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Physiotherapy Research Group

The mission of the Physiotherapy Research Group is to build the health of our communities by developing practical strategies & solutions through pragmatic physiotherapy & health research in real-world settings.

Current areas of Research

If you are interested in research collaboration or undertaking a Higher Degree by Research in one of the areas listed below, please contact the Lead Researcher for that area to discuss your interest.

    • United States Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine
    • Defence¬†Science and Technology¬†Organisation
    • University of Colorado: Colorado Springs
    • Karolinska¬†Institutet
    • Australian¬†Defence¬†Force
    • New South Wales Police Force
    • Queensland Fire and Rescue Service
    • Charles¬†Sturt¬†University
    • Curtin University
    • Southern Cross University
    • QLD Health
    • NSW Health
    • Pindara¬†Hospital
    • John Flynn Hospital
    • NSW Department of Education, Training & Employment
    • QLD Department of Education, Training & Employment
    • University of Queensland
    • AUT University
    • Griffith University
    • Gold Coast University Hospital
    • The Wesley Hospital
    • Stanford University
    • Murdoch Children's Research Institute
  • Rebecca TerryRelationships between summative coursework assessments & student performance in clinical practice settings
    Amanda HannanHigh intensity aerobic and resistance  interval training in supervised cardiac rehabilitation and home environments
    Kirstin MacDonaldEvaluation of the Tweed Healthy Schools Action Based Learning Program
    Jaclyn SzkwaraMedical compression garments to manage prenatal pain & in postnatal recovery
    Clare MacFarlaneEffect of orthoses on gait & mobility in children with cerebral palsy
    Katherine DoironEarly mobilisation & functional outcome measurement in critically ill patients in the intensive care unit
    Cherie ZischkeImproving access to paediatric physiotherapy: can video technology help?
    Josephine GriggBiomechanics of BMX at the start gate (In conjunction with EXSCI)
    Timothy WhitehouseThe Epidemiology of injury in Australian Professional Rugby Union (In conjunction with EXSCI) 
    Jo GoodersonEvaluate current Interprofessional Student Health Team Model (ISHTM) programs, and develop an evidence based manual for implementation of ISHTM throughout Australian Schools (In conjunction with Nutrition/Dietetics)