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Chris is a Professor in the Sydney Medical School. He also holds a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia Senior Research Fellowship. Chris leads a program of research focusing on the management of musculoskeletal conditions in primary care and community settings. This research is characterised by innovation, an interdisciplinary approach and an emphasis on simple treatments delivered well. Particularly committed to knowledge translation and health literacy, Chris has worked with local and international colleagues to develop information technologies that deliver the best research evidence to clinicians and health consumers.
Chris is interested in the primary care management of low back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions.
Current national competitive grants*
Pregabalin in addition to usual care for sciatica (PRECISE): a randomised, placebo-controlled trial
Lin C, Maher C, McLachlan A, Latimer J, Koes B, Hancock M, Harris I
NHMRC Project Grant ($618,590 over 4 years)
Better prevention and management of disabling back pain
ARC Future Fellowship ($916,865 over 4 years)
Triggers for low back pain
Maher C, Latimer J, Koes B, Blyth F, Ferreira P
National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant ($763,825 over 3 years)
* Grants administered through the University of Sydney
PhD and Masters' project opportunities
Netherlands. (Erasmus University Medical Centre) Collaboration with Prof. Bart Koes, Prof. Arianne Verhagen.
Norway. (Oslo University Hospital, Ullevaal, Oslo; National Resource Centre for Rehabilitation in Rheumatology, Diakonhjemmet Hospital, Oslo) Collaboration with Dr Margreth Grotle.
United Kingdom. (Keele University Primary Care Research Centre, UK) Collaboration with Prof Peter Croft, Prof Elaine Hay, Prof Chris Main.
Netherlands. (Maastricht University) Collaboration with Prof Rob Smeets.
Netherlands. (Vrije University) I am a Visiting Scientist at Vrije University and collaborate with Prof Riekie de Vet, Prof Maurits van Tulder, A/Prof Raymond Ostelo, Dr Caroline Terwee, Dr Steve Kamper.
Brazil. (Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Federal University of Minas Gerais)) Collaboration with Prof Leani Pereira.
Brazil. (Universidade Cidade de São Paulo (University of the City of Sao Paulo)) Collaboration with A/Prof Leo Costa and Dr Luciola Menezes.