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Dr Adam Culvenor NHMRC Research Fellow, LASEM Research Centre

Adam is a physiotherapist and NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow and completed his PhD in the development of osteoarthritis after anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction at The University of Queensland in 2015. Adam's research focusing on early-onset knee osteoarthritis in young adults following injury has been awarded American Journal of Sports Medicine most outstanding paper 2016, Australian Physiotherapy Association Best New Investigator 2013 & 2017 in musculoskeletal and sports research, Sports Medicine Australia best poster 2015, and British Journal of Sports Medicine best systematic review 2015 (finalist).
During his PhD, Adam was awarded both a Commonwealth Government Endeavour Fellowship and Felice Rosemary Lloyd fellowship to undertake research at the Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo.
Following his PhD, Adam completed a European Commission funded postdoctoral fellowship in Salzburg, Austria, evaluating muscle and cartilage tissue characteristics in knee osteoarthritis. During this fellowship, he was awarded Paracelsus Medical University Researcher of the Year 2017, European Commission career development prize 2017, and Marie Curie Action Award for communicating science 2017 (finalist).
Adam has also completed a Grad. Cert. at Harvard Medical School (Global Clinical Research Program 2017), is a Senior Associate Editor for the British Journal of Sports Medicine, as well as an invited reviewer for several other international journals. Adam's broad research disciplines are knee pain and injury, osteoarthritis, biomechanics, rehabilitation, and musculoskeletal imaging.


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