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

 

Details of the GLA:D Tutors and Researchers in each state
  JASON WALLIS (Victoria – State Lead) works for Cabrini Health and Eastern Health’s osteoarthritis hip and knee service (OAHKS), 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.
  CHRIS STEWART (Tutor) works at Corio Bay Health Group, and was one of the first physiotherapists to learn and begin implementing the GLA:D Australia Program.
CHRISTIAN BONELLO (Tutor) 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.
ALISON GIBBS (Tutor) 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.
Dr NATALIE COLLINS (Queensland – State Lead)
Dr MICHELLE SMITH (Queensland – State Lead)
LIAM MACLACHLAN (Tutor) 
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.