Nathalia Costa, PhD
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.