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ANNUAL

REPORT


INDEX

From the Chair 2

From the Director 4

Mission and Objectives 6

Overview 7

Committee Structures 8

Achievements and Highlights 10

CONROD Staff 13

Grants

Grants awarded in 2011 29

On-going Grants 32

Completed Grants in 2011 40

Collaborations 41

Programme Reports 44

Committees and Professional Society Memberships 68

Fellowship Reports

Royal College of Surgeons 70

Royal Australian College of General Practitioners 70

Royal Australasian College of Physicians 70

Research Reports

RHD Students 73

International Visitors 77

Publications/Presentations 78

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FROM THE

CHAIR

The year to 31 December 2011 saw a fantastic year of achievement

and further strengthening of CONROD in undertaking its mission to

conduct research and educational activities at state, national and

international levels in all aspects of the prevention, acute treatment,

rehabilitation, psychological, economic, social and vocational

management of disabling conditions particularly those due to road

traffic crashes.

The CONROD operation is progressing in its evolution from

an embryonic organization into a mature organization and is

completing this transition with a rapidly developing profile in

its chosen environment. Over the past 12 months this has been

enhanced by the stability afforded by the provision of rolling

funding from the Motor Accident Insurance Commission and the continuing excellence in

research activity from our five (5) research programmes.

The activity conducted within the Trauma Review Committees at the Queensland Public Hospitals

examining issues identified through the operation of the Queensland Trauma Registry is having a

major ongoing positive effect in progressing optimum outcomes for trauma victims and highlights

the value of the association of research activity and clinical performance. This proven strategy will

be further progressed should the CONROD proposed CONCERTT project be adopted.

CONCERTT (CONROD Network for Clinical Excellence and Research Translation in Trauma) seeks

to have a clinical/research focus in the specialties of neurosurgery, burns treatment, orthopaedic

trauma surgery, general trauma surgery, clinical rehabilitation, intensive care medicine, accident

and emergency medicine, paediatric trauma surgery and paediatric trauma rehabilitation. The

adoption of this project will see Queensland have arguably the foremost direct impact on trauma

treatment and management internationally.

The CONCERTT initiative would involve CONROD partnerships across various tertiary institutions

and hospitals. This collaborative activity by CONROD with university and hospital has already

been pioneered with CONROD’s existing very successful Griffith University and Royal Brisbane

Hospital partnerships.

Internationally, CONROD continues its relationship with the International Forum on Disability

Management which CONROD played a fundamental role in establishing. The forum is held

biennially with the next meetings scheduled for London – 2012, Auckland – 2014 and Kuala

Lumpur – 2016. Additionally CONROD retains the Chief Editor Role in the International Journal

of Disability Management which it established in 2006.

The activities and publications of CONROD during the past year are comprehensively addressed

in the body of this report and I commend them for perusal.

Finally I acknowledge the excellent leadership of Professor Nick Bellamy and the Program Leaders

– Professor Justin Kenardy, Professor Luke Connelly, Professor Michele Sterling, Professor Elizabeth

Kendall, Associate Professor Kevin Tetsworth. Additionally a vote of recognition and thanks to

Associate Professor Cliff Pollard and Ms Kathy Harvey on the magnificent work completed in

relation to their conduct of the Queensland Trauma Registry.

I also record heartfelt thanks to the research staff and the Administrative Staff in particular

Ms Chesne McGrath, Ms Deb Sunners and Mrs Sonia O’Brien.

Finally, I recognize with gratitude the strong financial support and encouragement from the Motor

Accident Insurance Commission.

Dr Graham Hughes AM

Adjunct Professor

Chair CONROD

...Queensland

Trauma Registry

is having a major

ongoing positive

effect in progressing

optimum outcomes

for trauma victims

and highlights

the value of the

association of

research activity and

clinical performance.

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FROM THE

DIRECTOR

The year 2011 was again very productive for CONROD. The Centre

was successful in winning several research awards, and in

conducting and disseminating the results of broad range of

research projects, relevant to injury and post-injury rehabilitation.

The model of appointing clinically active academic research staff

to the Centre, is one that CONROD has embraced, and which has

delivered positive results for health care recipients and the trauma

system. Both Associate Professor Tetsworth and QTR Director

Associate Professor Cliff Pollard have remained active trauma

surgeons on the staff of Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital, and

are also academic researchers within the School of Medicine at The

University of Queensland. These dual roles have added considerable

translational value to CONROD’s trauma research.

CONROD is involved in numerous regional, national and international research collaborations,

leading some and participating in others. CONROD also has realised the benefits of synergy

through internal collaborations between its various programmes.

CONROD has contributed to numerous university, domestic and international committees,

boards, advisory and other groups. CONROD has been successful in progressing the International

Journal of Disability Management, and its involvement in planning the programme for the 2012

International Forum on Disability Management in London, UK. CONROD’s 2011 Annual Scientific

Conference, held at the Sofitel in Brisbane, was informative and well attended.

CONROD’s Research Higher Degree programme continues to be well subscribed with Masters and/

or PhD level students in its programmes. CONROD has actively communicated the results of its

research, through presentations, peer-review publications and other media.

Programmes

The Acute Trauma Care Programme is led by Associate Professor Kevin Tetsworth, who works in

association with Senior Research Fellow and biostatistician Jace Lang. The observation, based on

QTR-data, that RTC-related serious injury admissions declined, as well as mortality between 2009

and 2010 is important and informative. Jace Lang was successful in being awarded a Department

of Transport and Main Roads grant to analyse data and create DTMR Annual Reports. The QTR,

directed by Assoc Prof Cliff Pollard, operated continuously and effectively at the 20 participating

hospitals, supporting trauma audit committee activities, responding to a very large number of

requests for de-identified data, and providing feedback to Queensland Health hospitals regarding

trauma system performance. Associate Professor Pollard and Ms. Kathy Harvey have done an

outstanding job directing and managing this large and complex state-wide registry. The QTR

Advisory Committee and QTR Research Subcommittee have met regularly. Several meetings were

held with Queensland Health and MAIC to discuss and develop a funding agreement for QTR for

the 2012-2015 period.

The Rehabilitation (Medical and Allied Health) Programme had a very productive year, under

the leadership of Professor Michele Sterling. Michele was appointed a full professor at UQ in

December 2011, and also took up her prestigious NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship award

(2011-2015). She also published with Prof Kenardy, a new evidence-based book on whiplash,

and with Prof Jull, a consumer booklet on whiplash recovery. A podcast produced by

Prof Sterling and broadcast by BMJ, on whiplash injury management, was the third most

frequently downloaded podcast in 2011. Prof Sterling was the nationally invited keynote speaker

at the 2011 Canadian Physiotherapy Conference. Mr Ashley Pedler was the recipient of a highly

competitive UQ Early Career Research Grant.

The Social and Behavioural Sciences (SBS) Programme under the directorship of Professor Justin

Kenardy had a very productive year, continuing its research on stress disorders related to trauma

and trauma care environments. The longitudinal study of trauma, co-ordinated by Prof Kenardy

and examining psychological variables and outcomes, made excellent progress. Four of Prof

Kenardy’s Doctoral students, and one Professional Doctorate student graduated from UQ in 2011.

The SBS Programme published 34 new papers. Alexandra deYoung presented the annual Dignan-

Stevens Oration at the Royal Childrens Hospital. Prof Kenardy organised the successful CONROD

2011 Annual Scientific Meeting held at the Sofitel.

The Health Economics and Health Systems (HEHS) Programme under the directorship of Professor

Luke Connelly was very active in research, education and service activities. Two of Prof Connell’s

PhD students were awarded their degrees and a third was under review at the end of 2011. Prof

Connelly undertook sabbatical leave in the Department of Economics at the University of Zurich.

This was a very productive period and provided excellent opportunities for networking with the

academic and insurance communities. Prof Connelly and his team submitted a number of papers

for peer review publication, and made several presentations at national and international venues,

including the Australian Pain Society’s ASM. Prof Connelly was invited to join the Evaluation Sub-

Committee of the Medical Services Advisory Committee, which provides advice on the Medical

Benefits Schedule, to the Minister for Health and Ageing.

The Vocational and Community Rehabilitation (VCR) Programme located on the Griffith University

Campus at Logan, under the leadership of Prof Elizabeth Kendall, now includes one Professor,

two Associate Professors, two post-doctoral Senior Research Fellows and 17 part-time support

staff. Sixteen PhD students and 2 Honours students were under supervision in 2011, and the

Programme produced 29 peer reviewed publications and 17 book chapters. The VCR programme

informed decision making in local and state government planning, and the deliberations of the

Chronic Disease Working Party and the Neuropsychiatry Dual Disability Taskforce.

All five CONROD Programmes were very active and highly productive in 2011. The Centre’s

research and related activities are well aligned with MAIC objectives, and the QTR continues

to meet the information needs of Queensland Health. In addition to its research, education

and service roles, CONROD has continued to actively contribute to the formulation of policy

development and practice change.

Nicholas Bellamy

Director CONROD

CONROD’s 2011

Annual Scientific

Conference, held

at the Sofitel in

Brisbane, was

informative and

well attended.

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MISSION AND

OBJECTIVES

OVERVIEW

Mission

To conduct research and educational activities at state, national and international levels into all aspects

of the prevention, acute treatment, rehabilitation, social, psychological and vocational management of

disabling conditions with particular emphasis on those of traumatic origin, and especially those due to

road traffic crashes.

Objectives

• nTo conduct research and educational activities that inform policy and practice, and thereby

improve the health, social, psychological, vocational and economic outcomes of individuals

with a disability, particularly those who have sustained a traumatic injury, with special

emphasis on injury and disability associated with road traffic crashes.

• nTo provide a source of education and information concerning prevention, acute treatment,

rehabilitation, social, psychological and vocational management of disabling conditions for

health care professionals (including those in training, and in rural and remote locations) and

the community generally.

• nTo facilitate the delivery of seamless evidence-based health care through a combination

of research and educational programmes.

• nTo promote CONROD as a national Centre for basic and applied research into all aspects

of the prevention, acute treatment, rehabilitation, social, psychological and vocational

management of disabling conditions with special emphasis on those of traumatic origin.

The Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine was established in

1997 through a partnership between the Motor Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC),

the Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) and The University of Queensland. Today,

under the current three year rolling funding agreement that took effect on 1 August 2010,

the University of Queensland and the Motor Accident Insurance Commission jointly support the

Centre and its five core programmes. In addition, Queensland Health and MAIC also support

the Queensland Trauma Registry.

CONROD’s core work complements the MAIC objective of generating positive research outcomes

in the acute treatment and rehabilitation of people injured in road traffic crashes and other

analogous events.

In the broader context, CONROD’s research philosophy is also congruent with Smart State

principles to:

• nImprove the standard of health services

• nSupport an increased quality of life through disease prevention

• nDevelop and implement strategies to support Queensland families

• nImprove the lives of people with a disability, their families and carers

• nWork with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities to improve economic and

social wellbeing

• nImprove workforce skills for current and future needs by focusing on lifelong learning

• nEncourage world-class research that builds on Queensland’s unique resources

• nMinimise the risk and impact of accidents, emergencies and disasters

Since 1997 CONROD has been based within the School of Medicine at The University of

Queensland and relocated this year, within the school, to the Edith Cavell Building, at the

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. In addition to the Governance structures of UQ,

CONROD receives advice from key stakeholders in injury, rehabilitation and policy development.

CONROD’s core

work complements

the MAIC objective

of generating

positive research

outcomes in the

acute treatment and

rehabilitation of

people injured...

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COMMITTEE

STRUCTURES

The University of Queensland

Motor Accident Insurance Commission

Innov8 Consulting Group

The Australian Workers’ Union

Motor Accident Insurance Commission

The University of New South Wales

Queensland Health

Woolworths Limited

CONROD Advisory Council to 30th June 2011

Dr Graham Hughes, AM

Chair

Mr. John Hand

Insurance Commissioner

Mr. Mark Bagshaw

Director, Disability Consultants NSW

Dr Yossi Berger

Director, National Occupational Health and Safety Unit

Ms. Kim Birch

General Manager, CTP

Professor Helen Lapsley

Health Economist

Dr Robin Mortimer

Senior Director, Office of Health and Medical Research

Ms. Rhonda Pashen

Risk and Safety Manager

CONROD Advisory Council from 1st July 2011 – current

Motor Accident Insurance Commission

University of Queensland

Department of Communities

Australian Physiotherapy Association

Queensland Health

The University of New South Wales

Territory Insurance Office

Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service

Mr. Neil Singleton, Chair

Insurance Commissioner

Professor Doune Macdonald

Professor and Head School of Human Movement Studies

Ms Merrilyn Strohfeldt

Executive Director, Disability Programs and Reform

Strategic Policy Programs and Performance

Ms Cherie Hearn

President

Dr Robin Mortimer

Senior Director, Office of Health and Medical Research

Professor Helen Lapsley

Health Economist

Mr John Hand

Board Member

Mr Ray Quinn

Manager

Queensland Trauma Registry

Queensland Health

The University of Queensland

Queensland Trauma Registry (QTR) Advisory Board

Motor Accident Insurance Commission

Queensland Ambulance Service

The University of Queensland

Queensland Trauma Registry

A/Prof Cliff Pollard, Chair

Chair Queensland Health Statewide Trauma Clinical

Network (STCN)

Dr David Alcorn

Executive Director, RBWH

Adjunct Professor Graham Hughes

Chairman, CONROD

Mr. Paul Donaldson

Acting Commissioner

Mr. David Melville

Commissioner

Professor Nicholas Bellamy

Director, CONROD and Chair Rehabilitation Medicine

Ms. Kathy Harvey

QTR Manager (non-voting)

Queensland Trauma Registry (QTR) Research Subcommittee

Queensland University of Technology

The University of Queensland

Queensland University of Technology

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

Gold Coast Hospital

Royal Children’s Hospital

Queensland Health

The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland

Princess Alexandra Hospital

Professor Gerry FitzGerald (Chair)

Professor Public Health (Emergency and Disaster

Management), School of Public Health

Associate Professor Vivienne Tippett

Director, Australian Centre for Pre-hospital Care

Research, School of Population Health

Professor Narelle Haworth

Professor in Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, Centre

for Accident Research and Road Safety (CARRS-Q)

Professor Jeffrey Lipman

Director of Burns, Trauma and Critical Care Research

Centre, UQ and Director of Intensive Care Medicine

Dr Don Campbell

Emergency Department Consultant, Gold Coast Hospital

and Chair Gold Coast Hospital QTR Trauma Review

Committee

Associate Professor Roy Kimble

Director Trauma Services

Mr John O’Brien

Director, Integration and Linkage, Health Statistics

Centre

Dr Kevin Tetsworth

Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery, CONROD,

School of Medicine

Professor Nicholas Bellamy

Director, CONROD, and Chair of Rehabilitation Medicine,

School of Medicine, (ex-officio)

Associate Professor Cliff Pollard

Director, Queensland Trauma Registry, School of

Medicine (ex-officio)

Ms Kathy Harvey

Manager, Queensland Trauma Registry, School of

Medicine (ex-officio)

Professor Michael Schuetz

Chair Queensland Health Statewide Trauma Clinical

Network and Director Trauma Services (ex-officio)

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ACHIEVEMENTS AND

HIGHLIGHTS

Acute Trauma Care Programme / QTR:

• nQueensland Trauma Registry (QTR)-unique data were used:

••

To inform trauma services planning by Queensland Health and the Royal Australasian

College of Surgeons

••

For workforce planning by the Queensland Health Director-General Surgical Advisory

Committee

••

To inform a new National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS), in collaboration with the Motor

Accident Insurance Commission

••

To plan trauma services for new hospitals at the Gold and Sunshine Coasts

••

For trauma verification purposes at Princess Alexandra and Royal Brisbane & Women’s

Hospitals

••

To map Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) from 1990 to 2008, in collaboration with the

Victorian State Trauma Registry

• nThe Programme successfully tendered to produce Department of Transport & Main Roads

(TMR) Annual Reports

• nThe Programme was a major contributor to the development of a new Bi-National Trauma

Minimum Dataset for Australian and New Zealand (BNTMDS), including:

••

Trial collection of the proposed National data items (on QTR 2010 data), which informed

the development of the BNTMDS

• nThe QTR data set was expanded to incorporate all items endorsed for the BNTMDS

• nQTR 2010 Statewide Annual Report was completed

• nQTR 2011 data collection and data quality processes continued at QTR hospitals across the

State.

• nQTR 2012 data collection commenced at all QTR hospitals.

Rehabilitation (Medical and Allied):

• nNHMRC Senior Research Fellowship 2011-2015, Sterling

• nRelease of new book: Whiplash: Evidence Base for Clinical Practice. M Sterling, J Kenardy

• nRelease of new consumer booklet for whiplash recovery: Whiplash Injury recovery: a Self Help

Guide. G Jull and M Sterling

• nPodcast for BMJ educational services: Whiplash injury: 3rd most downloaded podcast for 2011

• nInvited Keynote addresses: Canadian Physiotherapy Conference, Whistler, July : Sterling

• nHighly competitive UQ Early Career Research Grant awarded to Mr Ashley Pedler.

Health Economics and Health Systems:

• nProfessor Connelly gave an invited plenary presentation at the Australian Pain Society’s 31st

Annual Scientific Meeting.

• nMr David Rowell completed his PhD under ACERH and Brian Gray Scholarships (the latter is

funded by the Australian Prudential Authority and Reserve Bank of Australia).

• nProfessor Connelly was invited to join the Evaluation Sub-Committee of the Medical Services

Advisory Committee, which advises the Minister for Health and Ageing on new and extant

listings on the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

• nDr Mohammad Hajizadeh’s PhD was conferred and he was appointed as a Postdoctoral Fellow

at McMaster University, Canada.

• nMs Natalie Spearing submitted her PhD thesis for examination.

• nPublications and publications in press included papers in prestigious journals including:

American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology, International Journal of Health Care Finance

and Economics, International Journal of Social Economics, Journal of Risk and Insurance and

Journal of Trauma.

• nProfessor Connelly undertook a sabbatical in the Department of Economics at The University

of Zurich, Switzerland from July-December.

• nCONROD HEHS almnus Dr Olivia Wright received a 2011 “Rising Star” Award in the Women in

Technology awards.

Social and Behavioural Science:

• nTeacher training and “train the trainer” initiatives for post disaster responses were delivered

across Queensland Schools.

• nMelissa Kaltner, Alexandra De Young, Rian Dob and Rachael Dunne graduated with PhD’s, and

Kath Olsson graduated with a professional doctorate.

• nAlexandra De Young presented the Annual Dignan-Stevens Oration at the Royal Childrens

Hospital, Brisbane.

• nThirty-four new publications.

• nNHMRC Project Grant on child anxiety.

• nProfessor Nancy Kassam-Adams visited from University of Pennsylvania.

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ACHIEVEMENTS & HIGHLIGHTS

CONTINUED

CONROD STAFF 2011

PROFILES

Vocational and Community:

• nAn ARC project, titled Coalitions for Healthy Communities resulted in the Health Decision

Support System, which won the Queensland Spatial Excellence Awards under the Research

and Innovation category in 2011.

• nThree PhD students graduated with outstanding theses awarded with no revision, Dr. Ori

Gudes, Dr. Annick Maujean and Dr. Carolyn Ehrlich.

• nResearchers were invited as key participants in the United Nations Economic and Social

Commission to the Asia-Pacific Expert Group Meeting on Disability and Livelihoods. Bangkok,

Thailand, 17-18 October, 2011

• nThree new PhD students won scholarships to complete their research

• nGriffith University funded the basis of an online consumer stories platform for use across

multiple projects to promote translation of knowledge into practice.

• nSeveral international keynote addresses were invited, including Associate Professor Pam

McGrath, Dr. Ori Gudes, Professor Elizabeth Kendall and Dr. Annick Maujean.

• nA/Professor Pam McGrath was invited to conduct an international workshop in Scotland on

integrated practice.

• nA $692,000 NHMRC grant was won by A/Professor Pam McGrath on a cancer cluster in young

Indigenous Women in Arnhem Land.

• nAn $680,000 ARC and industry grant was won by Professor Elizabeth Kendall and Carolyn

Ehrlich on changing practice among mental health practitioners.

• nA Smart Futures Fellowship was won by A/Professor Heidi Muenchberger to examine brain

injury service delivery models.

• nThe team featured in a series of podcasts as an innovative method of translating research

findings into practice, during Research Week, at Logan Campus, 6th September. Griffith

Research Week Podcasts: www.griffith.edu.au/podcasts

• nA/Professor Heidi Muenchberger commenced her position as Chair of Research, funded

entirely by Youngcare to examine models of accommodation and long-term care for people

with complex disabilities.

Nicholas Bellamy was

appointed Director of

CONROD and Professor

of Rehabilitation

Medicine in 1999,

and was also Director

of the Queensland

Trauma Registry from

2002-2008. He was

previously Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology

and Biostatistics at the University of Western

Ontario and Professor of Clinical Epidemiology

and Biostatistics at McMaster University in

Canada, and a Consultant Rheumatologist and

Head of Service at London Health Sciences

Centre (Victoria Hospital). His principal

research contribution has been in the area of

health status assessment. Nicholas Bellamy is

a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of

Australia, Canada, Glasgow and Edinburgh,

and a Fellow of the American College of

Physicians. He holds Doctorates in Medicine

and Science, and Masters Degrees in Science

and Business Administration.

Richard Bennett commenced with the

Queensland Trauma Registry in 2009, in the

role of Health Information Manager for the

Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital. Prior to

joining the QTR, Richard worked in various

positions at Logan Hospital, including as a

clinical coder. He achieved a Bachelor of Health

Science (Health Information Management)

from the Queensland University of Technology

in 2007.

Annie Bristol commenced with the

Queensland Trauma Registry in 2009, in the

role of Trauma Registry Nurse Coordinator

for Logan Hospital. Annie has 20 years’

Operating Theatre experience and a Graduate

Diploma in Advanced Clinical Nursing – Peri-

Operative Specialty. During her career she has

worked at the Royal Melbourne and Princess

Alexandra Hospitals, and has been based at

Logan Hospital for 13 years. Annie helped

establish the QTR Trauma Review process at

Logan Hospital and assisted with coding for

the Paediatric Hospitals – Royal Children’s and

Mater Children’s Hospitals. Annie left the QTR

for a full time clinical position in June 2011.

Jan Burns commenced with the Queensland

Trauma Registry in 2008, in the role of Trauma

Registry Nurse Coordinator for the Cairns Base

Hospital. She has over 26 years’ experience

in Emergency Nursing, including the Royal

Flying Doctor Service and helicopter retrieval

work (C-airmed). In addition to her work with

the QTR, Jan continues to work as a Clinical

Nurse in the Cairns Base Hospital Emergency

Department.

Jasmin Carroll

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in 2009, in the

role of Health Information

Manager for the QTR

core management

team. Jasmin completed

a Bachelor of Health

Science majoring in Health Information

Management, and performed that role in a

number of Queensland Health hospitals prior to

joining the QTR core team as our Training and

Development Health Information Manager. Her

role involves training new staff and providing

support to existing QTR staff across Queensland.

Jasmin also coordinates the Paediatric

component of the Registry.

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STAFF 2011 PROFILES

CONTINUED

Erin Charlton

completed a Bachelor

of Psychological Science

(Hons) and a Bachelor

of Business at Griffith

University in 2009. She

has been working as

a research assistant

within the Social and

Behavioural Science team at CONROD since

March 2010. During her time at CONROD

Erin has assisted on a number of different

projects, including a study examining adults’

adjustment to motor vehicle crashes, and

development of the PTSD evidence based

online resource. Currently, Erin is also helping

to coordinate a research project which assesses

the consequences of childhood mild traumatic

brain injury.

Melanie Colless commenced with the

Queensland Trauma Registry in 2009, in the

role of Trauma Registry Nurse Coordinator for

the Princess Alexandra Hospital. Melanie has

previously worked in the Emergency Departments

of the Princess Alexandra, Wyong and St George

Hospitals. She also holds a Master of Advanced

Practice in Emergency Nursing.

Luke Connelly is

Professor of Health

Economics at CONROD,

The University of

Queensland, Director

of the UQ Node of

the Australian Centre

of Economic Research

on Health (ACERH

UQ), Associate Director of CONROD, and

a Professorial Fellow (Honorary) at The

University of Melbourne’s Australian Health

Workforce Institute (AHWI). He leads the

Health Economics and Health Systems program

at CONROD and undertakes research across a

broad range of topics in insurance economics

and health economics. A major part of his

current research program is work on the thesis

that compensation-related factors affect health

outcomes. Other research interests include

child health, vaccine modelling, and labour

market outcomes and assistance programs for

people with disabilities. In 2011, he accepted

an invitation to join the Economic Sub-

Committee of the Medicare Services Advisory

Committee, which advises the Australian

Minister for Health and Ageing on evidence

relating to the safety, effectiveness and costeffectiveness

of new and extant medical

technologies and procedures.

Athelie Collins commenced with the

Queensland Trauma Registry in 2008, in the

role of Health Information Manager for the

Rockhampton Hospital. Athelie completed a

Health Information Management degree at the

Queensland University of Technology in 2008,

and commenced with the Queensland Trauma

Registry shortly afterward. Athelie relocated

to Brisbane in December 2011, and resumed

with the QTR in the role of Health Information

Manager at the Princess Alexandra Hospital.

Janet Conroy commenced with the

Queensland Trauma Registry in 2007, in the

role of Health Information Manager for the

Princess Alexandra Hospital. Janet holds a

degree in Bachelor of Health Science, majoring

in Health Information Management. Janet left

the QTR in June 2011.

Jill Coverdale commenced with the

Queensland Trauma Registry in October

2010, in the role of Trauma Registry Nurse

Coordinator for Robina Hospital. She is a

registered comprehensive nurse and qualified

Midwife who gained her accreditations in

New Zealand. Jill has practiced in both NZ

and Australia, specialising in obstetrics and

emergency nursing. She has worked almost

exclusively in Emergency Departments for the

past 25 years and has registered as a Certified

Emergency Nurse. She holds an Advanced

Diploma in Accident and Emergency Nursing,

gained whilst living in Melbourne. Jill currently

splits her time between the QTR and clinical

shifts at the Gold Coast Hospital.

Melissa Dale

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry when it began

in 1998, in the role of

Trauma Registry Nurse

Coordinator for the

Royal Brisbane and

Women’s Hospital. With

a background in Emergency Nursing, she also

holds a Bachelor of Nursing and a Graduate

Diploma in Education. Having worked for the

QTR since it commenced, Melissa has been

heavily involved in the evolution of the Trauma

Registry, as well as the development of the

Trauma Service at the RBWH.

