Dr Alison Flehr

Clinical Trials Project Coordinator
Bone Health and Fracture Program

Alison Flehr

Areas of expertise: Integrative Medicine, Mind-Body Therapy, Psychobiology, Neuropsychology, Health Epidemiology, Preventative Health and Healthy Ageing

Phone: 03 9230 8283

Email: Alison.flehr@acu.edu.au

Location: ACU Melbourne Campus

ORCID ID: 0000-0001-8896-6210

Dr Alison Flehr is a recent PhD graduate with a research interest in integrative medicine and healthy ageing. Alison’s PhD research project investigated the potential of two types of vigorous exercise as sensorimotor retraining/exposure therapies for targeting the shared psychobiology between persistent pain and traumatic stress. Alison was awarded her PhD in December of 2019, titled “#MindinBody: An investigation of persistent pain from a psychobiological perspective”.

Alison completed her undergraduate Bachelor of Science Degree at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She later completed a Graduate Diploma in Psychology, also at the University of Melbourne, and her Honours in Psychophysiology at Swinburne University, Melbourne, Australia.

In her current role as the Clinical Trials Coordinator for the Bone Health and Fracture Program at the MMIHR, Alison is primarily responsible for the coordination of the OsteoPreP Study.

Select Publications

  • Flehr, A., Barton, C., Coles, J., Gibson, S. J., Lambert, G. W., Lambert, E. A., Lambert, Dhar, A. K., and Dixon, J. B. (2019). #MindinBody-feasibility of vigorous exercise (Bikram yoga versus high intensity interval training) to improve persistent pain in women with a history of trauma: a pilot randomized control trial. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 19(1), 234.
  • Flehr, A., Judd, F., Lindeman, G.J., Kentwell, M., Gibson, P., Bryant, C., Komiti, A., Mann, G.B. andStafford, L., Mammography Adherence among High-Risk Women with Breast Cancer and Either a Non-Pathogenic Mutation Identified or Untested BRCA1/2 Genetic Status. Journal of Medical Psychology, (Preprint), 1-14.
  • Stafford, L., Flehr, A., Judd, F., Lindeman, G.J., Gibson, P., Komiti, A., Mann, G.B. and Kentwell, M.(2019). Experiences and interpretations of BRCA1/2 testing among women affected by breast orovarian cancer who received a negative result. Journal of Community Genetics, 10(4), 501-514.

Appointments and Affiliations

  • Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research Institute, Australian Catholic University
  • Department of Medicine, University of Melbourne
  • Department of General Practice, Monash University

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