PROF KIM BENNELL
Professor and Director of the Centre for Health, Exercise, and Sports Medicine
School of Health Sciences – Physiotherapy
University of Melbourne.
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.