Gnanaletchumy Jegasothy (Jega) was awarded the Curtin University Lifetime Alumni Award on Friday, 13 November at an awards ceremony to recognise outstanding contributions by Curtin alumni.
Jega undertook her physiotherapy training at WAIT. Over the many subsequent years, Jega has had major roles contributing to the physiotherapy profession, including working for the Western Australia (WA) Department of Health (DOH) at Royal Perth Hospital (RPH) for thirty seven years. In that role, Jega primarily worked in the Neurosurgical Rehabilitation Unit at Shenton Park, that was the primary state clinical unit to manage the rehabilitation of people with Acquired Brain Injury. Jega also worked in in developing many services in the community and non-government sector, to support improved provision of care in the community, with a particular focus on successful transition of people back to their homes or other settings.
As well as her enormous contributions to neurological physiotherapy and physiotherapy more broadly, Jega has also contributed strongly to support Curtin’s physiotherapy student training, but also training of a broad range of other disciplines including medical, nursing and allied health as well as other staff such as Rehabilitation Engineers.
We thank Jega for her strong contributions to the field of physiotherapy, Curtin and the wider community. Congratulations on being awarded this Alumni Award.