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Stephanie Filbay

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Sport, Exercise & Osteoarthritis

Stephanie was awarded her PhD from The University of Queensland in July 2016. Her thesis was titled ‘Longer-term quality of life following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction.’ During her PhD candidature, she continued work as a physiotherapist in the field of sports injury and gained experience in lecturing, tutoring and examining at The University of Queensland. After submitting her PhD, Stephanie undertook an Arthritis Research UK, Centre for Sport, Exercise & Osteoarthritis Research Fellowship at University of Oxford, UK. More recently, she commenced a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at University of Oxford.

Stephanie's research focus is on optimising outcomes following musculoskeletal and sports injury, with a specific interest in quality of life, anterior cruciate ligament injury, early-onset knee osteoarthritis, return-to-sport, psychosocial factors and comparison of outcomes following surgical and non-operative management strategies. Stephanie has experience in a range of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies.

Stephanie has won several grants, scholarships and awards for her work, including the British Journal of Sports Medicine PhD Academy Award, Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Young Investigator Scholarship (2015); Sports Physiotherapy Australia Best New Investigator 2015; Sports Medicine Australia Best Poster in Clinical Sports Medicine, 2015; Sports Physiotherapy Australia Best Oral Presentation 2013. 


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