Our Network of consulting academics are committed to improving the delivery of Musculoskeletal Research to Clinicians
The Academics listed below are recognized industry leaders and part of our network of Lecturers that provide professional development content for the AMSN. They all hold a very strong research background with many of them holding PHD’s and many years teaching in there relative professions.
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Hi I am a GP with 25 years experience and a passionate belief in healthy lifestyle for everyone!
BSc, Grad DC, MSportSc, PhD, ICSSD, FICC, FACC, FCC is a practicing sports chiropractor and clinical scientist based in Sydney, Australia.
He is owner and director of a chiropractic clinic located in the Southern Sydney suburbs of Cronulla and specialises in sports chiropractic. Prof Pollard has been in private clinical practice for the last 27 years, has been an Independent Chiropractic Consultant for WorkCover Authority of NSW for 10 years and has taught for 23 years in the areas of orthopaedics, sport medicine, clinical management and research at Macquarie University.
In 2010 he left Macquarie and took up employment with the Australian Catholic University teaching in the Department of Sport Science in the Masters of Clinical Exercise Physiology. He currently holds adjunct professorial positions at Murdoch University and in the Dept. of Medicine at University of Notre Dame (Sydney). He has recently returned from presenting lectures in Copenhagen and London and has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally in the fields of Chiropractic, Sports Medicine and Research and has published 120 manuscripts in medical and chiropractic peer reviewed journals.
His basic research interests involve the validation of chiropractic private practice through the investigation and documentation of clinical outcomes. His research interests include: clinical & sports chiropractic, OHS, epidemiology of injury, manual therapy, rehabilitation, sports medicine, and psychosocial factors in chronic pain. He has had 7 PhD and 2 MSc research student completions. Additionally, he has helped raise over $1 million dollars for chiropractic research.
2011 Associate Professor, Faculty of Health Science, School of Exercise Science, Australian Catholic University
2010 Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Chiropractic & Sports Science, Murdoch University
2008 Adjunct Professor, School of Medicine, University of Notre Dame (Australia)
2001 Promoted to Senior lecturer, Macquarie University
2000 Granted tenured position
1995 Reappointed Lecturer in Chiropractic (Five year term)
Department of Chiropractic Macquarie University
1990 Appointed Lecturer in Chiropractic Macquarie University (5 years)
In my twenty one years contracting to the university, I have held many positions including Head, Department of Diagnostic Sciences, Director of Research during which time the Centre expanded by over 200% in student enrolments and the research output expanded by 300%. I also developed a Masters degree in Chiropractic science and Chiropractic Sports Science. In addition I have taught in most units offered in the Master of Chiropractic program and developed the unit of Sports medicine, Orthopaedics, clinic workshop and electrophysical therapy for the Dept. The sports medicine unit is the only one of its kind in pre-professional chiropractic masters degree programs worldwide. More recently at the Australian Catholic University I have been teaching to candidates in the Master of Clinical Exercise Physiology in the areas of musculoskeletal diagnosis, rehabilitation and ergonomics.
During my time at Macquarie University, we established a positive and strong, international research reputation. My main areas of research are on sports medicine, injury prevention, clinical trials and the documentation of clinical chiropractic in the form of case, case series and randomized controlled trial publications. Due to the nature of the profession, the documentation of the scope of practice is an important goal for the profession.
2005 International Chiropractic Sport Science Diploma (ICSSD)
International Federation of Sports Chiropractic (FICS)
2000 Doctor of Philosophy
Dept Biomedical Sciences, University of Wollongong
1994 Master of Exercise & Sport Science
Cumberland College of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
1991 Grad Dip Exercise and Sport Science
Cumberland College of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
1986 Grad Dip Chiropractic, Sydney College of Chiropractic (MU)
1985 BSc (anatomy), UNSW
2011 3rd Best Private Practice Paper Award
Intra-oral myofascial therapy, education and self care for chronic myogenous temporomandibular disorder: a randomized controlled trial. World Federation of Chiropractic Biennial conference Rio, Brazil.
2007 Best Private Practice Paper Award.
Hoskins W, Pollard H, Bonello R
Prevention of hamstring injury in elite athletes: A randomized controlled trial. World Federation of Chiropractic Biennial conference Portugal.
2006 Top 100 authors: Biomed Central Open Access Publications
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2006 Fellow, International College of Chiropractors
2006 Fellow, Australian College of Chiropractors
2005 Fellow, College of Chiropractors (UK)
2001 Research Medal: Australian Spinal Research Foundation: Inaugural Researcher of the Year. (A peer reviewed process after nomination from the profession).
2000 3rd Prize World Federation Chiropractic Bienniel Congress Auckland NZ. Tuchin P, Pollard H, Bonello R
A randomised controlled trial of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine.
Invited expert contributions to research
2007-8: Institute for Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
ICF Research Branch of the WHO CC FIC (DIMDI)
Ludwig-Maximilian University, Marchioninistr. Munich
International project on the validation of the ICF Core Sets for low back pain from the perspective of physicians. (More than 65 experts of 37 countries have been invited to participate in our Delphi exercise).
2007-8 Adhesive capsulitis: Establishing consensus on diagnostic criteria: A Delphi study.
Discipline of Physiotherapy, School of Health Sciences, University of Newcastle NSW Australia.
2007 Management of Chronic Back Pain (especially relating to neuropathic back pain)
SACOOR MEDICAL GROUP. International Pharmaceutical Industry Consultants
2006 Diagnostic Imaging Practice Guidelines for Musculoskeletal Complaints: A Delphi study
Département chiropratique, UQTR 3351, boul. Des Forges, C. P. 500 Trois-Rivières (Québec) Canada G9A 5H7
2006 What is the chiropractic subluxation: A Delphi Study.
Murdoch University, Perth Australia.
2003-4 “Evidence based management in acute musculoskeletal pain”.
Faculty of Health Sciences, Queensland University Australia.
CURRENT RESEARCH ACTIVITY
Advancement of knowledge through scholarship and research
I have focused and championed an evidence based (informed) approach to the management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions within the chiropractic program at Macquarie and other Universities and through my publications, to the profession. My approach has been to foster research excellence through training and increased output from the staff as well as to orientate the student to the expectations of the health care world. My involvement as an academic, a practitioner, a researcher and a government and journal reviewer has allowed me to present a very informed and broad view of the challenges to the profession as well as offering potential solutions. As a part of this focus I am supervising a number of PhD, MSc in various healthcare and biomechanical research projects. Some of the more significant projects include:
1. Epidemiological investigation of golf injuries in Australia (complete).
2. A Biopsychosocial treatment for the management of hypothyroidism. A clinical trial examining the effectiveness of Neuro-Emotional technique for this group of sufferers. Funded by the Australian Spinal Research Foundation.
3. Neuro-Emotional Technique and low back pain. A clinical trial examining the effectiveness of the biopsychosocial approach in chiropractic for low back pain sufferers. Funded by the ONE Research Foundation USA.
4. The effect of chiropractic on the temporomandibular joint: A RCT.
5. A randomized controlled trial of chiropractic for shoulder pain.
John is an Associate Professor at Southern Cross University based in Northern NSW near Byron Bay.
John is the Cheif Executive Officer the AMSN ( Australian Muskuloskeletal Network ).
John has also been a registered nurse and is a Health Sociologist with strong interest in issues related to ageing well. He has published over 40 articles and a book on Dementia. John is motivated to provide professional development to enhance the skills of clinicians in order to improve the well-being of the community. He is committed to, and excited by, ALMA as he sees it as an organization that has unlimited potential to improve the practice of health professionals who will in turn positively affect the health and well-being of the entire community.