Natalie Dallow

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in 2002, in

the role of Research

Officer for the QTR

core management

team. Natalie conducts

statistical analysis and

prepares QTR annual reports, completes data

requests and reports for data users, along with

various other tasks. Natalie has a Bachelor

of Arts (Honours) in Psychology from The

University of Queensland and has previously

worked for the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Gail Davies commenced with the Queensland

Trauma Registry in 2009, in the role of Trauma

Registry Nurse Coordinator for Bundaberg

Hospital. She also works as a Clinical Nurse

in the hospital’s Emergency Department. Gail

has had a varied background working in rural

areas as well as in large hospitals such as the

Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane.

Sue Davies commenced with the Queensland

Trauma Registry in early 2009, in the role of

Trauma Registry Nurse Coordinator for the

Hervey Bay and Maryborough Hospitals. Sue

started Emergency Nursing in 1989, and also

spent time working for several ophthalmology

surgeons. In 2004, Sue moved to Hervey Bay and

continued emergency nursing. In addition to her

role with the QTR, Sue continues to work as a

Level 2 Clinical Nurse at Hervey Bay Hospital.

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STAFF 2011 PROFILES

CONTINUED

Alex De Young

joined Professor Justin

Kenardy’s Social and

Behavioural Science

team at CONROD in

2004. She has recently

submitted her Clinical

Psychology PhD at the

School of Psychology,

University of Queensland. Her research

expertise lies in the impact of burn trauma on

very young children and their parents. Other

research interests include the assessment,

prevention and treatment of posttraumatic

stress reactions in children and adolescents

exposed to traumatic events such as accidental

injury and natural disaster. Alex has recently

been involved in developing teacher resources

as part of the Queensland Government Natural

Disaster Response, 2011.

Belinda Dow is

currently undertaking

a PhD in Clinical

Psychology and Clinical

Neuropsychology

at the University of

Queensland. Under

the supervision of Prof.

Justin Kenardy, Belinda is

investigating the role of memory in children’s

posttraumatic distress following admission

to the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit. She

has worked at CONROD in the Social and

Behavioural Science Programme since 2005

researching psychological adjustment and

outcomes in children following injury, illness

and hospitalisation.

Rachael Dunne completed her PhD in

Clinical Psychology in 2011 at the University

of Queensland, supervised by Professor Justin

Kenardy and Associate Professor Michele

Sterling. Rachael’s research investigates

the relationships between physical and

psychological factors for patients with

Whiplash injuries following a motor vehicle

accident. In particular her studies look at

impact and treatment of Posttraumatic

Stress Disorder within whiplash and the

clinical and research implications for the

management of these commonly occurring

comorbid conditions.

Susan Gargett

commenced work at

CONROD in the Health

Economics and Health

Systems stream in April

2007 after finishing fulltime

PhD studies. Sue’s

first career was as a

clinical physiotherapist,

and she worked mostly

in the areas of aged care and rehabilitation.

She commenced part-time study in economics

in the early 1990s and developed an interest in

health economics. This led to her undertaking

a PhD, which involved an economic analysis

of the Australian nursing home industry.

Currently, her work at CONROD is concerned

with estimating the cost of injuries and with

analysing the impact of road safety initiatives.

Cherie Giles commenced with the Queensland

Trauma Registry in September 2007, in the role

of Trauma Registry Nurse Coordinator for the

Toowoomba Base Hospital. She commenced

working in the Emergency Department of the

Toowoomba Base Hospital in 1988, where she

maintains a part time clinical role

Nicole Gregory

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in September

2011, in the role of

Trauma Registry Nurse

Coordinator for the

Gold Coast Hospital. Nic

completed training as

an Emergency Nurse in 1992, and graduated

from UTS, Sydney, with a Bachelor in Nursing

in 2002. She worked for 13 years with the

Northern Sydney Central Coast Area Health

Service, before moving to the Gold Coast in

2007, where she commenced working at the

Gold Coast Hospital. Nic is in her final semester

of Master of Advanced Practice (Emergency)

at Griffith University, and is also a current

member of CENA and ACEN.

Dorte Gyrd-Hansen is

a Professor employed at

the Australian Centre for

Economic Research on

Health since September,

2010. She also holds

a position at Health

Economics Research

Unit, Institute of Public

Health, University of Southern Denmark. Her

primary academic interests are in preference

elicitation and behavioural economics. In

recent years she has worked extensively with

risk communication and valuation of health

care benefits. She has wide experience with

working cross-disciplinary and has worked

extensively on long term projects with people

representing epidemiology, medicine and

sociology. Alongside her research activities she

has extensive teaching experience in the topic

of economic evaluation and health economics.

Rebecca Haigh

commenced work at

the Queensland Trauma

Registry in September

2011, in the role of

Trauma Registry Nurse

Coordinator for Logan

Hospital. She also works

part time as a Registered

Nurse in the Operating Theatres (Anaesthetics)

at Logan Hospital. Rebecca holds a Bachelor

of Nursing from Griffith University Gold Coast,

which she attained in 2002, and has extensive

experience in peri-operative nursing.

Kathy Harvey

commenced as Manager

of the Queensland

Trauma Registry in

September 2008. Her

appointment to the QTR

followed a challenging

and rewarding 13-

year career with the

Queensland health department where her

roles included establishment and management

of the state-wide clinical networks program,

development and implementation of an

engagement program to foster ICT/clinician

relationships across the organisation, and

implementation of policies and systems for

data measurement and reporting of standards

for the Health Quality and Complaints

Commission.

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Shaun Harvey

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in April 2010,

in the role of part time

Research Assistant

for the QTR core

management team. Her

duties range from data

entry to general administrative support.

In December, Shaun completed a Bachelor

of Speech Pathology degree at The University

of Queensland.

Joan Hendrikz is a

senior research assistant

and an Accredited

Statistician with the

Statistical Society of

Australia Inc. She was

appointed to CONROD

in October 2004 to

provide statistical

support to all CONROD staff and PhD scholars

and has co-authored several journal publications

emanating from CONROD. She has an extensive

and diversified background in statistical advisory

work within health and life sciences at The

University of Queensland for the past 24 years.

Her main interests are in the area of applied

statistics within the context of human and life

sciences and teaching statistical concepts.

Michelle Heron-

Delaney joined

CONROD in 2009.

Her research interests

are focused broadly

in developmental and

clinical psychology.

Michelle is currently

involved in two major

projects. The first investigates the mental and

physical health of road traffic crash survivors

over a 2-year period. This study will provide

important information for improving policy and

practice in injury management and post-injury

rehabilitation. Michelle’s other major research

area investigates risk factors associated with

admission to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit

for both parents and infants. The primary focus

is on early relationships between parents and

infants and reducing parent mental health

symptoms such as stress.

Elizabeth Hogan commenced with the

Queensland Trauma Registry in 2004, in the

role of Trauma Registry Nurse Coordinator

at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital.

Liz also maintains a nursing role in the RBWH

Emergency Department. Liz holds qualifications

in Intensive Care and Midwifery, and also has a

Bachelor of Arts degree in Philosophy.

Shuhui (Cheryl)

Huang is currently

completing her

final year in the

Doctor of Clinical

Psychology program

at the University of

Queensland. Recently,

under the supervision

of Dr Justin Kenardy and Dr Robyne Le

Brocque, she completed her thesis which

examined maternal posttraumatic stress,

depression, anxiety, and stress in mothers of

children who were admitted into Paediatric

Intensive Care Units. Prior to commencing

her postgraduate studies, Cheryl worked

with children and adolescents who have

experienced physical and/or sexual abuse.

Adjunct Professor

Graham Hughes AM

holds a Bachelor of

Business Management

(QUT). Awarded

a Member of the

Order of Australia in

2004 in recognition

of his contribution

to research initiatives into road accident

prevention, trauma treatment and

rehabilitation and public administration

of insurance and workers’ compensation.

Awarded an Honorary Doctor of Philosophy

from The University of Queensland for his

central role in conceiving and establishing the

Centre of National Research on Disability and

Rehabilitation Medicine (CONROD) and made

an Honorary Doctor of the University for the

Queensland University of Technology for his

central role in conceiving and establishing the

Centre of Accident Research and Road Safety

Queensland (CARRSQ).

Chair CONROD

Member Queensland Trauma Registry Advisory

Council

Member International Co-ordinating

Committee for biennial series of International

Forums on Disability Management.

Former Insurance Commissioner of

Queensland.

Former President of the Insurance Institute of

Queensland.

Former member International Advisory

Council of the National Institute of Disability

Management and Research of Canada

(NIDMAR).

Greg Iselin

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in November

2010, in the role of

Researcher for the

QTR core management

team. He is both

a researcher and

psychologist and joined CONROD in 2005

as a researcher in the Health Outcomes

team, before moving over to assist Professor

Justin Kenardy in the CONROD Social and

Behavioural Sciences team on a project

investigating posttraumatic stress reactions and

cognitive function in children with traumatic

brain injury.

Leonie Jones

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in 2010, in the

role of Trauma Registry

Nurse Coordinator

for The Townsville

Hospital. She has been

a registered nurse

for over 25 years, with experience in spinal

injuries and orthopaedic nursing. For the last

13 years she has worked as a research nurse/

clinical trial coordinator/data manager in the

areas of cardiology, cardiothoracic surgery,

rheumatology, vascular biology/surgery and

Intensive Care. Leonie has a Bachelor of

Human Movement Studies from the University

of Queensland (1988) and a Masters in Health

Science - Clinical Data Management from the

University of Sydney (2003).

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Chantal Kelly

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in 2007, in

the role of Health

Information Manager for

the Royal Brisbane and

Women’s Hospital. In

February 2009 she joined

the QTR core management team in the role

of Data Quality Assurance Health Information

Manager. Her role involves the operations of

the QTR database, conducting data cleaning

and data validations, and assisting with coding

queries from participating QTR Hospitals.

Chantal holds a Bachelor of Health Science

majoring in Health Information Management.

Justin Kenardy is a

leader in the field of

paediatric psychology.

In addition to

theoretical innovation,

he has derived

new measures and

interventions thereby

establishing a system

for understanding, detecting and treating

psychological distress in children in the

health care system. He is also a leader in the

psychology of traumatic injury in adults. His

work integrates the physical and psychological

effects and treatment of injury as seen in

Dunne et al, (2012). The clinical focus of

his multidisciplinary work seeks solutions

to practical issues. At the same time his

approach is driven by theory and empirical

grounding, especially through the use of

clinical trials which established benchmarks in

e-mental health treatment outcome research,

international multisite trials, and panic

disorder treatment; and through longitudinal

methodology such as Le Brocque et al., (2010)

which, through a novel approach to analysis,

established a new model of traumatic stress

reactions in injured children, and his analysis

of the longitudinal impact of psychological

debriefing post-disaster became a keystone for

research in post-trauma prevention. His work is

highly cited in traumatic stress, pain and injury,

eating and weight disorders, and e-mental

health. He is a Fellow of the Australian

Psychological Society and a recipient of the Ian

Campbell Memorial Prize.

Elizabeth Kendall

completed her PhD in

1997 on the topic of

adjustment following

traumatic injury. This

research was one of

the first thorough

investigations of

multivariate predictive

models in this area. Her publication of this

work has stimulated a significant amount of

research internationally and she has been

cited in over 80 recognised journals. The

work was awarded the Dean’s Commendation

for Outstanding PhD Thesis in 1998 (UQ).

Importantly, it has led to practice changes

within the sector and the development of

training models for the health workforce.

Since this time, her research has focused on

the development of innovative service models

for those with disabilities and chronic health

conditions, including within Indigenous and

rural communities. In 2001, she was invited

to accept the role of Associate Director of

CONROD at UQ as a result of her reputation

in this area. Professor Kendall’s research

with government departments such as

Queensland Health, DSQ, Qld Police Services,

Corrective Services and DIR has contributed

to significant policy and practice changes. She

has maintained a strong publishing record

in this area, with over 60 peer-reviewed

publications, 5 book chapters and 2 invited

chapters in soon-to-be published books, 5

journal papers currently under review, 1 book

under review and 20 government reports that

have influenced policy and practice. She has

been invited as keynote speaker at five leading

international conferences on disability, health

and rehabilitation since 2000. Internationally,

she has maintained a five-year funded

collaboration with University of Arizona, USA

on the topic of Indigenous health services and

was an invited visiting Fellow at University of

Manchester in 2005 on the topic of chronic

disease (with leading international expert Prof

Anne Rogers). She is currently developing an

international research network with Prof Ed

Wagner, another expert on chronic disease

management from the USA.

Jacelle Lang commenced

with the Queensland

Trauma Registry in 2003,

in the role of Research

Officer for the QTR core

management team. In

January 2011, she was

appointed to the role of

Senior Research Fellow

for the CONROD Acute Trauma Care Programme

and the Queensland Trauma Registry (0.5FTE

in each role). Jacelle has a Master of Science

in the field of Biostatistics and assisted in the

management of the QTR from 2007 to 2008.

Jacelle’s current role involves developing and

collaborating in research proposals utilising

data from the Queensland Trauma Registry, and

undertaking research into trauma management

more broadly, as a focus of the Acute Trauma

Care Programme.

Helen Lapsley is a

senior health economist

whose publications

include economic

analysis and evaluation

relating to health

services, hospital and

health care costs,

quality in health

care, the medical workforce and costs and

outcomes of interventions and treatments

for osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

She has undertaken extensive research on

the economics of tobacco, alcohol and

other drugs. She is a member of the N.S.W.

Medical Board, a National Councillor of the

Australian Healthcare Association, a member

of the National Expert Advisory Committee

on Tobacco, and the National Arthritis and

Musculoskeletal Conditions Advisory Group.

Consultancies have included economic

analysis and policy review for the Australian

commonwealth and state governments, the

World Bank, the World Health Organisation

and the International Red Cross.

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Robyne Le Brocque

(BSW, MSoc Sci, PhD)

has worked in the

area of child mental

health for over 15

years. Her interest is in

child psychopathology

in the context of

family functioning.

Dr Le Brocque has worked extensively on

longitudinal studies exploring mental health

and development over time. She is a Senior

research Fellow and currently managing the

Social and Behavioural Research Programme

in the Centre of National Research on

Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine at

the University of Queensland. The research

explores posttraumatic stress reactions in

children and their families following admission

to hospital following accidental injury and

serious illness. Dr Le Brocque has been involved

in the disaster response following major

flooding and cyclones in Queensland. She is

currently secretary of the Australian Society for

Traumatic Stress Studies.

Sonya March is a postdoctoral

research fellow

at CONROD, University

of Queensland. Her

role is to coordinate a

large NHMRC research

project held by Justin

Kenardy and colleagues

investigating child and

family-based treatments

for children experiencing post-traumatic stress

disorder following injury. She was awarded

her PhD (Clinical Psychology) from the

University of Queensland in 2009. Her research

interests include the assessment, prevention

and treatment of anxiety in young people,

as well as the development and evaluation

of internet-based therapies. She has recently

been awarded two research grants to examine

an online parent programme for preschool

children with anxiety.

Dale Mason

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in 2006, in the

role of Trauma Registry

Nurse Coordinator for

the Princess Alexandra

Hospital. Dale has been a

Registered Nurse for over

13 years, and prior to that was an Enrolled

Nurse for 19 years.

Tracey Muscat commenced with the

Queensland Trauma Registry in 2005, in the role

of Trauma Registry Nurse Coordinator for the

Mackay Base Hospital. Tracey has worked in the

Emergency field for 16 years and prior to that

worked in Coronary Care and Intensive Care.

Tracey also works part-time in the Emergency

Department at the Mackay Base Hospital.

Caitlin McGrath

commenced work as

a research assistant at

CONROD in November

2009. Caitlin holds a

Bachelor of Psychology

(Hons) from Griffith

University. Since

joining the Social and

Behavioural Science Research group, she

has provided support for various projects

conducted within the team. Currently, she

is assisting with data management for the

“Predicting PTSD risk in children after acute

traumatic events” study, which is funded by

the National Institutes of Health in the USA.

Chesne McGrath has

been with CONROD

since 1999 as Personal

Assistant to the Director,

and has contributed

to the Centre’s

development into a

high performance stateof-the-art

research

institution. Prior to joining CONROD Chesne

spent over 13 years working in the Middle East

and enjoyed the multicultural nature of the

working environment.

Helena Motlagh is

a Physiotherapist and

Research Assistant

for the Whiplash

Research Unit within the

Rehabilitation (Medical

and Allied Health)

programme at CONROD.

In her role she works as

an assessor for two clinical treatment trials of

chronic whiplash associated disorders. Helena

is also currently completing a Bachelor of

Health Sciences (Honours) programme with a

focus on acute whiplash injury.

Sharon Neilson commenced with the

Queensland Trauma Registry in 2009, in the

role of Trauma Registry Nurse Coordinator

for the Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital.

Sharon has over fifteen years’ experience, in

both the Emergency Department of various

Brisbane hospitals, as well as Intensive Care

and Education roles at Tweed Hospital in NSW.

Sharon completed her Bachelor in Nursing

and Education in Brisbane (QUT) and Critical

Care Certificate at RBWH. In July 2011, Sharon

extended her role with the QTR to include the

Royal and Mater Children’s Hospitals.

Hong Son Nghiem

specialises in applied

econometrics. He is

interested in research

that impacts on health

policies and performance

measurement of

health services. He has

published in the Journal

of Development Studies; International Journal

of Environmental, Cultural, Economics and

Social Sustainability, and advisory experiences

in various agencies, including the World Bank,

the European Union, the Asian Development

Bank and Queensland Health. He is a member

of the International Association of Agricultural

Economists, International Health Economics

Association, Australian Health Economics

Society, and the Australian Agricultural and

Resources Economics Society.

Ha Nguyen is a

Postdoctoral Research

Fellow in the Health

Economics and Health

Systems Programme.

He received his Ph.D.

in Economics from the

Australian National

University. Before joining

the Centre, he was a Postdoctoral Research

Fellow in the Research School of Economics

at the Australian National University. His

research interests include health economics,

labour economics, development economics

and applied econometrics. His current research

projects include unpaid care provision to

individuals with a long-term health condition,

old age or disability in Australia and the health

care system in Vietnam.

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Delia O’Brien

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in 2005, in the

role of Trauma Registry

Nurse Coordinator for

the Redcliffe Hospital.

She also works as a

Clinical Nurse in the

Emergency Department at Redcliffe Hospital.

Delia has over 40 years of nursing experience,

30 of which were spent in emergency

nursing, in various roles, both nationally and

internationally. Delia worked for 5 years as

the Clinical Nurse Coordinator for research at

the RBWH. Delia is an active member of the

College of Emergency Nursing Australasia,

with a position as the secretary of the

Queensland branch. She is also a member of

the Australasian Trauma Society.

Sonia O’Brien

commenced as the part

time Receptionist at

CONROD in December

2010. Sonia provides

administrative support

at CONROD. She has

over 20 years of general

administrative and

secretarial experience, gained whilst working

at the Princess Alexandra Hospital (Queensland

Health). Sonia has broad knowledge having

worked in general practice, outpatients,

emergency department, the executive office,

division of medicine and surgery, as PA to the

Director of ENT and with medical typing. Sonia

holds a Certificate III in Educational Support

(Teacher Aide).

Katherine Olsson

commenced work as

a research assisstant

at CONROD in 2006.

During 2011, she

worked as a casual

research assisstant

to Professor Justin

Kenardy on the project

“Evaluation of an information-based early

intervention for children with mild traumatic

brain injury (mTBI)”. She also completed

her Doctorate of Clinical and Clinical

Neuropscyhology thesis under the supervision

of Professor Kenardy on the same project.

Wendy Parker commenced with the

Queensland Trauma Registry in 2008, in the

role of Trauma Registry Nurse Coordinator for

the Cairns Base Hospital. Wendy also continues

to work as a clinical nurse in the Cairns Base

Hospital Emergency Department, where she

has been employed for over 17 years. In 1999

Wendy worked at the Christchurch Hospital

for a six month period, and in 2005 did a year

long secondment to Aurukun, an indigenous

community in Cape York.

Ashley Pedler is a

physiotherapist who

has worked at the

Whiplash Research Unit

within the Division of

Physiotherapy at The

University of Queensland

since 2006. Originally

from Adelaide he is

currently completing a PhD project in Sports

Biomechanics through the University of South

Australia as a part time student. Ashley’s

research interests are the use of Magnetic

Resonance Imaging to investigate changes in

patients with whiplash and the role of posttraumatic

stress in the development of chronic

pain in patients with whiplash.

Cliff Pollard has

directed the Queensland

Trauma Registry since

July 2008. He is a

general surgeon with

a major interest in

trauma and emergency

surgery with a dual

appointment as Director

of Trauma Services at the Royal Brisbane &

Women’s Hospital. Cliff is currently the Chair

of the Statewide Trauma Clinical Network, a

member of the Royal Australasian College of

Surgeons (RACS) Trauma Quality Improvement

Committee, and the Queensland representative

on the Australian Trauma Quality Improvement

Program (AusTQIP) Steering Committee. Cliff

served with the Australian Defence Force in

East Timor and Bougainville.

Andrew Popple

commenced work

at CONROD as a

Research Assistant

in the Rehabilitation

team (Medical and

Allied Health Research

programme) in January

2008. Since his arrival

at CONROD Andrew has contributed to a

number of the team’s whiplash research

projects and has been heavily involved in the

development of the whiplash evidence based

online resource. Andrew holds a Bachelor of

Applied Science in Human Movement Studies

(Hons), a Masters of Philosophy and is currently

studying part-time for a Graduate Certificate in

Population Health with a focus on Biostatistics.

Joanne Real

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in 2008, in

the role of Queensland

Trauma Registry Nurse

Coordinator for the

Mount Isa Hospital. Jo, a

Mount Isa local, worked

at the Townsville and Ayr Hospitals for five

years before returning to Mount Isa in 1991.

Jo has worked in the wards, ED, ICU (Critical

Care Certificate 1997), Nurse Management,

and Community Health (Family & Child Health

Certificate 2003).

Carolyn Ritchie commenced work as a Senior

Research Fellow with the Whiplash Research

Unit within the Rehabilitation Program

(Medical and Allied Health) at CONROD in

2011. She is working with Professor Michele

Sterling on the derivation and validation of

a clinical screening tool to assist with the

prediction of recovery pathways following

an acute whiplash injury. Carrie has a PhD

in Exercise Physiology, and both practical

and investigative experience in teaching and

learning across the health sciences.

Lucinda Ruddell commenced with the

Queensland Trauma Registry in 2010, in the

role of Health Information Manager for the

Nambour Hospital. Lucinda has a Business

Degree, with a major in Health Administration.

Lucinda has extensive Clinical Coding

experience, specialising in Emergency

Medicine Coding.

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Glen Russell

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in 2011, in the

role of Senior Research

Officer for the CONROD

Acute Trauma Care

Programme and the

Queensland Trauma

Registry core management team (0.5FTE in

each role). He had previously spent several

years assisting with research into prisoner

mortality (School of Population Health, UQ),

cognitive neuroscience (Queensland Brain

Institute, UQ), and biological motion (School of

Psychology, UQ). Glen has extensive experience

managing and analysing large datasets, has

studied biomedical science, neuroscience,

anatomy, and statistics, and holds a Bachelor

of Psychological Science (Hons.) with a focus in

clinical neuropsychology.

Cherry Sedgman

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in 2001, in the

role of Trauma Registry

Nurse Coordinator

for the Rockhampton

Hospital. Cherry has

over twenty years’

experience with the Emergency Department

in Rockhampton, and has acted as Nurse Unit

Manager during that time, as well as helping

to research and formulate many of the current

ED clinical policies. Cherry continues to work

as a Clinical Nurse in the ED as well as her part

time role for the QTR.

Shelley Shepherd

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in 2001, in the

role of Trauma Registry

Nurse Coordinator for

Ipswich Hospital. In

addition to her QTR role,

Shelley works as a Nurse

Educator at Ipswich Hospital, with a primary

focus in the Emergency Department. Shelley

completed a Graduate Diploma of Emergency

Nursing through the University of Adelaide and

the Royal Adelaide Hospital in 1996. She left

the QTR team in December 2011 for a position

as a Nurse Educator at Ipswich Hospital.

Carolyn Starrett

commenced with the

Queensland Trauma

Registry in 1999, in

the role of Clinical

Coder for the Royal

and Mater Children’s

Hospitals. Her main role

is to collect data and

code injuries for the paediatric component

of the QTR. She also continues to work parttime

as a community nurse. Carolyn’s nursing

background in intensive care, neurosurgery

and coronary care enhances her ability to code

complex injury cases.

Michele Sterling

was appointed as

Associate Director

and Director of the

Rehabilitation (Medical

and Allied Health)

program in 2007. She is

Professor in the School

of Medicine and a

NHMRC Senior Research Fellow. She has a

discipline background as a musculoskeletal

physiotherapist and is a Fellow of the

Australian College of Physiotherapists. Her

main focuses of research are: the physical

and psychological factors underlying whiplash

associated disorders; the prediction of outcome

following whiplash injury and the clinical

translation of research findings to clinical

practice. She has received numerous awards

for her research including the University of Qld

Foundation Research Excellence award in 2005

Andrew Stone is a

Physiotherapist and

Research Assistant in the

Whiplash Research Unit

within the Rehabilitation

arm of CONROD. He

is also enrolled in

a research Masters

degree investigating

brain responses to painful stimuli in whiplash

patients with ongoing pain. His areas of

interest include the management and diagnosis

of whiplash associated disorders, Functional

MRI brain mapping of pain processes and the

neurobiological mechanisms underlying chronic

pain. In 2008 Andrew was published in the

Australian Journal of Physiotherapy.

Deb Sunners joined

CONROD as Business

Manager in July 2001.

The role has offered

exciting challenges due

to the steady growth in

CONROD operations.

In 2000 she completed

a Bachelor of Social

Science (HRD) part-time. Previously Deb was

the administrative officer within the School

of Medicine at Herston, having moved to that

position from the School of Nursing at QUT

where she managed the student and clinical

administration.

Kevin Tetsworth is

the CONROD Professor

of Orthopaedic Trauma

Surgery, has led

CONROD’s Acute Trauma

Care Programme since

January 2010, and is

very active clinically

in the Department

of Orthopaedics at the Royal Brisbane and

Women’s Hospital. His special interests

include post-traumatic limb salvage, deformity

correction, limb lengthening, osteomyelitis,

and infected total joint replacement. Kevin

completed Fellowship programs studying

Ilizarov reconstructive surgery with Dror Paley

in Baltimore as well as the management of

osteomyelitis and musculoskeletal infection

under George Cierny in Atlanta. With more

than 25 years of specialisation in orthopaedics,

Kevin has significant experience in the most

challenging areas the field covers, including

the management of both high energy trauma

as well as complex adult reconstructive

procedures.

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AWARDED & COMMENCED 2011

GRANTS

Glenda Thomas commenced with the

Queensland Trauma Registry in 2007, in the

role of Trauma Registry Nurse Coordinator

for the Toowoomba Base Hospital. Glenda

commenced working in the Emergency

Department of the Toowoomba Base Hospital

in 1981, where she still works on a part time

basis. She completed a Bachelor of Nursing

(post graduate) in 1996 at USQ, Toowoomba.

