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Philippa Nicolson

Postdoctoral Researcher in Rehabilitation

I qualified as a Physiotherapist from the University of Otago (New Zealand), and have worked in orthopaedic inpatient and outpatient departments in New Zealand, the UK and Australia. 

My PhD, completed at the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine (CHESM) at the University of Melbourne, investigated a number of aspects of adherence to exercise among people with knee osteoarthritis.

I joined the RRIO team in June 2018 as a Post-Doctoral Researcher, working across multiple studies. I am currently working on the BOOST study, implementation of the Back Skills Training (iBEST) programme, a systematic review of multifactorial falls prevention interventions and secondary analyses of the PreFIT data.

My research interests include the design and clinical implementation of exercise interventions for chronic musculoskeletal pain and optimising pre- and post-surgical management of orthopaedic patients.