Professor Michele Sterling (PhD, MPhty, Grad Dip Manip Physio, BPhty, FACP)
Associate Director - Recover Injury Research Centre, Director NHMRC CRE in Recovery Following Road Traffic Injuries and author of the Whiplash evidence based information resource.
Professor Michele Sterling is Director of the Rehabilitation Sciences Research Program, Recover Injury Research Centre, Menzies Health Institute Qld, Griffith University. Prof Sterling's main focuses of research are: the physical and psychological factors underlying whiplash associated disorders; the prediction of outcome following whiplash injury and the clinical translation of research findings to clinical practice.
The results of Professor Sterling's work have been published in highly rated international journals such as Pain, The Lancet, Clinical Journal of Pain, PlosOne and Spine. She has published over 130 scientific works, including 3 books. Prof Sterling is a member of the Council of the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) Dr Sterling currently serves on the editorial board of 2 international journals (Manual Therapy, JOSPT) and is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Physiotherapy.
Professor Sterling has also been awarded prizes from various professional organizations for her work. In 2009 she was awarded a Fellowship to the Australian College of Physiotherapists by original contribution for her research work.
Professor Sterling has no financial interest in any organisation associated with the Whiplash Evidence Based Information Resource.
Professor Justin Kenardy (BSc Hons, PhD, FAPS)
Acting Director - Injury Research Centre (CONROD), Chief Investigator, CCRE Spine and Principal Author of the Whiplash evidence based information resource.
Justin Kenardy is a clinical health psychologist and Professor in the Schools of Psychology and Medicine and is Deputy Director of the Injury Research Centre (CONROD) at the University of Queensland. He works in the broad area of the interface between physical and psychological health. He has particular interests in injury, post-traumatic stress, and pain in both adults and children. Professor Kenardy has published over 170 scientific works, and has been cited over 5000 times. He has also developed a sister site to this focussed on Posttraumatic stress disorder www.som.uq.edu.au/ptsd
Professor Kenardy has no financial interest in any organisation associated with the Whiplash Evidence Based Information Resource.
Dr Carrie Ritchie (PhD)
Carrie Ritchie commenced work as a Senior Research Fellow with the Whiplash Research Unit within the Recover Injury Research Centre in 2011. She is working with Professor Michele Sterling on the derivation and validation of a clinical screening tool to assist with the prediction of recovery pathways following an acute whiplash injury. Carrie has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, and both practical and investigative experience in teaching and learning across the health sciences.