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A series of webinars led by some of Australia’s leading practitioners and researchers in performing arts healthcare will be co-ordinated this year by the newly formed ASPAH Professional Development Committee. ASPAH members and other interested individuals will be able to subscribe and view the webinars from the comfort of their homes and ask the presenters questions in real time through the online webinar platform.


More than muscles and bones: Influences of explicit cueing and naïve beliefs on movement

Wednesday, October 18th, 7pm – 8pm AEST
Janet Karin

A brief outline of the way the neuromotor system produces voluntary movement, including the impact of various cueing systems, explicit and implicit learning modes, and naïve beliefs. A case study demonstrates several causes and a new rehabilitative approach to a dancer’s chronic spinal injury.



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2017 Pricing


Non-Member Full – $50

Non-Member Concession – $30

NB: Concessional rate is for Full Time Students, Members of Affiliate Organisations and holders of an Australian Commonwealth Pensioner or Health Care Card

ASPAH Webinars are now FREE for members

Become a member now for the price of two webinars and receive these great Member Benefits.


  • Access to the Health Services Database
  • Full annual subscription to Medical Problems of Performing Artists
  • Association with a network of leading performing arts professionals, clinicians and researchers
  • Access to webinars, podcasts and other resources for professional development
  • Discounted registration for ASPAH conferences and other events
  • Free registration for ASPAH webinars
  • Access to Local Chapter events
  • Opportunity to run Local Chapter events
  • Receive regular news about local, regional and national performing arts healthcare events
  • The right to vote and hold office in the Society




“Performance Psychology & Wellbeing for Performing Artists”

Wednesday, August 2nd, 7pm – 8pm AEST
A/Prof Gene Moyle

The career of a performing artist can often present challenges not just to an individual’s physical wellbeing, but to their mental health and wellness. The understanding and application of performance psychology strategies across all areas of an artists’ life, not just the performance side, has been observed to assist in supporting the development of holistic approach to supporting individuals be the best they can be – both on and off stage. This webinar looks to explore a range of key performance psychology and wellbeing topics, with the opportunity for questions and further discussions regarding this important area of performing arts healthcare.

“Biomechanical video analysis for the clinic and the classroom”

Wednesday, April 5th, 7pm – 8pm EST
Dr Luke Hopper

The explosion of video capture technology has made the use of video a highly accessible feedback tool for patients and students. This webinar will  cover biomechanical approaches to video analysis that can provide structured feedback to aid movement rehabilitation and pedagogy. Through a structured approach to video analysis patients and students can feel empowered through the learning process towards improving movement quality for performance.

“The price of love: What are the wellbeing costs of pursuing an acting career”

Wednesday, September 21st, 7pm – 8pm EST
Dr Mark Seton

A Webinar featuring a review of findings of the 2013 Australian Actors Wellbeing Study by Dr Mark Seton, Honorary Research Associate, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, the University of Sydney, and Creative Director, Actors Wellbeing Base Camp, Sense Connexion.

Dr Seton, with colleagues Dr Ian Maxwell and Dr Marianna Szabo, in collaboration with Mary Cotter of the Equity Foundation, initiated a national online survey of professional actors – the first comprehensive study of its kind in the world. 782 actors participated in this survey and shared both their ups and down of making a career. The survey explored physical and psychological wellbeing as well as possible stressors that could upset an actor’s long-term productivity.

Mark will outline many of the crucial findings of the Study, suggest next actions that the industry needs to take, and offer some of his own practical strategies for actor wellbeing and resilience that he has been teaching both working and student actors.

Reframing performance anxiety within an artist’s practice

Monday, July 25th, 7pm – 8pm EST
Dr Shona Erskine
BADance MPsych/PhD MAPS
Performance psychologist and dance artist

Shona will talk about the relationship between arousal and performance and how this can be understood as a function of the rehearsal and theatre environments to help performers manage anxiety.

“The Singer with a Vocal Injury … Must the Show Go On?”

Wednesday, June 8th, 7pm – 8pm EST
Dr Jonathan Livesey
ENT Surgeon and Voice Specialist

Jonathan will talk about the nature of vocal and non-vocal injuries sustained by singers and how to help manage a return to best health through a multidisciplinary approach.

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