Sue Woodford commenced with the

Queensland Trauma Registry in 2009, in the

role of Trauma Registry Nurse Coordinator

for the Nambour Hospital. Sue also works

as a Registered Nurse in the Department of

Emergency Nursing. Sue has prior experience

as a Trauma Coordinator at the Royal Darwin

Hospital Emergency Department in the

Northern Territory.

Grant: Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs

(FaHCSIA)

Title:

Evaluation of the Parental Leave Scheme, Department of Families,

Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs (FaHCSIA)

Investigator/s: Martin, W., Baird, M., Baxter, J., Boreham, P., Broom, D., Cobb-Clark,

D., Connelly, L. Hewitt, B., Kalb, G., Laffen, W., Strazdins, L., Walter, M.,

Western, M., Whitehouse, G., Wooden, M.,

Year: 2011-2015

Amount: $2,700,000

Grant: The National Health Workforce Planning and Research Collaboration,

Department of Human Services, State of Victoria, Research Program Grant

Title:

The National Health Workforce Planning and Research Collaboration

Investigator/s: Brooks, P., Connelly, L.B, Scott, A., Moloney, B.M, Feyer, A.M. Gear, C.

and Brabant, M. (AHWI and PricewaterhouseCoopers)

Year: 2011-2013

Amount: $3,000,000

Grant: Pharmacy Guild of Australia

Title:

Chronic Illness

Investigator/s: A/Prof A. Wheeler, Prof Elizabeth Kendall

Year: 1012-2016

Amount:

$2.5m

Grant: Queensland Health

Title:

Health Promotion Research and Development

Investigator/s: Prof Elizabeth Kendall

Year: 2012-2016

Amount:

$2.5m

2012: $500,000; 2013: $500,000; 2014: $500,000;

2015: $500,000; 2016: $500,000

Grant: ARC Linkage

Title:

Improving the physical and oral health of people with severe mental

illness: using Normalisation Process Theory to support new practices

Investigator/s: Prof Elizabeth Kendall, Prof Steve Kisely, Dr Carolyn E Ehrlich, Dr Elizabeth

Crowe, A/Prof David R Crompton, Dr Kylie J Armstrong

Year: 2011-2014

Amount: $396,702

2011: $76,058; 2012: $124,004; 2013: $122,293; 2014: $74,347

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GRANTS

CONTINUED

Grant: Queensland Health_Health Practitioner Scheme

Title:

Health professional workforce roles and training to respond to patients

with complex needs

Investigator/s: Kuipers, P., Ehrlich, C., Amsters, D., Armstrong, K., Kendall, M., Kendall,

E.

Year: 2011-2012

Amount: $22,495

Grant: NRG

Title:

Chronic illness and parenting: An exploratory study examining the lived

experience of parents with chronic illness

Investigator/s: Boddy, J., Sunderland, N., Catalano, T.

Year: 2011-2012

Amount: $19,000

Grant: Queensland Health _Health Practitioner Scheme

Title:

Evaluation of a telephone screening tool to optimise post-emergency

department services and outcomes for people with mild traumatic brain

injury in urban and rural settings

Investigator/s: Kuipers, McPhail, Nissen, Kuipers, Ward, and Scott

Year: 2011-2012

Amount: $9,675

Grant: Queensland Health _Health Practitioner Scheme

Title:

Translating novel personalised physical activity behaviour change

programs to address priority health needs in multidisciplinary outpatient

clinical settings

Investigator/s: Wright, Prescott, McPhail, Kuipers, Fleming

Year: 2011-2012

Amount: $50,000

Grant: Queensland Health _Health Practitioner Scheme

Title:

Cognitive remediation therapy (CRT) for help seeking youth experiencing

social, educational or vocational difficulties

Investigator/s: Hodgeson, Dark, Kuipers, McPhail

Year: 2011-2012

Amount: $10,340

Grant: NHMRC

Title:

Internet-based Online CBT Therapy (BRAVE)

Investigator/s: March, S.

Year: 2011-2012

Amount: $65,000

Grant: Queensland Health _Health Practitioner Scheme

Title:

Practice-based evidence for geriatric rehabilitation: Investigation of 5 years

of multi-disciplinary practice data, linking interventions with outcomes

Investigator/s: McPhail, Marshall, Kuipers, Hickman

Year: 2011-2012

Amount: $24,950

Grant: Queensland Health _Health Practitioner Scheme

Title:

Finding the new 'me': An exploration of personal identity following

traumatic injury

Investigator/s: Kendall, M., Kendall,E., Kuipers, P.

Year: 2011-2012

Amount: $41,263

Grant: Queensland Health _Health Practitioner Scheme

Title:

Outcomes and Recovery Following Brain Injury Trial (ORBIT): A project to

improve health outcomes and service provision in regional Queensland

Investigator/s: Scarcia, M., Kendall, E.

Year: 2011-2012

Amount: $53,000

Grant: Queensland Health _Health Practitioner Scheme

Title:

Innovative learning for new contexts: Virtual patient e-learning to

equip allied health professionals for inpatient emergency and medical

assessment units

Investigator/s: Kuipers, McPhail, Nissen, Kuipers, Ward, and Scott

Year: 2011-2012

Amount: $60,000

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ON-GOING IN 2011

GRANTS

Grant: Motor Accident Insurance Commission

Title:

CONROD core funding

Investigator/s: Prof Nicholas Bellamy, Prof Luke Connelly, Prof Justin Kenardy, Prof

Elizabeth Kendall, Prof Graham Hughes, Dr Kevin Tetsworth, A/Prof

Michele Sterling

Year: 2010-2013

Amount: $7,224,233.50

2010 – $2,302,900.60; 2011 – $2,406,508.50; 2012 - $2,514,824.40

Grant: The University of Queensland

Title:

UQ Early Career Researcher Grant

Investigator/s: Dr Michele Heron

Year: 2010

Amount: $25,000

Grant: Mulligan Teachers Association

Title:

Mulligan Teachers Association: The effect of Mulligan’s Mobilisation

With Movement (MWM) for chronic lateral epicondylalgia (LE) on the

nociceptive flexion reflex (NFR), a neurophysiologicmeasure of pain

processing within the central nervous system.

Investigator/s: Prof Bill Vicenzino, A/Prof Michele Sterling, Mr Edwin Lim.

Year: 2010-2011

Amount: $35,046

Grant: NHMRC Project Grant 631369

Title:

Why do people keep hurting their back: A longitudinal study of biological,

psychological and social predictors

Investigator/s: Hodges P, Sterling M, Nicholas M, Cholewicki J, Barbe M, Moseley G,

Khan A

Year: 2010-2013

Amount: $709,521

Grant: Queensland Health

Title:

Pain sensory and psychological predictors of response to total knee

replacement: A pilot study.

Investigator/s: O’Leary S, McAuliffe M, Vicenzino B, Sterling M, Kenardy J, Bourke M,

Khan A.

Year: 2010-2011

Amount: $19,725

Grant: Physiotherapy Research Foundation

Title:

Dose Optimisation for Spinal treatment effectiveness (The DOSE Study): A

randomised controlled pilot trial investigating the effects of high and low

mobilisation forces in patients with neck pain.

Investigator/s: Snodgrass, S., Rivett, D., Vicenzino, B., Sterling, M.

Year: 2011-2012

Amount: $10,000

Grant: NHMRC Project Grant – 1008319

Title:

Evaluation of Transdiagnostic versus Disorder-Specific, Internet-Based

Cognitive-Behaviour Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Young People

Investigator/s: Prof Susan Spence, Dr Sonja March, Dr Caroline Donovan, Prof Justin

Kenardy

Year: 2010-2013

Amount: $474,760

Grant: NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship

Title:

NHMRC Senior Research Fellowship

Investigator/s: A/Professor Michele Sterling

Year: 2010-2015

Amount: $570,640

Grant: International Labour Organisation

Title:

Client-value of Microinsurance Products

Investigator/s: Dr Son Nghiem

Year: 2011-2012

Amount: $10,000

Grant: Medibank Private

Title:

Exercise and Cognitive Behavioural therapy for Knee Osteoarthritis

Investigator/s: Prof Kim Bennell, Prof Frances Keefe, Prof Gwen Jull, Prof J Kenardy, Dr M

Hunt, Dr C Bryant, A/Prof M Nicholas, Dr T Harris

Year: 2010-2012

Amount: $750,000

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ON-GOING GRANTS

CONTINUED

Grant: NSW Motor Accidents Authority

Title: Improving health for people with compensable injuries – Phase 1

Investigator/s: Prof Ian Cameron, C Maher, A Collie, A/Prof M Nicholas, I Harris, Prof L

Connelly, Prof Nicholas Bellamy, F Blyth, S Derrett, Prof Justin Kenardy

Year: 2009-2013

Amount: $200,000

Grant: Exploratory/Development Grant, Department of Health and Human Services,

National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health

Title:

Predicting PTSD risk in children after acute traumatic events

Investigator/s: Prof Nancy Kassam-Adams, Prof Justin Kenardy, Prof Douglas Delahanty,

Dr Patrick Palmieri

Year: 2009-2011

Amount: $530,000

Grant: Griffith University Industry Collaboration Scheme

Title:

General Practice Queensland ARC Grant

Investigator/s: Prof Elizabeth Kendall, Dr Heidi Muenchberger, Ms K Armstrong K.

Year: 2009

Amount: $10,000

Grant: Queensland Health Centre for Functioning Disability and Health

Title:

Research Fellowship joint appointment with GIHMR

Investigator/s: Prof Elizabeth Kendall

Year: 2009-2011

Amount:

$150,000 (appointment to be located at QH)

Grant: ARC Linkage 2nd Round

Title:

Both smart and Healthy: Learning communities of practice

Investigator/s: Prof Elizabeth Kendall, Dr Heidi Muenchberger and Dr N Sutherland

Year: 2009-2012

Amount: $322,360

Grant: PVC Health Research Team Award

Title:

Healthy People, Healthy Places

Investigator/s: Prof Elizabeth Kendall, Dr Heidi Muenchberger and Dr N Sutherland

Year: 2009

Amount: $10,000

Grant: PVC Health Early Career Research Award

Title:

Early Career Award

Investigator/s: Dr Heidi Muenchberger

Year: 2009

Amount: $5,000

Grant: MAIC

Title:

Longitudinal Study of RTC Outcomes – Component A

Investigator/s: Prof Justin Kenardy, Professor Nicholas Bellamy, Professor Luke Connelly,

A/Prof Michele Sterling

Year: 2008-2011

Amount: $518,682

Grant: MAIC

Title:

Investigator/s:

The long-term Health Outcomes of Road Traffic Crash (RTC) and Workrelated

(WR) Injuries and Factors Mediating Recovery

Prof Nicholas Bellamy, Prof Luke Connelly, A/Prof Cliff Pollard, A/Prof

Kevin Tetsworth, Dr David Cooksley, Dr Don Campbell, Prof Justin

Kenardy, A/Prof Michele Sterling, Ms Jacelle Lang, Ms Kathy Harvey,

Ms Joan Hendrikz.

Year: 2008-2011

Amount: 2008 $268,680

2009 $172,840; 2010 $177,125

Grant: Queensland Health

Title:

Queensland Trauma Registry

Investigator/s: Prof Nicholas Bellamy, A/Prof Cliff Pollard, Ms Kathy Harvey

Year: 2008-2011

Amount: $5,073,772

Grant: Queensland Health

Title:

Health Promotion Programme

Investigator/s: Prof Elizabeth Kendall

Year: 2008-2011

Amount: $900,000 + $150,000

Grant: ARC Linkage Grant

Title:

Both Healthy and Smart: Learning Communities as an approach to Health

Investigator/s: Prof Elizabeth Kendall, Dr Heidi Muenchberger, Dr N Sunderland, Dr P

Singh, Dr P Henniker

Year: 2008-2011

Amount: $350,000

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ON-GOING GRANTS

CONTINUED

Grant: NHMRC

Title:

Investigator/s:

Year: 2009-2011

Amount: $346,425

Treating children with PTSD following an accidental injury: A multi-site

RCT

Prof Justin A Kenardy, Dr Vanessa E Cobham, Dr Reginald DV Nixon, Prof

Brett M McDermott

Grant: NHMRC 006870

Title:

Dry-needling, advice and graded exercise for chronic whiplash

Investigator/s: A/Prof Michele Sterling, Prof Bill Vicenzino, Dr Tina Souvlis, Prof Luke B

Connelly

Year: 2009-2011

Amount: $297,875

Grant: MAIC

Title:

Dry-needling, advice and graded exercise for chronic whiplash

Investigator/s: A/Prof Michele Sterling, Prof Bill Vicenzino, Dr Tina Souvlis, Prof Luke B

Connelly

Year: 2009-2011

Amount: $240,000

Grant: NHMRC

Title:

A promising new treatment for chronic whiplash

Investigator/s: Prof Chris G Maher, A/Prof Michele Sterling, Prof Gwen A Jull, A/Pr Jane

Latimer, Prof Luke B Connelly

Year: 2009-2011

Amount: $598,025

Grant: MAIC/MAA

Title:

A promising new treatment for chronic whiplash

Investigator/s: Prof Chris G Maher, A/Prof Michele Sterling, Prof Gwen A Jull, A/Pr Jane

Latimer, Prof Luke B Connelly

Year: 2009-2011

Amount: $168,380

Grant: NHMRC

Title:

Using the web to prevent anxiety

Investigator/s: Prof Helen Christensen, A/Pr Kathleen M Griffiths, Prof Andrew J

Mackinnon, Prof Justin A Kenardy

Year: 2009-2011

Amount: $605,125

Grant: MAIC

Title:

Investigator/s:

Year: 2008-2010

Amount: $146,771

Evaluation of an information-based early intervention for children with

mild traumatic brain injury (Mtbi)

Prof Justin Kenardy

Grant: Australian Research Council (ARC)-Linkage [with Health Services Australia (HSA)

Group, The Workers’ Compensation Regulatory Authority (Q-COMP), and the Motor

Accident Insurance Commission (MAIC)]

Title:

Does Self-Management Increase The Effectiveness Of Vocational

Rehabilitation For Chronic Compensated Disorders

Investigator/s: Ellis, N., Jull, G.A,, Johnston, V., Strong, J., Gargett, S.A., Battersby, M.

and Adam, K.W.

Year: 2008-2012

Amount: $193,000

Grant: NHMRC Project Grant

Title:

Optimising corticosteroid steroid injection for lateral epicondylalgia with

physiotherapy: a randomised placebo controlled trial

Investigator/s: Vicenzino, B. (G.), Brooks, P., Connelly, L.B., and Bisset, L.

Year: 2008-2011

Amount: $358,700

Grant: NHMRC Project Grant

Title:

Motor vehicle injuries: Economic evaluation of a new treatment modality

Investigator/s: Butler, J.R.G., Connelly, L.B.

Year: 2008-2011

Amount: $166,791

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ON-GOING GRANTS

CONTINUED

Grant: Merck Sharp & Dohme

Title:

REFLECT Study

Investigator/s: Prof Nicholas Bellamy

Year: 2005-2011

Amount: $62,000

Grant: GP Queensland

Title:

Research Fellowship and Partnership Agenda with GIHMR

Investigator/s: Prof Elizabeth Kendall

Year: 2008-2009

Amount: $172,000

Grant: NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence

Title:

Clinical Centre of Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health

Investigator/s: Prof Paul Hodges, Prof Gwendolyn Jull, Prof Wayne Gibbon, A/Prof

Michelle Sterling, Prof Justin Kenardy, Prof Bill Vincenzino, Prof Peter

Brooks, Dr Amanda Cresswell, A/Prof Luke Connelly.

Year: 2007-2011

Amount: $2,000,000

Grant: ARC Linkage Project

Title:

Motor vehicle injuries: economic evaluation of a new treatment modality

Investigator/s: Prof JR Butler and Prof Luke Connelly

Year: 2007-2010

Amount: $87,236

Grant: Genzyme Biosurgery Inc

Title:

Quasi-experimental evaluation of the introduction of quantitative

measurement (QM) into routine clinical care (Australia)

Investigator/s: Prof Nicholas Bellamy

Year: 2007-2010

Amount: $60,000

Grant: NHMRC Health Services Research Grant

Title:

Establishment of Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health

(ACERH)

Investigator/s: Dr James Butler, A/Prof Luke Connelly, Prof D’Arcy Holman, Prof Warwick

McKibbin, Dr Alexandra Sidorenko

Year: 2005-2012

Amount: $4,500,000

Grant: Wesley Mission

Title:

YoungCare Evaluation

Investigator/s: Dr Heidi Muenchberger, Prof Elizabeth Kendall, A/Prof Judy Wollin, Dr J

Batkin.

Year: 2007-2008

Amount: $50,000

Grant: CONROD/MAIC

Title:

Vocational and Community Rehabilitation Research Agenda

Investigator/s: Prof Elizabeth Kendall, Dr Heidi Muenchberger, Dr Tara Catalano, Prof

Nick Buys

Year: 2007-2011

Amount: $1,300,000

Grant: NHMRC Career Development Award

Title:

Whiplash injury: classification, prediction and directives for improved

management strategies.

Investigator/s: A/Prof Michele Sterling

Year: 2008-2011

Amount: $370,000

Grant: ARC Linkage Grant

Title:

Coalitions for community health: A community-based response to chronic

disease

Investigator/s: Prof Elizabeth Kendall, S Baum, Dr Heidi Muenchberger, Dr Tan Yigitcanlar

and Ms Debbie Cowan

Year: 2007-2011

Amount: $448,101

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COMPLETED IN 2011

GRANTS

COLLABORATIONS IN

2011

Grant: MAIC

Title:

Investigator/s:

Year: 2008-2011

Amount: $42,753

Systematic review of the impact of compensation for non-economic losses

on health status

Prof Luke Connelly

Grant: Queensland Health

Title:

Place-based Initiative Research Fellowships

Investigator/s: Prof Elizabeth Kendall, Dr Heidi Muenchberger, A/Prof Scott Baum

Year: 2007-2010

Amount: $997,086

Grant: Connecting Healthcare in Communities Service Innovation Grants

Title:

A test of the multi-cultural natural helper model

Investigator/s: Prof Elizabeth Kendall and S Henderson

Year: 2008-2010

Amount: $247,561

Grant: ARC Discovery Grant

Title:

The development of chronicity following whiplash injury – the fear

avoidance model versus a neurobiological stress model

Investigators: A/Prof Michelle Sterling, Prof Justin Kenardy, Dr Chris Maher, Dr Ross

Darnell

Year: 2007-2010

Amount: $412,632

Within Faculty

Department of Psychiatry

(Emeritus Professor Barry Nurcombe)

Division of Occupational Therapy, School of

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

(Dr Jennifer Fleming)

Division of Occupational therapy, School of

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

(Dr Tamara Ownsworth)

Faculty of Health Sciences

(Professor Peter Brooks, Executive Dean)

Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and

Rehabilitation Sciences

(Professor Gwendolen Jull)

Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and

Rehabilitation Sciences (Professor Paul Hodges)

Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and

Rehabilitation Sciences

(Professor Bill Vicenzino)

Division of Physiotherapy, School of Health and

Rehabilitation Sciences (Dr Shaun O’Leary)

School of Pharmacy (Dr Peter Cabot)

Across Faculty

Centre for Magnetic Resonance

(Professor Graham Galloway)

Queensland Brain Institute

(A/Prof Ross Cunnington)

School of Psychology

National

Access Arts (Ms. Emma Bennison)

Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service

(Mr. Raymond Quinn)

Arthritis Queensland (Mr. Bob Unger)

Australian Centre for Economic Research on

Health (ACERH, ANU) (Professor Jim Butler)

Australian Centre for Posttraumatic Mental

Health (University of Melbourne)

(Professor Mark Creamer)

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

(Ms. Catherine Sykes)

Australian National University

(Professor Helen Christensen and

Professor Kathleen Griffiths)

Brisbane Southside Central Division of

General Practice

Central Queensland Centre for Rural and

Remote Mental Health (Dr. Jennifer Bowers)

Centre for Health Economics, Research and

Evaluation, University of Technology, Sydney

(Dr. Madeleine King)

CRS Australia

Curtin University (Prof Anthony Wright;

Professor Kathy Briffa)

Department of Communities

Department of Corrective Services

Department of Families Youth and

Community Care

Department of Industrial Relations

Disability Services Queensland

Disability Services Queensland

Education Queensland

Ethnic Communities Council of Queensland

(Ms. Nera Komarik)

Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery and Health,

University of Technology, Sydney

(Professor Sharon McKinley)

Faculty of Nursing, University of Sydney

(Professor Doug Elliott)

General Practice Queensland

(Dr. Kylie Armstrong)

George Institute, University of Sydney

(A/Prof Jane Latimer)

George Institute, University of Sydney

(Professor Chris Maher)

Gold Coast Division of General Practice

(Dr. Jon Goodman)

Griffith University (Professor Susan Spence)

Health Interactive Technologies Network

(HITnet) (Dr. Ernest Hunter)

Howard Florey Institute, University of

Melbourne (Dr. Michael Farrell)

Inergise Rehabilitation

Insurance Australia Group (IAG)

Jacana Brain Injury Services

(Ms. Rosamond Harrington)

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COLLABORATIONS

CONTINUED

Job Futures

LaTrobe University, Melbourne (Mr. Ken Niere)

Logan Area Division of General Practice

Logan City Council

Logan-Beaudesert Health Coalition

(Ms. Debbie Cowan)

Loganlea State High School

Macquarie University (Professor David Collins)

Mater Children’s Hospital

Motor Accident Insurance Commission

(Ms. Cathy Pilecki)

MS Society (Ms. Wendy Longley)

Multicultural chronic disease Partnership

(Ms. Fazil Rostram)

National Centre for Classification in Health,

Queensland University of Technology

(Ms. Sue Walker)

National Centre for Classification in Health,

Queensland University of Technology

(Dr. Kirsten McKenzie)

National Stroke Foundation

National Stroke Foundation (Ms. Sally Hoffman)

North Brisbane Division of General Practice

PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Princess Alexandra Hospital –

Rehabilitation Unit

Princess Alexandra Hospital (Dr. Phillip Vecchio)

Princess Alexandra Hospital Spinal Unit

(Ms. Glenda Price)

Q-COMP

Queensland Council of Carers (QCC)

Queensland Health (Ms. Debbie Cowan)

Queensland Health

••

Research and Ethics Advisory Unit

(Dr Jane Jacobs, Manager)

••

Integrated Patient Transport Unit,

Division of the Chief Health Officer

(Dorothy Vicenzino, Director)

••

Queensland Emergency Medicine Advisory

Committee (Dr Cliff Pollard, Chair)

••

Clinical Information Management Unit

(Joanne Buckland, Director)

••

Health Statistics Centre, Performance

and Accountability Division

(Sue Cornes, Senior Director)

••

National Critical Care Trauma Response

Centre, PAH and Royal Darwin Hospitals

(Leanne Smith)

••

Statewide Trauma Clinical Network

(Prof Michael Schuetz, Chair)

••

Trauma Services (PAH, RBWH, RCH, TTH)

••

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Service, Centre for Healthcare Improvement

(Dr John Wakefield, Senior Director)

••

Service Integration Management,

Information Division (Roy James, Director)

••

Queensland Stay on Your Feet ®

••

Falls Injury Prevention Collaborative

••

Injury Prevention/Safety Promotion, Health

Promotion Branch (Mr Phil Carswell,

Senior Health Promotion Officer)

••

Health Quality and Complaints

Commission: Health Services Improvement

Network (Prof Michael Ward,

Commissioner)

Queensland Police Service

Queensland Self-Management Alliance

(Ms. Beth Hunter)

Queensland Trauma Committee, Royal

Australasian College of Surgeons

(Dr. Cliff Pollard)

QUT – Tan

Rehabilitation of Brain Injured Children and

Neuromuscular Disorders (ROBIN)

Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of

Sydney (Associate Professor Robyn Tate)

Research Centre for Clinical and Community

Practice Innovation Griffith University

(Professor Nicholas Buys)

Research Centre for Clinical and Community

Practice Innovation

(and Centre of National Research on Disability

and Rehabilitation Medicine) Centre for Work

(Professor Elizabeth Kendall)

Research Centre for Clinical Practice

Innovation, Griffith University

(Professor Wendy Chaboyer)

Riding for the Disabled Association

Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital

(Dr. Alex Klestov)

Scenic Rim Council

School of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney

(Dr. Jennifer Alison)

Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied

Health (Mr. Owen Allen)

Several small businesses in Logan

SQIT TAFE (Andrea Harris)

Stroke Support Group

University of Melbourne

(Professor Kim Bennell)

University of Melbourne

(Professor Vicki Anderson)

University of New South Wales

(Dr. Natasha Posner)

University of New South Wales

(Professor Gaven Andrews)

University of Newcastle (A/Prof Philip Bolton)

University of Sydney (A/Prof Lorimer Moseley)

University of Sydney (Professor Ian Cameron)

University of Sydney

(Professor Michael Nicholas)

University of Tasmania (Dr. David Buchanan)

Wesley Hospital Multi-disciplinary Pain

Programme

Wesley Mission (Mr. Geoff Batkin)

Work Directions Australia

WorkCover Queensland

Youngcare (Mr. Simon Lockyer)

International

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

(Dr Nancy Kassam-Adams)

Children’s Hospital, Zurich, Switzerland

(Dr Marcus Landolt)

CICH, University of London (Dr. Sally Hartley)

Duke University, North Carolina, USA

(Dr Francis Keefe)

Kent State University, Ohio, USA

(Dr Douglas Delahanty)

Exco InTouch Sawbridgeworth (UK)

(Mr Tim Davis)

Indian Health Service

Karolinska Institutet, Mid-Sweden University,

Sweden (Dr. Bodil Landstad)

Mc Gill University, Montreal, Canada

(Dr Sophie deSerres, Dr. Julie Cote)

National Primary Care Research and

Development Centre,

University of Manchester UK

Northern Arizona University, U.S.A.

(Dr. Catherine Marshall)

Regis University, Denver, U.S.A.

(Dr. Tim Noteboom)

SUMA Health, St Thomas Hospital, Ohio, USA

(Dr Patrick Palmieri)

Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia,

U.S.A. (Professor Anne Barr)

University Medical and Dental School New

Jersey, U.S.A. (Professor Eli Eliav)

University of Arizona, U.S.A.

(Dr. Catherine Marshall)

University of Hawaii, U.S.A.

University of Northern British Columbia,

Canada (Professor Henry Harder)

University of Ottawa, Canada

(Professor Peter Tugwell)

University of Reykjavik, Iceland

(Dr. Eythor Kristjansson)

University of Reykjavik, Iceland

(Dr. Helgi Jonsson)

University of Texas, U.S.A. (Dr. Shelton Brown)

University of Western Ontario, Canada

(Professor Robert Bourne)

University of Western Ontario, Canada

(Ms. Jane Campbell)

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PROGRAMME

REPORTS

Programme 1 – Acute Trauma Care Programme

Report by Professor Nick Bellamy, Assoc Professors Kevin Tetsworth and Cliff Pollard,

Ms Jacelle Lang and Ms Kathy Harvey

CONROD’s Acute Trauma Care Programme is led by Associate Professor Kevin Tetsworth, who in

2010 was appointed the CONROD Professor of Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery. Professor Tetsworth’s

specialty interests include total joint replacement, deformity correction, limb lengthening, and

post-traumatic limb salvage.

