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Alinka Fisher is a Lecturer in the Disability and Community Incusion Unit, College of Nursing and Health Sciences.  She began her career as a Developmental Educator, with a background in Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) for individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) with complex behavioural issues. As part of her PhD, Alinka developed and trialled the FAB-PBS program, which is now being trialled in a larger feasibility study funded by the Lifetime Support Authority.

Alinka coordinates and lectures in PBS within the Graduate Certificate in Positive Behaviour Support and within the Bachelor of Developmental Education. She also provides PBS consultation in the disability sector, including professional development training for staff and family support workshops through Families4Families Inc.

Research Interests

  • Community-based supports following Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
  • Positive Behaviour Support

Alinka Fisher is the primary researcher in a two year research study examining Positive Behaviour Support following Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): A Family-Directed Approach. This project is funded by the Lifetime Support Authority (2017-2018: $155,000) to examine the feasibility of the FAB-Positive Behaviour Support program for caregivers following TBI. M Bellon, A Fisher, S Lawn, M Sohlberg, J Douglas


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