SHAZA ABO, PT

Profile:

Shaza graduated from the Bachelor of Physiotherapy at LaTrobe University, Australia in 2011 and completed training as a level 1 lymphoedema therapist in 2012. She has been working as an oncology physiotherapist since 2012 at two hospitals in Melbourne, Australia.  She strives to develop research skills and initiate important research to directly impact patient care.    


Interests: 

  • Improving patient outcomes
  • Improving QoL in cancer & palliative care patients. 
  • Graft Versus Host Disease


Professional Highlights: 

  • Senior physiotherapist in hematology, bone marrow transplantation and palliative care at the Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia.
  • Whilst the majority of Shaza’s career has been working clinically, she has a strong interest in clinical research and is currently studying a Masters of Philosophy by Research (MPhil) degree alongside her clinical work. 


Achievements: 

  •  Since commencing her research, Shaza has already been able to increase awareness about the importance of exercise in cancer and the need for improved services, particularly in the allogeneic bone marrow transplant population, through Australia-wide public engagement via television news and through several conference presentations. 

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