The Queensland Trauma Registry is led by Associate Professor Cliff Pollard, Director Major Trauma

Service, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. Participation in the QTR is multi-disciplinary and

multi-speciality in nature, crossing boundaries between pre-hospital and in-hospital arenas. The

Acute Trauma Care Programme and the QTR are positioned to facilitate the Queensland Health

led assessment of the impact of the implementation of the statewide Queensland Trauma Plan,

including the impact of the establishment of four new Major Trauma Services.

Both the ATCP and the QTR focus on all aspects of trauma management, from the time of injury

through to discharge from acute care health services. By so doing, both aim to improve the

system of trauma care provided throughout the State, striving to maximise the potential for injury

recovery in Queensland. The ATCP and QTR function as a collaborative partnership that benefits

both. The close association between these two separate elements is evident even within the

established staffing arrangements. The ATCP provides partial staff support to the QTR through the

secondments of a shared Senior Research Fellow and a shared Senior Research Officer.

While expanding upon the functions of the Queensland Trauma Registry, the Acute Trauma Care

Programme ultimately plays a complimentary role. Whereas the QTR collects those data specific

to the management of trauma in Queensland, the ATCP is designed to take those data and to

further investigate their significance and relevance. In this manner the ATCP extends the work

of the QTR, analysing the data collected in original ways that will help provide answers to those

questions most relevant to the improvement of trauma care in Queensland. Together, the ATCP

and the QTR aim to facilitate improvement in trauma care by encouraging quality improvement

and practice change, thereby informing both policy and legislation. Specific strategies to achieve

this objective will include:

1 Development of a model to predict outcome in the injured population of Queensland.

Identification of those factors associated with suboptimal outcomes will allow adoption of

management strategies specifically directed towards preventing or minimising these factors; and

2 Identification of injury and management characteristics that affect the recovery of a large cohort

of injured patients and their subsequent participation in work and other activities.

The Queensland Trauma Registry is Queensland’s largest source of authoritative data to record,

track and measure the patterns and treatment of serious injury in the State’s health care system.

Peer review of timely data has been identified in the Trauma Plan for Queensland as a

characteristic of a desirable quality assurance program. The central feature of the QTR is researchbased

support for trauma care quality assurance processes. QTR processes facilitate the systematic

peer review of all trauma cases where care has varied from predefined standards of trauma

management by:

• nEstablishing clinical standards (indicators) and identifying variations in accepted standards of

care for people who experience serious injury in Queensland, and

• nEstablishing Trauma Review Committees and facilitating clinical peer review and

recommendations for changes in trauma management (Queensland audit of serious injury).

As a research resource, the QTR contributes to initiatives that ameliorate the societal and

economic costs of injury and improve trauma management and outcomes. The QTR was

established in 1998 at The University of Queensland within the Centre of National Research on

Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine (CONROD), where its activities are conducted in synergy

with CONROD’s other five research programmes.

QTR data link all phases of care from pre-hospital through acute hospital stay as one injury event,

and include injury-specific and clinical data not available in other health systems. They should

prove useful for clinicians involved in the care and quality review of trauma patients, hospital

personnel involved in planning and allocating resources for patient care and those working in

injury prevention.

The Queensland Trauma Registry has been fully operational in 20 sites across Queensland during

2011. These sites include Bundaberg, Caboolture, Cairns, Gold Coast and Robina, Hervey Bay

and Maryborough, Ipswich, Logan, Mackay, Mount Isa, Nambour, Princess Alexandra, Redcliffe,

Rockhampton, Royal Brisbane and Women’s, Toowoomba and Townsville Hospitals. In addition,

two paediatric sites of Mater Children’s and Royal Children’s are operational. Data from the

Queensland Health Statistics Centre suggest that these 20 hospitals are generally where seriously

injured patients are treated, or transferred for treatment, in Queensland. While the QTR estimates

that greater than 90% of all seriously injured patients admitted to Queensland public hospitals

for at least 24 hours are ultimately captured on the Registry, due to differences between health

department information systems and the QTR, case coverage of the QTR cannot be quantified

precisely. Through manual chart abstraction performed by accredited QTR injury data coders, the

Registry refines the number of potential health department trauma cases by:

• nCounting cases transferred between hospitals as only one injury event

• nExcluding cases where:

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Fracture is pathological

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Dislocation is spontaneous

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Injury is iatrogenic

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Treatment is for psychiatric condition rather than injury

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Treatment is for medical condition rather than injury

••

Treatment is for complication of injury (e.g. cellulitis)

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Admission is for convalescence, not treatment

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Admission is for social reasons

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Admission is for further treatment of a case already on the QTR (readmission).

QTR data were used to inform the development of A Trauma Plan for Queensland (2006), and

subsequently the establishment of four Major Trauma Services at the Princess Alexandra, Royal

Brisbane and Women’s, and Townsville Hospitals, and a Statewide Paediatric Trauma Service

(2008). In 2009, QTR data were used for Royal Australasian College of Surgeons (RACS) Trauma

Verification processes for the 4 major trauma services. In 2011, QTR-unique data were used:

• nin the development of a Bi-National Trauma Minimum Data Set (BNTMDS) for Australia and

New Zealand

• nto develop and assess tool to map injury severity across Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) versions

• nfor trauma services planning by Queensland Health-Royal Australasian College of Surgeons

(RACS) Surgical Forum

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• nby the Qld Health Surgical Advisory Committee, including Director-General, for use in services

planning, including current and future trauma workloads

• nto plan trauma services for new hospitals at the Gold and Sunshine Coast, and

• nto inform the development of a new National Injury Insurance Scheme (NIIS).

• nData collected by the QTR are used within the Queensland health department for activities

including:

• nQTR Trauma Review Committees (Queensland Audit of Serious Injury)

• nIdentification of trauma care-related issues

• nReview and implementation of practice guidelines and procedures

• nProvision of education and development activities

• nData requests and reports.

Trauma Review Activities (Queensland Audit of Serious Injury)

The QTR provides the training, accreditation in injury coding, and salary support to 30 Queensland

Health staff across 20 hospitals to:

• nAbstract and code data on injury through retrospective chart audit

• nEstablish and coordinate a Trauma Review Committee (TRC)

• nProvide feedback to the TRC on cases that do not meet expected performance through a

system of audit, review and education.

The QTR trauma audit and review process is particularly important and is designed to identify

areas of educational need, facilitate improvement in patient care and to review systems

performance for those involved in trauma care. TRCs provide a multidisciplinary forum to

review patients:

• nwho ‘tripped’ a QTR performance indicator (see Appendix D)

• nwho died during the acute care phase of hospitalisation

• nwho had an otherwise notable condition

• n(for instance, a rare or complicated combination of injuries and/or co-morbidities).

Seventy TRC meetings are facilitated by QTR funded nurses across the 20 participating

QTR hospitals annually. More than 1,000 cases admitted to hospital each year ‘trip’ trauma

performance indicators for review at the pre-audit stage of the TRC process, with 250 of these

cases undergoing full audit at a multidisciplinary TRC meeting.

Over the years, QTR Trauma Review Committee audit and review processes have informed the

development of hundreds of standard trauma protocols and policies, and enabled the assessment

of the effectiveness of these protocols in improving patient outcomes.

Over 85 requests for QTR data services were received from Qld Health clinicians in 2011. While

the majority of these requests were for quality assurance or clinical audit, a number led to formal

research. QTR research studies in collaboration with Qld Health commenced in 2011 include:

• nEvaluation of Trauma Bypass Protocol

• nLow speed vehicle roll-overs

• nInjuries in very young children: 0-4 years old

• nPatterns of injuries experienced by teenage drivers and teenage passengers in Queensland

• nPatterns of transfer from one hospital to another for seriously injured patients, and

• nPatterns of injury in motorcycle riders: small-sized versus regular-sized motorcycle bodies.

QTR data were also used to inform a variety of injury prevention and other initiatives of nonclinicians

and other departments in 2011, including:

• nMotor Accident Insurance Commission

• nQld Health Departments:

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Division of the Chief Health Officer

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Healthy Living Branch

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Statewide Emergency & ICU Strategy

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ED Network

• nDepartment of Transport and Main Roads

• nQueensland Poisons Information Centre

• nPlanning & Infrastructure, SEQ

• nKidsafe

• nCommission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian.

The 2010 QTR Annual Statewide Report was completed in December 2011. The 2010 Site

Reports (20 participating hospitals) are expected to be completed by mid-2012. These reports

provide a summary of demographic, injury, treatment and outcome data and facilitate review

of current trauma care as well as planning for future trauma care. At the end of the year, 2011

data collection was well advanced and expected to be completed, along with completion of data

quality processes, by mid-2012.

The operation of the QTR is approved by the ethics committee of each relevant Health Service

District and UQ, in accordance with NHMRC Guidelines. In addition, The University of Queensland

has been prescribed as an entity for the duty of confidentiality exemption purposes under

section 62H(b) of the Health Services Act 1991, for the purpose of collecting data for the QTR

to evaluate, manage, monitor or plan health services for trauma patients. These data support

trauma audit and quality assurance activities at participating hospitals. Data collected by the

Queensland Trauma Registry are also utilised within each of the hospitals in which QTR operates

and by other interested parties, including government and university staff. The QTR provides

data for activities such as research, education and auditing. Release of data follows strict Health

department guidelines and a data request form is required before data are released. During 2011

the QTR successfully responded to 85 data requests from hospital clinicians and dozens more from

external researchers, for application in activities directed at informing policy and practice, as well

as numerous consultations.

Adherence to coding classification systems (including ICD-10-AM and AIS) is reviewed on an

annual basis through the procedure of data cleaning. Predefined queries that identify common

data entry errors are also included as part of the data cleaning process. These checks, along

with annual site audits of subsets of included and excluded cases via dual coding of patient

health records by a senior Health Information Manager and ad hoc data quality checks, are

performed on a regular basis. Results of these quality assurance processes, as well as results of

the coding exercises, inform the training programme which is provided on a continuous basis

within the Registry. The training programme is multi-dimensional and includes monthly staff

communications, biannual workshops, a quarterly QTR newsletter and an email/telephone help

desk for coding assistance. All QTR Trauma Registry Nurse Coordinators (TRNC) and Health

Information Managers are provided with accredited training in Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS)

2008 coding.

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The QTR data collection system consists of a live, stand-alone, centralised database which

is populated electronically with information downloaded from the Emergency Department

Information System (EDIS), and with supplementary fields abstracted from information

documented in hospital medical records and entered manually at chart audit. The manual

data entry is performed at each QTR member hospital by designated Trauma Registry Nurse

Coordinators (TRNCs) and Health Information Managers accredited in specialised injury coding.

Cases bypassing ED (and therefore EDIS) are identified for inclusion on the Registry via a standard

Discharge Diagnosis Report generated by the Hospital Information Service (HIS) or Clinical

Benchmarking Unit (CBU) at each QTR hospital.

QTR data are available to participating hospitals immediately following entry to the database. For

example, the ‘audit and reporting’ module of the QTR database flags cases which have tripped a

performance indicator and automatically produces a report which is presented by the TRNC for

audit and review by the hospital Trauma Review Committee (Queensland audit of serious injury).

Newsletters continue to be distributed to all TRNCs for the purposes of ensuring they are aware

of activities happening throughout QTR, as well as to provide education regarding the coding

process. In addition a number of QTR hospital sites publish a local newsletter which is distributed

throughout the hospital and associated health care areas and reviews aspects of care related to

trauma patients.

Australian Trauma Registry

From 2011, the National Trauma Research Institute (NTRI) and the National Critical Care and

Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) committed funding for two years to develop an Australian

Trauma Quality Improvement Program (AusTQIP). The AusTQIP will expand on the achievements of

CONROD, where the work began to bring together many key stakeholders to conceive and work

towards an Australian Trauma Registry.

An Australian Trauma Registry will align with data requirements of the trauma community

through development of collaborative networks, strategic relationships and benchmarking.

AusTQIP members will participate in a sustainable program to assist major trauma services in

further improving the quality of trauma services.

The QTR data set and database was expanded in 2011 to commence capture of all data items

proposed for an Australian Trauma Registry. The QTR now captures all 67 of the proposed binational

data items, and the QTR database generates the proposed bi-national performance

indicators. Hence, through the QTR, the Queensland health department is positioned to

participate in an Australian Trauma Registry and AusTQIP.

Staff Development

QTR staff have attended relevant conferences, workshops and seminars and have themselves

delivered educational and information sessions on site. The biannual workshops in particular

concentrate on developing knowledge of coding practices, as well as skills and strategies to

effectively implement practice development programmes within each of the QTR hospitals and

surrounding health service districts. A Statewide QTR Forum was held in Brisbane on 25 November

2011, including attendance via videoconference of QTR sites outside of Brisbane,

and in conjunction with the CONROD Lunchtime Symposium hosted by the QTR.

QTR Queensland Trauma Review Articles

Monthly Queensland Trauma Review articles were produced and widely circulated by the QTR in

2011. These are available on the CONROD web site:

• nJan 2011 – Summary 2009 Data

• nFeb 2011 – Penetrating Injuries

• nMar 2011 – Work-related Injuries

• nApr 2011 – Paediatric Injuries

• nMay 2011 – Don’t Become a QTR Statistic!

• nJune 2011 – Transport Crash Injuries

• nJuly 2011 – Older Adult Transport Crash Injuries

• nAug 2011 – Farm-Related Injuries

• nSept 2011 – Paediatric Dog Bite Injuries

• nOct 2011 – Teen Motor Vehicle Driver Injuries

• nNov 2011 – Teen Motor Vehicle Passenger Injuries

• nDec 2011 – Summary 2010 Data.

Publications

• n“Dog bites in Australian children”; MJA 195 (11/12); 5/19 Dec 2011

• n“Early Attention Impairment and Recovery Profiles After Childhood Traumatic Brain Injury”;

The Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation; June 2011

• n“What are the true costs of major trauma”; David Rowell, Luke Connelly, Jodie Webber,

Vivienne Tippett, David Thiele, Michael Schuetz; The Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection, and

Critical Care; 2011 May;70(5):1086-95. (QTR data)

• nHohmann E, Bryant A & Tetsworth K. Anterior Pelvic Soft Tissue Thickness Influences

Acetabular Cup Positioning with Imageless Navigation. The Journal of Arthroplasty. In Press –

Available online 29 Oct 2011

• nHohmann E, Bryant A & Tetsworth K. A Comparison Between Imageless Navigated and Manual

Freehand Technique Acetabular Cup Placement in Total Hip Arthroplasty. The Journal of

Arthroplasty 2011;26(7): 1078-82

• nHohmann E, Bryant A & Tetsworth K. Accuracy in Acetabular Cup Positioning Using Imageless

Navigation. Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research 2011;6: 40

Research

Acute Trauma Care Programme staff participated in a number of research projects during 2011.

• nDepartment of Transport and Main Roads – Annual Road Traffic Crash Reports:

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The reports produced during this project will be published on the TMR website and will

be of value to all stakeholders involved in the road safety arena. It is envisaged that the

relationship fostered with TMR during this project will lead to further collaborative work

around the circumstances and outcomes of road traffic crash-related injuries and fatalities

in QLD.

• nChanges in the Queensland Road Toll and RTC-related Injury: 2009-2010:

••

This study aims to investigate the change in the number of fatalities occurring on QLD

roads between 2009 and 2010, and whether the pattern observed is similar for RTCrelated

injuries over the same time period. Understanding the changes that have occurred

for RTC-related fatalities AND injuries over time is the first step towards investigating

what factors have contributed to this change – e.g. improved enforcement, environmental

conditions and/or socio-economic factors.

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• nMapping Abbreviated Injury Scale Data From 1990 to 1998 Versions: A Stepping Stone

in the Contemporary Evaluation of Trauma:

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This study will produce the ability to compare the severity of injuries over time and

assess trends in their resultant outcomes (including rehabilitation outcomes). Assessing

meaningful changes in injury trends and patient outcomes can only be achieved by

ensuring that injury coding systems are consistent over time – i.e. that any observed

change is not due to changes in the coding system alone.

• nThe Long-term Health outcomes of Road Traffic Crash (RTC) and Work-related (WR)

Injuries and Factors Mediating Recovery:

••

This study aims to generate information capable of informing policy and practice

development in injury management as well as post injury rehabilitation and provide insight

into important aspects of compensation schemes in Queensland.

• nClinical Orthopaedic Trauma Research:

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Fractures to the lower and upper extremity constitute a large proportion of injuries

sustained by patients included on the Queensland Trauma Registry (45.9% in 2010) and

specifically by people injured in a Transport Crash (40.4% in 2010). This area of clinical

research aims to foster best practice in orthopaedic surgery to enable injured individuals to

adequately recover physically from injury.

• nTrauma Tracking Study:

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One of the main objectives of the study is to determine which factors are associated with

mortality post injury (either in hospital or up to one-year post discharge), including the

length of time patients live with disability before death (up to one-year post injury).

• nIdentification of Road Environment and Vehicle Factors Which Contribute to Trauma in

Older Vehicle Occupants:

••

This project focuses on older individuals who sustain personal injury in motor vehicle

accidents, and will use existing road crash and injury data to determine typical patterns

of severe injury to older adult vehicle occupants and whether there are particular kinds of

roadside features and in-vehicle features implicated in these crashes.

• nStabbing-Related Injury in Queensland 2006-2009: Incidence, Severity and Outcomes:

••

This study describes the incidence and outcomes of Queenslanders who have experienced

a stabbing-related injury.

• nTriaging Older Major Trauma Patients in the Emergency Department:

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This study aims to identify the relationship between triage category and outcome

(morbidity and mortality) for both younger and older trauma patients.

Programme 2 – Rehabilitation (Medical and Allied Health) Programme

Report by Professor Michele Sterling

In 2011, The Rehabilitation (Medical and Allied Health) program consisted of one Professor,

three postdoctoral fellows, 4 fulltime research assistants and 5 PhD students. Two PhD students

are based remotely in Singapore and Canada. An additional staff member, Ms Amanda Sumner

was appointed to work on 2 NHMRC project grants. Dr Rachel Dunne and Dr Carrie Ritchie

commenced work as postdoctoral fellows. Two additional PhD scholars commenced in 2011:

Ms Gail Durbridge, a radiographer, will study muscle changes in people with neck pain in

collaboration with CONROD and the Centre for Advanced Imaging, UQ. Ms Helena Motlagh will

investigate stress responses following whiplash injury.

Professor Sam McLean from the University of North Carolina, USA was a visiting scholar. Members

of the Rehabilitation Program were visiting scholars at Mälardalen University, Sweden and Kiel

University, Germany

Highlights/outputs

• nCo-hosting of International Whiplash Injury Summit in Brisbane

• nPublication of outputs from International Whiplash Injury Summit, co-hosted by CONROD, in

Spine Vol 36 supplement

• nKey note presentations at the Canadian Physiotherapy conference and Pain Faculty of Australia

Spring meeting, Canberra.

• nAward of UQ PhD Scholarship to Ms Helena Motlagh

• nAward of UQ Early Career Research Grant to Mr Ashley Pedler

• n21 research papers published or in press in high impact journals including Pain, Plos One,

Clinical Journal of Pain, Spine

• nCo-publication of 2nd edition on consumer information booklet: Recovery from Whiplash: a

self help guide.

• nResults from the Program have been presented at over 20 national or international

conferences.

Details of specific research themes are as follows:

The prediction of outcome following whiplash injury

International data indicate that up to 60% of people will develop persistent pain and disability

following whiplash injury and these people incur the vast majority of costs. In 2011, two large

prognostic cohort studies were completed. An ARC Linkage project involving multicentre

international sites was used to validate a prognostic model for poor recovery following injury. This

is one of the first studies to perform such validation in a musculoskeletal pain cohort and provides

confidence for future use of the prognostic model. Findings from this area of research are now

included in current Australian Guidelines for Whiplash Management (Motor Accident Authority

-MAA, NSW). To date, six publications have arisen from this work in international journals

including Pain, Spine, Clinical Journal of Pain. Collaborators on these studies include Professor

Chris Maher and Dr Steve Kamper (George Institute, NSW), Dr Eythor Kristjansson (University of

Reykjavik, Iceland), Dr Julie Cote (McGill University, Canada).

Physical (biological) and psychological processes underlying painful musculoskeletal

conditions

These series of studies continue to lead the way both nationally and internationally in furthering

the understanding of processes underlying the transition to chronic pain. Whilst whiplash

injury is a focus of the research, other conditions including low back pain are investigated.

Collaborators on these studies include: Professor Michele Curatolo (The University of Bern,

Switzerland), Professor Graham Galloway, Dr Gary Cowin and Ms Gail Durbridge (Centre for

Magnetic Resonance (UQ), Associate Professor Ross Cunnington (Queensland Brain Institute),

Dr Peter Cabot (School of Pharmacy (UQ), Dr Michael Farrell (Howard Florey Institute, University

of Melbourne), Dr James Elliott (Northwestern University, Chicago, USA) and Professor Sam

McLean (University of Michigan, USA). Methodologies such as Quantitative Sensory Testing,

measurement of nociceptor withdrawal reflexes, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and measurement

of inflammatory biomarkers are utilized. Outcomes include publications in Pain, Plos One, Clinical

Journal of Pain, Clinical Radiology, Spine. An important finding in 2011 was the association

between stress responses and morphological muscle change following injury with these results

published in Plos One.

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Classification of whiplash injury: translating findings to clinical practice

One of the focuses of the Rehabilitation program is to translate research findings to clinical

practice. In 2011, work was commenced on the development of a clinical prediction tool for the

assessment of early injury in order to direct management. A toll has been developed and will

be presented at the Australian Pain Society conference in 2012 with a manuscript submitted for

publication soon after. The development of other clinical tools to measure sensory changes have

also been developed and patented. A patent was awarded in late 2010 on a portable device to

measure cold pain threshold (one prognostic indicator identified by our group) (Professor Sterling

and Mr Matthew Greaves (Hydrexia engineering) in conjunction with Uniquest). This device has

undergone extensive testing and now a licensee is being sought by Uniquest. Sam Maxwell,

physiotherapy Honours student from the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences developed

a simple clinical test for early assessment of musculoskeletal injury and the results of this work are

submitted for publication. .

New interventions and models of health care delivery for non-hospitalised road traffic

crash injury

Two randomized controlled trials investigating exercise approaches for chronic Whiplash

Associated Disorders achieved full recruitment in 2011. Final follow-up assessments will take place

in 2012.

An additional pilot trial was commenced which investigates extending the role of physiotherapists

to deliver psychologically based interventions in addition to physical rehabilitation for early injury.

A plan will be to extend this work to a full scale trial and to develop training programs for primary

care practitioners. The trial is run in close collaboration with the Social and Behavioral Sciences

program.

A new collaboration was commenced with Professor Stephan Schug (University of Western

Australia) and Professor Julia Fleming (Pain Clinic, RBWH) to explore pharmacological approaches

to prevent chronic pain following musculoskeletal injury.

Programme 3 – Health Economics and Health Systems Programme

Report by Professor Luke Connelly

It was a productive and busy year for the Health Economics and Health Systems programme.

Staffing changes, PhD submissions and conferrals, domestic and international speaking

engagements by the programme’s staff and students, and a large number of new manuscript

submissions were made during the year. The programme also sustained its involvement in a wide

range of competitively-funded projects and participated in a number of grant submissions. In

addition, the program’s involvement in a range of projects with staff and students of the (colocated)

Australian Centre for Economic Research on Health (ACERH) continued apace. Some of

the noteworthy events during the year are as follows:

• nDr Son Nghiem successfully applied for promotion to Level B (Research Fellow) at CONROD.

• nDr Ha Nguyen took up a Level A appointment at CONROD in November 2011.

• nProfessor Dorte Gyrd-Hansen’s contract with ACERH was renewed.

• nDr Sue Gargett completed her contract with CONROD in October 2011.

• nDr Hajizadeh’s PhD was conferred and he was successful in his application for the post of

Research Fellow at the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of

Western Ontario in London, Canada.

• nMr Rowell’s PhD thesis in insurance economics, completed under the Australian Prudential

Regulation Authority and Reserve Bank of Australia’s Brian Gray Scholarship and an ACERH

scholarship, was submitted for examination.

• nMs Spearing’s PhD thesis on compensation and health outcomes, completed under an ACERH

and Centre for Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE) Spine scholarship was submitted for

examination.

• nProfessor Connelly gave an invited plenary address on compensation and health outcomes at

the 31st Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society in Darwin.

• nProfessor Connelly gave an address entitled “Whiplash and the Compensation Hypothesis” at

a Symposium on Whiplash-Associated Disorder that was organised by the Centre for Clinical

Research Excellence on Spinal Pain, Injury and Health (“CCRE Spine”). (Three CONROD staff

(Connelly, Kenardy and Sterling) who are also CIs of the CCRE Spine participated in the

Symposium, with Sterling playing a central, organisational role. One ACERH student (Spearing)

also participated in the Symposium) Two manuscripts arising from Connelly and Spearing’s

participation in the Whiplash Symposium were published in Spine.

• nProfessor Connelly accepted an invitation of appointment to the Economic Evaluation Sub-

Committee (ESC) of the Medical Services Advisory Committee (MSAC). The MSAC advises

the Commonwealth Minister for Health and Ageing on the listing of new and extant medical

technologies on the Medicare Benefits Schedule.

• nACERH and CONROD staff were authors of two papers that were presented at the 8th World

Congress on Health Economics in Toronto, Canada.

• nProfessor Connelly was appointed to the Scientific Committee of the European Conference of

Health Economics.

• nACERH welcomed visiting Danish scholar Eskild Klausen Fredslund from the Danish Institute

for Health Services Research from 1 August to 31 December.

• nProfessor Connelly undertook his sabbatical at the Department of Economics of the University

of Zurich (UZH) from 1 July to 31 December 2011. His visit was hosted by the Chair of

Statistics and Empirical Economic Research at the UZH, Professor Rainer Winkelmann.

During the course of his sabbatical he provided input to doctoral students and postdoctoral

researchers at the Chair and gave two seminars at the Department.

• nProfessor Connelly visited the Geneva Association for Risk and Insurance Economics in Geneva,

Switzerland, in November 2011.

• nACERH and CONROD staff (Connelly, Nghiem) and students (Rowell, Spearing) gave two

presentations at the Institute of Actuaries of Australia’s Accident Compensation Seminar in

Brisbane on 20-22 November 2011.

• nGargett, Nghiem and Connelly published a paper on road traffic fatality targets and

achievements in Australia, by state and territory, in BMC Public Health.

• nEight communications on compensation and health outcomes were accepted for publication,

in press, or published by Spearing, Connelly and others during the course of 2011.

