Events / Dr. Shirley Sahrmann Lectureship: James Elliott PT, PhD, FAPTA

Dr. Shirley Sahrmann Lectureship: James Elliott PT, PhD, FAPTA

4:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
4444 Forest Park Ave, Room 1235

“Understanding Recovery from Whiplash: Time Does Not Heal All Wounds”

James Elliott PT, PhD, FAPTA
Professor, University of Sydney,
Faculty of Health Sciences & Northern Sydney Local Health District

Friday, September 28, 2018
4:00-5:30 p.m.    Presentation followed by commentary and questions with Dr. Sahrmann
5:30-6:00 p.m.    Reception


Jim completed his PhD at the University of Queensland, Australia (UQ) in 2007 and a post-doctoral fellowship (2010) also at UQ (CCRE-Spine). His interdisciplinary teams’ contributions to the field range from the identification of novel magnetic resonance imaging markers to quantify alterations in spinal cord anatomy and skeletal muscle degeneration as potential markers of poor functional recovery following head/neck trauma to leading large interdisciplinary studies investigating the neurobiological mechanisms of persistent spinal pain (generally) and head/neck trauma (e.g. whiplash injury) following a motor vehicle collision (specifically).

He is currently a Professor of Allied Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney and the Northern Sydney Local Health District. Prior to this, Jim was a tenure-track Associate Professor in the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, USA, where he remains an adjunct Professor and Principal Investigator of the Neuromuscular Imaging Research Laboratory.