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Personal profile



  • PhD. University of Melbourne, Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine (2015)
  • Master of Sports and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, University of South Australia (2008)
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University (2002)

Clinical experience:

  • Musculoskeletal, orthopaedic and sports Physiotherapy roles in Melbourne, Adelaide, Darwin, Cairns, and Glasgow, UK (2002 onwards)

Teaching experience:

  • Unit coordinator for PTY1022, 24 credit point unit - commenced 2017
  • Lecturer/tutor for Year 1 and Year 2 Physiotherapy theory/prac and applied anatomy
  • Previous roles - tutor/lecturer for Physiotherapy programs at the Univeristy of Melbourne and University of South Australia (2009-2016)

 Research experience and interests:

  • Knee joint function and osteoarthritis following injury and surgery
  • Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction – biomechanics and functional performance
  • Low-cost assessment of muscle function and balance in clinical settings using force platforms and dynamometers 
  • NHMRC Dora Lush Postgraduate Scholarship, 2012 ($71,857)
  • Honours and HDR student supervision

Service and community associations:

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association – member
  • Sports Medicine Australia – member
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Biomechanics – member
  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists – member
  • Peer reviewer for the following journals: British Journal of Sports Medicine, Disability and Rehabilitation, Physiotherapy Research International
  • Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Physiotherapist – full registration



Research area keywords

  • Orthopaedics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Physiotherapy Education
  • Movement analysis

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Research Output

Deficits in quadriceps force control after anterior cruciate ligament injury: Potential central mechanisms

Ward, S. H., Perraton, L., Bennell, K., Pietrosimone, B. & Bryant, A. L., May 2019, In : Journal of Athletic Training. 54, 5, p. 505-512 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
1 Citation (Scopus)

Greater knee flexion excursion/moment in hopping is associated with better knee function following anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction

Perraton, L. G., Clark, R. A., Crossley, K. M., Pua, Y-H., Morris, H. G., Whitehead, T. S., Culvenor, A. G. & Bryant, A. L., 14 Feb 2019, In : Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy. 27, 2, p. 596-603 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Is visceral manipulation beneficial for patients with low back pain? A systematic review of the literature

Switters, J. M., Podar, S., Perraton, L. & Machotka, Z., 5 Sep 2019, In : International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine. 33-34, p. 16-23 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

The impact of hard versus soft soled runners on the spatio-temporal measures of gait in young children and a comparison to barefoot walking

Cranage, S., Bowles, K. A., Perraton, L. & Williams, C., 26 Jun 2019, In : Footwear Science. 11, sup1, p. S109-S110 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalMeeting AbstractOtherpeer-review


Marie Hammond Prize

Luke Perraton (Recipient), 2008

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

NHMRC Dora Lush Postgraduate Scholarship ($71,857)

Luke Perraton (Recipient), 2012

Prize: Other distinction

Professional titling

Luke Perraton (Recipient), 3 Mar 2019

Prize: Other distinction

Professional titling

Luke Perraton (Recipient), 3 Mar 2019

Prize: Other distinction


Development of online teaching materials for clinical education

Luke Perraton (Speaker)

Activity: Other Teaching Engagements and non-HDR SupervisionsOnline content/ delivery

Monash University School of Primary and Allied Health Care and Monash Biomedical Imaging Symposium

Luke Perraton (Organiser)
26 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to workshop, seminar, course

Thesis examination

Luke Perraton (Examiner)
Jun 2018

Activity: Examination typesThesis Examination

Honours thesis examination

Luke Perraton (Examiner)
Nov 2018

Activity: Examination typesThesis Examination

Surgical and Radiological Anatomy (Journal)

Luke Perraton (Peer reviewer)
2018 → …

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPeer review responsibility

Press / Media