Donna Urquhart

Assoc Professor

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Donna Urquhart is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and a NHMRC Career Development Fellow (Level 2)/Senior Research Scientist. She is also a physiotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.

Donna’s research program involves a wide range of projects relating to low back pain and musculoskeletal conditions, including NHMRC-funded clinical trials examining the effectiveness of interventions for low back pain, MRFF funded research examining the overuse of narcotics and imaging for musculoskeletal pain, and internationally awarded work investigating the role of physical activity and obesity in musculoskeletal conditions.

Donna is currently supervising a number of PhD, Masters and honours students in cross-disciplinary collaborations. She is also on the International Editorial Review Board for the Cochrane Back Review Group and Journal of Physiotherapy, and is a board member for the Australian New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Network Scientific Advisory Group (SAG).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

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