Congratulations to CPN Executive Member Jenny Setchell for winning the prize for the ‘Paper most likely to have an impact on the profession’ at the recent APA conference, for her paper ‘Physical therapists’ ways of thinking and talking about overweight and obesity – Clinical implications.’
Jenny is based at the University of Queensland in Australia and has research interests in discrimination in a health care context, particularly how health professional attitudes and perceptions towards patients/clients can affect their health care.
She is currently researching:
- Anti-fat attitudes, or weight stigma, of physiotherapists and their clinical relevance
- The impacts of medical doctors’ communication behaviours on patient outcomes
- Ways of changing attitudes (stigma and prejudice) and communication strategies that have meaningful results in application
Jenny is due to complete her doctorate at the end of the year and is moving to a prestigious postdoc joint appointment with the Universities of Queensland and Toronto.
Well done Jenny!