BIBS19 Symposium Resources

Bold ideas, better solutions 2019 will display how The Hopkins Centre is leading the way in disability and rehabilitation research in Australia. Our mission is to improve personalised rehabilitation to allow people to take control of their recovery and lives is impacting on the type of research that is conducted and how it is translated to benefit our community. 

Click here to read about the outcomes and summary of the day.

Below is a copy of symposium proceedings, images, documents and posters. Recordings from the event will be available shortly.

Symposium Handbook

Symposium Abstract booklet 

Symposium Speaker biographies 

Symposium Presentations

Symposium Recordings of the event

Check out the professional images from the day

Community and consumer films

Hear from symposium attendees and some of our Ambassadors and consumers who shared their highlights and outcomes from the symposium and importance in design and discovery in disability and rehabilitation. Sharing key messages about their research and views on the importance of working together with consumers and people with lived experience, in building collaborative relevant research evidence, to really make a difference to all Australians.



Research Poster Display

Take your time to check out the showcase of posters highlighting the research topic range from positive environments and communities, therapeutic interventions and practice, policy, governance and service systems.

Integrating telehealth in to a community based interdisciplinary brain injury service – 1 year on
Ms Elizabeth Beadle, Neuropsychologist, Acquired Brain Injury Transitional Rehabilitation Service

Equine-assisted activities provide psychological benefits to young people ‘at-risk’
Mr Michael Norwood, Research Fellow, Griffith University

Rehabilitation for participation in life after spinal cord injury – clinician feedback on a new conceptual framework
Ms Delena Amsters, Senior Research Officer, Spinal Outreach Unit

Should the paracycling classification system be reclassified?
Dr David Borg, Research Fellow, The Hopkins Centre

Vocational Rehabilitation: It Is Our Business, Embedding speech pathology into vocational rehabilitation in an interdisciplinary service
Ms Kate Cameron, Senior Speech Pathologist, Acquired Brain Injury Transitional Rehabilitation Service, Division of Rehabilitation, Metro South Health

Innovative practices for optimising adult physical and psychological rehabilitation
Dr. Robyn Grote, Transitioning to Senior Fellow in System Innovation, Queensland Health

Clinicians' perceptions of facilitators and barriers that influence the provision of persistent pain relief to refugees.
Ms Saras Henderson, Academic and Researcher, Griffith University

Choice and Outcomes in Worker Injury Treatment
Ms Olwen Anderson, Student, Griffith University

Investigating the utility and feasibility of brain screening protocol in the Murri Court
Dr Michelle McIntyre, Research Fellow, Synapse

Getting research closer to practice: Using a research capacity building framework to design and deliver
a clinician-research position in occupational therapy
Ms Kylie Bower, Occupational Therapist & Clinical Researcher, Metro South Health

What factors are associated with rehabilitation compliance amongst Logan Hospital orthopaedic rehabilitation inpatients?
Dr Ali Lakhani, Research Fellow, The Hopkins Centre

Pacing PLUS: Can a Brief Interdisciplinary Group Pacing Program Improve Outcomes for People with Long Term Pain?
Ms Elizabeth Spitzer, Senior Psychologist, Metro South Health

Exploring occupational engagement following mild stroke through the use of the Occupational Gaps Questionnaire
Ms Tenelle Hodson, PhD Candidate, University of Queensland

Clarifying the geographic dispersion of essential health services for people with spinal cord injury in rural and remote Queensland: A spatial study
Dr Ali Lakhani, Research Fellow, The Hopkins Centre

Current Practice Trends of Oedema Management in the hands of people with Tetraplegia in Australia
Ms Soo Oh, Occupational Therapist, HabITec Manager

Altered pain processing in patients with diabetes: a systematic review of pain thresholds and pain modulation mechanisms
Ms Eva Sierra-Silvestre, PhD Candidate, Griffith University