Professor Leanne Togher elected to board of IBIA

10 February 2014

Professor Leanne Togher has been elected for a four-year term to the Board of Governors of the International Brain Injury Association (IBIA).

Founded in 1993, the IBIA is the largest association of its kind dedicated to the collaboration of brain injury resources, from prevention to long-term care issues. The IBIA's newsletter has a significant audience of 75,000 health professionals worldwide.

"It has been a great honour to be elected to the Board of Governors and I'm looking forward to working with this prestigious international group" Professor Togher said.

Professor Togher is a speech pathologist who has worked in the area of communication disorders following acquired brain injury for over 25 years. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC).

In 2012, she launched a new treatment resource aimed at improving everyday communication for people with brain injury and their families, called TBI Express. This treatment is now available for clinicians, people with brain injury, their families, friends and carers.

Professor Togher will officially join the board at the next IBIA meeting in San Francisco in March. Of the 26 board members, Professor Togher is the sole speech pathologist, one of only two Australians and one of five women.