Owen Curtis MEd, B.Ed., Dip. P.E., TSTC,AEP, FESSA
Principal Partner of Self-Management Solutions
Owen has been involved in tertiary education for many years, working in the Exercise Science and Rehabilitation program at the University of Wollongong. Owen is a founding member of the Professional Association now known as Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA), was National Vice President and a member of the National University Course Accreditation Program (NUCAP), and has been awarded Fellowship of that organisation.
Prior to leaving the University, Owen was team leader in two DoHA funded projects targeting Falls in the Elderly, projects that involved 74 GPs from two Divisions of General Practice, 18 Accredited Exercise Physiologists, and more than 320 elderly people who had fallen or had a fear of falling. 24 people living with Chronic Kidney disease, Medical staff from the Wollongong Hospital and Shoalhaven District Memorial Hospital Renal Units also participated. The effectiveness of a patient centred approach in changing health related behaviours in these populations was reflected in the excellent outcomes of the two projects.
More recently, Owen has been involved in the delivery of face-to-face workshops and on-line learning experiences for Health Professionals with workshops provided in many states of Australia. More than 500 Health Professionals have participated in these educational experiences.My Professional Journey