Carolyn Berryman

Dr Carolyn Berryman

NHMRC Early Career Fellow

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


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.

 

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  • Appointments

    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
  • Education

    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)
  • Certifications

    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
  • Research Interests

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).

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  • Mentoring

    Date Topic Location Name
    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
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  • Committee Memberships

    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
  • Memberships

    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
  • Consulting/Advisories

    Date Institution Department Organisation Type Country
    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
  • Editorial Boards

    Date Role Editorial Board Name Institution Country
    2013 - ongoing Consulting Editor Body in Mind Blog The University of South Australia Australia
  • Event Participation

    Date Event Name Event Type Institution Country
    2019 - 2019 Pain Revolution 2019 Seminars University of South Australia Australia
  • Position: NHMRC Early Career Fellow
  • Phone: 83131305
  • Email: carolyn.berryman@adelaide.edu.au
  • Building: Norwich Building, floor G
  • Room: G 16
  • Org Unit: Adelaide Medical School

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