Prof E-Liisa Laakso (BPhty, PhD, GCMgmt(QH)) is Senior Research Fellow (Allied Health) at the Mater Research Institute in Brisbane, Australia. Her research focus is on physiotherapeutic strategies and electrophysical agents for symptom management in chronic conditions especially in recovery after cancer and in palliative care. Prof Laakso has a track record of grants procurement and publications in these fields as well as in physiotherapy education. She has spoken at numerous national and international conferences on her electrophysical agents research. Prof Laakso is an executive committee member of the Australian Medical Laser Association) (AMLA), and past-President of the World Association for Laser Therapy (WALT). She is Vice-President of the International Society for Electrophysical Agents in Physical Therapy (an official sub-group of the World Confederation of Physical Therapy). Prof Laakso is on the editorial board of the journal Photomedicine and Laser Surgery, and the Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy.