We will be a global innovator in clinical and educational physiotherapy research dedicated to achieve exceptional outcomes for our patients and students within our community.

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We develop and support excellence, leadership, and innovation in physiotherapy research, with an immediate focus on harnessing and growing our strengths in musculoskeletal, neurological, cardiorespiratory and educational research.

Core research areas

  • Musculoskeletal health
  • Neurological health
  • Cardiorespiratory health
  • Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
  • Health professional education
  • Women’s health
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Chronic disease
  • Healthy ageing
  • Health services research


Evidence-based translational research

We recognise the importance of research and knowledge translation in physiotherapy, including the development and implementation application of novel and cost-effective preventive and therapeutic strategies to enhance the physical care and wellbeing of Australians.


We aim to be nationally and internationally recognised leaders in health-related research informing patient care and teaching practices.


We acknowledge that solutions to Australia’s most significant and complex health care challenges may be found where educators, clinicians and researchers within our discipline or across different disciplines intersect. To maximise reach and impact of our efforts,

we promote and support intra- and interdisciplinary partnerships by building capacity for collaborative research, nationally and internationally.

Safety and Respect.

We promote a safe and caring learning and work environment in which all students and staff can aim for excellence.

Resilience and sustainability

We adjust in response to changes in health care, and research and learning environments with flexibility, transparency and openness.