Throughout the year the Commission invites a diverse range of experts to present to staff on areas of professional interest and relevance to the Commission's strategic direction and its initiatives to promote and strengthen the rights, safety and wellbeing of children.
On Wednesday 30 June 2010 Professor Justin Kenardy, Professor of Psychology and Medicine at the University of Queensland, delivered a presentation on the impact of injury and hospital admission on psychological health in both adults and children.
Professor Kenardy is an elected fellow of the Australian Psychological Society and is Deputy Director of the Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine. Currently, Professor Kenardy is a Director of the National Health and Medical Research Council’s Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Health.
Professor Kenardy discussed early intervention strategies to decrease the impact of post traumatic stress disorder on the physical recovery of children overcoming a traumatic injury. Further, Professor Kenardy provided information about his study on the psychological responses of children admitted to paediatric intensive care units and how he hopes to achieve improved psychological and physical health outcomes for children recovering from a traumatic injury.
Last Updated: July 6, 2010