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Biography

Christina is a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Early Career Fellow, Deputy Head of the Pre-hospital, Emergency and Trauma (PET) Group and Senior Research Fellow within the Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine. Her research focuses on the outcomes of traumatic injury, and in particular on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and the risk of developing chronic disease following injury.

Christina has a clinical background in physiotherapy and has worked in teaching and research at universities in Australia, the UK and Canada. She is currently a registered physiotherapist, an Adjunct Lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy, Monash University, an Honorary Research Fellow at Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute and an Honorary Research Fellow of the Emergency and Trauma Centre, Alfred Health.

Monash teaching commitment

Adjunct Lecturer, Physiotherapy

External positions

Honorary Research Fellow, Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute

2017 → …

Honorary Research Fellow, The Alfred

2016 → …

Associate PhD Supervisor, Mr Christopher Swain, Australian Catholic University

2015 → …

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Projects 2013 2022

Research Output 2009 2019

Agreement between medical record and administrative coding of common comorbidities in orthopaedic trauma patients

Daly, S., Nguyen, T. Q., Gabbe, B. J., Braaf, S., Simpson, P. & Ekegren, C. L., 1 Jul 2019, In : Injury. 50, 7, p. 1277–1283 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Multi-segment spine kinematics: Relationship with dance training and low back pain

Swain, C. T. V., Whyte, D. G., Ekegren, C. L., Taylor, P., McMaster, K., Lee Dow, C. & Bradshaw, E. J., 1 Feb 2019, In : Gait and Posture. 68, p. 274-279 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Multi-segment spine range of motion in dancers with and without recent low back pain

Swain, C. T. V., Bradshaw, E. J., Ekegren, C. L., Orishimo, K. F., Kremenic, I. J., Liederbach, M. & Hagins, M., 1 May 2019, In : Gait and Posture. 70, p. 53-58 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

The epidemiology of low back pain and injury in dance: A systematic review

Swain, C. T. V., Bradshaw, E. J., Ekegren, C. L. & Whyte, D. G., 1 Apr 2019, In : Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 49, 4, p. 239-252 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
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Traumatic injury survivors’ perceptions of their future: a longitudinal qualitative study

Braaf, S., Ameratunga, S., Ponsford, J., Cameron, P., Collie, A., Harrison, J., Ekegren, C., Christie, N., Nunn, A. & Gabbe, B., 10 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Best Conference Poster

Christina Ekegren (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Medical Oral Presentation Award

Christina Ekegren (Recipient), 22 Apr 2017

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best New Investigator Injury Prevention

Christina Ekegren (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best New Investigator Injury Prevention

Christina Ekegren (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Best Oral Presentation Award

Christina Ekegren (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2015 2018

  • 2 Contribution to conference
  • 2 Editorial responsibility
  • 1 Committees and working groups
  • 1 Grant review responsibilities

Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (Journal)

Christina Ekegren (Associate editor)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation (Journal)

Christina Ekegren (Associate editor)
2018

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial responsibility

Conference of the Australian-Physiotherapy-Association 2017

Christina Ekegren (Session chair)
20 Oct 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

National Health and Medical Research Council Reviewer, 2017 Project Grant

Christina Ekegren (Fellow)
2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementGrant review responsibilities

Founding member and Co-convener, Physiotherapists for Physical Activity

Christina Ekegren (Fellow)
2017

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups