PROF Kim Bennell
Exercise Musculoskeletal Osteoarthritis Physiotherapy Rehabilitation
Prof Kim Bennell is a research physiotherapist and her current positions include Professor and Director of the Centre for Health, Exercise and Sports Medicine (CHESM), in Physiotherapy at the School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow and Director of the NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Translational Research in Musculoskeletal Pain. She leads a multidisciplinary team including people from physiotherapy, medicine, exercise science, podiatry and psychology. Kim’s research focuses on conservative non-drug management of musculoskeletal conditions particularly osteoarthritis with an emphasis on the role of exercise in both prevention and management. Along with colleagues from the Universities of Queensland and Sydney, Kim was awarded an NHMRC program grant of $8.23 million which commenced in 2016 to further her research into knee osteoarthritis. Kim is also an Executive Board member of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International.
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Osteoarthritis Research Society International.
Australian Physiotherapy Association.
Australian Institute of Policy and Science.
Tall Poppy Award
Sports Medicine Australia.
2000 - 2008
Sports Physiotherapy Australia.
1986 - 2008
American College of Sports Medicine.
2003 - 2006
Australian Society for Medical Research.
2004 - 2005
Continence and Women's Health Group.
2003 - 2004
Education and training
La Trobe University
Awards and honors
AMGEN Medical Researcher Award for independence and excellence in translational medical research, Australian Society for Medical Research,
Applied Research in Sport and Recreation Science Award for 'Management of Patellofemoral Pain' research, Victorian Government Sport and Recreation Industry,
Best poster award at Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, British Journal of Sports Medicine,
Public Relations Award for outstanding achievements in gaining positive media coverage for physiotherapy research, Australian Physiotherapy Association,
Young Tall Poppy Award for outstanding achievement and excellence in biomedical research, Australian Institute of Political Science and National MacFarlane Burnett Committee,
Award for outstanding contribution to sports physiotherapy research, Australian Physiotherapy Association, Sports Physiotherapy Group,
Best research poster prize, 5th International Congress of Australian Physiotherapy Association,
Australian Post Graduate Research Award (APA), Commonwealth Government,
Young Investigators Award, Sports Medicine Australia, International Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport,
Certificate of high commendation - Young Investigators Award, National Scientific Conference of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation,
Graduate Research Prize, La Trobe University,
Certificate of Commendation for the Young Investigators Award (Basic Science), National Scientific Conference of Australian Sports Medicine Federation,
Margaret and Alan Hamer Research Prize for most outstanding research project, Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences,
Eliza McAuley Memorial Prize for most outstanding final year student in patient management, Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences,
Constance Read Memorial Prize for highest mark in 'Therapeutic Movement', Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences,
Josephine Jennings and Edith Pratt Memorial Prize for the highest percentage of marks over the physiotherapy course, Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences,
Johnson and Johnson Physiotherapy Prize for most outstanding independent study in final year, Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences,
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