Assistant Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
Speaking: 12.30 – 13.00 24 April ‘Measuring injury: is it possible?’
James completed his PhD at the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia in 2007. He was later awarded a post-doctoral research fellowship working within the Centre for Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health, the Centre for Magnetic Resonance and the Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine. He is currently a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences, Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois and an Honorary Senior Fellow in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland, Australia.
His interdisciplinary research interests involve the use of conventional and advanced magnetic resonance imaging applications to quantify metabolic changes in the spinal cord and the temporal development of cervical spine muscular degeneration following neck trauma; central and peripheral pain processing and the role of inflammation in the development of persistent pain and disability following whiplash injury.
James was recently awarded the Eugene Michels New Investigator Award (2011) from the American Physical Therapy Association. He has published widely in the area of radiological and spine-related sciences and currently serves as an advisory board member for the journal Spine and an editorial review board member of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy.
Further details on James can be found at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine website by clicking here.