Emeritus Professor Jenny Strong

Emeritus Professor

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences

Overview

Jenny was appointed Professor of Occupational Therapy in 1997. At the end of 2015, Jenny took early retirement from UQ. In January 2016, she was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor of The University of Queensland. Jenny is now using her time to facilitate and enable a new generation of clinical occupational therapists to appraise and utilise research evidence in their practice, and to conduct clinical research and generate new evidence to inform practice. In addition, she continues to guide a growing group of research higher degree students, while focusing more time upon her own research in the area of chronic pain.

Her research has primarily focused upon the impact which chronic pain has upon a person's life; the attendant measurement of that pain, and the efficacy of different treatment approaches. Jenny was recognised as a Distinguished Member of the Australian Pain Society in 2014, for her contribution to pain management education and research in Australia.

Research Interests

  • Chronic pain, rehabilitation, acquired brain injury, clinical practice, clinical supervision,

Research Impacts

Emeritus Professor Jenny Strong's work into the psychosocial aspects of chronic pain is important. In the mid-1980's, she realised that while the biolgical aspects of pain were being increasingly well-researched, the psych-social aspects of pain were, at best, being mis-understood.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Psychology), The University of Queensland
  • Master of Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Occupational Therapy, The University of Queensland

Publications

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Supervision

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Publications

Featured Publications

Book

Book Chapter

  • Bennett, Sally, Geoffrey, Mitchell and Strong, Jenny (2014). Cancer pain. Pain: a textbook for health professionals. (pp. 313-327) edited by Hubert van Griensven, Jenny Strong and Anita M. Unruh. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier.

  • van Griensven, Hubert, Strong, Jenny and Unruh, Anita M. (2014). Conclusions: the future. Pain: a textbook for health professionals. (pp. 409-411) edited by Hubert Van Griensven, Jenny Strong and Anita M. Unruh. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier.

  • Unruh, Anita M., Strong, Jenny and van Griensven, Hubert (2014). Introduction to pain. Pain: a textbook for health professionals. (pp. 1-7) edited by Hubert Van Griensven, Jenny Strong and Anita M. Unruh. London, United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Molineux, Matthew, Strong, Jenny and Rickard, Wendy (2014). Living with HIV infection: insights into occupational markers of health and occupational adaptation. Occupational science for occupational therapy. (pp. 121-132) edited by Doris Pierce. Thorofare, NJ, United States: Slack.

  • Strong, Jenny, van Griensven, H. and Vincenzino, Bill (2014). Pain assessment and measurement. Pain: a textbook for health professionals. (pp. 91-113) edited by Hubert van Griensven, Jenny Strong and Anita M. Unruh. London, United Kindom: Elsevier.

  • Strong, Jenny (2014). Participating in life roles. Pain: a textbook for health professionals. (pp. 361-368) edited by Hubert van Griensven, Jenny Strong and Anita M. Unruh. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier.

  • Balgraith, Karl and Strong , Jenny (2014). Rehabilitation and the World Health Organization's classification of functioning, disability and health. Pain: a textbook for health professionals. (pp. 339-360) edited by Hubert van Griensven, Jenny Strong and Anita M. Unruh. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier.

  • Libby, Gibson and Jenny, Strong (2014). Workplace rehabilitation. Pain: a textbook for health professionals. (pp. 253-268) edited by Hubert van Griensven, Jenny Strong and Anita M. Unruh. London, United Kingdom: Elsevier.

  • Strong, Jennifer (2009). Clinical Supervision Skills. Skills for Practice in Occupational Therapy. (pp. 338-348) edited by Edward A. S. Duncan. Edinburgh, Scotland: Elsevier.

  • Foster, J., Matthews, K. E., Mattick, L. E., McManus, M. E. and Strong, J. (2008). Self-review in higher education: Experience from the University of Queensland. Self-review for Higher Education Institutions. (pp. 47-70) Melbourne, Vic.: AUQA (Australian Universities Quality Agency).

  • Strong, Jenny and Bennett, Sally (2002). Cancer pain. Pain: A Textbook for Therapists. (pp. 411-423) edited by Jenny Strong, Anita M. Unruh, Anthony Wright, G. David Baxter and Patrick D. Wall. Edinburgh, U. K.: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Large, R. G., New, F., Strong, J. and Unruh, A. (2002). Chronic pain and psychiatric problems. Pain: A Textbook for Therapists. (pp. 425-442) edited by Jenny Strong, Anita M. Unruh, Anthony Wright, G. David Baxter and Patrick D. Wall. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Strong, J. (2002). Chronic pain problems. Pain: A Textbook for Therapists. (pp. 397-410) edited by Jenny Strong, Anita M. Unruh, Anthony Wright, G. David Baxter and Patrick D. Wall. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Unruh, A., Strong, J. and Wright, A. (2002). Introduction to Pain. Pain: A Textbook for Therapists. (pp. 3-10) edited by Jenny Strong, Anita M. Unruh, Anthony Wright, G. David Baxter and Patrick D. Wall. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Strong, J. (2002). Lifestyle management. Pain: A Textbook for Therapists. (pp. 289-306) edited by Jenny Strong, Anita M. Unruh, Anthony Wright, G. David Baxter and Patrick D. Wall. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Strong, Jenny, Sturgess, Jennifer, Unruh, Anita M. and Vicenzino, Bill (2002). Pain assessment and measurement. Pain: A Textbook for Therapists. (pp. 123-147) edited by Jenny Strong, Anita M. Unruh, Anthony Wright and G. David Baxter. Edinburgh, United Kingdom: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Strong, J. and Unruh, A. (2002). Psychologically based pain management strategies. Pain: A Textbook for Therapists. (pp. 169-185) edited by Jenny Strong, Anita M. Unruh, Anthony Wright, G. David Baxter and Patrick D. Wall. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

  • Gibson, Libby, Allen, Shelley and Strong, Jenny (2002). Re-integration into work. Pain: A Textbook for Therapists. (pp. 267-287) edited by Jenny Strong, Anita M. Unruh, Anthony Wright and G. David Baxter. Edinburgh: Churchill Livingstone.

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Other Outputs

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision