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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)

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)

A Musicians’ health curriculum initiative. Developing a health module for use within the tertiary music sector

The education initiative project aims to minimise injury risk and enhance the physical aspects of performance. more...

Supervisor(s): Ackermann, Bronwen (Dr)

Footwear and Lower Limb Health

The project conducts basic research into functional aspects of physical activity requiring support from the lower limb in disease and health and the effect of footwear on efficiency more...

Supervisor(s): Fong Yan, Alycia (Dr)

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)

Improving care standards and costs for spinal trauma patients

The proposed project will undertake Phase Three of this multi-phased project, leveraging from the first two project phases which will have defined both current practice, and practic more...

Supervisor(s): Sharwood, Lisa (Dr)

Transient risk factors for falls: a case-crossover study

This project will investigate the contribution of transient risk factors (footwear, alcohol consumption, acute infections, dizziness) in falls in older people who have had recently more...

Supervisor(s): Sherrington, Cathie (Associate Professor)

Reducing joint load in people with knee osteoarthritis

This project will involve the implementation of biomechanical interventions with the aim of reducing the load in the medial compartment of the knee during gait. more...

Supervisor(s): Simic, Milena (Dr), Pappas, Evangelos (Professor)