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Strengthening Osteopathy Leadership and Research (SOLAR) Programme


Fifteen international researchers from the field of osteopathy were competitively appointed as Fellows to the Strengthening Osteopathy Leadership and Research (SOLAR) programme designed and hosted by the Australian Research Consortium for Complementary and Integrative Medicine (ARCCIM) at the School of Public Health, University of Technology, Sydney (UTS). SOLAR is a three-year programme, directed and facilitated by Distinguished Professor Jon Adams and Associate Professor Amie Steel, designed to further grow the research capacity and expand the research culture of the osteopathy profession globally.

The first SOLAR Fellow cohort consists of representatives from Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Italy, New Zealand, Sweden and the United Kingdom who attended their first SOLAR residential in Sydney in September 2022 and gathered in Toulouse, France in September 2023.

List of visiting research fellows: 

  • Dr. Francesco Cerritelli, PhD, Osteopath. COME collaboration Chair, Pescara, Italia.
  • Dr. Jerry Draper-Rodi DProf (Ost), PG Dip, Osteopath; NCOR Director and Senior Research Fellow at UCO (UK)
  • Dr. Jack Feehan, PhD, Osteopath. Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Health and Sport, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr. Ana Paula A. Ferreira, PhD. Osteopath. Instituto Brasileiro de Osteopatia IBO, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
  • Michael Fleischmann, PhD. Candidate. Lecturer, Rehabilitation Sciences. RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr. Cindy McIntyre DProf Ost. Director of Osteopathy Letchworth, Hon Research Fellow UCO (UK)
  • Dr. Gopi Anne McLeod, PhD. Osteopath. President of The Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council, Sydney, Australia.
  • Pre. Chantal Morin, OT, Osteopath, PhD. Assistant Professor, School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada.
  • Lee Muddle, PhD. Candidate, RMIT University. M.Ost. NDIA, Geelong, Australia.
  • Dr. Kesava Kovanur Sampath, PhD, M.Ost. Lecturer, Waikato Institute of Technology, Hamilton, New Zealand.
  • Niklas Sinderholm Sposato. PhD Candidate. M.Ost. Sahlgrenska Academy. Gothenburg University, Sweden.
  • Dr. Oliver Thomson, PhD. Osteopath. Associate Professor, University College of Osteopathy, London, UK.
  • Dr. Loïc Treffel, PhD. Osteopath. Researcher at INMG-PGNM Université de Lyon, ITO-IRF’O Toulouse, France.
  • Nicholas Tripodi, M.Hlth.Sc. Osteopath, PhD. Candidate, Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Dr. Brett Vaughan, PhD. Osteopath. Department of Medical Education, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health Sciences, Melbourne University, Australia.
Virtual OSU Global Health Symposium on June 7, 2024 - Free Registration

Oklahoma State University is hosting its first Global Health Symposium around the theme “Medically Underserved: Addressing Patient Care Globally and in Our Backyard” virtually on June 7, 2024. Registration is free, and four continuing medical education credits are available. For more information and to register, please click here.