Latitia Kernaghan

 Latitia Kernaghan

B Hlth Sc (OT) (Hons), Grad Dip Psych

Latitia is a Charles Sturt University graduate and has worked as an occupational therapist in rural and regional areas in various acute and community settings.

Latitia has specialist skills in acute stroke management and, more recently, in quality improvement and clinical governance.

She is passionate about building strong partnerships across education and health sectors to benefit the multidisciplinary workforce and community access to high-quality rural healthcare.

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Collaborator supporting research publications:

  1. Almeida, O. P., Hankey, G. J., Ford, A., Etherton-Beer, C., Flicker, L., Hackett, M., & Assessment of Fluoxetine in Stroke Recovery (AFFINITY) Trial Collaboration (2021). Depression Outcomes Among Patients Treated With Fluoxetine for Stroke Recovery: The AFFINITY Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA neurology78(9), 1072–1079. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2021.2418
  2. Safety and efficacy of fluoxetine on functional outcome after acute stroke (AFFINITY): A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. (2020). The Lancet Neurology, 19(8), 651-660. https://doi.org/10.1016/S1474-4422(20)30207-6

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Professional membership

Registered occupational therapist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

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