Meet a researcher: Kholofelo Mashola

Kholofelo Mashola is an early career researcher in the field of adult neurology, particularly SCI. She is in her final year of her doctorate degree in physiotherapy, with a focus on pain after SCI. We asked her a few questions about her interests and aims.

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ISCoS 2021 – A presenter’s perspective

Consumer Engagement Lead, Antonio Vecchio, shares a presenter’s perspective from the recent International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting, where he co-presented two workshops with international colleagues.

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ISCoS 2021 Highlights

At the end of September, members of the Spinal Research Institute team attended the 60th International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS) Annual Scientific Meeting. As we did last year, the ISCoS community met online using a virtual conference platform. Our CEO, Kristine Hendry, and International Research Collaborations Manager, Emma Peleg, share their highlights.

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Celebrating Carers Week

This week is National Carers Week – a time to recognise and celebrate the 2.65 million Australians who provide care and support to a family member or friend. We recently caught up with two members of our Consumer Advisory Network, Ben Gruter and Christine Tripp, husband and wife, to find out what this week means to them.

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From peer support to consumer engagement

Like many other members of the consumer spinal cord injury community, my quality of life has been enhanced by peer support. As an inpatient going through rehabilitation, I asked my peer support workers many questions and I sought to benefit from their experience of living in the community with a spinal cord injury (SCI). Peer support really helped me build and shape the quality of life that I have now.

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Vision & Impact: 2021

Last week, in a virtual setting, we brought together our incredible supporter network of individuals, groups, businesses and foundations, to thank them and to share with them our vision to improve the lives of people with spinal cord injury and the impact we are making in the field of spinal cord injury research.

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Join the team – Digital Communications Manager

The SRI is run by a small professional team and the ideal candidate will be self-motivated, proactive and able to work independently. We are seeking a Digital Communications Manager to manage the SRI’s digital and online marketing and communication channels, in particular social media and the SRI website.

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Include a Charity Week

In recognition of Include a Charity Week our founder, A/Prof Doug Brown AM, SRI Executive Director, shares a message for people who might be considering supporting the Spinal Research Institute by leaving a gift in their Will.

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World SCI Day 2021

SRI Board Director, Dr Mario D’Cruz, shares a message on World SCI Day, which this year focuses on ‘Covid-19 and SCI: Staying healthy with the help of Telecommunication and Telehealth’.

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