Published 1 February 2014
Categories: Memoir, Self-Help
Christine Durham lives in Eltham, Victoria, Australia. An educator by training she taught at Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School for over two decades and was a Founding Member of Philosophy for Children Victoria searching for ways to enrich the thinking/understanding of students.
Christine received the BrainLink 2012 Woman of Achievement Award ‘In recognition of her determination, commitment, creativity and contribution to the community’. She has been nominated for the 2014 Australian Senior of the Year Award.
Unlocking my Brain
By Dr Christine Durham
Unlocking my Brain: Through the labyrinth of Acquired Brain Injury brings to life Christine’s personal experience of brain injury - from losing her vision and being unable to walk, talk or write, Christine regained her thoughts, her career and her life.
Unlocking my Brain shows the incredible neuroplasticity of the human brain as well as the plasticity of the human spirit.
At aged 67, despite her double vision, Christine obtained a PhD in Health Sciences and has discovered even more effective ways to help people with brain injury.
Now an international lecturer on the subject of Acquired Brain Injury, Christine’s personal journey stands out from her peers. In 2014 Christine won Senior Australian of the Year VIC and has previously been awarded BrainLink Woman of Achievement.