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Professor Lorimer Moseley

Vince Higgins Lecture 2018
18 Years of Explaining Pain - Past, Present and Future 
Pain and performance: Current concepts and future directions

Professor Lorimer Moseley is a clinical scientist investigating pain in humans. After posts at The University of Oxford, UK, and the University of Sydney, Lorimer was appointed Foundation Professor of Neuroscience and Chair in Physiotherapy, The Sansom Institute for Health Research at the University of South Australia. He is also Senior Principal Research Fellow at NeuRA and an NHMRC Principal Research Fellow.

He has published over 280 articles, five books and numerous book chapters. He has given over 140 keynote or invited presentations at interdisciplinary meetings in 30 countries and has provided professional education in pain sciences to over 15,000 medical and health practitioners and public lectures to 35,000. His research group outreach videos and articles have attracted over 4 million views/reads.

He consults to governmental and industry bodies in Europe and North America on pain-related issues. He was awarded the inaugural Ulf Lindblom Award for the outstanding mid-career clinical scientist working in a pain-related field by the International Association for the Study of Pain, was runner up for the 2012 Australian Science Minister’s Prize for Life Sciences, and won the 2013 Marshall & Warren Award from the NHMRC, for the Best Innovative and Potentially Transformative Project. He was made Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2011, by original contribution, and an Honoured Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, their highest honour, in 2014. In 2017, he became the University of South Australia’s first Doctor of Science and was made Honorary Fellow of the Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australia New Zealand College of Anaesthetists in 2017, the second allied health professional so honoured.

Dr LJ Lee


Dr. Linda-Joy (LJ) Lee is recognized internationally as a skilled Educator, Clinician & Researcher. She is the creator of ConnectTherapy™ and the innovative Thoracic Ring Approach™, to assess and train the integrated function of the thoracic spine-ribcage complex. Through her Education Company (Dr. Linda-Joy Lee International/LJLI), LJ teaches courses based on her models around the globe.

Inspired by Connectedness throughout the body, LJ is known for her unique way of looking at total body function, integrating specific manual assessment into functional, meaningful task assessment, and retraining optimal strategies for movement and performance with prescriptive exercise programs. Finding the Driver and Meaningful Task Analysis are key developments from LJ’s Thoracic Ring Approach that became part of The Integrated Systems Model (ISM, Lee & Lee), and LJ’s ConnectTherapy model.

In addition to mentoring her clinical team and treating patients at her clinic (Synergy Physiotherapy located in North Vancouver, Canada), LJ is an Associate Editor for the BJSM, an Honorary Senior Fellow at The University of Melbourne, and an Assistant Clinical Professor (Adjunct) at McMaster University (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada). She completed her PhD on Motor Control & Kinematics of the Thorax at The University of Queensland.

LJ is passionate about helping patients reach their potential-- helping them to Move Better, Feel Better and Be Better. And for the professionals she teaches, LJ is all about Challenging Minds and Changing Worlds.


Professor Paul Hodges

Paul Hodges PhD MedDr DSc BPhty(Hons) FACP is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Professor and Director of the NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health (CCRE SPINE) at The University of Queensland.

Paul has 3 doctorates; one in Physiotherapy and two in Neuroscience. His research blends these skills to understand pain, movement control, incontinence and rehabilitation. His large multidisciplinary research centre bridges from basic science to clinical practice.

Paul is the lead chief investigator on the first physiotherapy based NHMRC Program Grant and received the 2011 NHMRC Achievement Award as the highest ranked NHMRC Research Fellow across disciplines in Australia.His research blends physiotherapy and neuroscience to understand pain, control of movement, and the interaction between multiple functions of the trunk muscles including spine control, continence, respiration and balance. 

He has published >350 papers and book chapters; has received more than $35 million in research grants and is one of the most highly cited physiotherapy researchers in the world.

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