2013/2014 Spinal Network travel grant winners

The Spinal Network travel grants aim to help emerging researchers, clinicians, postgraduate students, people with a spinal cord injury and people working in the spinal cord injury community attend conferences to increase communication and collaboration within the field. These travel grants are in memory of Rosalind Nicholson who was just 17 when she sustained a spinal cord injury in a horse riding accident. She refused to be overwhelmed by her injury and became an active member of the local community. 

For conference travel in the financial year 2013/14 there are two grants of up to $1000 for individuals attending conferences within Australia and New Zealand, and two grants of up to $2000 for an individual presenting at an international conference. 

The 2013/2014 Spinal Network travel grant winners were:

John Bourke, PhD Candidate, University of Otago, University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Experience of rehabilitation from the perspectives of individuals in New Zealand with tetraplegia due to a spinal cord injury. 

2013 Australia and New Zealand Spinal Cord Society (ANZSCoS) Conference 

Date: 21 - 23 August 2013

Location: Sydney, Australia

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Dr Anna Leonard, Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Adelaide Centre for Neuroscience Research, Australia   

Raised intrathecal pressure following traumatic spinal cord injury: edema or increased blood volume?

National Neurotrauma Society Annual Meeting 

Date: 4 - 7 August 2013

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

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Dr Lisa Sharwood, Project Manager, Rehabilitation Studies Unit, University of Sydney, Australia

Pathways of care for the patient with traumatic spinal cord injury: An analysis of a New South Wales Ambulance linked dataset
11th National Australian Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion conference 

Date: 11 - 13 November 2013

Location: Fremantle, Perth

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Jo Nunnerley, Researcher / Physiotherapist / PhD student, BAIL / CDHB / University of Otago, Christchurch, New Zealand

The participation and quality of life outcomes following physical disability as a result of an earthquake: a systematic review.

The influences on return to employment/productivity for people injured as a result of the Christchurch February 22nd earthquake: A grounded theory study

ISCoS Scientific Meeting 

Date: 28 – 30 October  2013

Location: Istanbul, Turkey

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