Orthopaedics: Barwon Centre for Orthopaedic Research and Education (B-CORE)
Barwon Centre for Orthopaedic Research and Education (B-CORE) is one of the broadest and most active research groups dedicated to orthopaedic musculoskeletal health research in Australia. B-CORE has extensive clinical trials experience on investigator initiated, national and international multi-centre studies. B-CORE is a member of the Institute for Mental and Physical Health and Clinical Translation (IMPACT), under the School of Medicine at Deakin University.
In the past decade, we have expanded to include researchers across multiple disciplines, including sports and exercise sciences, nutrition and dietetics, epidemiology, molecular biology, genomics, political science and health economics. We collaborate with research teams working across the world to help advance the science of musculoskeletal health.
The B-CORE team explores every aspect of musculoskeletal health and conducts ‘bench-top to bedside’ research from basic investigations to clinical trials of new treatments, process change in care delivery and population-wide studies of prevention.
While our core mission is to translate this knowledge into new strategies to control musculoskeletal health, many of our investigators are also making scientific progress against other diseases and conditions.
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- Professor Richard Page, Director of Research
- Dr Stephen Gill, Senior Research Fellow
- Dr Kirsten Porter, Research Coordinator
- Amanda Cowland, Data Coordinator
- Tracey Lipsus, Data Coordinator
Research Students (Deakin University)
Master of Surgical Research
- Dr Henry Ring
- Mr Nick Emerson, Institute of Frontier Materials
- Dr Sam Lynskey, Orthopaedic Surgery
- Dr Fil Cosic (Monash)
- Dr Narinder Kumar (Monash)
- Nima Kamal
- Anusha Budehal
- Lambros Anagnostelos
- Masters of Surgical Research
- Dr Nicholas Paltoglou
- Dr Hugh Gillies
- Doctor of Philosophy
- Dr Darcie Cooper, PhD
- Dr Gil Stynes, PhD, FRACS (Melbourne)
- NIHR – NHMRC Grant –Reverse or Anatomical (replacement) for Painful Shoulder Osteoarthritis: Differences between Interventions – (RAPSODI-Aus) Deakin University: 2021
- MRFF Ideas Grant - Intensive physiotherapy to lower hospital length of stay after hip fracture HIPSTER Study - Monash University 2022
- NHMRC Ideas Grant - Predicting fracture outcomes from clinical Registry data using Artificial Intelligence Supplemented models for Evidence-informed treatment (PRAISE) study: 2021 – 2024
- Australian Orthopaedic Association (AOA) Research Foundation - Clinical biomarker shoulder study: transcriptomic differences between osteoarthritis of the shoulder, capsulitis and rotator cuff tears: 2021 -2023
- AOA Research Foundation - PhD research scholarship: 2021 - 2022
- Australian Football League - Injury profiles of female Australian Rules Football players: a survey of Geelong and South-Western Victoria (AFLW Injury Study): 2018 - 2020
- Deakin University - Gender differences in lower limb biomechanics in Australian Football players: 2021
- De Puy Orthopaedic Fellowship: 2006 - 2024
- SJOG Health Care - SJOG Research Fellowship: 2017-2026
- Canadian Institutes of Health Research - Advancing the Care of Patients with Musculoskeletal Injuries Worldwide through Multi-National Research Initiatives: 2016 - 2023
Support Our Research
Participate in a Clinical Trial
To find out about Clinical Trials currently underway at Barwon Health, click here.
Clinical trials require ongoing investment and there are several ways to support this amazing work,
You can make a donation today and contribute to an item on our research wish list, consider a bequest in your will, or establish a lasting legacy fund in your name. No matter what size, your philanthropic support with deliver an immediate impact.
To donate now or for more information and further discuss your support, please contact the Barwon Health Foundation.
- Any support, small to large, would help support our Shoulder Biomarker Research Program: a broad range of research studies investigating adhesive capsulitis, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears and osteoarthritis.
- We are seeking support of PhD stipends to enable early career researchers to participate in the Shoulder Biomarker program of research and other B-CORE studies. PhD stipends are ~ $30,000 per year, for 3 years full-time.
Last Modified: Tuesday, 18 July 2023
Professor Richard Page
Director of Orthopaedic Research,
Barwon Health & St John of God Geelong
Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, Deakin University
Phone: (03) 5222 5777
Dr Kirsten Porter
Phone: (03) 4215 2208
Dr Stephen Gill
Senior Research Fellow