Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal diseases are identified as the second greatest cause of disability throughout the world and include conditions such as osteoporosis, sarcopenia and arthritis. Researchers are part of cross-functional and collaborative teams to study conditions related to disorders of the bone, muscle and joint for improvement in disease prevention and evidence-based care.

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Projects Supervisor(s) Department Research Opportunity
BioFabrication of the osteo-chondral interface using multimodal 3D bioprinting Prof Peter Choong
Dr Cathal O’Connell
Surgery Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Bioink development for cartilage tissue engineering Dr Romane Blanchard
Dr Cathal O’Connell
Surgery Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Bone health and its long-term predictors post bone marrow transplantation Prof David Ritchie
Prof John Wark
Medicine and Radiology Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Cellular Senescence as a Biomarker of Ageing Dr Camilla Tuttle
Professor Andrea Maier
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in Geriatric Evaluation and Management Clinics A/Professor Kwang Lim
Professor Andrea Maier
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Controlled mechanical stimulation for cartilage regeneration modelling with 3D bioprinting techniques Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research
Design of tensile strength tests for very soft materials Dr Cathal O’Connell
Dr Romane Blanchard
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing a patient reported outcome measure for joint replacement patients A/Prof Michelle Dowsey
Dr Darshini Ayton
Surgery PhD, Master of Biomedical Science
Developing new therapies for musculoskeletal disease: Investigating the fundamental mechanisms of osteocyte mechanosensing Dr Jonathan Gooi Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Development of a Brain-Machine-Interface Training Paradigm Thomas Oxley
Nicholas Opie
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Development of mechanical testing protocols for very soft tissues Dr Cathal O’Connell
Dr Romane Blanchard
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Development of scaffolds for restoration of myotendous junctions A/Prof Robert Kapsa Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Diffusion properties in hydrogel materials Dr Cathal O’Connell
Dr Romane Blanchard
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Dynamic microfluidic in vitro differentiation of stem cells for cartilage regeneration in surgical 3D bioprinting Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research
Elucidating molecular signalling pathways controlled by anti-inflammatory steroids Dr. Adrian Achuthan Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Essence of Senescence Dr Camilla Tuttle
Prof Andrea Maier
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Evaluating the clinical and cost effectiveness of total joint replacement Prof Philip Clarke
A/Prof Michelle Dowsey
Surgery PhD
Generation of an ex vivo regeneration model for 3D bioprinting applications Dr Carmine Onofrillo
Dr Serena Duchi
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research
HDAC6 inhibitors as a treatment for Rett syndrome: Resolving neuronal trafficking deficits Dr Nicole Van Bergen
Professor John Christodoulou
Paediatrics Honours
How does bone matrix composition determine bone strength? A/Prof Natalie Sims Medicine and Radiology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
How does bone matrix composition determine bone strength? A/Prof Natalie Sims Medicine and Radiology Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
How does PTHrP stimulate bone formation? A/Prof Natalie Sims Medicine and Radiology PhD
How does the C-terminus of parathyroid hormone-related protein modify intracellular signalling? A/Prof Natalie Sims
E/Prof TJ Martin
Medicine and Radiology PhD
Inter- and intra-individual pattern of diseases Dr Esmee Reijnierse
Professor Andrea Maier
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Investigating the interaction between skeletal muscle and bone Dr Jonathan Gooi Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Longitudinal analysis of health outcomes in 16-29 year old females Prof Suzanne Garland
Prof John Wark
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Molecular signalling pathways controlling gene expression during chronic disease progression Dr. Adrian Achuthan Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
Monitoring for atypical femoral fracture (AFF) risk Dr Chris Yates
Prof John Wark
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Muscle health and nutritional needs during recovery from acute disease – also offered as MBiomedSc Dr Esmee Reijnierse
Prof Andrea Maier
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Neural modelling of epileptic dynamics Dr Andre Peterson Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Optimal Pain Assessment in Joint Replacement Patients Adjunct A/Prof Maria Inacio
A/Prof Michelle Dowsey
Surgery PhD, Masters by Research
Physical Activities for Healthy Ageing Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Dr Steve Simpson Jr
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Predicting outcomes for people with knee osteoarthritis in general practice Prof Jane Gunn
A/Prof Michelle Dowsey
General Practice PhD
Probing the complexity of cartilage using the Atomic Force Microscope Dr Cathal O’Connell
Dr Romane Blanchard
Surgery Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Proteostasis and Muscle Regeneration Dr Camilla Tuttle
Prof Andrea Maier
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment Dr Esmee Reijnierse
Prof Andrea Maier
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Sarcopenia and nutritional needs during recovery from acute disease Dr Esmee Reijnierse
Professor Andrea Maier
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Social and physical activities in ageing women Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Dr Helen Brown
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Structural biology of proteins involved in bone diseases Prof Michael Parker Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
The underestimated power of human muscle Dr Camilla Tuttle
Professor Andrea Maier
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
The actions of the hormone, calcitonin, on bone and calcium metabolism A/Professor Rachel Davey Medicine and Radiology Honours
The blood pressure drop makes you fall Dr Esmee Reijnierse
Prof Andrea Maier
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
The intra-individual rate of ageing Dr Esmee Reijnierse
Professor Andrea Maier
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Towards a biological geriatric assessment Dr Camilla Tuttle
Professor Andrea Maier
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
Using health-related quality of life scores as predictor of outcomes and to advance health economic evaluation methodologies in lower limb arthroplasty patients Michelle Dowsey
Philip Clarke
Surgery PhD
Vitamin D deficiency and balance Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Professor Meg Morris
Medicine and Radiology PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science
What controls the development of strong cortical bone? A/Prof Natalie Sims Medicine and Radiology PhD
What controls the development of strong cortical bone? A/Prof Natalie Sims Medicine and Radiology PhD