Project Leads

 

Professor Kay Crossley

Prof Crossley is the director of the La Trobe’s Sports and Exercise Research Centre and her main research focus is on the management of hip and knee pain, especially around the relationship between acute injuries and osteoarthritis development.

Prof Crossley has published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and in 2020 was awarded the Victoria Prize for Science and Innovation in life sciences, the first allied health professional ever to receive this award.

 

Associate Professor Joanne Kemp

A/Prof Kemp is the co-project lead of the GLA:D Australia Program and is responsible for the oversight of the GLA:D Australia Program with A/Prof Barton, including overseeing the provision of the physiotherapy education, management of GLA:D® program resources and the GLA:D® registry.

A/Prof Kemp is an internationally recognised researcher publishing research on the areas of hip and groin pain, femoroacetabular impingement (FAI) and hip osteoarthritis.

 

Associate Professor Christian Barton 

A/Prof Barton is the co-project lead of the GLA:D Australia Program and is responsible for the oversight of the GLA:D Australia Program with A/Prof Kemp, including overseeing the provision of the physiotherapy education, management of GLA:D® program resources and the GLA:D® registry.

A/Prof Barton is an internationally recognised researcher publishing research on the areas of knowledge translation, knee injuries, running and knee osteoarthritis.

Research Team
Dr Danilo De Oliveira Silva

Post doctoral research fellow

Dr Marcella Ferraz Pazzinatto

Post doctoral research fellow

Dr Josh Heerey

Post doctoral research fellow

Dr Allison Ezzat

Post doctoral research fellow

Karen Dundules

Research Officer and Clinical Liaison

Matt Francis

Research Officer and Clinical Training Coordinator

 

Details of the GLA:D Tutors and Researchers in each state
JASON WALLIS (Victoria – State Lead) is an experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist for Cabrini Health, and was the first physiotherapist to implement GLA:D Australia.
JANE ROONEY (Victoria – State Lead) is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist – sub speciality knee and Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (1997) with over 25 years clinical experience.
ZUZANA MACHOTKA (Tutor) is a titled Sport and Musculoskeletal  Physiotherapist with over 15 years experience. She works privately at Complete Sports Care and as a senior research assistant at La Trobe Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre.
  DAVID THWAITES (Tutor) works at Complete Sport Care and Clifton Hill Physiotherapy, and is currently undertaking a Masters by Research investigating the decision making of individuals with knee pain at La Trobe University.
CHRISTIAN BONELLO (Tutor) works in private practice, and after spending time implementing GLA:D in Denmark as a student, was one of the first physiotherapists to learn and begin implementing the GLA:D Australia Program.
ALI GIBBS (Tutor) is a Senior OAHKS Physiotherapist at Eastern Health and Access Health and Community.  She trained in the GLA:D program in 2017, and began tutoring and lecturing with the course in 2018.
Dr NATALIE COLLINS (Queensland – State Lead)
Dr MICHELLE SMITH (Queensland – State Lead)
Dr LIAM MACLACHLAN 
Dr JP CANEIRO (Western Australia – State Lead) is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2013) and a PhD in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He is a researcher at Curtin University and also lectures in the Clinical Masters in Physiotherapy.
Prof ANNE SMITH (Tutor)
Prof PETE O’SULLIVAN (Tutor) is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005) and Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Curtin University.
KATE BEERWORTH (South Australia – State Lead) is an experienced APA Sports Physiotherapist who has extensive experience with soccer (former Matilda’s head Physio) and netball related injuries and is passionate about ACL prevention and ACL rehab.
NATALIE TYSON (Tutor) is an experienced APA Sports, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who has extensive experience in managing netball, swimming and running related injuries.
ELOISE JAMES (Northern Territory – State Lead) is an experienced Physiotherapist and was the first GLA:D accredited Physiotherapist in the NT.
DANIEL VUKOVIC (Tutor) is an experienced Sports and Musculoskeletal  Physiotherapist and was the first GLA:D accredited Physiotherapist in NSW.
KAY ROBINSON (Tutor) is an experienced Physiotherapist and was the first GLA:D accredited Physiotherapist in NSW.
FIONA HAMILTON (Tutor) is an experienced Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and was the first GLA:D accredited Physiotherapist Tasmania.