Acting local, going global

At NSW Regional Health Partners we’re always quick to claim Connor Gleadhill.

Northern Ireland’s loss has been the Hunter’s gain; the physiotherapist and researcher is a driving force behind the Research in Practice Network, an alliance we’re proud to back. His expertise is valued by everyone from his patients to local radio audiences hungry for the science behind injuries in sport.

And now, Connor’s been recognised at the 2021 Health and Behaviour International Collaborative Awards. The gong will facilitate a mentorship collaboration under the guidance of Dr Hopin Lee of Oxford University.

The award is for Connor’s longterm project to improve the co-design of research through causal inference and trial transportability.

“It’s a pleasure to be among a very select few international early career researchers to receive this award,” Connor said as he accepted the award.

“We will be performing implementation trials incorporating lifestyle behavioural approaches for people with pain in a regional primary care setting. In this case, this award will have immediate value to clinicians and patients.”

WATCH: Connor accepting the award below.

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