NHMRC Early Career Fellow
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
- My Research
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Available Research Projects
The Neuromotor Plasticity and Development (NeuroPAD) research group is primarily focussed on investigating the neural underpinnings of brain health across the human lifespan. OPur goal is to produce high quality research that informs novel therapeutic interventions to develop, maintain and rehabilitate human motor, sensory and cognitive function.
Research Project 1 - The influence of vagal nerve stimulation on corticospinal excitability
Project description: Neuroplasticity is an important physiological characteristic of the brain and underpins learning, memory, response to and recovery from injury. We are interested to investigate the effect of vagal nerve stimulation on neuroplasticity.
Projects available for: Third Year / Honours / HDR / Masters / Mphil
Location: AHMS (Adelaide Health & Medical Sciences Building, North Tce); SAHMRI
Research project start: Semester 1 and 2
Carolyn Berryman is a physiotherapist with a multidisciplinary, pain sciences approach to the treatment of, and teaching about, neuroimmunomusculoskeletal disorders. She has over 20 years’ experience as a clinician, much of it managing a medium sized private practice and has spent over 20 years lecturing and tutoring on the physiotherapy program at the University of South Australia. Carolyn has convened and addressed several major conferences both in Australia and overseas. Having a long term interest in pain management, Carolyn completed her masters of Medical Science (Pain Management) at the University of Sydney in 2005 and completed her PhD at UniSA in 2015. Supervised by Prof Lorimer Moseley, it examined the association between chronic pain, cognitive impairment and somatic hypervigilance. Carolyn has been awarded an NH&MRC early career fellowship and in conjuction with Profs Mike Ridding and Lorimer Moseley, will be investigating brain plasticity in people with chronic pain for the next four years.
Date Position Institution name 2017 - 2021 NHMRC Early Career Fellow The University of Adelaide 2017 Adjunct Post Doctoral Research Fellow University of South Australia 2016 Professional Advisor (Physiotherapy Services) Returnto Work SA
Awards and Achievements
Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount 2019 Distinction Australian Physiotherapy Association titled Pain Physiotherapist Australian Physiotherapy Association Australia —
Language Competency Japanese Can speak and understand spoken
Date Institution name Country Title 2011 - 2015 University of South Australia Australia PhD 1998 - 2005 University of Sydney Australia Master of Science, Medicine (Pain Management) 1990 - 1991 University of South Australia Australia Master of Applied Science Hons IIa (Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy) 1983 - 1986 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)
Date Title Institution name Country 2011 The Art and Science of Scientific Writing Abelard Australia 2009 NVivo training Flinders University, Adelaide Australia 2005 Health Research Methods and Biostatistics University of South Australia, Adelaide Australia
2019: Robinson Research Institute Co-creation workshop program ($4200)
2018: Research Infrastructure Funding Award, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences ($6,330.00)
2018: Research Travel Award (Round 1), Faculty of Health and Medical Science ($1000)
2017: Faculty of Health and Medical Science, Start up Funding ($20,000)
2017: NH&MRC Early Career Fellow
2016: Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Division of Health Sciences, Body in Mind Research Group, University of South Australia, January to October, 0.4 FTE.
2015: Research Associate, Division of Health Sciences, Body in Mind Research Group, University of South Australia, April to September, 0.8 FTE.
2015: Australian Pain Society Annual Conference, Brisbane, March, Student Conference Travel Grant ($500).
2014: The First CiNet Conference, New Directions in Pain Neuroscience, Osaka, Dec, Travel Award, registration and accommodation paid.
2014: Australian Pain Society Annual Conference, Hobart, April, Student Conference Travel Grant ($500).
2014: Conference travel scholarship, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia to attend European Congress on Pain (EFIC), Florence, October ($1000).
2013: European Congress on Pain, Florence, October, Travel Award, accommodation, meals and half travel costs covered.
2012: Conference travel scholarship, School of Health Sciences, University of South Australia to attend the 14th World Congress on Pain, Milan, August ($1000).
2011 – 2015: Australian Postgraduate Award, University of South Australia ($23,000 – $26,000 per annum).
2011 – 2015: University top up scholarship, University of South Australia ($6,000 - $7,000 per annum).
1998: University of Sydney Master of Pain Medicine/Pain Science programme, MundiPharma Post-graduate Student Award ($6000).
1990: University of South Australia, Masters of Applied Science programme, Public Health Postgraduate Scholarship, Flinders Medical Centre ($6000).
1990 - present University of South Australia, Senior Lecturer and Clinical Educator (casual) Masters of Musculoskeletal and Sports Physiotherapy
1999 – 2013: NeuroOrthopaedic Institute, Senior Lecturer responsible for curriculum development and implementation of Pain Sciences Programme at the University of South Australia (0.4 FTE).
1989 – 1999: University of South Australia, Clinical Educator, Postgraduate and Undergraduate Physiotherapy programmes (0.3 FTE).
Date Topic Location Name 2019 - ongoing Pain science education (local pain educator) PainRevolution Alanna Cowley 2019 - ongoing Pain science education PainRevolution Jude French 2018 - ongoing Mentoring for PhD journey Robinson Research Institute, The University of Adelaide Kristy Kolc 2018 - 2018 Professional development and complex injury management Retrun to Work SA Amanda Buhne 2018 - ongoing evidence based best practice care for persistent pain and development of skills to become a local pain educator PainRevolution Amanda Simister
Date Role Committee Institution Country 2019 - ongoing Co-Chair Organising Committee for the Sensorimotor Satellite meeting The University of Adelaide Australia 2018 - 2019 Member Education committee for Pain Revolution The University of South Australia Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Early and Mid Career Researcher Representative Council Robinson Research Institute Australia 2017 - ongoing Member Branch Council South Australian Physiotherapy Association Australia 2016 - ongoing Member Pain Special Interest Group South Australian Physiotherapy Association Australia
Date Role Membership Country 1998 - ongoing Member Australian Pain Society Australia 1993 - ongoing Member International Association for the Study of Pain — 1986 - ongoing Member Australian Physiotherapy Association Australia
Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country 2019 - ongoing Australian College of Physiotherapy Specialisation stream Health services and related Australia 2019 - ongoing Australian College of Physiotherapists Specialisation stream Health services and related Australia 2018 - 2018 University of South Australia Health Sciences Division Scientific research Australia 2017 - ongoing Return to Work SA Stakeholder involvement Health services and related Australia 2017 - ongoing University of South Australia Health Sciences Division Scientific research Australia 2016 - ongoing ReturntoWork SA Health and Return to Work Services Legislative and political Australia
Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country 2013 - ongoing Consulting Editor Body in Mind Blog The University of South Australia Australia
Date Topic Presented at Institution Country 2019 - 2019 Story telling in the clinic RACP Melbourne St North Adelaide Australasian Faculty of Occupational and Environmental Medicine Australia 2019 - 2019 Management of chronic breathlessness - what have we learnt from pain? The University of South Australia, Magill Campus The University of South Australia Australia
Review, Assessment, Editorial and Advice
Date Title Type Institution Country 2019 - 2019 More than half of persons with lower limb amputation suffer from chronic back pain or residual limb pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis Peer Review BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders —
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