Geoffrey Peter Hallmann is an Australian patient, advocate and researcher. A former solicitor, Hallmann was diagnosed in April 1998 and is the current chair of ME/CFS Australia Ltd. He holds honors degrees in business (Accounting/Data Processing) and law, as well as diplomas in legal practice and financial planning.
Research[edit | edit source]
Hallmann was completing a PhD entitled Persons with ME/CFS: An Examination of Health Issues and Relationships with Social Institutions in Australia at Southern Cross University, under supervision by Dr. Rosanne Coutts and Dr. Yvonne Hartman. He commenced his PhD in 2004. Since 2013 he has been on hiatus. He has presented a number of abstracts at the IACFSME Conferences in 2011 (Ottawa), 2014 (San Francisco) and 2016 (Fort Lauderdale) which covered a broad range of social and legal issues. The papers presented were:
- ME/CFS: Harsh Realities of the Real World (2011)
- ME/CFS in a Legal Context (2011)
-ME/CFS: A Conceptual Framework for Advocacy (2011)
- ME/CFS: First Do No Harm (2011)
- ME/CFS: Bullying and Mobbing in the Context of Social Interactions (2011)
- ME/CFS: Trauma in the Context of Social Institutions (2014)
- ME/CFS: Institutional Dependence (2014)
- ME/CFS: Social Security Accessibility and Experiences (2014)
- ME/CFS: Discrimination Within Social Institutions (2016)
- ME/CFS: Role of Volunteerism (2016)
- ME/CFS: Experiences of the Insurance Safety Net (2016)
These papers are available on his Academia profile.
In 2017 he commenced a Masters of Public Health at Griffith University. His papers to date are:
- ME/CFS: NDIS and the Disability Hurdle (2018)
This is available on his Hallmann's Academia profile.
Advocacy[edit | edit source]
Hallmann has been advocating for 20 years. In 2016 he joined to the board of ME/CFS Australia Ltd and in 2017 became chair.