Associate Professor Venerina Johnston has qualifications in physiotherapy, occupational health and safety and work disability prevention. Her research is focused on improving work participation for those with compensable musculoskeletal injuries. Recently though, her research portfolio has diversified to include improving work participation for older workers and those with a chronic health condition (eg cancer survivor and osteoarthritis). Venerina has a rich background in occupational rehabilitation and injury management from the perspective of the insurer, provider and employer.