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Glenn Nielsen is a clinical academic neurophysiotherapist at St George’s University of London and St George’s University Hospital. Working with Professor Mark Edwards, he has set up a specialist NHS physiotherapy service for functional motor disorder. He was awarded an NIHR Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship in 2014 and he completed his PhD in 2017 on the topic of physiotherapy for functional motor disorder. He is the lead applicant on a recently funded NIHR grant to conduct a multicentre randomised trial of specialist physiotherapy for functional motor disorder.
Jo Nijs holds a PhD in rehabilitation science and physiotherapy. He is professor at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Brussels, Belgium), physiotherapist/manual therapist at the University Hospital Brussels, and holder of the Chair ‘Exercise immunology and chronic fatigue in health and disease’ funded by the Berekuyl Academy, the Netherlands. He is the Scientific Chair of the executive committee of the Pain, Mind and Movement Special Interest Group of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) and Expert Panel member for Health Science division of the Flemish Research Foundation (FWO). Jo runs the Pain in Motion international research group (www.paininmotion.be). His research and clinical interests are patients with chronic pain and pain-movement interactions, with special emphasis on the central nervous system. The primary aim of his research is improving care for patients with chronic pain. At the age of 42, he has (co-)authored >200 peer reviewed publications, obtained €7 million grant income, supervised 10 PhD projects to completion (excluding 20 ongoing PhD projects) and served more than 240 times as an invited speaker at national and international meetings in 24 different countries (including 27 keynotes). His work has been cited >3600 times (h-index: 35; ISI Web of Knowledge). Jo is ranked 1st in the world among central nervous system sensitization researchers, 2nd in the world among chronic fatigue syndrome researchers, 5th among whiplash injury researchers, and 6th in the world among chronic pain researchers (expertscape.com)
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Parallel sessions will include topics on Musculoskeletal disorders, physical activity, paediatrics, women's health, and oncology rehabilitation.
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Michelle Lyons has over 25 years of clinical experience working in physiotherapy and promoting women’s health globally. A graduate of UCD, she has presented nationally, internationally and online, including at the International Pelvic Pain Society, the International Continence Society and the POGP conference amongst others, to promote the field of physiotherapy in women’s health and wellness. She is on the teaching faculty of Herman & Wallace, The Pelvic Rehab Institute, Medbridge Education & Burrell Education and has previously been faculty for the POGP, The Integrative Women’s Health Institute as well as offering clinical consultancy for clinicians globally. She is passionate about an integrative and functional approach to health and wellness and believes that women’s health physiotherapists are ideally placed to be proactive in preventing rather than reacting the health issues that women may face in their lifetime. For further information, please visit celebratemuliebrity.com.
Jo has more than 20 years experience in both Health Service Management and Project Management roles both across the UK and Irish Acute Healthcare Systems. As the lead for the Programme Management Office within Saolta, Jo has a special interest in integration between acute and community and was project lead for the HSE Excellence Awards winning project in 2016 "Having the right people, with the right skills, in the right place, at the right time". (Ophthalmology Services Sligo University Hospital /Community HealthCare Organisation 1). Her role currently involves integrated working across Saolta Group hospitals as well as between acute and community services.
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