Latest IMH News

21 June, 2021

Dr Christina Abdel-Shaheed, a Pharmacist and Research Fellow at the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, and her co-investigators have secured over $2.35 million in NHMRC funding through the Clinical Trials and Cohort Studies Scheme. The funding was awarded to conduct a study implementing an opioid stewardship intervention to reduce opioid use (IMPLORE). The success rate in this NHMRC scheme was only 6.7% so this is a fantastic outcome for Dr Abdel-Shaheed and the team.

25 May, 2021

In this episode of #IMHChats Professor Chris Maher is interviewed by PhD Candidate Alla Melman. Prof Maher is the Director of the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and a world-leading back pain researcher. Here he talks about how he started his research career, provides tips to early career researchers, and highlights the importance of gender equity in research. 


3 May, 2021

In this episode of #IMHChats Professor Cathie Sherrington is interviewed by MPhil Candidate Mamata Tamrakar. Prof Sherrington is one of the Deputy Directors of the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and leads the Institute’s Physical Activity, Ageing and Disability research stream.


6 April, 2021

IMH researchers Dr Christina Abdel Shaheed and Dr Giovanni Ferreira have led the largest review of paracetamol for pain relief. The research found only four conditions where paracetamol was shown to relieve pain and confirmed paracetamol was ineffective for low back pain despite its common use. The research was covered extensively by media outlets such as The Project and Channel Nine News (right). More about the research can be read here and the article accessed in here in the Medical Journal of Australia

26 March, 2021

A special online event was held on March 26, 2021 to launch the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Prevention of Falls Injuries. The CRE is being led by the IMH’s Deputy Director Prof Cathie Sherrington.

The session involved multidisciplinary evidence-based perspectives on what more needs to be done to prevent falls. Speakers included Prof Stephen Lord, Hon Pru Goward, Prof Cathie Sherrington, Prof Jacqui Close, Prof Vasi Naganthan, Prof Maria Crotty, Prof Julie Byles and Mr Matt Jennings.