Research Projects

Pain Roadmap

Contact: Nicole Andrews, Research Fellow, RECOVER Injury Research Centre


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The Library of Happy Places: Co-Design of Personalised Immersive Environments

In 2022, SKiP has been working with a talented young researcher Tess Brading from QUT, School of Design to co-design virtual reality happy places for children with persistent pain. At SKiP, the treehouse guided visualisation is one of the most popular relaxation techniques practiced by our SKiP group participants so the opportunity to turn this into their own virtual reality was extremely fun for the lucky SKiP kids who participated in this study. Thank you Tess and your team for this incredible opportunity. 

Tess Brading

HDR // Sessional Academic

Queensland University of Technology

Creative Industries, Education & Social Justice // School of Design

Z2-202 // Kelvin Grove QLD 4059


Exploration of the Protectometer in Adults and Young People with Chronic Pain

Researcher Hannah Kennedy (Senior Occupational Therapist & Master of Medical Research Candidate, Griffith University) has been researching the common types of psychological ‘danger cues’ and ‘safety cues’ identified by people using ‘The Protectometer’ education tool in pain management programs. As an occupational therapist at the Gold Coast Interdisciplinary Persistent Pain Centre and past brilliant SKiP OT, she found some interesting things when she compared the Danger in Me signals (DIMs) and Safety in Me (SIMs) between Adults and Young People. We are grateful to be a part of her research project and congratulate Hannah on winning the Best Rapid Communication prize at the 43rd Australian Pain Society Conference in Canberra, April 2023 when she presented her poster. Well done Hannah!!! 

Hannah Kennedy | B.OccThy (Hons)

Master of Medical Research Candidate

Griffith University | Menzies Health Institute Queensland