• nRowell and Connelly, and Rowell, Nghiem and Connelly submitted a number of papers on

insurance, including auto insurance and long-term care insurance markets, to international

journals. These included a paper on the history of the term “moral hazard” which was

accepted by the Journal of Risk and Insurance.

• nConnelly and Rowell were invited by Dr Christophe Courbage, of the Geneva Association,

to write a short piece on the history of moral hazard for the Geneva Association on Risk and

Insurance Economics newsletter.

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The program’s involvement in a number of collaborative research initiatives continued, including

work with partners from a range of academic, industry and government bodies, including the

Motor Accident Insurance Commission, Motor Accidents Authority, NRMA/ACT Road Safety Trust,

the University of Texas, the Centre for Military and Veterans’ Health, ACERH (ANU), FaCHSIA,

The Australian Communication Exchange, The Australian Health Workforce Institute (University

of Melbourne) and Griffith University continued. The program also contributed to academic

peer review activities, including grant and manuscript review. Professor Connelly served his final

term as Director of the UQ Master of Health Economics (and related programs) and CONROD

and ACERH staff taught in the programme in second semester 2011. Members of the HEHS

Program also undertook the supervision and examination duties of a number of research higher

degree students. Professor Connelly was appointed by a US international university to review an

application for promotion to Professor (tenured).

Programme 4 – Social and Behavioural Science Programme

Report by Professor Justin Kenardy

Our Research Programme focuses on the psychosocial health and wellbeing of adults and children

following traumatic injury. The aim is to maximise recovery and rehabilitation of individuals who

have experienced traumatic injury through better understanding of psychosocial factors that

influence recovery, and through the development of effective and efficient models of care that

address these factors.

Collaborators

Our Programme collaborates extensively with the CONROD Rehabilitation Programme through

the work on traumatic stress responses in adult whiplash injuries. This has led to collaborations

with both national and international colleagues in the specific field of whiplash injuries. We have

also commenced new collaborations in the areas of pain management with the Universities of

Melbourne and NSW, and Duke University in North Carolina.

The component of the programme that focuses on children and families is conducted within

the context of international efforts to understand the psychological impact of medical trauma

on children and their families. With our collaborators at the University of Adelaide, University

of Pennsylvania, University of Cambridge, Kent State University, Children’s Hospital Zurich, we

continue our National Institute of Health funded work to develop a risk assessment tool for

posttraumatic stress in children and their families. We are also working jointly with researchers

and clinicians at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia on the next generation of prevention

programs for children who have been exposed to trauma. In addition, our Programme includes

collaboration from The Royal Children’s Hospitals (Brisbane and Melbourne), The Mater Children’s

Hospital, Brisbane, the Mater Child and Youth Mental Health Service and the Queensland

Paediatric Rehabilitation Service. Our collaborators come from a variety of disciplines including

medical and nursing staff, rehabilitation specialists and staff with expertise in psychology, medical

sociology and biostatistics.

Our Research Programme to Date

Our research programme has focussed on:

• nThe evaluation of the impact of minor-moderate injury, identification of early signs of risk for

poor recovery and investigation of the role of psychiatric comorbidity on the recovery process.

(Funded by a grant from MAIC).

• nThe assessment and diagnosis of the incidence, severity, and course of post traumatic stress

in children and their parents following accidental injury, admission to hospital after accidental

injury (primarily orthopaedic), traumatic brain injury, paediatric burn injury, and admission

to paediatric intensive care (PICU). (Funded by grants from NHMRC and Royal Children’s

Hospital Foundation)

• nThe development of early screening tools to identify children at risk of poor psychological

outcomes. (Funded by a grant from National Institutes of Health)

• nThe development, and evaluation of an early intervention programme to address postconcussion

symptoms in children following mild traumatic brain injury. (Funded by a grant from

MAIC)

• nThe development and evaluation of an early intervention programme targeting children and

families where the impact of medical trauma has resulted in post-traumatic stress disorder.

(Funded by a Project Grant from NHMRC)

• nThe exploration of the relationships between pain and traumatic stress responses in adults

with whiplash related injuries. This includes the development and evaluation of treatment for

posttraumatic stress disorder in individuals with whiplash with a particular focus on the impact

of this treatment on pain and disability.

• nThe development of new models for the delivery of psychological treatments within the context

of pain and injury including the blending of traditional physical care with psychological care.

(Funded by a grant from the Medicare Private Foundation).

Research Focus: Children and Families

A significant part of our programme has focussed on exploring posttraumatic stress in children

and their parents following visits to the emergency department or admission to hospital following

accidental injury, traumatic brain injury, burns or admission to the paediatric intensive care. A

degree of psychological distress is common in the initial weeks after medical trauma and for

most children these changes are transient with children and their families adapting and moving

on. However, for a significant proportion (between 15-20 per cent) of children the trauma, and

their response, has the potential to reduce the capacity for physical recovery, disrupt normal

development, and lead to ongoing psychiatric disorder. This has both emotional and financial costs

for the individual, their family and society as a whole. Our research and that of others indicates

that, for these children and their parents, symptoms and associated disability may be ongoing and

persist for years.

We therefore have focussed our attention on changing the impact of traumatic injury in children

not only because this group is particularly vulnerable, but also because change is likely to pay

dividends in terms of proximal and distal recovery far in excess of the effort expended.

Research Focus: New Models of care

Healthcare needs to be delivered in a timely and efficient manner. How this is achieved is not

always clear. We have taken on this challenge because of the importance of translating knowledge

into practice. Translation will be more likely to succeed if the new healthcare strategies maximise

outcome with optimized intervention. In order to achieve this we have become leaders in the use

of web-based and other low intensity interventions in delivering psychosocial care. We have also

built a program of research to develop and evaluate a stepped care model of early psychosocial

intervention following traumatic injury. We are also developing novel modes of delivering

psychological interventions within physical care. We plan to develop and evaluate training

programs for healthcare staff targeted at identification and management of psychological distress

following traumatic injury.

Taken together these initiatives will change the way that healthcare is delivered to adults, children and

families following traumatic injury, thereby improving overall recovery, functioning, and quality of life.

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Outputs

• n34 books, chapters and papers have been published from the Programme.

• nResults of the research from the Programme have resulted in 30 presentations at national and

international forums.

• nRian Dob and Alexandra De Young completed their PhDs on PTSD on injury in children

• nA new grant from the NHMRC was awarded to add to seven ongoing grants, including two

from NHMRC, and two from MAIC

Staffing

Erin Charlton is working half time in the Acute Trauma Care Programme. Sonja March has left her

position to work in the School of Psychology.

Programme 5 – Vocational and Community Rehabilitation Programme

Report by Professor Elizabeth Kendall

In 2011, the Griffith University node of CONROD consisted of one Professor, two Associate

Professors, two Post-doctoral Senior Research Fellows and 17 part-time support staff.

During 2011, the team produced 29 publications in peer-reviewed journals (such as Social Science

and Medicine, Disability and Rehabilitation, Australian Health Review, Brain Injury, Chronic Illness),

17 book chapters and 12 currently under review. The team also presented at 13 national and

international conferences.

The team supervised 16 PhD students and two Honours students. Several projects resulted in

significant outcomes for practice and policy this year. There is evidence of use of our research

findings in courses at Flinders University and other Queensland universities around studies of

self-management and community rehabilitation. The HDSS has been used in planning by local

and state government and the uptake of the DTS has been instigated as a method of building

a coalition. We also have been heavily involved in the Chronic Disease Working Party and

Neuropsychiatry Dual Disability Taskforce.

We have facilitated ongoing research partnerships with key stakeholder organisations and health

services to enable research to contribute to planning and policy decisions with inclusion of MAIC

in these partnerships.

The Griffith research team has provided expertise and advice for health services and rehabilitation

providers in the community on brain injury rehabilitation, younger people with complex care

needs following traumatic injury/illness and self-management following traumatic injury/illness.

The team has maintained their existing collaborations and have developed new links in

2010 Wesley Mission Brisbane, Youngcare, Benevolent Society, Queensland Health, Multilink

Services Inc., Acquired Brain Injury Outreach Service, Queensland Self-Management Alliance,

Neuropsychiatry Dual Disability Task Force, Access Arts, QPASTT, General Practice Queensland,

Access Services Inc., Crowson Park Inc., and Logan City Council.

The team continues to actively provide representation on key advisory panels including

Brain Injury Trust of UK and Rehabilitation Australia, Activate Mind and Body Qld Health Mental

Health Steering Committee, Smart State Working Party on Chronic Disease, International Self-

Management Expert Reference Group, CSIRO Australian E-Health Research Centre Board of

Directors, QH Centre for Functioning, Disability and Health Reference Group, Qld Centre for

Health Data Services NCRISS, ARC College of Experts Panel Chair, Queensland Self-Management

Alliance, and Neuropsychiatry Dual Disability Task Force.

THE PROJECTS

Health Decision Support System (HDSS)

The Online Decision Support System study will combine complex and diverse datasets along with

a decision support strategy, to increase the effectiveness of participatory planning and decision

-making in Logan-Beaudesert. The Health Decision Support System (HDSS) is an engaging,

interactive and powerful analysis tool that provides a unique experience to health practitioners,

decision-makers and stakeholders. The study introduces an innovative methodology, which utilises

Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping and statistical modelling methods in addition to

a social determinants framework of health and chronic disease. Current and previous practices

justify that the use of decision support systems in planning for healthy communities where is

enables increased collaboration between stakeholders and the general public; improves the

accuracy and quality of the decision making process; enhances healthcare services; and improves

data and information availability for health decision makers and service planners.

Progress:

• nWon the Queensland Spatial Excellence Award (2011) under the research and innovation

category.

• nPhD study (conducted by Mr Ori Gudes) linked to the HDSS project has recently been

completed

• nThe PhD thesis was recommended to the QUT Outstanding Award of 2012.

At this stage, there are new avenues of research which are primarily focused on improving the

HDSS tool from a descriptive visualization tool to an analytic-based predictive tool. This, in turn,

will better inform decision-makers and health planners actions.

SEAT Evaluation Project

The SEAT (Spinal Education Awareness Team) program is an initiative of the Spinal Injuries

Association that is aimed at promoting information and education to school children across

Queensland about Spinal Cord Injury and its consequences. Since its commencement in 2006, the

program has received significant partnership support from a number of organisations, including

the Motor Accidents Insurance Commission (MAIC). The SEAT progress report 2011 confirms the

program has had important influence on school children across Queensland. From an operational

perspective, it is timely for MAIC to gain further insight into the impact of the program, and in

particular, explore opportunities for program enhancement in the future.

The SEAT program represents one of many projects receiving financial support from MAIC.

The aim of this project is to provide MAIC and SIA with additional insights into the successes

and outcomes of the SEAT program and its general impact as a health promotion program

in Queensland. The findings will inform MAIC’s strategic program agenda and will remain

confidential to SIA, MAIC and the independent researchers from Griffith University. The outcome

of this project will be new knowledge relating to the value or significance of the SEAT program

within selected school sites across Queensland. Outputs will include a cross-sectional (point-intime)

report of the SEAT program provided to MAIC that incorporates the perspectives of the

program from multiple participant groups.

Progress:

• nDevelopment of evaluation plan for MAIC awaiting final approval.

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Progress:

• nA working group formed with Communities for Children and the Early Years Initiative,

Queensland Health.

• nIntroductory documents drawn up e.g. Introduction to the project and letter of invitation to

participate, Project plan.

• nRecruitment of participant completed – a total of 15

• nInterviews begin on 1 November and were completed by Nov 15, 2010

• nTranscriptions are being completed (January 2011)

• nTranscriptions are written into stories

• nAnalysis of information commenced

Digital Town Square

This research will supported the pilot development of a place based e-health intervention

on chronic disease in Logan-Beaudesert. The research investigated how an e-health learning

community translates into actual health promoting networks in geographic place. This pilot

study lead to two ARC linkage infrastructure and equipment grant applications in 2010 and

2011 (unsuccessful). There is little research that examines whether social determinants of health

influence online e-health settings although it is often argued that ehealth can either alleviate or

exacerbate existing health inequality.

Progress:

• nWe were unsuccessful with a second ARC LIEF application for digital equipment in 2011. This

was after being ranked in the top 10% of unfunded in 2010.

• nWe have concluded all research funded under the Griffith University Industry Collaboration

Scheme Grant to conduct research to build a pilot DTS platform.

• nWe have submitted one academic publication to HIMJ and have provisional acceptance for

that publication. We are currently working on one additional paper from the pilot project.

• nDetailed business requirements and technical specifications for a community platform of

this kind have now been developed and costed. These specifications are based on the latest

existing literature on taking health promotion networks into online settings and research

with local health promotion networks. We have also published a development checklist for

community groups and IT workers to develop platforms of this kind.

• nWe have now closed the pilot project and will hand over all project resources to community

partners.

Both Smart & Health Project

In 2011 the Both Smart and Healthy ARC linkage project focused on the establishment of a local

health promotion learning community (known as the Health Promotion Knowledge Network)

(Kilpatrick et al 2003). The process of engaging participants involved the project manager meeting

with each of the participants one-on-one to discuss perceptions of, and barriers to, health

promotion within their work roles.

Participants are from the following organisations: Canefields Clubhouse; Kingston East

Neighbourhood Group; The Centre for Sexual Violence Against Women; Drug-ARM; Queensland

Health (ATODS); Logan City Council; Centrelink; Youth and Family Services; Blue Care. All

participants have consented to participate in this research in accordance with approved Griffith

University ethics protocols.

The facilitation approach for the learning community process drew on transformational learning

theory (Christopher 2001; Taylor 1997; Taylor 2007) and appreciative inquiry (Cooperrider &

Srivastva 1987).

An on-line learning community site was established for the purposes of ongoing communication

and reflection.

The learning community met five times during 2011 (between March and November); they also

attended the ‘The Art and Science of Community Health Promotion’ intensive short course in

June; the short course was positively evaluated.

The group has set broad goals for Health Promotion in the Logan Beaudesert area and has started

to define strategies and actions for realising these goals. Participants have articulated the benefits

of ongoing professional development, informal networking and formal networking opportunities

as their main motivations for continued participation in the learning community.

Within the context of the ARC project there is one more meeting (February 2012) planned for the

learning community. Meetings are recorded for ongoing data analysis and individual interviews

will be conducted with participants after February. The Network and Health Professional surveys

will be re-administered in 2012 according to the overall project plan.

Health Smart Device – USB

This project will apply an e-health digital device to the health context and trial the technology in

the chronic disease population. A randomised controlled trial will be conducted within a health

district in Queensland:

• nGroup 1: randomised sub-sample from catchment area using USB device

• nGroup 2: randomised sub-sample from the same catchment area using information booklet

• nGroup 3: randomised sub-sample from the same catchment area with usual care

The HSD will allow for important baseline identification of the health information currently

used and accessed by patients with long-term conditions in the Logan district, as well as

forecasting the factors that influence the use of health information. This analysis will provide a

comprehensive, social ecological framework for the development and sustained implementation

of the smart key technology.

Progress:

• nDevelopment of partnership with UNISYS to provide the USB device, other proposed partners,

South East Primary HealthCare Network, Division of General Practice (Qld), QHealth.

• nARC Discovery (DECRA)application is currently under development and will be submitted in

2011

• nDECRA application submitted and unsuccessful. Project has not received operational funding

from principal partner and has been held over for the current calendar year.

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RESP-ECCT: Respite for Emerging Communities in Cultural Transition

The RESP-ECCT project is a highly innovative and collaborative project aimed at three main areas

of development: service delivery, establishment of a CALD service model and sector/community

capacity building as it relates to respite needs for people from diverse backgrounds experiencing

severe mental illness.

Naturally, any new approach in providing services raises important questions for individuals,

families, staff, organisations, funders and the community more broadly. Research conducted by

Griffith University, in collaboration with the RESP-ECCT consortia members will seek to evaluate

aspects of the project so as to inform similar approaches in the future.

Progress:

• n2011 Completed 2 year evaluation of new pilot program involving four partner organisations

(Final Report Delivered in May 2011)

• nNegotiated new 12 month project to lead and facilitate action learning circles around notions

of quality service provision with the direct workers in the continued pilot.

• nFour publications under way (one submitted for review; one in final revision prior to

submission for review; and two in draft) from collected data

• nOngoing PhD research as collected from this data on notions of quality service provision

implementation by non-professionals working with vulnerable populations

Activate Mind and Body

Despite improvements in the early detection of psychosis, and the implementation of communitybased

services for those with severe mental illness (SMI), our health systems are failing to

provide optimal physical care for this population. The problem is widely appreciated and features

prominently in the Fourth National Mental Health Plan.1 The activate: mind and body project

is a partnership initiative launched in 2008 between Qld Health (Mental Health Directorate)

and General Practice Qld. It aims to raise awareness about this problem and facilitate health

promotion/preventative practices within primary health care and public mental health services.

The primary method for doing so is the dissemination of standardized guidelines that highlight

the necessary strategies to address chronic disease risk and avoidable hospital admissions among

those with SMI. The current study uses a mixed methods multiple baseline design to:

1 Understand the process by which evidence guidelines are integrated and transferred into

sustainable practice by health professionals in primary health care and mental health;

2 Test the efficacy of a system-wide cross-sectoral intervention to support the development of

improved attitudes and new practices to address the physical health of people with SMI;

3 Determine the impact of new attitudes and practices on access to physical health interventions

and physical health outcomes for people with SMI.

The ‘activate’ guidelines will be disseminated to health professionals across the state of

Queensland using standard methods (i.e., launch, information sheets, website). At different points

in time, practitioners in selected areas will be exposed to a system-wide intervention designed on

current evidence about the uptake of guidelines. We hypothesise that following the enhanced

uptake intervention, practitioners will demonstrate significantly greater changes in health

promotion attitudes and practice (i.e., more frequent use of physical examinations, appropriate

investigations and screening), which will subsequently be associated with less frequent avoidable

hospital admissions as a result of chronic disease complications. The project builds on the

demonstrated skills of the investigators in public mental health, health promotion,

implementation of complex initiatives and workforce redesign. The project also leverages on

xisting strong collaborative links with General Practice Qld and Qld Health.

Progress:

• nCurrent status

••

Ethics approval from QH, GU and UQ

••

Awaiting SSA approval Townsville and Metro South Districts

••

APA(I) scholar recruited

••

ARC contracts signed off

• nData collection

••

Once SSA approvals obtained, qualitative data collection in two districts can be attended

• nData analysis

••

Quantitative survey data currently being analysed and confirmatory factor analysis being

undertaken

••

Initial steering group interview data analysed, publication in progress.

••

Literature review completed, publication in progress

Implementation of care coordination – stage 2

Currently awaiting appointment of project officer to Queensland Health to progress this project –

position currently advertised

Currently progressing post-doc proposal to support care coordination project.

Sensory Ethnography of Logan-Beaudesert Pilot (formerly known as Visual Ethnography)

Sensory ethnography builds understanding of how people’s ‘multisensorial’ experience of

place (i.e. touch, taste, smell, sight, sound, movement, and so on) shapes their experience and

subsequent health and wellbeing values, behaviours, and dispositions. Sensory ethnography asks

researchers and local residents to “turn up the senses” when conducting participant observation

in place. Instead of just “observing” places visually and aurally, we use all of our senses to

document and interpret how place shapes experience. Multimedia data creation techniques

are used to capture and represent sensory experience in place. Participant observation in place

using multiple ‘senses’, Documentary photography, photovoice narratives (resident stories of

experience), and digital documentaries (children as ethnographers).

Progress:

• nCompletion of all data collection in 2011.

• nOngoing data analysis during the first half of 2012.

• nProvisional acceptance of project methodology paper in Health & Place.

• nPublic exhibition of Jingi Wahlu “How Are You” photographs developed via this project in

Beaudesert in July – August 2011. This exhibition is now a travelling exhibition stored with

Beaudesert community partners.

• nSuccessful application for Helen Bristed to continue with the research via an ARC APA PhD

Scholarship (Health in Transport Policy project).

• nInvited presentation on project data to the Child Friendly Cities Conference, Logan, QLD, 4-5

November, 2011.

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Health in Transport Policy

This project commenced in 2010 under a one year Health Promotion scholarship provided by

the Logan Beaudesert Health Coalition which aimed to explore health care access and related

transport service provision in Logan and Beaudesert. This portion of the project was presented at

the Focussed on the Future showcase in March 2011 and a final report was provided to the Logan

Beaudesert Health Coalition in June 2011.

This project involves two parts:

a Comparative analysis of the relationship between public transport policy and health policy in

Australia, particularly in Logan, Qld and Blacktown, NSW.

b Case study examining how the public transport system effects the lived experience of those

who are interacting with the health system.

Using a mix of quantitative and qualitative methods, we aim to describe the observable effects on

health of using public transport. The data collected during this study can be used as an evidence

base by local advocacy groups and policy makers in designing new infrastructure. The case study will

include identification of sub-groups that are most affected by the link between public and health.

Progress:

• nIn July 2011, Helen was awarded an APA scholarship for PhD research to further examine the

relationship between transport and health. The research design will incorporate innovative

Sensory Ethnography methodology and aims to investigate the experience of transit (public

transport) dependence for those travelling to health care services.

• nDuring the second half of 2011 Helen has tested sensory ethnography methods within

the SELB pilot project and an initial (team) article is currently under peer review. Helen

presented her research proposal at the Griffith University cultural research postgraduate

symposium in November 2011.

Defining holistic rehabilitation practice in brain injury

This project is an investigative enquiry into the definition and implementation of holistic

rehabilitation practice in brain injury from the perspectives of practicing clinicians. Despite the

widespread reference to the term ‘holistic’ practice, there is considerable variation in how holistic

practice is conceptualised and delivered at the clinical level.

The aim of the project is to develop a framework of holistic practice, guided by the International

Classification of Functioning, and provide clinicians with a practical model to incorporate into

their practice.

Progress:

• nEthics approval confirmed

• nHonours student recruited

• nData collection underway and nearing completion

Understanding money attitudes for people with traumatic brain injury

Individuals with traumatic brain injury frequently experience difficulty in managing their financial

affairs and making financial decisions. This is largely a result of frontal lobe damage that impairs

decision making, increases impulsivity and effects problem solving. Given the increasing emphasis

on self-management following brain injury and the introduction of greater choice and control

over service purchasing within a national insurance scheme, this study sought to better investigate

the attitudes towards spending and saving for people with brain injury.

Progress:

• nEthics approval underway

• nHonours student recruited

• nMethodology currently being developed (including surveys and individual interview protocols)

Developing a Statewide Brain Injury Plan

This project is a strategic collaboration across public, private and not-for-profit brain injury

organisations in Queensland. Working closely with lead researchers and clinicians from the Brain

Injury Network, Ros Harrington (UQ) and Dr Ron Hazelton (Princess Alexandra Hospital), the aim

of the collaboration is to develop a set of principles and priorities for adult and paediatric brain

injury services that can adequately address metro, regional and rural service needs. A Dephi

approach to consensus will be followed to ensure iterative and comprehensive data collection.

Progress:

• nBrain Injury Network priorities identified (Delphi round 1)

• nConsultation and recruitment of representative organisations ongoing

Health and Housing Futures

This project aims to examine the health and housing futures of young adults (18-65 years of age)

with complex and catastrophic illness and injury. To date, health and housing solutions for young

adults with complex needs has been largely determined by government and service providers,

and outcomes have been a result of forced choice of limited available services, rather than

what is desired. The project will seek to develop a range of housing and care options for young

adults that represents greater choice and will incorporate consumer preferences and priorities.

Importantly, the project will also work with the housing market to determine viable and effective

solutions that are replicable and innovative.

Progress:

• nEthics submission prepared

• nMethodology currently being developed (including surveys and individual interview protocols)

• nLiterature review underway

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1000 Voices

The purpose of this project is to collect and display 1000 life narratives from people with disability

from around the world. With this collection of narratives we hope to build awareness of the lived

experiences of people with disability, to provide opportunities for people with disability to have

their own voice in determining how their lives are seen and heard and to make sure that these

voices become part of ongoing research, service, and policy development activity in Australia and

beyond. The project will centre on a public interactive website that will display and catalogue a

minimum of 1000 life narratives from participants in Australia and participating countries. These

life narratives will be presented in a number of multimedia and textual formats to accommodate

our participating narrators’ communication strengths and weaknesses.

Progress:

• nAn ARC Discovery was submitted in March 2011 and was ranked in the top 10% of unfunded

applications. We revised the application based on reviewer comments and will resubmit the

application in 2012. We received an encouragement grant from Griffith University of $27,000

to continue analysing the pilot data while awaiting the next Discovery round outcomes.

• nSuccessful Griffith University Research Infrastructure grant application ($65,000) to develop

a new project website for public data collection and associated DVD making facilities for

audiences who do not have Internet access. This platform will be shared with other research

projects that collect consumer stories.

• nData collection is ongoing via the website, we currently have over 120 self-selecting

participants.

• nPresentation of data and methodology from this project at four conferences during 2011.

• nInvited presentation of the project methodology and learnings at the United Nations Economic

and Social Commission to the Asia-Pacific Expert Group Meeting on Disability and Livelihoods.

Bangkok, Thailand, 17-18 October, 2011. Dr Naomi Sunderland represented the 1000 Voices

Project to present this work.

• nThe UN Project on Disability and Livelihoods again invited us to participate in training local

organisations run by people with disabilities to collect lived experience data from people

with disabilities from across the Asia-Pacific in January 2012. Professor Lesley Chenoweth

represented the 1000 Voices Project for this workshop.

Connecting 4 Health – Horse Play Program

The Horse Play program was initiated by Connecting 4 Health which include a range of

organisations (i.e., Griffith University, the Logan Beaudesert Health Coalition, Evolve: Keeping Kids

on Track, Youth and Family Services (YFS) and Intuitive Connections) which work closely together

to promote health in the Logan Beaudesert region. This program is a unique non-traditional

intervention which engages young people in horse-related activities. It enables disengaged youth

to develop life skills for resilience, using horse skills to promote emotional growth, non-verbal

communication and teamwork. It enables them to connect to new knowledge while enjoying the

experience.

Social Care Networks

Shorter hospital stays and the push towards community health settings have inadvertently created

a new social economy in Australia around informal human structures of support and significance

(people and partnerships). This situation has revealed uncertainties about the capacity of the

social infrastructure to support these systemic changes. In response to contemporary ‘relational’

concerns, this project aims to provide definitive theoretical and empirical advances to the social

capital knowledge base. Using a combination of qualitative and quantitative approaches, the

project will:

a Identify network forms, functions and pathways of social networks in chronic disease

b Extend the theoretical framework of networks in health and statistically test the value of human

structures of support and significance across multi-levels (system, organisation, consumer)

c Use findings to assign leverage points and priorities for social network capacity building to

promote resilient networks and develop value-based social policy

Progress:

• nSecond round data collection is currently underway

• nPreliminary analysis of first round data completed

Brain Trauma Neuro-Behavioural Trial

In brain trauma, the ultimate wellbeing of an individual depends on the integrity and continuity of

multiple services within the ‘system’ to work together to deliver timely and appropriate treatment

processes. Beyond an individual’s own efforts in their rehabilitation, people with traumatic injury

to the brain are more likely to achieve health and healing with certain support structures around

them. However, individuals with brain injury often experience these supports as fragmented

and un-connected systems, which comprise multiple processes, pathways and levels of support.

