The musculoskeletal research collaborative is a multi-disciplinary collaboration that involves researchers and research students from a wide range of disciplines.
Our focus is on the neuro-musculoskeletal system and impairments that affect healthy function: the neuro-musculoskeletal system includes the joints, muscles, nerves and tissues of the brain, spine and peripheral joints, and also involves cognition and pain experiences.
We work in world-leading research laboratories as well as in clinics and the community. Over the past 3 years our group has published over 260 peer-reviewed articles with a field-weighted citation impact (FWCI) of 2.02 and been awarded almost $20 million in competitive research funding.
We lead research that aims to cure neuro-musculoskeletal conditions that affect human health and wellbeing.
We aim to cure these conditions by discovering the causes of injury, pain and disability and by innovating to develop effective therapies to treat and prevent the cause of the problem.
We also translate our research into evidence-based practice in collaboration with clinicians and consumers, and into policy in collaboration with relevant decision-makers.
The broad range of our research focuses on:
Our researchers are highly motivated to solve some of the most complex questions related to both common and rare neuro-musculoskeletal conditions.
Our approach includes:
Some examples of recently funded studies include: