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Dr Iain Dutia
Dr Iain Dutia is a postdoctoral research fellow at CP-Achieve. He is also a research officer within the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences at The University of Queensland.
Iain has a background in physiotherapy, with experience in musculoskeletal and neurological rehabilitation. His clinical and research interests are in the physical and mental health benefits of competitive Para sport. He co-ordinates the ParaSTART program: a training and research program for people with moderate-severe cerebral palsy participating in Para sport. He is also a member of the World Para Swimming high support needs working group. Iain is a Para athletics medical classifier, and sits on classification advisory panels for both Athletics Australia and Paralympics Australia.
The University of Queensland
Dr Dutia's research focuses on enhancing physical and mental health in adolescents and young adults with disabilities. His research to date has used single-case experimental design to evaluate the therapeutic benefit of performance-focused sports training, and to develop methods for enhancing performance in Para sport for athletes with high support needs.
Dutia, I. M., Connick, M. J., Beckman, E. M., Johnston, L. M., Wilson, P. J., Macaro, A., & Tweedy, S. M. (2020). Evaluating the Effects of Performance-Focused Swimming Training on People with Cerebral Palsy Who Have High Support Needs - A Study Protocol Using Single-Case Experimental Design. Brain impairment, 21(2), 217-234. doi:10.1017/BrImp.2019.15
Enright, E., Beckman, E. M., Connick, M. J., Dutia, I. M., Macaro, A., Wilson, P. J., . . . Tweedy, S. M. (2020). Competitive sport, therapy, and physical education: voices of young people with cerebral palsy who have high support needs. British journal of sports medicine. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2020-102276