Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehabilitation

Research Overview

This area of research is undertaken through the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine (CHESM) whose main research focus is on the role of conservative strategies, particularly exercise, in promoting overall health and well-being and in preventing and managing the public health problems that are currently facing society with a particular focus in the prevention and management of musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis. Established in October 2000, CHESM combines high calibre researchers with experienced clinicians from a range of disciplines including physiotherapy, medicine, science, exercise science and podiatry.

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Senior staff:

Post-doctoral staff:

Research scientists:

Research Physiotherapists:

  • Mary McMahon
  • Sophie Heywood


  • Dr Jessica Kasza

Postgraduate students:

  • Josh Farragher
  • Rachel Nelligan
  • My-Linh Nguyen
  • Pek Ling Teo
  • Scott Starkey


  • ARC
  • Arthritis Australia
  • Medibank
  • Physiotherapy Research Foundation

Research Opportunities

This research project is available to PhD students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.

Research Projects

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Head of Research Group Professor Kim Bennell

Department / Centre


Unit / Centre

Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehabilitation

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