Optimising primary care management of knee osteoarthritis (PARTNER)

Project Details

Osteoarthritis (OA) affects approximately 1.4 million Australians with the vast majority managed in primary care by General Practitioners, allied health professionals and most importantly by the patients themselves. Optimal management of knee OA often requires challenging lifestyle changes  for people with knee OA, and General Practitioners face challenges in guiding and supporting their patients to make these changes. The objective of PARTNER is to develop and evaluate a model of care for primary care management of knee OA that supports both General Practitioners and patients to uptake the key OA clinical guideline recommendations and achieve improvements in pain and function.



University of Sydney

  • Prof David Hunter
  • Dr Manuela Ferreira
  • Prof Deborah Schofield

Queen's University

  • Dr Simon French

Monash University

  • Prof Andrew Forbes
  • Prof Michael Georgeff

Arthritis Victoria

  • Ms Ainslie Cahill

BUPA Australia

  • Ms Natalie Dubrowin

University of Queensland

  • Dr Scott Masters

University of New South Wales

  • Prof Nick Zwar

University College London

  • Dr Lou Atkins

Curtin University

  • A/Prof Andrew Briggs

Medibank Private

  • Dr Stephen Bunker

Prima Health Solutions

  • Mr Luke Lawler

HealthChange Australia

  • Ms Janette Gale


  • Dr Andrew Cottrill


  • Mr Donal Byrne

Research Group

Musculoskeletal and Sports Rehabilitation

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

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