Anna Dawson


Anna Dawson

2006 Allied Health Scholar

Scholarship biography (at time of award)

Anna Dawson holds a Postgraduate Diploma in International Health from Curtin University and a Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy) from the University of South Australia.

Anna was awarded the Scholarship to complete her PhD project entitled "Investigating predictive factors for low back pain and neck pain in nurses: a prospective study" at the University of Queensland.

Studied at: University of Queensland

Current Biography

Anna is an Early Career mixed method Research Fellow whose research has focused on spinal pain, Indigenous health, occupational health and health services research. Situated in the Spatial Epidemiology and Evaluation Research Group in the Sansom Institute for Health Research, she is currently working on the NHMRC-funded Environments and Remote Indigenous Cardiometabolic Health project examining the relationship between environmental conditions and cardiometabolic disease in remote Indigenous communities. With a background in physiotherapy, Anna has undertaken extensive research training to become proficient in a range of methodologies and participatory approaches. She has an interest in yoga, wellbeing and rehabilitation and maintains a small private practice for patients with spinal pain and chronic musculoskeletal conditions.

Scholarship Year: 2006

Fields of Interest

Allied Health, Science