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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.

    • ACT Emergency Services
    • Armor Australia
    • Australian and New Zealand Police State agencies
    • Australian Boarder Force
    • Australian Defence Apparel
    • Australian Defence Force
    • Buckinghamshire New University, UK
    • California State University - Fullerton, USA
    • Centre for Soldier Performance, Singapore 
    • Charles Sturt University
    • Department of Veterans' Affairs
    • Federal Technological University of Paraná, Brazil
    • German Sport University Cologne
    • Gold Coast Knee Group (GCKG)
    • Gold Coast University Hospital 
    • Griffith University
    • Health Education England, UK
    • Henry M Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, USA
    • International Organisation of Physical Therapists in Paediatrics (IOPTP) 
    • Knee Research Australia 
    • LE Gear
    • Logan Hospital (Vestibular) 
    • Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
    • Mid-Cheshire NHS Trust, UK
    • National University of Singapore
    • North West Simulation Education Network, UK
    • Oklahoma State University, USA
    • Optimal Performance Solutions
    • Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine Centre (OSSM)
    • Point Loma Nazarene University, USA
    • Police Sports Education Center, Abu Dhabi 
    • PRISE (Physiotherapists-inteRnatIonal School-basEd) PT network
    • Queensland Department of Education
    • Queensland Fire and Rescue services
    • Queensland Health
    • Spearpoint
    • Steel Blue
    • Texas AM, USA
    • Thales
    • U.S. Forensic Institute for Research, Security and Tactics (FIRST)
    • U.S. Naval Health Research Centre
    • Universidad San Pablo-CEU
    • Universidad San Pablo-CEU, Brazil
    • Universite de Sherbrooke
    • University of Bamberg
    • University of Belgrade
    • University of Chichester
    • University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies
    • University of Manchester, UK
    • University of Portsmouth
    • University of Portsmouth, UK
    • University of Queensland
    • University of the Air Force, USA
    • Various United States Law Enforcement agencies
    • VirtuReal
    • Waseda University, Tokyo
  • Adam Walker We can do better. A mixed method approach to the optimisation of ACL reconstruction rehabilitation
    Adrian Goldsworthy Integration of Extended Reality into Healthcare and Medicine. Bond University, Australia
    Brendan Diplock The role of the Long Head of Biceps at the shoulder and the implications of surgery
    Cherie Zischke Improving access to paediatric physiotherapy: can video technology help?
    Colin Tomes Heart Rate Variability as a Human Performance Optimization Tool for the Tactical Professional
    Darren Correa The effects of a Virtual Reality based intervention on Chronic pain and anxiety in Veterans.
    Dustin Kidd A Comparison of Overt and Covert Body Armor
    Elizabeth Cooper An Occupational Analysis of Wilderness Paramedics
    Graham Marvin The relationship between sleep, training load, fatigue, and injury rate in emergency service workers.
    Hamzeh Khundaqji The Use of Wearables for Physiological Parameter Monitoring
    Holly Ranson The influence of social norms on the occupational food choices of career firefighters
    Jared Powell Exercise for rotator cuff-related shoulder pain is ubiquitous: ‘How and why’ is it beneficial?
    Jennifer Phillips Airway clearance techniques during an acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis
    Jeremy Robinson Identifying and optimising neuromuscular strength and power measures for Law Enforcement candidates
    Joe Dulla Success Factors, Health, Cost Mitigation, and Optimization of Law Enforcement Recruits and Incumbents Over Time
    Kate Lyons Musculoskeletal Injuries in Military Basic Training: Does Changing the Training Program Change the Injury Profile?
    Laila Bar Improving adherence and cost effectiveness of compression stockings for venous leg ulcers
    Luke Meir Effect of group based martial arts (Brazilian Jiu Jitsu) as an adjunct therapy for military veterans
    Mark Brown Preparation strategies, health profiles and sports injuries of older athletes participating at Masters Games
    Mark Stephenson Tactical performance under stress
    Mick Stierli Can workplace reconditioning improve the return to duty status and outcomes of the injured Police officer?
    Natasha Yates Co-regulated learning in Simulation, Bond University, Australia
    Nathan Andrews Can competence achievability in law enforcement firearms training be defined and predicted
    Nicola Dutton 

    The use of adapted LEGO©-based therapy in paediatric Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) users with a developmental disability. Manchester Metropolitan University, UK

    Philip Abery The Role of Lower Limb Exoskeletons in Functional Rehabilitation
    Sandra Adiarte 

    Eyes on the target

    Shane Irving Occupational task and conditioning analysis in operational members of the Australian Police Tactical Groups.
    Shannon Richards-Green Leadership at the intersection of healthcare and adulty development theory. Bond University, Australia
    Wesley Matthews The Validity of Assessing Tendon Matrix Change using Ultrasound Imaging
    Whitney Tramel Subjective and objective measures of stress during activities related to tactical operator performance