About QAAS


The Queensland Academy exists to promote excellence in the arts and sciences, to stimulate activity in those areas that lie on the intersection between disciplines, and to provide independent scholarship and advice for social and pulic policy.

We aim to promote advances in the arts and sciences, and to give a voice to scholars, thinkers and social commentators from a wide range of disciplines in furtherance of our mission and aims.  Indeed, the Academy aspires to be seen as the intellectual heartbeat of the State.

We conduct seminars of broad interest, support learned activities across the State, and host an annual dinner with prominant guests and guest speakers.  We work closely with universities, research bodies and agencies such as the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art and the Queensland Museum..

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Academy Fellow Professor Paul Hodges

Professor Paul Hodges has launched a freeonline resource for people with low back pain. 

MyBackPain.org.au is an evidence-based resource for people with low back pain that was designed with extensive collaboration with consumers and a multidisciplinary group of international experts. 

Low back pain is the leading cause of disability internationally.  Fellows, Members and Friends of the Academy might benefit from the website.  Please help get this website to people with back pain.

Professor Hodges is the Senior Principal Research Fellow at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The University of Queensland.

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On a regular basis the Academy invites guest speakers to make presentations to Academy members and the general public.  You can read past presentations and other Academy publications here.

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The  Academy's Annual John O'Hagan Lecture will be held on August 13th at the TRI Auditorium. Reception and Networking starts at 5:15pm , Lecture at 6:00pm.

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This year's conference is centred on the seven "Pillars of Ageing" and will address how genetic, dietary and pharmacological interventions impact the ageing process. The focus is to highlight new tehnologies, cutting-edge advances and novel interventions to delay age-related disease and extend health span and lifespan.

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