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Dr Sean Docking is a research fellow at the Department of Musculoskeletal Health and Clinical Epidemiology at Cabrini Health. The Department aims to conduct research that will reduce overdiagnosis and overtreatment of musculoskeletal disorders in Australia and around the world. Sean has a particular interest in the utility and value of diagnostic imaging in musculoskeletal conditions and health policy. 

Sean's previous research has focusing on the clinical utility of ultrasound for lower limb tendinopathy. He has recently completed a Masters of Health Economics and recently completed the Deeble Summer Hcholarship with the Australian Healthcare & Hospitals Association on the policy perspective of diagnostic errors related to medical imaging. 

Research interests

-Diagnostic imaging

-Musculoskeletal conditions

-Health economics

-Health policy

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

Education/Academic qualification

Masters of Health Economics, Deakin University

Award Date: 1 Mar 2022

PhD, The characteristics of tendon pathology, and its pathogenesis, as detected by Ultrasound Tissue Characterisation, MONASH UNIVERSITY

Award Date: 14 Jul 2015

Bachelor of Health Science (Hons), University of Adelaide

Research area keywords

  • imaging
  • Musculoskeletal Imaging
  • Radiology
  • Health Economics
  • Health policy

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