Transforming our world through research and technology
Read about some of the inspiring journeys and life-changing stories, directly from our clinicians, patients and volunteers.
Back pain — research story
Back pain is the number one cause of disability globally but doesn’t get the attention or funding it deserves, says Professor Hancock. That gap is one of the main motivations for his research. With about 30 other international back pain researchers,...
Cancer diagnosis — research story
“Currently, the technology is used to detect late-stage melanoma,” Professor Helen Rizos said. By analysing liquid biopsies – blood samples instead of conventional tissue biopsies – Rizos' team investigates patients' response to ce...
Physio's dream job — clinical story
From a young age, Bridget Dean played sport which lead her to competing in Oztag, hockey and athletics at international, national and representative level. Her love of sport motivated her to train as a high school PE teacher, and while she was teaching, s...
Shoulder biomechanics lab — clinical story
As a New Zealander, Associate Professor Sumit Raniga sub-specialised in shoulder and elbow surgery with an aim to work with the All Blacks. But when MQ Health asked him to develop an orthopaedic research program and set up a Shoulder and Elbow clinical pr...
Online pain clinic — clinical story
Associate Professor Blake Dear is co-director of Macquarie University’s not-for-profit eCentreClinic, the psychology research unit that came up with a new online pain course as part of its role to develop and evaluate treatments for common health co...