Conjoint Research Fellow, Physiotherapy Department, Princess Alexandra Hospital, and School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland
Dr Elise Gane graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours Class I) and a University Medal for academic achievement from The University of Queensland (UQ) in 2008. She was employed as a New Graduate Physiotherapist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in 2009, where she continued to work clinically until 2013. In 2014, Elise commenced her PhD with UQ, focussed on measuring the musculoskeletal side effects at the neck and shoulder that result from neck dissection surgery for head and neck cancer. Following the awarding of her PhD in early 2018, Elise was employed as a post doctoral researcher at the RECOVER Injury Research Centre within UQ. In January 2019, Elise commenced the role of Physiotherapy Conjoint Research Fellow between the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (UQ) and the Princess Alexandra Hospital Physiotherapy Department. Within this role, Elise facilitates research within the department, and mentors physiotherapists engaging in research to answer clinically driven research questions.
Elise's personal areas of research interest include oncology rehabilitation (specifically head and neck cancer), lymphoedema, neuropathy and balance, physical activity, musculoskeletal health, the relationship between work and health, and health service delivery. Elise is an active member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA), and is currently the National Chair for the Cancer, Palliative Care and Lymphoedema Group within the APA.
Research interest and experience: Cancer rehabilitation, Health services research, Musculoskeletal health, Lymphoedema, Physiotherapy