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New insights into the low back pain problems: opportunities for doctoral studies

Our understanding of back pain is still in its infancy, despite decades of focussed study, and therefore many opportunities exist for PhD students to explore the full spectrum of is more...

Supervisor(s): Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor), Ferreira, Paulo (Associate Professor)

Investigation of the lifestyle factors associated with low back pain, factors that determine a positive alliance between patients and therapists and motion analysis and muscle recruitment in low back pain.

This research aims to investigate the best management for low back pain as well as establish the lifestyle factors associated with the prevalence of the condition and the motor cont more...

Supervisor(s): Ferreira, Paulo (Associate Professor), Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor)

Predicting chronic ankle disability

This project consists of a series of studies to identify mechanisms of ongoing symptoms and disability after ankle injury, to design and test treatments to prevent ongoing symptoms, more...

Supervisor(s): Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor), Hiller, Claire (Dr)

Prevention, repair, biomechanics and pathology of ligament, tendon and disc injuries

Improving graft options for ligament replacement This project aims to improve graft options for ligament replacement, including kangaroo tendon as a xenograft for human ACL reconstr more...

Supervisor(s): Clarke, Elizabeth (Dr)

Can brain neurochemicals distinguish headache types and pain types?

An opportunity exists for a PhD scholarship to investigate whether brain neurochemicals can distinguish between headache types and pain types. Work undertaken by our research team t more...

Supervisor(s): Rebbeck, Trudy (Dr), Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor)

Cricket and golf biomechanics

This project is a cluster of available studies on sports biomechanics with partucular emphasis on cricket and golf: Segment velocity contribution in cricket bowling  P more...

Supervisor(s): Ferdinands, Edouard Rene (Dr)

What is the association between musculoskeletal conditions and cardio metabolic disease in the Australian population?

This research project aims to investigate the association between musculoskeletal conditions and cardio metabolic diseases and its relationship with physical activity participation. more...

Supervisor(s): Hiller, Claire (Dr), Harmer, Alison (Dr), Beckenkamp, Paula (Dr)