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"We urgently need to move away from archaic models of care and work out what an optimal, 21st century healthcare system looks like."

"The highlight is having the opportunity to travel to, meet and work with different communities. Learning more about Australian Aboriginal culture has been an incredible experience."

"The BMJ is keen to see a world in which every person and country has access to information about health, health care and social determinants of health that they need to protect their own health and the health of the people for whom they take responsibility."

"A lot of clinicians commonly choose Pilates as a method for treating back pain, and patients like this exercise method, so I thought this review would help these people make better choices."

"I have always enjoyed working with older people. While I was studying occupational therapy at university, I worked at a large retirement village. Being 18 years of age, it was like having 92 grandparents!"

Xiaoying Chen is currently working on the ENCHANTED trial, a global public health study into acute ischaemic stroke.

To explain to people what I do I say …

That is always a bit of a struggle! I tell them we are going to change the concept of cardiac rehabilitation by using Telemedicine. We are utilising mobile phone text messages, an innovative concept for cardiac rehab and knowledge translation.  So far so good, the majority of participants have provided positive feedback. 

How long have you been working at The George Institute?

Kate Hunter is a Senior Research Fellow in the Injury Division at The George Institute, has over ten years’ experience in injury prevention research and has produced several reports and guidelines for government and non-government organisations. Kate is a recipient of a Poche Centre for Indigenous Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship.

Chris Maher  is the Director of the Musculoskeletal Division at The George Institute for Global Health, leading a program of research focusing on the management of musculoskeletal conditions in primary care and community settings. The Division has a strong program of research around low back pain; with studies such as PACE and TRIGGERS, receiving international media attention recently. 

Sarah Coggan has been working at the George Institute since 2012 on a number of academic collaborations. She has experience in clinical trials as well as non-interventional health systems research in Chronic Kidney Disease and Diabetes. At TGI, Sarah facilitates qualitative and quantitative research studies, including randomised clinical trials, data linkage based projects and a needs-based analysis of current health-care models.

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