Research areas in the UTS Graduate School of Health Physiotherapy team.
Health research is an area of strength in UTS’s research strategy. The strategy is underpinned by a significant five-year investment and has a focus on collaborative and interdisciplinary research; innovative technological approaches; commitment to researcher development and strengthening the relationship between research and teaching and learning.
UTS Physiotherapy has a research-intensive culture with internationally renowned researchers in physiotherapy practice, clinical collaborations, and research students to actively improve health outcomes.
At UTS Physiotherapy, our research vision is to "Reduce the burden of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders in society (RoBUST)" and we have two dedicated teams of researchers (NeuroRoBUST and MSKRoBUST team) working on research that helps the lives of people with these conditions using a range of study designs and methods.
Reduce the burden of neurological and musculoskeletal disorders in society (RoBUST)
The following supervisors are open to receiving expressions of interest:
Chronic stroke, dystonia, neurophysiology, meta-research, physical activity, TMS
Primary care, musculoskeletal, systematic reviews, diagnostics, randomised clinical trials
|David Kennedy||Stroke, unilateral neglect, fatigue, pain, TMS|
|Peter Stubbs||Stroke, TBI, emerging technologies, meta-research, database research|
|Camila Quel de Oliveira||
Rehabilitation, physiotherapy, recovery, spinal cord injuries, neurological conditions.
|Poonam Mehta||Pain, physical functions, ageing, clinometric properties, systematic review|
Pain science education, chronic pain, paediatric pain management, questionnaire development, conceptual change
|Anthony Nasser||Buttocks, hip, hamstring, femoroacetabular impingement, tendinopathy|
Back pain, spinal stenosis, outcome measures, cervical myelopathy, placebo
Current research student projects
Our current research students are working on the following projects:
Clinical Assessment of Proprioception and Unilateral Neglect Post Stroke (Georgia Fisher)
Feasibility of a Game-Based Robotic Rehabilitation for Arm Function after Stroke (Esminio II Rivera)
Evaluating the Comparative Effectiveness of Clinically Relevant Interventions for Neck Pain (Iqra Ishaq)
Diaphragm Ultrasound after Lung Transplant (Elise Crothers)
Telehealth in Stroke Care: Exploring the Role of StrokeLine (Muneeba Chaudhry)
Management of Patellofemoral Pain via Telehealth (Chantal Maher)
Virtual reality assessments for balance in elderly people (Emily Macfarlane)
Community rehabilitation following stroke (Robert Vander Kraats)
Prospective student research projects
We are currently seeking research students for the following projects:
Neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation (Prof Arianne Verhagen)
Predicting walking ability after stroke (Dr Alana McCambridge)
The Graduate School of Health offers a range of scholarships to support outstanding research students who are seeking to undertake a PhD.
Work with us
We welcome expressions of interest from enthusiastic researchers at all career stages.
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Meet some of our researchers
A breath of fresh air
Research student Elise Crothers uses ultrasound technology to improve health outcomes after lung transplants.
Moving in new directions
Associate lecturer David Anderson assesses patients using wearable monitors and movement analysis software.
Physio research tops Three Minute Thesis competition
Improved outcomes and independence for stroke patients is at the heart of Georgia Fisher's research.