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Helen Slater

Professor Helen Slater is a Clinical Researcher Professor in the School of Allied Health, enAble Institute, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University. Helen’s interests lie in making pain better. She co-leads a research group with Prof Andrew Briggs, at Curtin University with a focus on strategic capacity-building initiatives in musculoskeletal pain and health to strengthen health systems and re-orient health services to support consumers receiving ‘right’ pain care. She combines clinical pain research and health services research to support the implementation of musculoskeletal Models of Care. The enabling role for digital technologies (eHealth and mHealth) in supporting sustainable musculoskeletal Models of Care is a key focus. Helen consults in the capacity of a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist in the areas of complex pain. She completed her PhD in 2005 through the Centre for Sensory-Motor Interaction (SMI), Aalborg University, Denmark.