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Dr Leanne Rees

Dr Leanne Rees

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Role Research Officer
Research area Stem Cell Medicine
I am a Physiotherapist and worked primarily in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. I completed a Master of Public Health in 2018 where I gained an interest in the social and environmental determinants that shape people's experience living with spinal cord injury and other health conditions leading to disability. In 2022 I submitted a doctoral thesis investigating the content, impact and creation of spinal cord injury in Australian news media. Crossing two disciplines, Physiotherapy, and Politics, Media and Philosophy, and brining together a consumer advisory group of people with spinal cord injury, my doctorate experience helped me recognise the importance of including the voice of lived experience, the beauty of looking at issues through an alternate lens, and the value of inter-disciplinary collaboration in research. I'm keen to build on these elements in my post doctorial career.
I am a Physiotherapist and worked primarily in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. I completed a Master of Public Health in 2018 where I gained an interest in the social and environmental determinants that shape people's experience living with spinal...
I am a Physiotherapist and worked primarily in spinal cord injury rehabilitation. I completed a Master of Public Health in 2018 where I gained an interest in the social and environmental determinants that shape people's experience living with spinal cord injury and other health conditions leading to disability. In 2022 I submitted a doctoral thesis investigating the content, impact and creation of spinal cord injury in Australian news media. Crossing two disciplines, Physiotherapy, and Politics, Media and Philosophy, and brining together a consumer advisory group of people with spinal cord injury, my doctorate experience helped me recognise the importance of including the voice of lived experience, the beauty of looking at issues through an alternate lens, and the value of inter-disciplinary collaboration in research. I'm keen to build on these elements in my post doctorial career.

Top Publications

  • Rees, L, Sherwood, M, Shields, N. Consumer engagement in doctoral research – what difference does it make?. Spinal Cord 61(2) : 175 -183 2023
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  • Rees, L, Sherwood, M, Shields, N. Tragedy or over-achievement: a media analysis of spinal cord injury in Australia. Media International Australia 181(1) : 57 -71 2021
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  • Rees, L, Sherwood, M, Shields, N. Media portrayal of spinal cord injury and its impact on lived experiences: a phenomological study. Spinal Cord 59(5) : 504 -511 2021
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  • Rees, L, Robinson, P, Shields, N. Media portrayal of elite athletes with disability – a systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation 41(4) : 374 -381 2019
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  • Rees, L, Robinson, P, Shields, N. A major sporting event or an entertainment show? A content analysis of Australian television coverage of the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sport in Society 21(12) : 1974 -1989 2018
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