Symposia and Forums

ACT Research Symposium 2019

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Being a researcher requires inspiration and constant dedication.

Maintaining a high level of intensity can be extremely difficult, especially when things don't go as planned.

Sometimes it's important to take a step back and get re-inspired about your work and nothing is better than condensed inspiration in the form of a symposium hearing from your peers on their research.

Join us at the annual ACT Research Symposium for a program filled with emerging research. Hear from leaders in their field and spend the day sharing new research from around Australia.

The ACT Research Symposium has been an important event in the calendar for over 20 years. Research is crucially important to physiotherapy practice and we can boast world leading researchers within our numbers, and this event offers the opportunity to nurture our future superstars and showcase the richness of our research culture in the profession.

‘Research is not something that is nice to have. It is vital for the future. Alongside our graduates, research has produced so much in the past and it will shape the economy, the development and the well-being of society in the future.'(Professor Sandra Harding, VC & President, James Cook University in her address to the National Press Club,).


The Symposium is open to all - students, physios, other Association members and non-members and provides abundant opportunity to learn, hear the latest in current research and to discuss what you've heard with your peers.

Keynote speakers will discuss Care for the carer: Why interventions aimed at enhancing clinician wellbeing are crucial to patient outcomes (Claire Ashton-James, PhD) and Getting education and exercise right for people with knee pain (Dr Christian Barton)


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Presenters

Claire Ashton-James


Claire Ashton-James, PhD is a Social Psychologist with expertise in the interpersonal realm of healthcare. Her research spans the role of emotions and trust in patient-clinician interactions, interventions to support clinician wellbeing, social aspects of pain and pain management, and the development of e-health interventions to support patients who are tapering off opioid medications for chronic pain. Dr Ashton-James has contributed to numerous books and journal articles on organizational wellbeing. After completing honours in Business Management (UQ) She completed her PhD research in Social Psychology at Duke University (USA) on a full scholarship from the University of NSW (Australian Postgraduate Award). From here, Claire completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia (Canada) where her research focused on emotions and the psychology of wellbeing. As an Assistant Professor in The Netherlands (University of Groningen and VU Amsterdam), she conducted research at the intersection of social psychology and medicine, examining the contribution of clinician communication to patients' experience of trust and procedural pain. Since returning to Australia to join The University of Sydney's Pain Management Research Institute in 2015, her research has focused on clinician wellbeing and the development of interventions to support clinicians in complex clinical care settings.

Christian Barton


Dr Christian Barton is an expert in the management of difficult to treat, long term injuries. He has a particular interest in the knee (including osteoarthritis, patellofemoral pain and running related injuries). His main focus is providing individual exercise solutions and holistic patient education for people with persistent pain. For his injured runners, he uses running retraining (world leader in this treatment), which is often a key missing element to rehabilitation.Research is one of Christian's passions, and is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, primary focussed on improving knee pain and injury management. This role includes leading GLA:D Australia, which aims to improve access to appropriate exercise and education to all Australians with osteoarthritis; and TREK, a project aimed at improving access to knowledge of evidence based treatments. He is passionate about bring his research knowledge and extensive clinical experience together to treat patients of all ages and physical activity levels to get them back to being able to do the things they love.

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17 August
08:00AM - 04:00PM AEST
24 University Dr S
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Price: Member: $95.00
Non-Member: $145.00
Student Member: $45.00
Registration closing date: 21 Aug 2019 Event status: Open CPD hours: 8.00
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Price: Member: $95.00
Non-Member: $145.00
Student Member: $45.00
Registration closing date: 21 Aug 2019 Event status: Open CPD hours: 8.00 Your registration status:
Presenters

Claire Ashton-James


Claire Ashton-James, PhD is a Social Psychologist with expertise in the interpersonal realm of healthcare. Her research spans the role of emotions and trust in patient-clinician interactions, interventions to support clinician wellbeing, social aspects of pain and pain management, and the development of e-health interventions to support patients who are tapering off opioid medications for chronic pain. Dr Ashton-James has contributed to numerous books and journal articles on organizational wellbeing. After completing honours in Business Management (UQ) She completed her PhD research in Social Psychology at Duke University (USA) on a full scholarship from the University of NSW (Australian Postgraduate Award). From here, Claire completed a two-year post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Psychology at the University of British Columbia (Canada) where her research focused on emotions and the psychology of wellbeing. As an Assistant Professor in The Netherlands (University of Groningen and VU Amsterdam), she conducted research at the intersection of social psychology and medicine, examining the contribution of clinician communication to patients' experience of trust and procedural pain. Since returning to Australia to join The University of Sydney's Pain Management Research Institute in 2015, her research has focused on clinician wellbeing and the development of interventions to support clinicians in complex clinical care settings.


Christian Barton


Dr Christian Barton is an expert in the management of difficult to treat, long term injuries. He has a particular interest in the knee (including osteoarthritis, patellofemoral pain and running related injuries). His main focus is providing individual exercise solutions and holistic patient education for people with persistent pain. For his injured runners, he uses running retraining (world leader in this treatment), which is often a key missing element to rehabilitation.Research is one of Christian's passions, and is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the University of Melbourne and La Trobe University, primary focussed on improving knee pain and injury management. This role includes leading GLA:D Australia, which aims to improve access to appropriate exercise and education to all Australians with osteoarthritis; and TREK, a project aimed at improving access to knowledge of evidence based treatments. He is passionate about bring his research knowledge and extensive clinical experience together to treat patients of all ages and physical activity levels to get them back to being able to do the things they love.


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