Co-Chief Investigator


School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle

Discipline Lead Occupational Therapy 

Professor Shelly Lane is leading the Alert project intervention fidelity and cardiac measurement.

Senses working overtime

Whether studying the neural mechanisms underlying diagnostic conditions or trialing novel clinical interventions, Professor Shelly Lane has dedicated her research career to understanding and minimising the negative impact of developmental deficits in children.

Professor Shelly J. Lane, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA is internationally recognized as an expert in sensory integration and sensory processing. Her research and clinical work address sensory integration and processing concerns in children with and without disabilities, and the impact they have on arousal and self-regulation. Prof Lane has a background in neuroscience, and linking neuroscience to behavior. This foundation supports her role in assessing physiologic correlates of arousal and self-regulation, and in developing treatment guidelines for the Alert program.



  • Bachelor of Allied Health, Occupational Therapy, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

  • PhD, Department Anatomy and Cell Biology (emphasis: neuroscience), University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, USA

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