This three year trial will seek to develop and deliver an intensive neuro-behavioural treatment

program within a continuous service pathway, from hospital to home. It will be based within the

Southside district of Queensland and with the input from state-based and international partners

will offer comprehensive quality care for a trial population (n=20 patients) over a 16 week period.

A rigorous evaluation methodology (prospective cohort mixed methods trial) will provide valuable

evidence to attest to the impact and influence of this program compared to usual care.

Progress:

• nThis project has now been extended as an agenda item for the Statewide Brain injury service

plan (see above). Recent changes in government priorities have demanded a rescoping of

this project and new partnerships with a newly formed government are required to ensure

project viability.

Progress:

• nThe first Horse Play program was conducted between August and November 2011

• nFirst round data collection and analysis have been completed

• nJournal article being prepared for submission

• nThe second round of the Horse Play program due to start May 2012

• nData collection ongoing in 2012

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Evaluation of Overseas Trained Specialist Up-skilling Program (OTSUP)

The Overseas Trained Specialist Up skilling Program (OTSUP) commenced in 2009 in Queensland. The

program supports overseas trained medical graduates (IMGs) by providing information on required

resources and contact to organise up-skilling programs. The aim of OTSUP is to assist IMGs to attain

their fellowship with the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatry (RANZCP) and to

help them with their career pathway. A qualitative exploratory study was independently conducted by

Griffith University to ascertain how the IMGs are finding the OTSUP initiative and to gain from them

how this initiative can be improved. In particular, IMGs thoughts and experiences on the support and

interventions that assisted them in meeting the RANZCP requirements were sought. The research was

funded by Queensland Health (Metro South Health Service District). Ethics approval to conduct the

research was obtained from Griffith University Human Research Ethics Committee and Queensland

Health Human Research Ethics Committee.

The final report from the research provides a background understanding of the many challenges and

stresses that IMGs face during their relocation to Australia and entry to a different health care system,

documents the IMGs experience of preparing and sitting for the Royal Australian and New Zealand College

of Physicians (RANZCP) examination, and explores the role of OTSUP in preparation for the examination.

Virtual Patient E-Learning

This study has just been provided with ethics approval. It comprises the use of virtual patient

technology to assist in training and promoting clinical reasoning of allied health professionals to

work in a Medical Assessment and Planning Unit.

Focusing on AH skill development within the new PAH MAPU provides an opportunity to

substantially enhance the establishment of innovative services in a new context, using current

technologies. Its justification lies in its direct application to a number of areas including: clinical

professional development, and undergraduate and pre-registration education for allied health

professionals. It also has broader potential application to training for other health professions,

intermediate level workers and even health consumers in a number of traditional and emerging

practice settings. The use of simulated learning environments for health education has been

identified as a national priority. Appropriate and applied research is vital to establish a foundation

for AHPs in this area. However, there are currently very few peer reviewed publications on the

topic of VPs in AH services, and none in the emerging areas of AH deployment in MAU and ED

settings. This will be the first project of its kind, to develop and use standard, repeatable on-line

VPs as an innovative AH teaching, research, practice and supervision/mentoring tool.

Aims of the study are to investigate VP based training, compared with text based training and

control conditions. The study will evaluate perceived preparedness to work in ED and MAPU settings,

comfort (including confidence) to work in these settings, and relevant knowledge, clinical reasoning,

intervention selection and referral choice for common patient presentations in this setting.

Progress:

• nEthics approved

• nRA employed and commenced

Long term spinal injury outcomes

Study investigating outcomes of spinal cord injury for community dwelling individuals across the

lifespan. Ongoing data analysis. Publication accepted.

Progress:

Skill mix in podiatry

This study is documenting the outcomes of a podiatry triage clinic to address patient need and

alleviate orthopaedic surgery waiting lists.

Progress:

• nArticle accepted for publication

NT Coronial suicide report analysis

This study is analysing Coroner’s reports of completed suicides in the Northern Territory over a

10-year period. The study is using content and thematic analysis to determine relevant medical,

psychological and social factors.

Progress:

• nLeximancer analysis complete – article in preparation. Nvivo analysis underway

Getting it right from the start: family resilience

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is a life-changing event that requires the active mobilisation of family

and friends in support of the injured person. Paradoxically, social dislocation and relationship

breakdown are a common consequence of brain injury, exacerbated by long-term hospitalisation

and inpatient rehabilitation.

Exploring the perspectives of people with ABI and their family/friends, this foundational study will

apply a self-efficacy framework to investigate how to enhance the social capacity and efficacy of

family and close relationships within and throughout hospitalisation. Findings will be translated

and contextualised within the current healthcare system, through application workshops with

hospital service providers.

Progress:

• nEthics approved

• nRA employed and commenced

Long term spinal injury outcomes

Study investigating outcomes of spinal cord injury for community dwelling individuals across the

lifespan. Ongoing data analysis. Publication accepted.

Progress:

• nArticle accepted for publication

Experiences of Compulsory Third Party Insurance

Following a motor vehicle accident, individuals are usually required to make an insurance claim under

comprehensive third party insurance (CTP) to compensate for their injury and loss. However, the

claimant process for individuals following a motor vehicle accident is not necessarily easy to navigate

or understand and can potentially add a further burden to an already complex process. The purpose of

this research is to investigate claimant experiences of, and attitudes towards, the current Compulsory

Third Party (CTP) Insurance Claims scheme in Queensland.

This research will help to identify gaps and strengths in the process for the benefit of future claimants.

This research aims to understand the experiences (quantitative and qualitative) of insurance claimants

following their motor vehicle accident for all claims finalised with the Motor Accident Insurance

• nArticle accepted for publication

Commission in the past 12 months.

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MEMBERSHIPS

Editor-in-Chief (Bellamy), International Journal of

Disability Management

Member (Bellamy), AFRM Academic

Rehabilitation Medicine Sub-Committee

Member (Bellamy), Ontario College of Physicians

Member (Bellamy), Royal College of Physicians

of the United Kingdom

Fellow (Bellamy), Royal College of Physicians

of Canada

Fellow (Bellamy), American College of Physicians

Member (Bellamy), Canadian Rheumatism

Association

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Association

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Rheumatology

Fellow (Bellamy), Royal College of Physicians

of Edinburgh

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of Glasgow

Fellow (Bellamy), Royal Society of Medicine

Member (Bellamy), Australian Rheumatism

Association

Fellow (Bellamy), Australasian Faculty of

Rehabilitation Medicine

Vice President (Medical) (Bellamy), Arthritis

Queensland

Member (Connelly), National Health and Medical

Research Council Public Health Register Working

Group (to advise the NHMRC on an appropriate

model for establishing a Public Health Register,

in response to the Nutbeam Review)

Member (Connelly), National Health and

Medical Research Council Grant Review Panel

(Public Health)

Member (Connelly) International Health

Economics Association (iHEA) Scientific

Committee

Dean’s (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Representative (Connelly), Business Economics

and Law Faculty Academic Board (UQ)

Dean’s (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Representative (Connelly), Business Economics

and Law Faculty Board of Studies (UQ)

Member (Connelly), The American Economic

Association (AEA)

Member (Connelly), International Health

Economics Association (iHEA)

Member (Connelly), Australian Health

Economics Society (AHES)

Member (Connelly), American Society of Health

Economists (ASHE)

Member (Connelly), American Risk and

Insurance Association (ARIA)

Professors Connelly and Lapsley were also

engaged in national and international review

activities for a variety of granting bodies and

journals

Professors Connelly and Lapsley are also

members of and reviewers for a range of

granting bodies and journals

Stakeholders (Dale, Mason and Brennan) on

the Queensland Trauma Data Scoping Project

Working Group

Member (Dale) the RBWH Trauma Service

Practice Development Steering Committee

Member (Dale) the RBWH Trauma Research

Group

Member (Gargett), International Health

Economics Association (iHEA).

Member (Gargett), Australian Health Economics

Society (AHES).

Member (Gargett), Economic Society of

Australia (ESA).

Dr Gargett also was involved with reviewing

activities for a national journal

Member (Hanby) the Safe Communities

Committee run by the Cairns City Council (a

WHO initiative)

Member (Irie) Japan Medical Society

Member (Irie) Japan Neurosurgical Society

Member (Irie) The Japanese Congress of

Neurological Surgeons

Committee Member (Kenardy), Allied Health

Education Standing Committee, Queensland

Health

Invited Expert (Kenardy), ACPMH National

Guidelines for ASD and PTSD

Invited Member (Kenardy), Psychology Board of

Australia National Examination Panel

Deputy Chair, Scientific Programme (Kenardy),

28th International Society Traumatic Stress

Studies Annual Conference

President Elect (Kenardy), Australian Society for

Traumatic Stress Studies

Member International Scientific Committee

(Kenardy), 5th Conference of the International

Society for Research in Internet Interventions

Member (Kenardy), NHMRC Project Grants

Review Panel: Psychology and Psychiatry

Member International Scientific Committee

(Kenardy), 6th World Congress on Pediatric

Critical Care

Member (Kenardy), Australian Society for

Traumatic Stress Studies National Conference

Scientific Committee

Deputy Chair (Kenardy), Evidence-Based Practice

Committee, Mental Health Sub-network,

Queensland Health

Member (Kenardy), National Stroke Foundation

Stroke Guidelines Expert Working Group

Member Scientific Advisory Board (Kenardy),

International Society for Ambulatory Assessment

Member (Kenardy), Children’s Medical Research

Institute Research Advisory Board

Expert Advisor (Kenardy), Queensland Police

Service

Editor (Kenardy), Clinical Psychologist.

Editorial Board (Kenardy), Journal of Anxiety

Disorders

Editorial Board (Kenardy), Australasian Journal of

Disaster and Trauma Studies

Editorial Board (Kenardy), Cognitive and

Behavioural Psychotherapy

Editorial Advisory Board (Kenardy), Cognitive

and Behavioural Psychotherapy

Editorial Board (Kenardy), Evidence-Based

Mental Health.

Ad hoc reviewer (Kenardy) for Journal of

Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Psychosomatic

Research, Nervous and Mental Disease, Journal

of Traumatic Stress, Evidence-based Mental

Health, Evidence-based Medicine, Diabetic

Medicine, British Journal of Health Psychology,

International Journal of Behavioural Medicine,

British Medical Journal, CNS Spectrum, Journal

of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal

of Pediatrics

External (International) Examiner (Kenardy) for

PhD and Masters theses.

Regular expert review (Kenardy) for: NHMRC,

NSW Cancer Council, Commonwealth

Department of Health and Family Services

Research and Development Grants Council

Ad hoc expert reviewer (Kenardy) for: ARC,

Australian Sports Commission, NSW Institute of

Psychiatry, National Heart Foundation, Diabetes

Australia Research Trust, Murdoch Children’s

Research Foundation, Emergency Management

Australia

Member (Kenardy), National Executive,

Australian Psychological Society College of

Clinical Psychologists

Member (Kenardy), Australian Psychological

Society Directorate of Science Advisory Group

(Kenardy) Examiner, Board of Censors, Australian

Psychological Society College of Clinical

Psychology

Course Accreditor (Kenardy), Australian

Psychological Society College of Clinical

Psychology

Member (Kenardy) National Mental Health

Disaster Response Committee

Member (Kenardy) Royal Children’s Hospital

Foundation Research Committee

Fellow (Kenardy) Australian Psychological Society.

(replaces Member, Australian Psychological

Society)

Chair (Kenardy) Disability Subcommittee, Senate

Standing Committee for Equity, Diversity and the

Status of Women. University of Queensland

Member (Kenardy) Senate Standing Committee

for Equity, Diversity and the Status of Women.

University of Queensland

Member (Kenardy) Academic Board, University of

Queensland

Convene (Kenardy) Clinical Psychology and

Psychiatry Group, Research Quality Framework

Group, University of Queensland

Deputy Chair (Kenardy) Faculty Academic

Continuing Appointments and Promotions

Committee

Member (Kendall) Logan Beaudesert Health

Coalition Board

Member (Kendall) Riding for Disabled Australia

Member (Kendall) E-Health Research Centre

Board

Member (Kendall) Chronic Disease Evaluation

Working Party

Member (Kendall) Queensland Government

Chronic Disease Working Party

Member (Kendall) NCRISS Board.

Member (Lapsley), N.S.W. Medical Board

National Councillor (Lapsley) of the Australian

Healthcare and Hospitals Association

Member (Lapsley), Economic Society of Australia

Member (Lapsley), International Hospital

Federation Governing Council

Vice-President (Lapsley), International Health

Policy and Management Institute

Member (Lapsley), Pharmaceutical Benefits

Remuneration Tribunal

Member (Le Brocque) National Research Policy

Committee, National Tertiary Education Union

Member Organising Committee (Le Brocque),

Australian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

National Conference

Member (Nghiem), Australian Health Economics

Society (AHES).

Member (Nghiem), International Health

Economics Association (iHEA).

Member (Nghiem), Australian Agricultural and

Resources Economic Society (AARES).

Member (Nghiem), International Association of

Agricultural Economists (IAAE).

Members (Pollard, Bellamy) of the International

Collaboration of Trauma Registry Research

Chair (Pollard) Patient Transport Quality Council,

Integrated Patient Transport Unit

Member (Pollard) The Queensland Emergency

Services Advisory Committee.

Member Scientific Committee (Sterling), 13th

World Congress on Pain, Montreal

Member Scientific Committee (Sterling),

Australian Pain Society Annual Conference

Member Editorial Advisory Board (Sterling),

Journal of Orthopedic and Sports Physical

Therapy

Co-chair Prediction of Outcomes Panel (Sterling),

International Collaboration on Neck Pain

Member (Sterling) Board of Censors, Australian

College of Physiotherapists.

Board Member (Sterling) Chronic Pain Australia

Member Editorial Board (Sterling), Journal of

Physiotherapy

Editorial Board (Sterling), Australian Journal of

Physiotherapy

Editorial Board (Sterling), Open Journal of

Anesthesiology

Member Editorial Board (Sterling), Manual

Therapy

Titled Member (Sterling), Musculoskeletal

Physiotherapy Australia

Member (Sterling), Australian Physiotherapy

Association

Member (Sterling), Australian Pain Society

Member (Sterling), International Association for

the Study of Pain (IASP)

Member (Sterling), Association of Clinical

Research Professionals

Member (Sterling), School of Health and

Rehabilitation Sciences Research Committee

Member (Sterling), Grants Review Committee,

Physiotherapy Research Foundation

Member (Sterling), Technical Advisory

Group, TracSa, Clinical Pathway for Whiplash

Development

Member (Sterling), Scientific Advisory Group,

Motor Accident Authority (NSW), Clinical

Guidelines for Whiplash Management

Member (Sterling), Editorial Advisory Committee,

Manual Therapy

Member (Elliott) Editorial Advisory Committee,

Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical

Therapy

Member (Elliott), American Physical Therapy

Association

Member (Pedler) Australian Physiotherapy

Association

Member (Motlagh) Australian Physiotherapy

Association

Member (Best) Australian Physiotherapy

Association

Member (Pedler) Australian Pain Society

Member (Motlagh) Australian Pain Society

Ad hoc reviewer (Sterling) for Journal of

the American Medical Association, Pain,

Clinical Journal of Pain, European Journal of

Pain, Manual Therapy, Rheumatology, BMC

Musculoskeletal Disorders, BMC Neurology,

Spine, Biological Research for Nursing, Journal

of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy,

European Journal of Neurology, Physiotherapy

Research International

Expert Reviewer (Pedler) Physiotherapy Research

Foundation

Expert Reviewer (Sterling), for Australian

Research Council, NHMRC, Physiotherapy

Research Foundation, Alberta Health Research

Fund, Canada.

External (national and international) examiner

(Sterling) for PhD and Masters theses

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2011

CONROD/Royal College Of Surgeons Trauma Fellowship

Not awarded in 2011

CONROD/Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Research Fellowship

Project title: What are the beliefs and attitudes of older people with impaired cognition,

and of their relatives, towards the impaired person’s continuing to drive

Chief Investigators: Dr Oliver Frank, Prof Nigel Stocks, The University of Adelaide

I am pleased to report that the project is running according to plan.

So far seven lay participants, the support people for two of them, and one GP have been

interviewed. The interviews have been transcribed, and we have started analysing the transcripts.

An extension to this project has been granted and the final report is due June 2012.

Award: $29,333

Project title: The Use of Whiplash Guidelines in General Practice.

Chief Investigators: Dr Tracey Cheffins; Dr Sarah Larkins, Ms Robyn Preston

This mixed methods study aimed to answer the following research questions:

• nDo GPs currently use guidelines when managing whiplash

• nDoes the GPs’ decision-making about referral for radiology and allied health/specialist services

conform with guidelines

• nWhen given a new whiplash guideline to use, do GPs use it

• nHow useful do GPs find the Motor Accidents Authority (MAA) whiplash guideline

Six general practices from rural and urban north Queensland participated in the study that

consisted of four components:

1 Clinical Audits.

A clinical audit of the practice’s whiplash patients from the preceding 12 months, was

undertaken by the practice nurse (PN). The whiplash audit data included age of patient,

mechanism of injury, range of movement, use of X-Ray, use of pain scores, management advice

given, referrals made, number of GP visits, and time off work.

2 GP interviews.

A semi-structured interview explored the GPs’ usual management of whiplash, with particular

reference to the Motor Accident Authority (MAA) guideline components – use of X-Ray referral,

preferred management and follow-up, knowledge and use of specific guidelines, referral to

other providers, and information given to patients.

3 Dissemination of audit results and guidelines.

At a practice visit by the principal researcher, participating GPs were given the combined

practices’ audit results, along with the MAA Whiplash Guidelines – GP Summary, “Guidelines

for the Management of Acute Whiplash-Associated Disorders for Health Professionals” and

“Your Guide to Whiplash Recovery in the first 12 weeks after the accident” for patients.

4 Follow-up GP interviews.

GPs who undertook the initial interview were followed up three months after the practice

visit with a repeat telephone interview to ascertain changes in their clinical management of

whiplash, and their opinion of the overall utility of the guideline.

Results summary

In the audit the majority of whiplash injuries were sustained in a motor accident and half had

neck mobility recorded. Half were referred for a cervical spine x-ray and nearly half referred to a

physiotherapist. Only one GP was already aware of specific guidelines. In the second interview

nearly all GPs recalled the guidelines sufficiently to comment even though only three had seen

a whiplash case recently. Overall GPs rated the guidelines useful, very useful or extremely useful

(82.3%).

Conclusions

GPs saw few whiplash cases, and had very low awareness of the MAA guidelines at the start of

the study. However there was close alignment between the GPs self-reported practice and best

practice as outlined in the guideline. When given the guidelines, GPs were happy to use them and

stated that the management algorithm was the most useful section. More active dissemination of

guidelines to GPs is recommended.

Award: $29,664

CONROD/Royal Australasian College of Physicians Research Fellowship

Project Title: Including a rehabilitation core curriculum in Queensland Medical Schools

Chief Investigator: Dr Susan Graham

Rehabilitation Medicine (RM) is an interdisciplinary process which aims to optimise outcomes for

people with medical, physical, functional and trauma related problems. Including RM concepts in

Medical School Curriculum and educational resources will improve the ability of future doctors

to manage complex hospital and community situations. This project, which forms the first part

of a three part proposed research program, ascertained, via semi-structured interviews, that key

stakeholders within a large Queensland School of Medicine (SOM) agreed or strongly agreed

that a number of proposed rehabilitation medicine learning objectives (RMLOs) were relevant to

medical students, and that they were addressed conceptually, but not explicitly across a number

of disciplines at the SOM. Participants suggested a number of ways in which RMLO concepts

could be incorporated into SOM educational resources. Information obtained through this project

will be used as the basis for an implementation project, which will aim to incorporate appropriate

RM concepts into SOM resources.

The aims of this project were to ascertain:

1 The perceived relevance of proposed RMLOs and,

2 The extent to which the RMLOs are addressed in a SOM curriculum and educational resources.

Proposed RMLOs were developed, based on an Australian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine

(AFRM) Academic Sub-Committee consensus document. Ethics approval was obtained via the

relevant SOM ethics process. Participants included the SOM Head of MBBS, Year Heads, and a

number of discipline heads, course co-ordinators, other clinicians and academics. Via interview

based surveys, participants were asked to indicate the relevance of nine RMLOs and the extent to

which they are addressed in the SOM curriculum and educational resources. Free comments were

invited. The relevance and coverage of RMLOs was assessed via 5-point Likert Scales. Thematic

analysis was performed on participants comments. Interim data analysis was carried out after 10

interviews were completed. A further 10 interviews are planned.

For each RMLO, 90-100% of 0 participants agreed or strongly agreed they were relevant; 50-80%

stated that they were covered at the SOM; and 20-40% agreed or strongly agreed they were

effectively addressed. Themes included that (1) RMLOs re addressed conceptually but not explicitly

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RHD

STUDENTS

across a number of disciplines; (2) there is variable penetrance of RM related information, e.g.

via clinical attachments available to only some students or via non-mandatory lectures; (3) some

RMLO content is inappropriately worded, or (4) too specialised for medical students. Participants

also suggested methods of incorporating RMLO content into existing educational resources.

This information will be used as the basis for an RM educational resource implementation project

at the SOM, using methods suggested by participants. It is anticipated that this will include

production of an online voiceover PowerPoint accessible to all students, and using a case-based

learning strategy. Information provided through this resource will be assessed via items added to

end of attachment exams across a number of disciplines.

PHD Students

Name Supervisor Thesis title Date

Enrolled

Belinda Dow

UQ

Prof Justin

Kenardy UQ

The role of memory

in children’s

posttraumatic distress

following admission to

the Paediatric Intensive

Care Unit

Submission

Date

Full-time/

Part-Time

2007 2012 PhD

Clinical

Psychology

and

Clinical

Neuropsychology

Full time

Financial

Support

APA

Scholarship

Royal

Children’s

Hospital ‘Top-

Up’ Scholarship

Following negotiation with appropriate stakeholders, a similar methodology will be used to access

and incorporate RM educational resources at other Queensland ROMs.

A letter outlining the results of the project to date will be submitted.

Blair Bourke

UQ

A/Prof Michele

Sterling UQ

Psychological, social,

and sensory predictors

of a poor response to

total knee replacement

July 2011 2014 Full time APA

Scholarship

The key anticipated finding for this project was that a number of RMLOs would be covered at the

SOM and that identified gaps (i.e. RMLO content not addressed at the SOM) could be filled via

defined RM attachments or lectures. The use of a semi-structured interview methodology enabled

unexpected themes to develop – including that all the proposed RMLO concepts are covered to

come extent during the medical course, and that a cross-discipline approach to RM education and

assessment may be most appropriate.

Thank you to my project supervisor, A/Professor Diann Eley; and to the participants and informal

contacts at the anonymous target SOM.

Gail

Durbridge

UQ

Helena

Motlagh UQ

A/Prof Michele

Sterling UQ

A/Prof Michele

Sterling UQ

An assessment of the

cervical and shoulder

musculature using

imaging

Further exploration

of the underlying

physiological

pain processing

mechanisms in

Whiplash Associated

Disorders

July 2011 2012 Part time N/A

July 2011 2014 Full time UQ Research

Scholarship

The RACP-CONROD 2011 Fellowship will be used for stipend for the principal investigator until

August 2012. Further funding has been obtained (RACP-CONROD 2012 Fellowship) to enable

continuation of the project.

Award: $40,000

Ashley Smith

Calgary,

Canada

A/Prof Michele

Sterling UQ

A prospective study

of the time course

of effects of cervical

medial branch

radiofrequency

neurotomies on

sensory, motor and

psychological features

of whiplash

September

2007

2011 Part time

Remote

nil

Tze Siong

Singapore

A/Prof Michele

Sterling UQ

Whiplash in Singapore Feb 2010 2013 Full time

Remote

Singapore

Government

Douglas

Carey Curtin

University

A/Prof Michele

Sterling UQ

Accuracy of self-report

sleep position in

habitual environment

June 2010 2013 Part time nil

Nicolette Frey

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall

Griffith

University

Precarious

employment on career

development

January

2012

2015 Part-time APAI

Scholarship

funded from

ARC Active

Mind and Body

Courtney

Wright

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall

Griffith

University

April 2012 2015 Full-time Smart Futures

Funding

Letitia Del

Fabro

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall

Griffith

University

Dr Naomi

Sunderland

Griffith

University

Knowledge Translation

in policy and practice:

a Health Promotion

Study

2011 2014 Full time ARC APAI

Scholarship

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CONTINUED

Yael Berger

Michelle

Harris

Catherine

Collings

Kylie Rixon

Hayley Quinn

Carole

Rushton

Christine

Randall

Helen Bristed

Paul Harris

Dr Jennifer

Whitty GU

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall GU

Michelle

MacIntyre

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall

Griffith

University

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall

Griffith

University

Dr Heidi

Muenchberger

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall

Griffith

University

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall

Griffith

University

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall

Griffith

University

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall

(Associate)

Griffith

University

Prof Nicholas

Buys Griffith

University

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall

(Associate)

Griffith

University

Dr Naomi

Sunderland

GU Prof

Elizabeth

Kendall GU

Prof Paul

Scuffham GU

Preferences in

Healthcare

A/Prof. Heidi

Muenchberger

GU Prof

Elizabeth

Kendall GU

Decision making

amongst CTP

claimants: Self

representation, risk

appraisal and choice

in situations of

uncertainty.

Essential elements

in quality service

provision to vulnerable

populations: rhetoric

into practice for direct

workers.

