Our people are changing the health landscape by conducting pioneering research into prevention and wellbeing. We are breaking new ground on some of the big issues facing our health and social care systems, which include:
- Arthritis and musculoskeletal disorders
- Communication and speech disorders
- Health ageing
- Medical imaging
Professor Kathryn Refshauge
Dean, Faculty of Health Sciences
Professor Refshauge is an internationally recognised leader in musculoskeletal injury research, with a specific focus on sports injuries, back pain and neck pain. Her laboratory-based research has resulted in the development of diagnostic tests and tools to measure disability after musculoskeletal injury, and has led to the design of new prevention strategies and treatments for sports injuries and for back pain.
Professor Patrick Brennan
Associate Dean, International Research Development
Professor Brennan is a recognised leader in medical imaging optimisation and radiological perception. His research findings have translated into improved diagnosis and management of important disease states such as cancer, musculoskeletal injury, arthritis and multiple sclerosis.
Professor Maria Fiatarone Singh
John Sutton Chair of Exercise and Sport Science
Professor Fiatarone Singh is a geriatrician whose research, clinical, and teaching career has focused on the integration of geriatric medicine, exercise physiology, and nutrition as a means to improve quality of life for the aged. She has published extensively in the area of ageing, exercise and nutrition, and designed and carried out many clinical trials involving frail elders in Australia and the USA.
Professor Gwynnyth Llewellyn
Director, Centre for Disability Research and Policy
Professor Llewellyn is an occupational therapist and international leading authority on family and disability. Her work on parenting with intellectual disability has led national strategies in Australia, Sweden and The Netherlands. Professor Llewellyn is widely published in both national and international journals, and is an editorial board member of several journals including the Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities.
Professor Mark Onslow
Director, Australian Stuttering Research Centre
Professor Onslow's research interests are the epidemiology of early stuttering in preschoolers, mental health of those who stutter, measurement of stuttering, and the nature and treatment of stuttering. The Australian Stuttering Research Centre has published the majority of the world's speech pathology clinical trials for stuttering treatment.