Jacqui has over 14 years of experience, is a neurotrauma specialist and also works as a senior clinician for the Victorian Spinal Cord Service at Austin Health.
Having completed her masters by research at the University of Melbourne in 2018, she has made key contributions to improving care following acute spinal cord injury.
Jacqui specialises in managing all neurological disorders. She has a special interest in minimising respiratory compromise in neuromuscular weakness, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and stroke and has extensive experience throughout hyperacute, acute, rehabilitation and community settings in terms of therapy and wheelchair prescription.
She is passionate about being creative and helping people achieve their goals within their home environment.
Agostinello J, Battistuzzo CR, Batchelor PE. Early clinical predictors of pneumonia in critically ill spinal cord injured individuals: a retrospective cohort study. Spinal Cord. 2019;57(1):41-48.
Agostinello J, Masters thesis ‘Reducing acute respiratory complications in thoracolumbar spinal cord Injury’ completed July 2018, The University of Melbourne.
Agostinello J, Battistuzzo CR, Skeers P, Bernard S, Batchelor PE. Early Spinal Surgery Following Thoracolumbar Spinal Cord Injury: Process of Care From Trauma to Theater. Spine. 2017;42(10):E617-E23.
Battistuzzo CR, Smith K, Skeers P, Armstrong A, Clark J, Agostinello J, Cox S, Cox S, Bernard S, Freeman BJC, Dunlop SA, Batchelor PE. Early Rapid Neurological Assessment for Acute Spinal Cord Injury Trials. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2016;33(21):1936-1945.
Battistuzzo CR, Armstrong A, Clark J, Worley L, Sharwood L, Lin P, Rooke G, Skeers P, Nolan S, Geraghty T, Nunn A, Brown DJ, Hill S, Alexander J, Millard M, Cox SF, Rao S, Watts A, Goods L, Allison GT, Agostinello J, Cameron PA, Mosley I, Liew SM, Geddes T, Middleton J, Buchanan J, Rosenfeld JV, Bernard S, Atresh S, Patel A, Schouten R, Freeman B, Dunlop SA, Batchelor PE. Early decompression following cervical spinal cord injury: examining the process of care from accident scene to surgery. Journal of Neurotrauma. 2015;33(12):1161-1169.