School of Public Health and Community Medicine

Associate Professor Christopher Poulos

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School : 
Public Health & Community Med.
Phone : 
02 8788 3900
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University role : 
Conjoint Professor
Field Of Research (FOR) Tag : 
Aged Health Care
Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Health and Community Services
Geriatrics and Gerontology

Associate Professor Chris Poulos is a senior rehabilitation physician and the Foundation Hammond Chair of Positive Ageing and Care with the University of NSW. Chris is also the current President of the Australasian Faculty of Rehabilitation Medicine and a Director of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. He holds a Master’s Degree in health policy and management, and in 2012 was awarded his PhD for work on utilisation review and the rehabilitation patient journey. He has many years of clinical experience working with people with disabling conditions, helping them to achieve their maximum level of functioning, quality of life and independence. He is an experienced researcher and teacher in the areas of rehabilitation and aged care and is a Visiting Principal Fellow with the Australian Health Services Research Institute, University of Wollongong. In addition, he has undertaken a number of consultancies about the delivery of rehabilitation and sub-acute care services. His main clinical and research focus is on helping individuals and their carers achieve whole person wellness and developing workforce models to promote this aim.