Jacob Schoffl is a PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney. He has a clinical background in musculoskeletal physiotherapy. His PhD investigates the relationships between autonomic and psychosocial health following a spinal cord injury. He is involved in various collaborative projects at the centre, including a large randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness of a novel neurocardiac self-regulation therapy and a systematic review investigating the impact of fatigue in adults with spinal cord injury. Jacob’s research explores the relationship between cardiac autonomic biomarkers and psychosocial health measures like mood, anxiety, and cognitive function, and highlights the importance of addressing cardiac autonomic function for overall well-being.
Jacob shares his experiences from the conference.
The 62nd ISCoS Annual Scientific Meeting in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, was a truly invaluable experience, made possible through the generous support of the SRI. Their extensive connections within the conference community proved instrumental in fostering the meaningful connections I made during the event.
At the conference, I had the honor of presenting some of my work, solidifying my presence within the academic community. Additionally, I joined the quality of life and psychosocial health Special Interest Groups, providing a platform for connecting with like-minded individuals. The conference also enabled me to expand my international network, connecting with influential researchers who have significantly shaped my early PhD ideas.
In summary, this experience was exceptional, and I am deeply grateful for the opportunity extended by the SRI. It was a pivotal moment in my academic journey, and I am excited about the possibilities that have opened up as a result of their support.