Our team

Our team

So far almost 200 physiotherapists have been trained to deliver GLA:D Australia, with more GLA:D Australia training courses planned in 2018, both in Melbourne and interstate.

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Our Research Team

Dr Christian Barton

Project lead and tutor

Dr Jo Kemp

Project lead and tutor

Prof Kay Crossley

Project lead

Matt Francis

Project manager and tutor

Karen Dundules

Project manager and clinical liaison


Zuzana Machotka

Senior research assistant and tutor



GLA:D Australia tutors

LIAM MACLACHLAN  is an experienced Physiotherapist and PhD candidate at the University of Queensland, investigating knee pain. He is also a casual academic at UQ.
Prof PETE O’SULLIVAN is a Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2005) and Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy at Curtin University.
Dr JP CANEIRO 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
ZUZANA MACHOTKA 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.
JANE ROONEY is a Specialist Sports Physiotherapist – sub speciality knee and Titled Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist (1997) with over 25 years clinical experience.
  JASON WALLIS works for Cabrini Health and Eastern Health’s osteoarthritis hip and knee service (OAHKS), and was the first physiotherapist to implement GLA:D Australia.
  DAVID THWAITES 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.
  CHRIS STEWART works at Lake Health Group and Corio Bay Health Group, and was one of the first physiotherapists to learn and begin implementing the GLA:D Australia Program.
CHRISTIAN BONELLO works at Total Physiocare, 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.
KATE BEERWORTH 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 is an experienced APA Sports, Exercise and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist who has extensive experience in managing netball, swimming and running related injuries.
ALISON GIBBS is a Senior Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist at Physica Yarra Valley.  She trained in the GLA:D program in 2017, and began tutoring and lecturing with the course in 2018.