Author: Jerusha Mather

Jerusha Mather, currently pursuing her PhD at Victoria University, focuses on strength training and non-invasive brain stimulation in adults with cerebral palsy. Jerusha's dedication to this research earned her a career development grant from the Cerebral Palsy Alliance. She has also been recognized with the Bridge Create Change Award and participation in the prestigious L'Oréal -UNESCO Women in Science mentee program. In addition to her academic achievements, Jerusha is an inspirational motivational speaker and poet. She recently published a poetry collection titled 'Burnt Bones and Beautiful Butterflies.' A prominent disability activist, she advocates for medical students with disabilities, inclusive immigration, and accessible packaging and fashion. Her contributions have not gone unnoticed; the Australian Academy of Sciences has acknowledged her as one of the STEM change makers. Furthermore, Jerusha's portrait graces Questacon, the National Science Centre, as one of the most outstanding female role models in medicine. Her petition on advocating for increased accessible packaging garnered over 13,000 signatures. In her leisure time, Jerusha enjoys music and traveling.