Musculoskeletal Health and Diseases

Research in the musculoskeletal theme optimises Tasmania's unique population characteristics to investigate musculoskeletal disease, with a particular emphasis on osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and ankylosing spondylitis. Epidemiological research into musculoskeletal disease helps us understand the impact of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions on both the individual and the community, so the best medical care can be developed and delivered where it is needed. Volunteer participant-based clinical trials are a key feature of this area.

Research Groups