Dual-diagnosis: Brain

injury and mental

illness

A longitudinal study

of recovery from

traumatic injury: the

role of health care

environments and selfcare

behaviour

An Analysis of the

Opportunities and

Challenges Within a

New Accommodation

Service for Younger

People With Chronic

and Complex Health

Care Needs

The design and coconstruction

of a

community-based

health coalition

Workplace stress

within the QPS

Transport as a social

determinant of health

2011 2014 Full time International

Scholarship

2010 2013 Full time Industry

Scholarship

2011 2014

Withdrawn

Full time

2006 2011 Full-time

and Part

time

N/A

Unfunded/

employed

2009 2011 Full time Clinical PhD /

employed

2008 2011 Full time ARC APAI

Scholarship

2005 2011 Full time Unfunded/

employed

2011 2014 Full time GU Scholarship

2011 2014 Full time ARC APAI

Scholarship

New Generation

Housing

2011 2014 Full time GU Scholarship

Rachel Krinks

Ori Gudes

David Rowell

(ACERH)

Douglas

Fletcher

ACERH

Natalie

Spearing

(ACERH)

Binh Vu

Griffith

University

MPthy

Christine

Smith (Curtin

University of

Technology,

WA)

Kauthar

Al Busaidi

(Curtin

University of

Technology,

WA)

MPhil

Andrew

Stone UQ

Edwin Lim

UQ

Becky Saul

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall GU

Prof Paul

Scuffham GU

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall

Griffith

University

Prof Luke

Connelly UQ

Prof Luke

Connelly UQ

Prof Luke

Connelly UQ

Prof. Tom

Nguyen

(principal

supervisor)

Prof Christine

Smith (cosupervisor)

Dr

Son Nghiem

UQ (external

supervisor)

Prof Nick

Bellamy

(Associate)

Prof Nick

Bellamy

(Associate)

A/Prof Michele

Sterling UQ

A/Prof Michele

Sterling UQ

Prof Justin

Kenardy UQ

Consumer Juries in

Citizen Engagement

A framework for

developing community

based online health

decision support

systems: the case of

Logan-Beaudesert,

Queensland, Australia

An analysis of the

motor accident

insurance market in

Queensland

Essays on Principal-

Agent Problems and

Moral Haza

A comparison of

personal injury motor

vehicle insurance

schemes in Australia

and their impact on

health outcomes

Regional income

disparities and centrallocal

governments

financial relation in

Vietnam

The development

of the Breast

Lymphoedema

Severity Symptom

Questionnaire (BLYSS)

The prevalence of

urinary incontinence

among Oman woman:

A pilot study

The evidence

for central

hyperexcitability in

chronic whiplash

associated disorder

and observable

changes in brain

function

Lateral epicondylalgia

and its management:

Are central

mechanisms involved

Preparation for

Hospital Admission

2011 2014 ARC APAI

Scholarship

2009 2011

Submitted

2007 2011

Submitted

Conferred

20/01/12

2011 February

2014

2008 2011

Submitted

Full time

Full time

Full time

Full time

International

Scholarship

ACERH UQ

Scholarship

Australian

Postgraduate

Award

Joint ACERH-

CCRE Spine

Scholarship

2008 March 2012 Full time Vietnamese

Government

Scholarship

2007 2012 Full-time

2007 2012 Full-time

2008 2012 Full time Nil

2009 2011 Full time Singapore

Government

Scholarship

2007 2011

Submitted

Full time

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RHD STUDENTS

CONTINUED

INTERNATIONAL

VISITORS

Richard

Wenham

Shuhui

Huang UQ

Rian Dob UQ

Cynan Lewis

UQ

Rachel Dunne

UQ

A/Prof Michele

Sterling UQ

Prof Justin

Kenardy UQ

Prof Justin

Kenardy UQ

A/Prof

Michele

Sterling UQ

Prof Justin

Kenardy A/

Prof Michele

Sterling

(Associate) UQ

The effect of

2011 Full time N/A

exercise on central

hyperexcitability in

chronic whiplash

Completed PhD 2011

Parents and Child’s

functioning following

admission into

Pediatric Intensive

Care Unit

Effects of premorbid

factors and emotional

reactions on cognitive

outcome following

paediatric traumatic

brain injury

Strain-counterstrain

techniques for low

back pain

PTSD and pain

sensitivity in Whiplash

2009 2011

Submitted

2004 Awarded

November

2011

Awarded

March 2011

Awarded

February

2011

Full time

Full time

Part time

Remote

nil

UQ

Postgraduate

Scholarship

NHMRC Top-up

Scholarship

nil

Title First Name Last Name Appointment Place and

Name of

Institution

Prof Nancy Kassam-

Adams

Ms Mette Lundsby

Jensen

Mr Eskild Klausen

Fredslund

N/A

UQ

Occupational

Trainee Place

PhD Student

UQ

Occupational

Trainee Place

University of

Pennsylvania,

Philadelphia

The Danish

Institute for

Health Services

Research

The Danish

Institute for

Health Services

Research

Reason for

Visit

Training and

research

collaboration

(NIH Grant)

Collaboration

on PhD Project

Provide

assistance

with analysis

of HILDA data

in order to

verify/reject

the existence

of health state

dependent

utility

Duration

Dates

5 days 19-23 April

2012

8.5 months 3 October

2011-18

May 2012

6 months 1 August

2011 – 28

January

2012

Steve Kamper

University of

Sydney

A/Prof Michele

Sterling

(Associate) UQ

Prediction of outcome

following whiplash

injury

Awarded

March 2011

Full time

NHMRC PhD

Scholarship

Melissa

Kaltner

Prof Justin

Kenardy UQ

Abuse related

Traumatic Brain Injury

2009 2011 Full time Nil

Alexandra De

Young UQ

Prof Justin

Kenardy UQ

Investigation of

the Impact of

Paediatric Burns on

Young Children and

Parent's Psychosocial

Adjustment

2006 Awarded

April 2011

Full time

Clinical

Psychology

PhD

student

Royal

Children’s

Hospital

Foundation

Postgraduate

Scholarship

Australian

Postgraduate

Award

Carolyn

Ehrlich

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall

Griffith

University

Implementing Care

Coordination in

General Practice:

Embedding New

Models

2008 Awarded

July 2011

Full-time

ARC APAI

Scholarship

Completed Honours 2011

Samuel

Maxwell

A/Prof Michele

Sterling UQ

Developing clinically

tools to measure

pressure and cold pain

threshold

2011 Graduated

1st Class

Honours

Full time

N/A

Courtney

Wright

Dr Heidi

Muenchberger

Griffith

University

New Generation

Housing: supportive

living environments for

adults with complex

and chronic health

conditions

2011 Submitted Full-time

Ellen

Cumberland

Prof Elizabeth

Kendall

Griffith

University

International trained

medical graduates in

Australia

2011 2012 Full time N/A

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PUBLICATIONS AND

PRESENTATIONS

Books

Kenardy, J., De Young, A., Le Brocque, R., and March,

S. (2011) Childhood Trauma Reactions: A Guide for the

Teachers from Preschool to Year 12. Produced for the

Queensland Government Natural Disaster Response 2011.

Muenchberger, H., Kendall, E. (in press). Traumatic

Brain Injury: Systems of support for healing and health.

Westport, CT: Praeger Publication. Accepted January 15th

2011.

Sterling, M. and Kenardy, J. (eds.) (2011) Whiplash:

Evidence Base for Clinical Practice. Elsevier Australia.

Sterling, M. Pain, Whiplash Disorder and Traffic Safety: A

Biobehavioural Approach (2011). In: Pain and Palliative

Care Across the Life Course. Ed: Moore, R. Springer.

Chapters in Books

Bellamy N. (2011). Principles of outcome assessment. In:

Rheumatology, 5th Edition. Ed: Hochberg MC. Elsevier Ltd,

London. 2011, Vol 1, pp. 11-21.

Buitenhuis J, de Jong P, Jaspers J and Kenardy J. (2011)

Psychological aspects of whiplash associated disorders. In

Whiplash: Evidence Base for Clinical Practice. Eds. Sterling

M and Kenardy J. Elsevier Australia.

Gudes, O., Kendall, E., Yigitcanlar, T., Han, J.H., Pathak, V.

Developing a Competitive City through Health Decision-

Making. In City Competitiveness and Improving Urban

Subsystems: Technologies and Applications. Ed. Bulu, M.

Information Science Reference, IGA Global, USA.

Connelly, L.B. and Spearing, N. (2011) Compensation and

Health Outcomes. In Whiplash: Evidence Base for Clinical

Practice. Eds. Sterling M and Kenardy J. Elsevier Australia.

Curatolo M and Sterling M. (2011) Pain-processing

mechanisms in whiplash associated disorders. In Whiplash:

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Kenardy J. Elsevier Australia.

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competitive city through healthy decision-making. In

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Technologies and Applications. IGI Global.

March, S., De Young, A., Murray, B. and Kenardy, J.

(in press). Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress in Children

and Adolescents. In J.G. Beck and D. Sloane (Eds.) The

xford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders. Oxford

University Press.

Muenchberger, H. (in press). Structures of accommodation

and home care. In Muenchberger, H., Kendall, E. (Eds.).

Traumatic Brain Injury: Systems of support for healing

and health. Westport, CT: Praeger Publication. Accepted

January 15th 2011.

McGrath, P. (2011) ‘Psycho-social consequences of

corticosteroid use in haematology: Insights from an

Australian research program’. In ‘Corticosteroids:

Pharmacology, Clinical Uses and Adverse Effects’, Nadya

Gotsiridze-Columbus (Ed.), Nova Science. Accepted 2nd

June 2011.

Slaughter, V., Heron-Delaney, M., & Christie, T. (in press).

Becoming a body expert. In V. Slaughter & C. Brownell

(Eds.) Early Development of Body Representations.

Cambridge University Press; Cambridge Studies in

Cognitive and Perceptual Development.

Sterling and Kenardy (2011) Future directions. In Whiplash:

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Kenardy J. Elsevier Australia.

Sterling M and Kenardy J. (2011) Primary care

management of acute whiplash injury. In Whiplash:

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Kenardy J. Elsevier Australia.

Sterling M and Kenardy J. (2011) Introduction. In Whiplash:

Evidence Base for Clinical Practice. Eds. Sterling M and

Kenardy J. Elsevier Australia.

Sterling M. (2011) Prognostic indicators of non-recovery

following whiplash injury. In Whiplash: Evidence Base for

Clinical Practice. Eds. Sterling M and Kenardy J.

Elsevier Australia.

Sterling M. (2011). Clinical presentation of whiplash

associated disorders. In Whiplash: Evidence Base for

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Elsevier Australia.

Sterling M. (2011) Whiplash Associated Disorders. In Neck

and Arm Pain Syndromes. Eds de las Peñas, CF., Cleland, J.,

ad Huijbregts P. Churchill Livingstone Elsevier.

Sterling, M, Rebbeck T and Kenardy J. (2011) Case

descriptions. In Whiplash: Evidence Base for Clinical

Practice. Eds. Sterling M and Kenardy J. Elsevier Australia.

Sterling, M., and Vicenzino, B. (2011) Pain and sensory

system impairments that may be amenable to MWM. In:

Mobilisation with Movement: Evidence in Practice. Eds.

Vicenzino, B., Hing, W., Hall, T. Churchill Livingstone.

Journal Articles

Abetz, L, Savage, N., and Kenardy, J. (2011) Changes in the

Oral Cavity May Reflect Psychological Disorders in Some

Patients. Journal of Investigative and Clinical Dentistry.

2011;2(2):128-134.

Anderson, R.A., Spence, S.H., Donovan, C.L., March,

S., Prosser, S., & Kenardy, J. (in press). Working Alliance

in Online Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

in Youth: Comparison with Clinic Delivery and its

Role in Prediction of Outcome. Journal of Medical

Internet Research.

Anderson, V.A., Eren, S., Dob, R., Le Brocque, R., Iselin,

G., Davern, T., McKinlay, L., and Kenardy, J. (2011)

Early attentional impairment and recovery profiles after

childhood traumatic brain injury. Journal of Head Trauma

Rehabilitation. Doi: 10.1097/HTR.Ob013e31821a9d2b

Anderson, V.A., Eren, S., Dob, R., Le Brocque, R., Iselin, G.,

Davern, T., McKinlay, L., & Kenardy, J. (in press) Adaptive

ability, behavior and quality of life pre- and post-traumatic

brain injury in childhood. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Barnett, L., Kendall, E. (2011). Culturally Appropriate

Methods for Enhancing the Participation of Aboriginal

Australians in Health Promoting Programs. Health

Promotion Journal of Australia, 22(1), 27-32.

Bellamy, N, Wilson C, Hendrikz J. (2011) Population-

Based Normative Values for the Western Ontario and

McMaster (WOMAC) Osteoarthritis Index: Part 1. 2011.

Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism. 2011 doi:10.1016/j.

semarthrit.2011.03.002

Bellamy, N, Wilson C, Hendrikz J. (2011) Population-

Based Normative Values for the Australian/Canadian

(AUSCAN) Hand Osteoarthritis Index: Part 2. Seminars

in Arthritis and Rheumatism 2011. 2011 doi:10.1016/j.

semarthrit.2011.03.003

Moon KW, Lee S, Kim JH, Song R, Lee EY, Song YW,

Bellamy N and Lee EB (2011). Cross-cultural adaptation,

validation and responsiveness of the Korean version of the

AUSCAN Osteoarthritis Index. Rheumatology International.

2011. DOI 10.1007/s00296-011-2227-x.

Borrow, S., Munns, A., and Henderson, S. (2011)

Community-based child health nurses: An exploration of

current practice. Contemporary Nurse, 2011:40(1):57-73.

Brand, S.R., Schechter,J.C., Hammen, C.L., Le Brocque,

R., and Brennan, P.A. (2011) Do adolescent offspring of

women with PTSD experience higher levels of chronic and

episodic stress Journal of Traumatic Stress, 2011.| DOI:

10.1002/jts.20652.

Carroll, L.J., Connelly, L.B., Spearing, N.M., Cote, P.

and Kenardy, J. (2011) Complexities in Understanding

the Role of Compensation-Related Factors On

Recovery from Whiplash-Associated Disorders. Spine

2011;36(25S):S316-S321.

Chenoweth, L., Robinson, S. (2011). Preventing abuse in

accommodation services: From procedural response to

protective cultures. Journal of Intellectual Disabilities, 15

(1), 63-74.

Cooper, C., Reginster, J-Y., Chapurlat, R., Christiansen, C.,

Genant, H., Bellamy, N., Bensen, W., Navarro, F., Badrurski,

J., Nasonov, E., Chevalier, X., Sambrook, P.N. Efficacy and

safety of oral strontium ranelate for the treatment of knee

osteoarthritis: rationale and design of randomized, doubleblind,

placebo-controlled trial. Curr Med Res Opin 2011.

(Accepted December 2011).

De Young, A. C., Kenardy, J. A., and Cobham, V. E.

(2011). Diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder in

preschool children. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent

Psychology, 40 (3), 375-384.

De Young, A. C., Kenardy, J. A., Cobham, V. E., and

Kimble, R. M. (2011). Prevalence, comorbidity and course

of trauma reactions in young burn injured children. Journal

of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. doi:10.1111/j.1469-

7610.2011.0231.x

De Young, A. C., Kenardy, J., and Cobham, V. (2011).

Trauma in early childhood: A neglected population. Clinical

Child and Family Psychology Review. doi 10.1007/s10567-

011-0094-3. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0021194.

Dunne, R.L, Kenardy, J., & Sterling, M. (2011). A

randomised controlled trial of cognitive behavioural

therapy for the treatment of PTSD in the context of chronic

Whiplash. Clinical Journal of Pain 2011. PMID: 22209798.

Online 29 December 2011.

Dworkin RH, Turk DC, Peirce-Sandner S, Burke LB, Farrar

JT, Gilron I, Jensen M, Katz NP, Raja S, Rappaport BA,

Rowbotham MC, Backonja M, Baron R, Bellamy N et al.

Considerations for improving assay sensitivity in chronic

pain clinical trials: IMMPACT recommendations. Pain 2011

(In Press).

Ehrlich, C., Kendall, E., Muenchberger, H. (2011) Practicebased

chronic condition care coordination: challenges

and opportunities. Australian Journal of Primary Health,

2011;17:1-7.

Elliott, J.M., Pedler, A.R., Cowin, G., Sterling, M., and

McMahon, K. (2011) Spinal cord metabolism and

muscle water diffusion in whiplash. Spinal Cord (2011)

doi:10.1038/sc.2011.17.

Elliott, J., Pedler, A., Kenardy, J., Galloway, G., Jull, G.,

Sterling, M. (2011) The temporal development of fatty

infiltrates in the neck muscles following whiplash injury: an

association with pain and posttraumatic stress. PLoS ONE;

2011:6(6):e21194.

Gargett, SA, Connelly, LB and Nghiem S (2011) ‘Are we

there yet Australian road safety targets and road traffic

crash fatalities. BMC Public Health. 2011;11:270.

Gyrd-Hansen D, Kjær T. (2011) Disentangling WTP per

QALY data: different analytical approaches, different

answers. Health Economics. Published online in Wiley

Online Library (wileyonlinelibrary.com). DOI: 10.1002/

hec.1709

Haastrup LH, van den Berg B, Gyrd-Hansen D, 2011. Do

informal caregivers in mental illness feel more burdened

A comparative study of mental versus somatic illnesses.

Scandinavian Journal of Public Health; 0: 1–10.

Hammen, C., Brennan, P., Le Brocque, R. (2011) Youth

depression and early childrearing: Stress generation and

intergenerational transmission of depression. Journal of

Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 2011 Jun;79(3):353-63.

Han, X. Geffen S., Browning, M., Kenardy. J. & Geffen, G.

(in press) Outcome evaluation of a multidisciplinary pain

management program comparing group with individual

change measures. Clinical Psychologist.

Henderson, S., Kendall, E. (2011). Culturally and

Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Peoples’ Knowledge of

Accessibility and Utilisation of Health Services: Exploring

the Need for Improvement in Health Service Delivery.

Australian Journal of Primary Health. 2011;17(2):195-201.

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Henderson, S., Kendall, E. (2011). The effectiveness of

culturally appropriate interventions to manage or prevent

chronic disease in culturally and linguistically Diverse

(CALD) communities: A systematic literature review. Health

and Social Care in the Community. 2011;19(3):225–249.

Henderson, S. and Kendall, E. “Community navigators”:

making a difference by promoting health in culturally

and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities in Logan,

Queensland. Australian Journal of Primary Health: doi.

org/10.1071/PY11053.

Heron-Delaney, M., Anzures, G., Herbert, J. S., Quinn, P. C.,

Slater, A. M., Tanaka, J. W., Lee, K., and Pascalis, O. (2011).

Perceptual training prevents the emergence of the Other

Race Effect during infancy. PLoS ONE, 6, e19858.

Heron-Delaney, M., Wirth, S., and Pascalis, O. (2011).

Infants’ knowledge of their own species. Philosophical

Transactions of the Royal Society of London: Series B,

Biological Sciences, 366, 1753-1763.

Hohmann E, Tetsworth K, Bryant A. (2011) Physiotherapyguided

versus home-based, unsupervised rehabilitation

in isolated anterior cruciate injuries following surgical

reconstruction. Knee Surg Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2011

Jul;19(7):1158-67.

Hohmann, E., Bryant, A., Tetsworth K. (2011) A

comparison between imageless navigated and manual

freehand technique acetabular cup placement in total

hip arthroplasty. J Arthroplasty (2011). doi:10.1016/j.

arth.2010.11.009.

Irie, F., Le Brocque, R., Kenardy, J., Bellamy, N., Tetsworth,

K., and Pollard C. Epidemiology of traumatic epidural

hematoma in young age. The Journal of Trauma®

Injury, Infection and Critical Care 2011. DOI: 10.1097/

TA.0b013e3182032c9a.

Jackson, T., Nghiem, H.S., Rowell, D., Jorm, C. and J.

Wakefield (2011 ), Marginal costs of hospital acquired

diagnoses: information for priority setting for patient safety

programs and research. Journal of Health Services Research

and Policy, 16(3), pp.141-146.

Jull, G. Soderlund, A., Stemper, B., Kenardy, J., Gross, A.,

Cote, P., Treleaven, J., Bogduk, N., Curatolo, M. (2011)

Towards Optimal Early Management After Whiplash

Injury to Lessen the Rate of Transition to Chronicity. Spine

2011;36(25S):S335-S342.

Jull, G., Sterling, M., Curatolo, M., Carroll, L., and

Hodges, P. Editorial. Toward lessening the rate of

transition of acute whiplash to a chronic disorder. Spine

2011;36(25S):S173-S174.

Kamper, S.J., Maher, C.G., Hush, J.M., Pedler, a., Sterling,

M. (2011) Relationship between pressure pain thresholds

and pain ratings in patients with whiplash-associated

disorders. Clinical Journal of Pain 2011:

Kamper, S.J., Maher, C.G., Menezes Costa, L. da C.,

McAuley, J.H., Hugh, J.M., and Sterling, M. Does fear of

movement mediate the relationship between pain intensity

and disability in patients following whiplash injury

A prospective longitudinal study. Pain. Doi:10.1016/j.

pain.2011.09.023.

Kenardy, J, and Dunne, R. Traumatic Stress and Traumatic

Injury. Spine 2011;36(25S):S233-S237.

Kenardy, J., Le Brocque, R., Anderson, V, Hendrikz, J,

Iselin, G., and McKinlay L. (2011) Impact of Posttraumatic

Stress Disorder and Injury Severity on Recovery in Children

with Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Clinical Child and

Adolescent Psychology 2011; (In Press)

Kendall, E. (2011). Recovery from disaster through

collective local action. The Health Advocate, 8, 16-17.

(invited contribution)

Kendall, E., Del Fabbro, L., Ehrlich, C., Rixon, K. (2011).

Rebuilding community: considerations for policy makers in

the wake of the 2011 Queensland Floods [Commentary].

Australian Health Review. 2011;35:520-522.

Kendall, E., Ehrlich, C., Sunderland, N., Muenchberger, H.,

Rushton, C. (2011). Self-managing versus self-management:

reinvigorating the socio-political dimensions of selfmanagement.

Special Issue – Chronic Illness. 7 (1), 87-98.

Kendall, E., Sunderland, N. (2011). Beyond the Rhetoric

of Participatory Research in Indigenous Communities:

Advances in Australia over the Last Decade. Qualitative

Health Research. 2011:DOI:10.1177/1049732311418124.

Kendall, E., Muenchberger, H., Sunderland, N., Harris, M.,

Cowan, D., Lowry, S. Collaborative capacity building in

complex community-based health partnerships: A model

for translating knowledge into action. J Public Health

Management Practice, 2011 PHH200404, October 18 2011.

Khanam, R., Nghiem, H.S. and M. Rahman (2011). The

impact of childhood malnutrition on schooling: evidence from

Bangladesh. Journal of Biosocial Science, 43(4), pp. 437-451.

Kimble, R.M., Dallow, N., Franklin, R., Wallis, B.

Editorial. Dog bites in Australian children. 2011 MJA

:195(11/12):635-636

Kisely, S., Kendall, E. (2011). Critically appraising qualitative

research: A guide for clinicians more familiar with

quantitative techniques. Australasian Psychiatry. Accepted

11th November 2010. IF 0.657.

Kuipers, P., Kendall, M., Amsters, D., Pershouse, K.,

Schuurs, S. (2011). Descriptions of community by people

with spinal cord injuries: concepts to inform community

integration and community rehabilitation. International

Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 34(2), 167-174. DOI:

10.1097/MRR.0b013e3283460e39.

Lewis, C., Souvlis, T., Sterling, M. (2011) Straincounterstrain

therapy combined with exercise is not more

effective than exercise alone on pan and disability in people

with acute low back pain: a randomised trial. Journal of

Physiotherapy 2011;57(2):91-98.

Lim, E.C.W., Sterling, M., Stone, A., Vicenzino, B. (2011)

Central hyperexcitability as measured with nociceptive

flexor reflex threshold in chronic musculoskeletal

pain: A systematic review. Pain 2011. Doi:10.1016/j.

pain.2011.03.033.

McGrath P., Patton MA, (2011) ‘But you didn’t tell me

this’: Australian findings on the information needs of

haematology patients undergoing steroid treatment. Hong

Kong Nursing Journal, In Press.

McGrath P., Wong A., Holewa H. (2011) Canadian and

Australian licensing policies for International Medical

Graduates: A web-based comparison. Education for

Health, 2011;24(1):1-13.

McGrath, P. and Holewa, H. (2011) Reconceptualising

Relocation for Specialist Treatment: Insights from New

Zealand. Supportive Care in Cancer, 2011. DOI 10.1007/

s00520-011-1102-3.

McGrath, P.D., Henderson, D., Tamargo, J., Holewa,

H.A. “All these allied health professionals and you’re not

really sure when you use them”: insights from Australian

international medical graduates on working with allied

health. Australian Health Review 2011;10.1071/AHI0949.

McGrath, P., Holewa, H., Etcheverry, P. Surviving the crisis

of relocation for specialist treatment in haematology:

Insights from New Zealand. Illness, Crisis and Loss

2011;(3):233-247.

McGrath, P., Holewa, H., Munro A. Government funded

travel and accommodation assistance: Learning from

inter-country research. Journal of Rural and Tropical Public

Health, 2011;10:87-94.

Moon, K.W., Lee, S., Kim, J.H., Song, R., Lee, E.Y., Song,

Y.W., Bellamy, N., and Lee, E.B. Cross-cultural adaptation,

validation and responsiveness of the Korean version of the

AUSCAN Osteoarthritis Index. Rheumatology International

2011. DOI:10.1007/s00296-011-2227-x.

Mørkbak M, Christensen T, Gyrd-Hansen D, 2011 Context

dependence and consumer acceptance of risk reducing

strategies – a choice experiment involving Salmonella risk

in pork. Food Research International. Published on-line.

Early view.

Muenchberger, H., Kendall, E., Kennedy, A. (2011). Living

with brain injury in the community: Outcomes from a

community-based self-management support (CB-SMS)

program in Australia STEPS Quantitative Outcomes. Brain

Injury. 25 (1), 23-34. IF 1.533

Muenchberger, H., Kendall, E and Collings, C. Beyond

crisis care in brain injury rehabilitation in Australia: A

conversation worth having. Journal of Primary Care and

Community Health, 2011;2(1):60-64.

Muenchberger, H., Kendall, E., Rushton, C. (2011). Pressure

to perform: A content analysis of critical considerations in

health coalition development. Leadership in Health Services

Research. Accepted 8th October, 2010. IF 0.289.

Nadrian H, Moghimi N, Nadrian E, Moradzadeh R,

Bahmanpour K, Iranpour A, Bellamy N. Validity and

Reliability of the Persian versions of WOMAC Osteoarthritis

Index and Lequesne Algofunctional Index. 2011 (Submitted).

Nghiem, S., T. Coelli and S. Barber (2011). Sources of

Productivity Growth in Health Services: A Case Study of

Queensland Public Hospitals. Economic Analysis and Policy,

41(1), 37–48.

Pedersen LB, Kjær T, Gyrd-Hansen D. The influence

of information and private versus public provision on

preferences for prostate cancer in Denmark: a willingnessto-pay

study. Health Policy, Volume 101, Issue 3, August

2011, Pages 277-289.

Pedler, A. And Sterling, M. (2011) Assessing fear-avoidance

beliefs in patients with whiplash-associated disorders: A

comparison of 2 measures. Clinical Journal of Pain 2011;

Jul-Aug;27(6):502-7.

Rowell D and Connelly LB, “A History of the Term ‘Moral

Hazard’ “. Journal of Risk and Insurance (accepted May 2011).

