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), 2016 (Fort Lauderdale) and 2021 (Virtual Conference) 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)
- ME/CFS Dependence on Social Institutions: Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (2021)
- ME/CFS and Institutional Betrayal: Impact of Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation (2021)
- Misrepresentation of ME/CFS in Media Images (2021)
These papers are available on his Academia and ResearchGate profiles.
In 2017 he commenced a Masters of Public Health at Griffith University and will complete in 2021. He will also complete a Master of Clinical Epidemiology and Laws.
His papers to date are:
- ME/CFS: NDIS and the Disability Hurdle (2018)
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.
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