Karime Mescouto

PhD Candidate

The University of Queensland, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (Australia)

Karime Mescouto is a physiotherapist from Brazil and a PhD student at The University of Queensland, Australia. Her doctoral research is interested in enhancing low back pain healthcare delivery by looking critically at the biopsychosocial model of health. Her research uses a variety of qualitative methodologies and engages with critical social theories to challenge taken for granted aspects in the care of people with low back pain. She holds a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Science from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil and a Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy from Curtin University, Australia. She is a passionate and curious physiotherapist with an aspiration of contributing to best practice care for people with chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions.


Let’s Talk about Power in Pain Management

Presented by Rebecca Olson, PhD, Nathalia Costa, PhD, Karime Mescouto, Megan Weier, PhD at 6:00 PM on Thursday, November 4th.

Please note this session takes place on Friday 5 November in Australia.  It is widely known that pain has not only physical, but psychological, social, and cultural dimensions that can affect treatment outcomes. A related element is the power dimensions in healthcare, with research demonstrating that a more equal power dynamic between patients and clinicians…