Jerusha Mather
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. Her petition on regarding increasing accessible packaging received over 13,000 signatures. In her spare time, she enjoys music and travelling.