Dr Camila Quel de Oliveira
Dr Camila Quel de Oliveira and her team received a 2020 SCI Collaboration Grant to attend ISCoS 2020:Virtual. The team comprises:
- Dr Camila Quel de Oliveira, Physiotherapist, Graduate School of Health, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
- Mr David Beins, Research Manager, Graduate Research School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
- Dr Sinead O’Reilly, Research Manager, Centre of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
- Ms Jessica Hansson, Exercise Physiologist, NeuroMoves, Spinal Cord Injuries Australia
The team is part of a research project that will explore the effects of transcutaneous spinal stimulation to improve functional outcomes for people with spinal cord injuries. The 5-year project will be conducted at the Centre for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). The project is developed in partnership with international scientists from the University of California Los Angeles; with the consumer organisation Spinal Cord Injuries Australia and various departments within UTS.
The research group share their experiences from the conference.
“…attending the conference had a positive impact on our practices. For example: Jessica summarised the main topics and presented to the NeuroMoves staff (50 physiotherapists and exercise physiologists). After attending the consumer engagement session, Camila implemented a Research Advisory Committee at Spinal Cord Injuries Australia (SCIA) with consumers and clinicians to inform our research practices. For David and Sinead, the conference provided a better understanding of what are the research needs in SCI and who are the stakeholders in the field, which gave them insights on how to improve our current research practices.”