2017 Victoria Fellow (VESKI) in Life Sciences

Congratulations to the Department of Physiotherapy's Dr Kim Allison who was awarded 1 of 6 prestigious Life sciences VESKI fellowships. The Victoria Fellowships are valued at up to $18,000 each to assist  with an international study mission.

An overview of Kim's fellowship plan:

Obesity is one of the biggest challenges facing Australia’s healthcare system, and is a risk factor for many chronic diseases. Kim's  fellowship will inform future solution-driven interventions and create opportunities for further international collaboration.  She will  spend time with leading researchers in the UK, USA and the Netherlands to understand the training programs they have designed to deliver effective and sustainable behavioural change strategies for weight-loss. Through this visit, she aims to foster professional collaborations to ensure the latest advances abroad reach Victoria and Australia. She will also present her own research into the barriers to the delivery and reception of weight-loss interventions in Australia at the World Congress on Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases in Krakow, Poland.

Kim (pictured above) was awarded this at a formal  event last Thursday night. This is a wonderful achievement for Kim and her mentors and co-researchers in CHESM.

Please visit the VESKI website for further details.