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A postgraduate research opportunity at the University of Otago.

Details

Close date
Friday, 17 January 2020
Academic background
Health Sciences
Host campus
Christchurch
Qualification
PhD
Department
Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine (UOC)
Supervisor
Dr Bronwyn Lennox Thompson

Overview

Potential topics

  • Clinical outcomes following major joint surgery, particularly examining factors associated with poor functional outcomes and/or post-surgical chronic pain (prospective studies)
  • Chronic pain coping strategies and decisions associated with using strategies in daily life
  • Mindfulness and positive psychology approaches to living with chronic pain
  • Factors associated with resilience and living with persistent pain
  • Experience of living with chronic pain (for example osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia)
  • Clinical practice change and knowledge translation from theory to clinical practice in pain and pain management
  • Long-term use of analgesics in persistent pain

Contact

Deborah McMahon
Email   deborah.mcmahon@otago.ac.nz