Flavia Cicuttini


1988 …2024
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Flavia graduated in medicine from Monash University in 1982 and completed a PhD at the University of Melbourne in 1993. Flavia then completed an MSc at the University of London, looking at risk factors for osteoarthritis and completed further study at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 1996. Current research includes using Magnetic Resonance Imaging to understand factors that affect joint cartilage in healthy and diseased states.

Contributions to teaching include coordination and teaching Research Methods in the Master of Public Health, coordination of Epidemiology and Biostatistics by distance mode of delivery, and Medicine and Research for 4th year undergraduate medical students. Current advisory panel membership includes NHMRC Research Fellowships Advisory Panel, Royal Australasian College of Physicians Research Advisory Committee and Jacquot Selection Committee, RACP, and OARSI study group on osteoarthritis of the hand.

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Projects 2000 2024

Centre of Research Excellence on Women and Non-communicable Disease (CRE WaND): Prevention and Detection

Mishra, G., Hickey, M., Dobson, A. J., Gannon, B., Doust, J., Fisher, J., Cicuttini, F., Huxley, R., Tooth, L. & Brown, H.

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Project: Research

ANZMUSC: Australia and New Zealand Musculoskeletal (ANZMUSC) Clinical Trials Network

Buchbinder, R., Maher, C., March, L., Day, R. O., Hinman, R., Harris, I. A., Ferreira, M., Glaziou, P., Green, S., Billot, L., Latimer, J., Whittle, S. L., Cicuttini, F., Hill, C., Lin, C., Taylor, W., Hunter, D., Harris, A., Winzenberg, T. M. & McAuley, J.


Project: Research

Research Output 1988 2019

Association between metformin use and disease progression in obese people with knee osteoarthritis: Data from the Osteoarthritis Initiative - A prospective cohort study

Wang, Y., Hussain, S. M., Wluka, A. E., Lim, Y. Z., Abram, F., Pelletier, J. P., Martel-Pelletier, J. & Cicuttini, F. M., 24 May 2019, In : Arthritis Research and Therapy. 21, 1, 6 p., 127.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Association between quantitatively measured infrapatellar fat pad high signal intensity alteration and MRI-assessed progression of knee osteoarthritis

Han, W., Aitken, D., Zheng, S., Wluka, A. E., Zhu, Z., Blizzard, L., Winzenberg, T. M., Cicuttini, F. M., Jones, G. & Ding, C., May 2019, In : Arthritis Care and Research. 71, 5, p. 638-646 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Author's response to letter to editor: “Confounding variables in future studies assessing relationship between paraspinal muscles and low back pain”

Ranger, T. A., Cicuttini, F. M., Jensen, T. S., Heritier, S. & Urquhart, D. M., 1 Jun 2019, In : Spine Journal. 19, 6, p. 1134-1135 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Effect of breakfast on weight and energy intake: Systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

Sievert, K., Hussain, S. M., Page, M. J., Wang, Y., Hughes, H. J., Malek, M. & Cicuttini, F. M., 30 Jan 2019, In : BMJ (Online). 364, 12 p., l42.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access