Leanne Hassett

Keynote Speaker, Mini Keynote

Senior Lecturer/Research Fellow, University of Sydney, NSW

    Leanne Hassett (PhD; MHlthSc(NeuroPHTY); BAppSc(PHTY)) is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at The University of Sydney, leading the Neurology teaching team. She is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health at The University of Sydney, leading the research theme of physical activity for people with physical disabilities.

    Leanne also holds an honorary Senior Research Fellow role in South Western Sydney Local Health District where she leads a district wide implementation-effectiveness trial on physical activity counselling in physiotherapy routine care, funded from an NHMRC TRIP Fellowship and MRFF preventive health grant. She was a lead Investigator and Manager for the NHMRC funded Activity and MObility UsiNg Technology (AMOUNT) rehabilitation trial; the largest trial internationally investigating a tailored prescription of technology to increase physical activity and mobility in people receiving rehabilitation. She is now leading the dissemination and implementation work stemming from this trial.