Johnston, Venerina

Johnston, Venerina
Country
Australia
Bio
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.