Researcher up for top award
Maysaa Daher has a desire to make a difference in the world.
She has been working on the state’s only return-to-work pilot program for people who acquire a brain injury at Liverpool’s Ingham Institute.
Ms Daher is the project officer of the statewide vocational intervention program. Her focus has been on resilience in family members caring for a relative with a traumatic brain injury. She collates the data and steers the ship.
In her words, the role has “a lot of data collection”. With a love of numbers, she’s studying for a Masters in Applied Statistics. Ms Daher has always wanted to work in medical research and said combining her love of numbers was great.
The former Fairvale High School student is one of four finalists in the NSW Young Woman of the Year Award. The winner is to be announced today.
Ms Daher’s commitment to helping others stretches beyond her day job. She has volunteered with the PCYC as a soccer coach for adults and children with disabilities, and with Best Buddies Australia as a mentor and friend for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
She has authored six publications and will be presenting her findings from family resilience research at the International Brain Injury Association conference in New Orleans this month.
- Works at the Ingham Institute
- Ms Daher is the project officer for the program helping brain injury sufferers return to work
- She is studying for a Masters in Applied Statistics
- Ms Daher is one of four finalists in the NSW Young Woman of the Year Awards
- The winner is being announced today