Nathalia Costa, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Sydney and The University of Queensland (Australia)

Dr Nathalia Costa is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Sydney. She has expertise in musculoskeletal health, with a focus on low back pain. In her postdoctoral studies at The University of Queensland Nathalia is investigating how both clinicians and people with low back navigate uncertainty during clinical encounters, with a view to inform training needs of clinicians for navigating uncertainty within this context. In her postdoctoral studies at The University of Sydney, Nathalia is investigating system-level intervention points to promote transfer of research outcomes into health policy and practice. Her research spans from factors that impact on low back pain trajectories to individual, organizational and system factors that create barriers to, and facilitators for, care that is person-centred and equitable. Nathalia is particularly interested in translational projects that involve collaboration with stakeholders and have real-world applicability.



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…