Rowell D and Jackson TJ, “Additional costs of inpatient

malnutrition, Victoria, Australia, 2003-04”, European

Journal of Health Economics (in press)

Rowell, D., Connelly, L.B., Webber, J., Tippett, V., Thiele,

D. & Schuetz, M., (2011) What are the True Costs of

Major Trauma Journal of Trauma, Injury, Infection

and Critical Care, 70(5): 1086-1095. doi:10.1097/

TA.0b013e3181ed4d29

Rushton, C., and Kendall, E. (2011). Can health

partnerships re-orientate health care toward prevention

Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

Accepted 28th April 2011. IF 1.349.

Scott A and Connelly LB, “Financial Incentives and

the Health Workforce”, Australian Health Review,

2011;35(3):273-277.

Slaughter, V. and Heron-Delaney, M. (2011). When do

infants expect hands to be connected to a person Journal

of Experimental Child Psychology, 108, 220-227.

Spearing, N.M., Connelly, L.B. Response to Cassidy et al.

Injury 2011;42(4):429-430.

Spearing, N.M. and Connelly, L.B. Is compensation “bad

for health” a systematic meta-review. Injury J. Care

Injured 2011;42:15-24.

Spearing, N.M. and Connelly, L.B. Whiplash and the

compensation hypothesis. Spine 2011;36(S25);S303-S308.

Spearing, N.M., Connelly, L.B., Gargett, S., and Sterling,

M., “Systematic review: Is compensation associated with

worse health outcomes after whiplash”, submitted to BMJ,

June 2011.

Spence, S.H., Donovan, C.L., March, S., Gamble, A.,

Anderson, R., Prosser, S., Kercher, A., and Kenardy, J. A

randomized controlled trial of online versus clinic-based

CBT for adolescent anxiety. Journal of Consulting and

Clinical Psychology. Doi:10.1037/a0024512.

Sterling, M., Hendrikz, J. and Kenardy, J. (2011) Similar factors

predict disability and posttraumatic stress disorder trajectories

after whiplash injury. Pain 2011;152:1272-1278.

Sterling, M. Pressure Algometry – What does it really tell

us. Guest Editorial, JOSPT, 2011;41(9):623-624.

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Sterling, M., McLean, S.A. Sullivan, M.J.L. et al.

Potential processes involved in the initiation and

maintenance of whiplash-associated disorders. Spine

2011;36(S25):S322-S329.

Sterling, M. (2011) Whiplash associated disorder:

musculoskeletal pain and related clinical findings. Journal

of Manual and Manipulative Therapy 2011;19(4):194-200.

Sterling, M., Carroll, L.J., Kasch, H., et al. (2011) Prognosis

after whiplash injury. Spine 2011;36(S25):S330-S334.

Sterling, M. Does knowledge of predictors of recovery and

nonrecovery assist outcomes after whiplash injury. Spine

2011;36(25S):S257-S262.

Sunderland, N., Lamont, M., Graham, L., Bristed, H. et al.

Health Promotion Program – Scholar Program. Queensland

Health and Griffith University. 2011.

Abstracts

Bellamy, N., Hendrikz, J., and Wilson, C. Osteoarthritis

Modular Measurement System (02MS): Validity and

responsiveness of Module 4 (Patient Global Assessment).

Ann Rheum Dis 2011;70(Suppl3):391.

Bellamy, N., Hendrikz, J., and Wilson, C. Comparison of

transformed analogue and native numerical rating scaled

patient responses to the WOMAC Index. Internal Medicine

Journal 2011;41(Suppl s1):23.

Review Article

Drossman, D.A., Chang, L., Bellamy, N., Gallo-Torres, H.E.,

Lebo, A., Mearin, F., Norton, N.J., Whorwell, P. (2011)

Severity in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Rome Working

Team Report. The American Journal of Gastroenterology,

2011; 106:1749–1759

QTR Reports

Dallow N, Lang J, Harvey K, Pollard C, Tetsworth K, Bellamy

N. Queensland Trauma Registry: Description of serious

injury throughout Queensland 2009. Herston: Centre

of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation

Medicine, 2011.

Presentations

Beadle, E., Kenardy, J., Wegener, S., Swain, M. and Attwood,

T. (July 2011) Can Children With An Acquired Brain Injury

Improve Their Ability Control Their Anger Examining The

Effectiveness Of A Group Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Program With Children With An Acquired Brain Injury – A

Pilot Study. Pacific Rim Congress Of The International

Neuropsychological Society, Auckland, NZ. July 2011.

Bellamy, N. Responding to Reviewer’s Comments. AFRM/

ANZCoS Conference, Brisbane, 15 September, 2011.

Butler, J.R.G. and Connelly, L.B. (2011) Overinsurance,

University of Zürich Department of Economics, Microeconomic

PhD Seminar, Zürich, 12 October 2011. (Invited)

Sunderland, N. Muenchberger, H. Outside the cage.

Journal of Ethnography. (Accepted with changes) IF 0.63

White, K. M., Terry, D. J., Troup, C., Rempel, L., Norman, P.,

Mummery, K., Posner, N., Riley, M., and Kenardy, J. (2011).

An extended theory of planned behavior intervention to

promote physical activity and healthy eating among older

adults diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular

disease. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. 2011.

Online 20 December 2011. PMID: 22190336

Wright ORL, Connelly LB, Capra S and Hendrikz J,

“Determinants of Foodservice Satisfaction for Patients in

Geriatrics/Rehabilitation and Residents in Residential Aged

Care”, Health Expectations (Accepted 13 June 2011).

Videos

Kenardy, J. (Writer/Presenter). (2011). Disaster Recovery:

Children and Families [Motion picture]. Vodcast retrieved

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Kenardy, J. (Writer/Presenter). (2011). Trauma Recovery

in infants and young children : Answers for Educators

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Connelly, L. An Evaluation of the Australian Captioned

Telephone Trial. ACERH Research Report No 12, September

2011.

Industry Reports

Kendall, E., Muenchberger, H., Berger, Y. Experiences of

Compulsory Third Party (CTP) claimants in Queensland:

Final Report. Motor Accident Insurance Commission and

Griffith University. 2011.

Kendall, E., Muenchberger, H., Sunderland, N. Logan-

Beaudesert Place-Based Initiative: Coalition Development.

Queensland Health and Griffith University. 2011.

Bellamy, N., Hendrikz, J., and Wilson, C. Observations on

Module 4 (Patient Global Assessment) of the Osteoarthritis

Modular Measurement System (02MS). Internal Medicine

Journal 2011;41(Suppl s1):23.

Beadle, E., Kenardy, J., Wegener, S., Swain, M. and

Attwood, T. (2011) Can Children With An Acquired Brain

Injury Improve Their Ability Control Their Anger Examining

The Effectiveness Of A Group Cognitive Behavioural

Therapy Program With Children With An Acquired Brain

Injury – A Pilot Study. Brain Impairment, 20 (Suppl): 35.

Charlton, E., Kenardy, J., Hendrikz, J., Anderson, V., Le

Brocque, R. and McKinlay, L. (2011) The Impact Of TBI

Severity On Children’s Health Related Quality Of Life. Brain

Impairment, 20 (Suppl): 35.

Eren, S., Anderson, V. , Catroppa, C and Kenardy, J.

(July 2011) Development Of Experimental Measures Of

PTSD – Pilot In Healthy Children And Case Study Analysis

In Children With And Without PTSD After TBI. Brain

Impairment, 20 (Suppl): 35.

Kenardy, J., Charlton, E., Hendrikz, J., Anderson, V., Le

Brocque, R., and McKinlay, L. TBI Severity And Post-

Traumatic Stress Symptoms In Children: The Impact Of Pre

And Post-Injury Variables. Brain Impairment, 20 (Suppl): 47.

Lang J, Pollard C, Harvey K and Bellamy N. The Decrease

In The Queensland Road Toll Between 2009 And 2010 Is

Associated With A Decrease In The Number Of Hospital

Admissions For Serious Injury. 2011 (In Press).

Olsson, K., Kenardy, J., Iselin, G., Le Brocque, R., Anderson,

V., Hendrikz, J., and McKinlay, L. Impact of Post-Traumatic

Stress and Injury Severity on the Recovery of Children’s

Health Related Quality of Life Following TBI. Brain

Impairment, 20 (Suppl): 35.

Reginster JY, Chapurlat R, Christiansen C, Genant H,

Bellamy N, Bensen W, Navarro F, Badurski J, Nasonov E,

Chevalier X, Sambrook PN and Cooper C. Efficacy and

safety of strontium ranelate for the treatment of knee

osteoarthritis: Rationale and design of a randomised,

double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. International

Osteoporosis Foundation Congress. Dubai 2011 (In Press).

Dallow N, Lang J, Harvey K, Pollard C, Tetsworth K, Bellamy

N. Queensland Trauma Registry: Description of serious

injury throughout Queensland 2010. Herston: Centre

of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation

Medicine, 2011.

Queensland Trauma Registry Review Articles

Pollard, C., Bellamy, N., Harvey, K. 16,691 people treated

for serious injury in Queensland in 2009. January 2011.

Pollard, C., Bellamy, N., Harvey, K. 1,093 people treated for

injury caused by a penetrating mechanism in Queensland

in 2009. February 2011.

Pollard, C., Bellamy, N., Harvey, K. 1,317 people injured

while working for income in Queensland 2009. March 2011.

Pollard, C., Bellamy, N., Harvey, K. 10,000 children treated for

serious injury in Queensland from 2005 to 2009. April 2011.

Pollard, C., Bellamy, N., Harvey, K. Don’t become a QTR

Statistic! May 2011.

Pollard, C., Bellamy, N., Harvey, K. Transport Crash Injuries.

June 2011.

Pollard, C., Bellamy, N., Harvey, K. Older Adult Transport

Crash Injuries. July 2011.

Pollard, C., Bellamy, N., Harvey, K. Farm-related Injuries.

August 2011

Pollard, C., Bellamy, N., Harvey, K. Paediatric Dog Bite

Injuries. September 2011.

Pollard, C., Bellamy, N., Harvey, K. Teen MV Driver Injuries.

October 2011.

Pollard, C., Bellamy, N., Harvey, K. Teen MV Passenger

Injuries. November 2011.

Pollard, C., Bellamy, N., Harvey, K. Summary 2010 Data.

December 2011.

Charlton, E. The impact of TBI severity on children’s health

related quality of life. CONROD Annual Scientific Meeting,

Brisbane, Australia. June 2011.

Charlton, E., Kenardy, J., Hendrikz, J., Anderson, V., Le

Brocque, R. and McKinlay, L. July 2011) The Impact Of TBI

Severity On Children’s Health Related Quality Of Life. Pacific

Rim Congress Of The International Neuropsychological

Society, Auckland, NZ.

Connelly, L. Are compensation related factors important to

outcome Whiplash Symposium, Centre of Clinical Research

Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health, The University of

Queensland, Brisbane, Australia, February 2011.

Connelly, L.B. (2011) Does Compensation Influence Health

Outcomes Invited Plenary Presentation to the 31st Annual

Scientific Meeting of the Australian Pain Society, Darwin,

23-26 June 2011. (Invited)

Dallow, N. Patterns of transfer from one hospital to

another for seriously injured patients included on the

Queensland Trauma Registry 2005 – 2009. CONROD

Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. June 2011.

Dallow, N. QTR Paediatric Injuries (0-4 years). 10th National

Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion,

Brisbane. 2-4 November, 2011. (Oral presentation).

De Young, A. Prevalence, comorbidity and course of

trauma reactions in young burn injured children. CONROD

Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. June 2011.

Dow, B. Children’s distress and recall following a stay in

the Paediatric ICU. CONROD Annual Scientific Meeting,

Brisbane, Australia. June 2011.

Donovan, C.L., Spence, S.H., March, S., Prosser, S.,

Anderson, R., Gamble, A., and Kenardy, J. Motivation for

therapy amongst teenagers completing the BRAVE-ONLINE

program. Second International E-Mental Health Summit,

Sydney, April, 2011.

Elliott J, Pedler A, Jull G, Kenardy J, Sterling M. The

temporal development of fatty infiltrates in the neck

muscles following whiplash injury: an association with

pain and posttraumatic stress. CONROD Annual Scientific

Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. June 2011.

Elliott J, Pedler A, Sterling M. Fatty infiltrates of the cervical

extensor muscles occur soon after whiplash injury. APTA

combined sections meeting, June 2011, Boston, USA.

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Ellis N., Jull G., Johnston V., Strong J., Gargett S.,

Battersby M., Adam K., and MacKenzie A. Evaluating

the effectiveness and efficiency of a self-management

intervention to reduce work disability. Work Disability

Prevention CIHR Strategic Training Program, University of

Toronto, Canada, 8th June, 2011.

Eren, S., Anderson, V. , Catroppa, C and Kenardy, J. (July

2011) Development Of Experimental Measures Of PTSD

– Pilot In Healthy Children And Case Study Analysis In

Children With And Without PTSD After TBI. Pacific Rim

Congress Of The International Neuropsychological Society,

Auckland, NZ.

Gargett, S. Progress towards Australia’s National

Occupational Health and Safety targets: A second look.

National Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety

Promotion; Brisbane 3rd November, 2011

Gargett, S. Economics Evaluations of occupational health

and safety interventions: What are they, what questions

do/don’t they answer and what’s involved. Occupational

Health Physiotherapy Conference, Brisbane 28th October,

2011. (Invited Speaker)

Gudes, O., Kendall, E., et al. Thinking Spatially, acting

Collaboratively – A GIS-based Health Decision Support

System for Improving the Collaborative Health-planning

Practice International Conference on Health Informatics.

26th-29th January, 2011. Rome, Italy.

Gyrd-Hansen, D. An extension to Jan Abels’ presentation:

On social preferences and Adam Smith. Valuing Health

Workshop III: 10 July 2011, Toronto, Canada. (organised

jointly by Monash University and University of Newcastle).

Henderson, S. and Kendall E. Culturally and linguistically

diverse peoples’ knowledge of accessibility and utilisation

of health services in Australia. RCN International Nursing

Research Conference 16th to 18th May 2011, Harrogate

International Centre, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, UK.

Henderson, S., Kendall, E., Forday, P., Kerr, G., Rostam,

F., Cowan, D. Development of the Community Navigator

model of service delivery in partnership with industry to

promote health in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse

(CALD) communities using action research. 2011 Primary

Health Care Research Conference, to be held at Brisbane

Convention from 13-15 July 2011.

Heron-Delaney, M., Kenardy, J., Bellamy, N., Sterling, M.,

Connelly, L. Adults’ adjustment to minor and moderate

injuries following road traffic crashes. CONROD Annual

Scientific Meeting, 7 June 2011, Brisbane, Australia.

Kenardy, J., Charlton, E., Hendrikz, J., Anderson, V., Le

Brocque, R., and McKinlay, L. TBI Severity And Post-

Traumatic Stress Symptoms In Children: The Impact Of

Pre And Post-Injury Variables. Pacific Rim Congress Of The

International Neuropsychological Society, Auckland, NZ.

July 2011.

Kenardy, J. Psychological factors in posttrauma recovery

in children. Presentation at 3rd Australasian Mental

Health & Psychological Disasters Conference, Brisbane, 29

September 2011.

Kenardy, J., R. Dunne, & M. Sterling. CBT for Whiplash

First National Conference on Compensation and Health

Outcomes. Melbourne, September 2011.

Kenardy, J. Impact of PICU admission on children’s

psychological health. Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

Conference, Brisbane, September 2011.

Kenardy, J. Does posttraumatic stress play a role Whiplash

Symposium, Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal

Pain, Injury and Health, The University of Queensland,

Brisbane, Australia, February 2011.

Kenardy, J. Psychological trauma in injured children:

prevalence, risk and recovery. CONROD Annual Scientific

Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. June 2011.

Kenardy, J. Children and Families. Disaster Briefing.

Australian Psychological Society Public Forum. Brisbane.

January 2011.

Kenardy, J. Plenary: Traumatic Stress following Injury in

Children. CONROD Annual Scientific Conference, Brisbane.

June 2011.

Kenardy, J. Plenary: Pediatric Traumatic Stress following

admission to ICU. World Congress of Pediatric Critical

Care, Sydney. March 2011.

Kenardy, J. Jocelyn Wale Invited Address: Child Traumatic

Stress. James Cook University, Cairns. May 2011.

Kenardy, J. Keynote: Pediatric Traumatic Stress. Annual

Counsellor’s Conference, Queensland Ambulance Service,

Brisbane. May 2011.

Kenardy, J. (Writer/Presenter). (2011). Disaster Recovery:

Children and Families [Motion picture]. Vodcast retrieved

from the Australian Psychological Society: http://aps.

eproceedings.com.au/videosync.phpcode=APS-01-03

Kenardy, J. (Writer/Presenter). (2011). Trauma Recovery

in infants and young children : Answers for Educators

[Motion picture]. Vodcast retrieved from the Queensland

Department of Education and Training: http://mediasite.

eq.edu.au/eq/Viewer/peid=18376d0f7ecd47eda5c509d5

2a8d81b3

Kenardy, J. (Writer/Presenter). (2011). Trauma Recovery

in infants and young children : Answers for Parents

[Motion picture]. Vodcast retrieved from the Queensland

Department of Education and Training:

http://mediasite.eq.edu.au/eq/Viewer/peid=aac8b311d01

1462eaaa0d34d8958a1fd

Kenardy, J., Charlton, E. Le Brocque, R., Anderson, V.,

McKinlay, L. Impact of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and

Injury Severity on Recovery in Children with Traumatic Brain

Injury. The National Conference in Pediatric Psychology.

April 14-16 2011, San Antonio Texas, USA.

Kenardy, J., Charlton, E., Hendrikz, J., Anderson, V., Le

Brocque, R., and McKinlay, L. TBI Severity And Post-

Traumatic Stress Symptoms In Children: The Impact Of

Pre And Post-Injury Variables. Pacific Rim Congress Of The

International Neuropsychological Society, Auckland, NZ.

July 2011.

Khanam, R., Nghiem, H.S. and Connelly, L.B. Chronic

Conditions and Child Health: Does Income Mediate

University of Zürich Department of Economics Applied

Microeconomics Seminar Series, Zürich, 6 October 2011.

(Invited).

Khanam, R., Nghiem, H.S. and Connelly, L.B. Chronic

Conditions and Child Health: Does Income Mediate A

Paper Presented at the Eighth World Congress on Health

Economics, Toronto, 10-13 July, 2011.

Lang, J. A summary of major trauma patients receiving

rehabilitation following acute care: an overview from

the Queensland Trauma Registry 2009. CONROD Annual

Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. June 2011.

Lang, J. QTR Work-related Injuries. 10th National

Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion,

Brisbane. 2-4 November, 2011. (Oral presentation)

Lapsley, H. Health Care Issues, Priorities and Reforms in

Australia. Hong Kong Hospital Authority Conference, Hong

Kong, June 2011.

Le, H. and Connelly, L.B. The Cost-effectiveness of a

Bivalent Human Papillomavirus Vaccination Program in

Japan, A Poster Presented at the Eighth World Congress on

Health Economics, Toronto, 10-13 July, 2011.

Le Brocque, R., Hendrikz, J., Kenardy, J. The course of

posttraumatic stress: An exploration of recovery trajectories

for children and their parents following accidental injury.

The Association of Psychological Science, May 26-29 2011,

Washington, USA.

Le Brocque, R., Kenardy, J., Keogh, S., Long, D, Illman,

A., Huang, C. Acute predictors of posttraumatic stress

symptoms (PTSS) in children and parents following

pediatric intensive care (PICU) admission. 6th World

Congress on Pediatric Critical Care, March 13-17 2011,

Sydney, Australia.

Lim E, Sterling M, Coombes B, Vicenzino B. Evidence

of spinal cord hyperexcitability in chronic lateral

epicondylalgia. CONROD Annual Scientific Meeting,

Brisbane, Australia. June 2011.

McGrath, C. Prediction and diagnosis of posttraumatic

stress disorder in paediatric traumatic brain injury patients.

CONROD Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia.

June 2011.

McGrath, P. Breast Feeding after a birth by Caesarean

Section, Australian Breastfeeding Association, 3rd February,

2011, Melbourne.

McGrath, P. Walking the tightrope: Survivorship Issues in

Haematology, Invited presentation to CEO, Leukaemia

Foundation of Queensland, Mincom House, 23rd

March, 2011.

McGrath, P. Walking the tightrope: Survivorship Issues in

Haematology, Invited presentation to Board, LFQ, Clem

Jones Village, 18th April, 2011.

McGrath, P. and Pun, P. Ethical issues in Psychiatry,

Advanced Training Leader5ship and Management,

Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry, Princess Alexandra

Hospital, 14th April, 2011.

Nielsen, J.S., (presenter), Gyrd-Hansen, D. and Kjær, T.

Value of a life-year across age and context: An analysis of

results from a value of a statistical life survey. International

Health Economics Association Conference, Toronto, July

2011. Oral presentation.

Olsson, K., Kenardy, J., Iselin, G., Le Brocque, R., Anderson,

V., Hendrikz, J. and McKinlay, L. Impact Of Post-Traumatic

Stress And Injury Severity On The Recovery Of Children’s

Health Related Quality Of Life Following TBI. Pacific Rim

Congress Of The International Neuropsychological Society,

Auckland, NZ. July 2011.

Pedler A, Sterling M. Laterality judgments are not impaired

in patients with chronic Whiplash Associated Disorders.

CONROD, ASM.

Pollard, C. Horse-related Injuries. Australasian Endurance

Conference, Brisbane. 10 June 2011.

Pollard, C. Transfer patterns in trauma patients. QH-RACS

Surgical Forum. Townsville. 29 July, 2011.

Pollard, C. Queensland Trauma Registry. Presentation to the

CONROD Advisory Council, 9 May 2011, Customs House,

Brisbane, Australia.

Robinson, A., (presenter), Gyrd-Hansen, D., Prades, J.L.P.,

and others. A chained approach to estimating the value

of a QALY across Europe. International Health Economics

Association Conference, Toronto, July 2011. Oral

presentation.

Rowell, D., Nghiem, H.S. Connelly, L.B., ‘Moral Hazard

in the Australian Market for Comprehensive Automobile

Insurance’, Brian Gray scholarship presentation, to the

Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA) and

Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), 400 George Street,

Sydney, 4th March 2011.

Rowell, D., Connelly, L., ‘Moral Hazard in the Market

for Comprehensive RTC Insurance’, A presentation via

telephone conference to Australian Centre for Financial

Services, 22nd March 2011.

Rowell, D., Nghiem, H.S. & Connelly, L.B., ‘Empirical

Evidence of ex post Moral Hazard in the Australian Market

for Comprehensive Automobile’, The Annual CONROD

Scientific Meeting, The Sofitel Hotel, 7th June 2011,

Brisbane, Australia.

Rowell, D., Nghiem, H.S. and Connelly, L.B. Impact of

Formal Care on the Provision of Informal Care of People

Living with a Disability, A Paper Presented at the Thirty-

Third Australian Conference of Health Economists,

Melbourne, 29-30 September, 2011.

Rowell, D., Nghiem H.S. and Connelly L.B. Empirical

Evidence of Ex Post Moral Hazard in the Australian

Automobile Insurance Market, Institute of Actuaries of

Australia, Accident Compensation Seminar, Brisbane 20-22

November 2011. (Invited)

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CONTINUED

Russell, G. Patterns of injury among motorcycle riders

included on the Queensland Trauma Registry 2005-2009:

small-sized versus regular-sized motorcycle body types.

CONROD Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia.

June 2011.

Russell, G. QTR Motorbike Injuries. 10th National

Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion,

Brisbane. 2-4 November, 2011.(Poster presentation).

Søgaard, R., (presenter) and Gyrd-Hansen, D. The credibility

of willingness to pay amongst elderly respondents.

International Health Economics Association Conference,

Toronto, July 2011. Oral presentation.

Spearing, N. Does compensation lead to worse health,

or does worse health lead to compensation Why both

possibilities must be considered. CONROD Annual Scientific

Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. June 2011.

Spearing, N. Does compensation lead to worse health,

or does worse health lead to compensation Why both

possibilities must be considered. Australian Physiotherapy

Association Conference, Brisbane, Australia. 13 July 2011.

Spearing, N. Systematic review: Is compensation associated

with worse health outcomes after whiplash CONROD

Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. June 2011.

Spearing, N.M., Connelly, L.B., Nghiem, H.S. and

Pobereskin, L. Does Compensation Lead to Worse Health

or Does Worse Health Lead to Compensation Why Both

Possibilities Must be Considered, Institute of Actuaries of

Australia, Accident Compensation Seminar, Brisbane 20-22

November 2011. (Invited)

Sterling M. Bio Psycho Social – The WAD Dilemma.

Canadian Physiotherapy Conference, Whistler, July.

Keynote address.

Sterling M. Whiplash: ‘Minor’ Injury but Complex

Condition. . Canadian Physiotherapy Conference, Whistler,

July. Keynote address.

Stone, A, Farrell, M. and Sterling, M. Central

hyperexcitability and brain processing changes in patients

with chronic whiplash associated disorder. CONROD

Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. June 2011.

Tetsworth, K. Intra-articular fractures: new perspectives on

secondary associated traumatic cartilage injuries. CONROD

Annual Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. June 2011.

Vu, X.B., Nguyen, T. and H.S. Nghiem (2011) “Provincial

Output Disparities in Vietnam, 1990-2008”, International

Conference on Social Science, Economics and Art, 14–15

January 2011, Putrajaya, Malaysia.

Wilson, R., Heron-Delaney, M., Carroll, D. J., and Herbert,

J. S. Can 9-month-olds learn from a short-term bookreading

experience Annual Conference of the Society

for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Quebec,

Canada. April 2011.

Wong A., McGrath P., Holewa H. Managing the Global

Physician Workforce: A Comparison of Canadian and

Australian IMG Licensing Policies, 2011 Canadian

Conference on Medical Education, Toronto, Ontario,

Canada. 2011.

Spearing, N.M., Connelly, L.B., Nghiem H.S, Pobereskin L.

Does Compensation Lead to Worse Health, or Does Worse

Health Lead to Compensation Why Both Possibilities

Must be Considered, A Paper Presented at the Thirty-Third

Australian Conference of Health Economists, Melbourne,

29-30 September, 2011.

Spearing, N.M., Connelly L.B., Nghiem H.S. and Pobereskin

L. (2011) Does Compensation Lead to Worse Health or

Does Worse Health Lead to Compensation Why Both

Possibilities Must be Considered, Fifth International

Whiplash Trauma Symposium, Lund, 27 August 2011.

(Invited)

Spence, S.H., Anderson, R., Donovan, C.L., March, S.,

Prosser, S., & Kenardy, J. Working Alliance as a Predictor of

Outcome Following CBT for Child and Adolescent Anxiety.

Second International E-Mental Health Summit, Sydney,

April, 2011.

Sterling, M. Does knowledge of predictors of recovery

and non-recovery assist outcomes Whiplash Symposium,

Centre of Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain,

Injury and Health, The University of Queensland, Brisbane,

Australia, February 2011.

Sterling, M, Validation of a prognostic model for poor

functional recovery 12 months following whiplash injury:

a multicentre inception cohort study. CONROD Annual

Scientific Meeting, Brisbane, Australia. June 2011.

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