Dr Stephen Edmondston
DipPhysio, AdvDipPhysio(MT), PhD
Completing his undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy training in New Zealand, Stephen received his PhD in spinal biomechanics in 1995. The following year was appointed as a lecturer at the School of Physiotherapy, Curtin University. Stephen moved to the Faculty of Medicine at UWA in 2000, and later returned to Curtin in the role of Associate Professor of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy. He has a strong track-record in research supervision in spinal pain and clinical biomechanics, health service delivery and models of care and has over 50 journal publications. He has made a significant contribution to physiotherapy continuing education, conducting clinical practice workshops in Australia and overseas, supporting continuing education programs in WA hospitals, and presenting research at physiotherapy and inter-disciplinary conferences. He was the recipient of an APA ‘Contribution to the Profession’ award in 2016. Stephen chairs the Quadriplegic Centre Health Service Board, and is a Board member of the Spine and Limb Foundation (WA).
Stephen’s current position is Research Operations Manager at St John of God Murdoch Hospital. In that role, he promotes the research strategy in the hospital, and manages all aspects of industry funded and investigator-initiated research.
Stephen joined the IHR to help develop the collaboration between hospital-based research at St John of God Hospitals, and researchers at the IHR.