Dr. Venerina Johnston is an Associate Professor in Physiotherapy at The University of Queensland. She leads the program of research on Facilitating Return to Pre-Injury Functioning at the RECOVER Injury Research Centre. Venerina has a rich background in occupational rehabilitation and injury management from the perspective of the insurer, provider and employer. These experiences have created a research portfolio focused on interventions for the prevention of work-related musculoskeletal problems, and the prevention of disability following a musculoskeletal injury. She has published over 80 scholarly works in peer reviewed journals and books, and has been successful in obtaining AUD$1.2 million in research funding. She is a strong advocate for the role of physiotherapists in the compensable arena to improve and / or maintain a person’s capacity for work.