D, Lubitz L, Rowe K, Reveley C, Hennel S, Hiscock H, Scheinberg A (2014). How is Paediatric Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) Diagnosed and Managed by Paediatricians? An Australian Paediatric Research Network Study. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, 50(12): 1000-7
Knight SJ, Conklin HM, Palmer SL, Schreiber JE, Armstrong CL, Wallace D, Bonner M, Swain MA, Evankovich KD, Mabbott DJ, Boyle R, Huang Q, Zhang H, Anderson VA, Gajjar A (2014). Working Memory Abilities Among Children Treated for Medulloblastoma: Parent Report and Child Performance. Journal of Paediatric Psychology, 39(5):501-11?
The Royal Children's Hospital Foundation
ME Research UK
Victorian Stroke Clinical Network