LA TROBE UNIVERSITY
A few years ago I was approached by Professor Meg Morris, then Head of the School of Allied Health at La Trobe University, to help establish a sports medicine research centre which subsequently came to be known as LASEM or La Trobe Sports and Exercise Medicine Research Centre.
My major role was to recruit two professors, Jill Cook and Kay Crossley, who came from Monash University and University of Queensland respectively. Jill and Kay are both internationally recognised outstanding researchers, Jill in the area of tendon pain, and Kay in knee and hip pain.
Jill, Kay and myself joined the incumbent La Trobe sports medicine research team including Meg Morris, Hylton Menz, Kate Webster, Nick Taylor, Tania Pizzari and Jodie McClelland. We now have an outstanding group of post-docs and research students producing over 200 publications annually.
NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY, SINGAPORE
In 2017 I was appointed Honorary Professor in Sports Medicine at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, one of Asia’s most prestigious universities. My major role has been in establishing a Graduate Diploma of Sports Medicine which commenced in 2018.
Professor James Best, a long time colleague from University of Melbourne is Head of the LKC Medical School and Associate Professor Fabian Lim is the course co-ordinator.
I have been invited to give a number of presentations at the University, the major Singapore hospitals and the sports medicine clinics.
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
I have had a long involvement with the University of Melbourne
Initially as a medical student (1971-77) during which time I was heavily involved in University sport.
In 2001 I was appointed the inaugural Associate Professor in Sports Medicine at the Centre for Sports Medicine Research and Education (later re-named CHESM - Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine) in the School of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences.
This appointment involved research and teaching of physiotherapy and medical students. My main area of research were stress fractures, groin pain, concussion (see published journal articles)
I also have an appointment in the Faculty of Law. This involves teaching a subject in the Melbourne Law Masters Sports Medical and Anti-Doping Law with colleagues Hayden Opie and Dr Peter Harcourt every alternate year. The next course is in May 2019. See info here.
UNIVERSITY OF QUEENSLAND
I am an Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Queensland. My main involvement has been in the development of a distance learning course in sports medicine with Dr Craig Engstrom. I was also part of a successful Carrick grant application in 2009 for >$200,000.
In 1997 I spent a semester at Visiting Professor in Sports Medicine at Stanford University in California where I had the pleasure of working with Dr Gordon Matheson and his staff.
I was involved in some research there as well as putting the finishing touches to our Stress Fractures text book. I was also involved with coverage of the football team and womens volleyball team who won the NCAA championship play offs in Spokane Washington.
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 20, 1997 NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
STANFORD def. PENN STATE, 3-2 (15-11, 15-6, 2-15, 15-17, 15-9)
I was fortunate to work with Kerri Walsh one of the stars of the Stanford womens volleyball team who went on to represent USA in volleyball in the Sydney Olympics and then took up beach volleyball winning Olympic gold in Athens and Beijing with her partner Misty May.
LIVERPOOL JOHN MOORES UNIVERSITY
In 2010 I was appointed Honorary Professor in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences at Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).
Liverpool Football Club and LJMU have a close relationship with the university providing testing facilities, consultancy and post graduate interns. Prominent football science researcher Dr Barry Drust a long time staff member at LJMU has been seconded on to the LFC sports science staff.