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Michael Sullivan, Ph.D, is a clinical psychologist who is currently Director of Recover Injury Research Centre at The University of Queensland. Dr. Sullivan has held appointments as Professor in departments of psychology, medicine, physical and occupational therapy and neurology. Over the past 25 years, he has worked as an educator, consultant, clinician, and department chair. He has served as a consultant to numerous health and safety organizations, insurance groups as well as social policy and research institutes. In 2011, he received the Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession by Canadian Psychological Association (2011). He is best known for his research on psychosocial risk factors for pain-related disability, and for the development of risk-targeted interventions designed to foster occupational re-engagement following injury. One such intervention, the Progressive Goal Attainment Program (PGAP), had been included in the 18th edition of the Official Disability Guidelines (Work Loss Data Institute, 2013) as an evidenced-based approach to the management of work disability.



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