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.

  • 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)

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.

  • Child Health and Development
  • Physical Activity
  • Child Obesity / Metabolic Disease
  • Clinical Education, Interprofessional Education, Action Based Learning

Lead: Assistant Professor Nikki Milne

  • Manual Therapy
  • Physiotherapy in Sports & Exercise
  • Clinical Education
  • Physical Activity, Mobility & Rehabilitation in Acute Care and Community Settings
  • Outcome Measures

Lead: Professor Wayne Hing

  • Injury Prevention & Management
  • Injury Surveillance
  • Health Services & Other Community Assets in Health
  • Physical Activity, Mobility & Participation
  • Community-Based Approaches for Health

Lead: Adjunct Professor Rod Pope