National Keynote Speaker, Paediatric
Associate Professor, Macquarie University, NSW
Verity Pacey is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Health Professions within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University. She has over 15 years of experience as a clinical physiotherapist and supervises students and clinicians undertaking higher degree research in various aspects of paediatric physiotherapy practice. Her experience as a professional practitioner underpins her teaching philosophy and research objectives. Verity is considered an international leader in the physiotherapy management of individuals with Connective Tissue Dysplasias, and is an active member of the Short Statured People’s Association of Australia Health Professional Advisory Board, Ehlers-Danlos International Consortium and Care 4 Brittle Bones Rehabilitation Group.
Subsequently, Verity is an author on international physiotherapy consensus guidelines for Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and Osteogenesis Imperfecta, both published within the last two years. She is an invited speaker at both national and international levels within her area of expertise: rare and complex conditions in paediatrics, focusing on physical activity, function and quality of life.