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Musculoskeletal Health of Children with Neurofibromatosis Type I

Clinical research into the bone and muscle phenotype of children and adolescents with neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1). As well as the phenotype assessment, the project will also invo more...

Supervisor(s): Munns, Craig (Associate Professor)

Injury Prevalence and Characteristics in Elite Junior Rugby League Players

Rugby league is an international collision sport where players participate in physically demanding activities. Musculoskeletal injuries are common to rugby league and injury inciden more...

Supervisor(s): Orr, Rhonda (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)

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)

Strengthening brittle bones

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) or "brittle bone disease" can be caused by a range of proteins involved with the bone matrix. Children with OI are prone to fracture, which can reduce m more...

Supervisor(s): Schindeler, Aaron (Associate Professor), Little, David (Professor), Munns, Craig (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)

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)

Cartilage Volume assessed by MRI in Osteoarthritis

Current studies are focusing on the influence of knee trauma and obesity on cartilage and osteoarthritis outcomes as well as the effect of therapies like glucosamine. more...

Supervisor(s): March, Lyn (Professor)

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)