Ms Alison Flehr

BSc (Psychophysiology)(Hon), PG Dip Psychology, BSc

PhD Candidate,
Department of General Practice

Phone: +61 3 9902 4493
Twitter: @AlisonFlehr

PhD Title: #MindinBody: An investigation into persistent pain from a psychobiological perspective.

Supervisors: A/Prof Jan Coles, Prof John Dixon, and Prof Stephen Gibson


Alison completed her BSc (Psychophysiology)(Hon) in 2012 at Swinburne University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychology in 2009 at the University of Melbourne, having completed her BSc earlier at the University of Melbourne. She is currently doing a PhD with the Department of General Practice after being awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship.

The aim of Alison's PhD research is to investigate the link between persistent pain and traumatic stress from a psychobiological perspective. Also, to examine the effect of different types of exercise (Bikram Yoga and Adrenaline HIT) on this link in women with a history of trauma, who also suffer from persistent pain.

Alison is conducting this PhD research in collaboration with the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute and Flinders University School of Psychology.