Associate Professor Rodney GreenAssociate Professor, Rural Human Biosciences
Rod is an Associate Professor in Human Anatomy in the Department of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences. Rod is also a long-term Council member and the current President of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists (ANZACA).
As a member of the La Trobe Sports, Exercise and Rehabilitation research focus area, Rod conducts laboratory based studies on the anatomical and physiological bases of muscle function. In particular, he has been looking at the shoulder and hip joints. The shoulder joint suffers from major pathology both in sporting and aged populations and is very dependent on muscle function for stability.Studies on the hip joint also investigate the muscles that are important for stabilizing this joint and their potential for pathology, again in both sporting and pathological populations. This work has primarily involved electromyography (both surface and intramuscular), MRI and ultrasonography on living subjects and also measurement of tension and impingement of muscles and tendons in cadaveric material. Rod has been the recipient of over $200,000 of internal and external grants for this research work.
Rod is also involved in scholarship of teaching, particularly around innovative ways of teaching anatomy to Allied Health students. He has initiated and contributed significantly to the development of blended learning in anatomy at La Trobe. Rod has been the recipient of over $15,000 of grants for his work in anatomy teaching.