PhD student, Victoria University
Jerusha Mather is completing her PhD at Victoria University. She is investigating strength training and non-invasive brain stimulation in adults with cerebral palsy. Jerusha received a career development grant from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. She is a recipient of the Bridge Create Change Award and the prestigious L'Oréal -UNESCO Women in Science mentee program. She was also an outstanding finalist in the Women's Agenda Leadership Award (in the Health category) and is a profound motivational speaker and poet who recently published her poetry collection 'Burnt Bones and Beautiful Butterflies". She is also a leading disability activist, particularly for medical students with a disability, inclusive immigration, and accessible packaging and fashion. The Australian Academy of Sciences acknowledged her as one of the STEM change makers. A portrait of her is on Questacon ( the National Science Centre) as one of the most outstanding female role models in medicine.