Professor Michele Sterling
PhD, MPhty, BPhty, Grad Dip Manip Physio, FACP
Griffith University, Gold Coast, Australia.
Professor Sterling is the foremost expert in the world on Whiplash Injuries.
She is currently the Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Recovery Following Road Traffic Injuries and Associate Director of RECOVER Injury Research Centre (formerly the Centre of National Research on Disability and Rehabilitation Medicine - CONROD). She is a Professor in the Centre of Musculoskeletal Research and the School of Allied Health at Griffith University and a NHMRC Senior Research Fellow.
Professor Sterling has a discipline background as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. Her main focuses of research are: the physiological and psychological factors underlying musculoskeletal pain and injury; the prediction of outcome following whiplash injury and the clinical translation of research findings to clinical practice. She is a member of the Editorial Board of PLos One and is Associate Editor of the European Journal of Physiotherapy.
Michele is Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Australian Pain Society and in 2016 became an elected member of the council for the IASP.
Michele has received over $13M in competitive research funding and has published over 100 papers and two books in the areas of whiplash injury and musculoskeletal pain.