This website was created by Emily Bray as part of her PhD research project at Western Sydney University. It was developed thanks to funding from the SpineCare Foundation, and in collaboration with Northcott, young people with spinal cord injuries (SCI) and parents/ caregivers.
Emily experienced a SCI in 2012 and now lives with C4/5 tetraplegia. Following her injury, Emily completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at The University of Sydney and a Masters of Social Work (Qualifying) at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. She has worked as a Peer Support Mentor for Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) and as a Social Worker for Royal Rehab. Emily continues to work with SCIA developing and facilitating their community wellbeing programs whilst completing her PhD at Western Sydney University. Emily is passionate about supporting people with SCI, their families and those with related disabilities. She loves working collaboratively with the SCI community to make positive changes at both individual and societal levels. When not working, Emily spends her time with her husband and daughter and one day hopes to grow her own vegetables.
To keep up to date with the latest news and updates on Emily’s research related to the healthcare transition of young people with SCI click HERE.