Osteoarthritis Research

The Osteoarthritis Research Team is a large and highly collaborative team which focuses on all aspects of clinical and translational research in osteoarthritis.

We work closely with multidisciplinary teams, including the Back Pain Research Team and are committed to designing and testing innovative, accessible, technology-based interventions that could accelerate recovery and decrease the burden of musculoskeletal pain globally.

Our research focuses on numerous aspects of osteoarthritis including the epidemiology of osteoarthritis, imaging in osteoarthritis, clinical trials, novel therapies in disease management and health services research for chronic disease management.

Our team is working to:

  • Investigate the epidemiology of osteoarthritis;
  • Improve the management of osteoarthritis by evaluating common and novel treatments;
  • Improve the quality of life for people with osteoarthritis by promoting and providing evidence-based resources and treatments.

Lead

Professor David Hunter

Florance and Cope Chair of Rheumatology
Professor of Medicine, University of Sydney

Dr Jocelyn Bowden

Postdoctoral Research Associate
Faculty of Medicine and Health, Northern Clinical School, Institute of Bone and Joint Research

Dr Jillian Eyles

Research Fellow
Sydney Medical School/Northern Clinical School

Dr Leticia Deveza

Research Fellow
Northern Clinical School

Dr Sarah Kobayashi

Research Fellow
Northern Clinical School

The aim of the osteoarthritis department is to advance the understanding of the musculoskeletal system. The main focus of our research includes clinical and translational research in osteoarthritis.

  • Investigating biomarkers in OA
  • Knee force project - investigating occupations with excessive knee joint force
  • PATHway - participatory health through behavioural engagement and disruptive digital technology following total knee replacement
  • PARTNER - optimising primary care management of knee osteoarthritis
  • Excellence study – The safety of a new injectable investigational medication and how effective it may be in treating the pain, inflammation and mobility symptoms of osteoarthritis in the knee
  • SCUlpTOR study – comparing the effectiveness of stem cell injections versus placebo for those with knee osteoarthritis

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