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Dr Anna Lewis

Squadron Leader, Royal Australian Air Force Specialist Reserve, Principal Research Investigator ADF Adaptive Sports Program

Dr Anna Lewis is an RAAF Reserve Physiotherapist with a strong research and clinical background. Her research experience includes a doctoral research study investigating clinical pilates as a treatment for chronic low back pain in the Australian Defence Force. This work was recognised with the Sir Edward Weary Dunlop Award at the Australasian Military Medicine Association Conference in 2010.

Anna has a strong focus on assisting people to improve function and pain through exercise. Currently Anna is leading a research study evaluating the effect of participating in exercise programs to improve physical and mental health for Wounded, Injured and Ill (WII) ADF members. In public health roles, Anna has led production and development of health system reports in areas of access, safety and quality and efficiency of health services. She has proven experience in leading a team through scoping, research and literature reviews and analysis of data to report on appropriate health system utilisation to assist clinical practice improvements.

Recently Anna was seconded to the NSW Ministry of Health to support the COVID-19 response. Anna works as a physiotherapist at Sports Focus Physiotherapy maintaining her strong interest in clinical pilates and rehabilitation programs utilising exercise.