Geoffrey Hallmann

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Geoffrey Peter Hallmann is an Australian patient, advocate and researcher. A former solicitor, Hallmann was diagnosed in April 1998 and was the chair of ME/CFS Australia Ltd until March 2023[1] He holds honours degrees in business (Accounting/Data Processing) and law, masters in law, public health and clinical epidemiology, as well as diplomas in legal practice and financial planning. In 2017 he commenced a Masters of Public Health at Griffith University and graduated in March 2022. His thesis was entitled "Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Stigma: A Visual Framing Analysis of Online News Media and Stock Image Platforms", supervised by Prof. Sonia Marshall-Gradisnik and Prof Don Staines. He received an award for Academic Excellence for the year following submission of the thesis.

Qualifications[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 and a presentation at the IACFSME Conferences in 2011 (Ottawa), 2014 (San Francisco), 2016 (Fort Lauderdale), 2021 (Virtual Conference) and 2022 (Virtual Conference) which covered a broad range of social and legal issues.

Research[edit | edit source]

  • 2022, ME/CFS: Legal Determinants of Health and Impact on Health Outcomes
  • 2022, ME/CFS: Limitations of Vocabulary and Language
  • 2022, ME/CFS: Stigma Arising from Online News Media Images and Stock Image Platforms
  • 2021, 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
  • 2016, ME/CFS: Experiences of the Insurance Safety Net
  • 2016, ME/CFS: Role of Volunteerism
  • 2016, ME/CFS: Discrimination Within Social Institutions
  • 2014, ME/CFS: Trauma in the Context of Social Institutions
  • 2014, ME/CFS: Institutional Dependence
  • 2014, ME/CFS: Social Security Accessibility and Experiences
  • 2011, ME/CFS: Bullying and Mobbing in the Context of Social Interactions
  • 2011, ME/CFS: First Do No Harm
  • 2011, ME/CFS: A Conceptual Framework for Advocacy
  • 2011, ME/CFS in a Legal Context
  • 2011, ME/CFS: Harsh Realities of the Real World

NCNED International Conference presentations on ME/CFS:

  • 2021, Australian ME/CFS Research: A Primer for Social and Public Health Issues
  • 2018, ME/CFS: NDIS and the Disability Hurdle

These papers are available at Academia profile and ResearchGate profile.

Advocacy[edit | edit source]

Hallmann has been advocating for over 20 years. In 2016 he joined to the board of ME/CFS Australia Ltd and in 2017 became chair.

Online presence[edit | edit source]

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Learn more[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "About Us". ME/CFS Australia Ltd. Retrieved March 2, 2023.