Osteoarthritis is a highly prevalent disease which carries a huge economic burden. One in eight Australians suffer from osteoarthritis and two-thirds affected are of working age leading to premature retirement.

The osteoarthritis theme is led by Professor David Hunter. His research is focused on numerous elements of OA including the epidemiology of osteoarthritis, imaging in osteoarthritis, clinical trials, novel therapies in disease management and health services research for chronic disease management.


To view clinical trials that are currently recruiting, please click here.

  • Biomarkers in OA
  • Knee force project – investigating occupations with excessive knee joint force
  • PATHway – participatory health through behavioural engagement and disruptive digital technology for post-operative rehabilitation
  • PARTNER – optimising primary care management of knee osteoarthritis
  • Excellence study – This study looks at 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 trial – evaluating the efficacy of stem cell injections for knee osteoarthritis compared to placebo


Our people

Post doctoral fellows
Professional staff
  • Ms Mimi Dennis
  • Ms Vicky Duong
  • Ms Lon Guglielmino
  • Ms Tanya Fedorova
  • Dr Sarah Robbins
  • Ms Karen Schuck
  • Ms Sonika Virk
PhD students
  • Ms Vicky Duong
  • Ms Bimbi Gray
  • Ms Ka Martina
  • Dr Nicholas Murphy
  • Dr Shirley Yu

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