Professor of Physiotherapy
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7143
Department of Physiotherapy, A-11
School of Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
AUT University, Private Bag 92006,
Auckland 1142, New Zealand
Across his academic career, Peter has published over 180 peer reviewed journal papers in the fields of orthopaedics, rehabilitation, biomechanics and rheumatology. He has been an invited speaker in these areas at numerous international conferences and he has international collaborations with research groups in Australia, France, Belgium, Denmark and Canada. Peter has had Editorial and Advisory Board roles on five international journals in areas related to biomechanics and rehabilitation. He is a past Chair of the Research Committee of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy, and was inaugural Chair of the Academic Board of the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy.
Peter has engaged in consultancy/committee work with the NZ government and several industry partners, including the Ministry of Health, Accident Compensation Corporation, Physiotherapy New Zealand, Department of Labour, Royal New Zealand Airforce, District Health Boards and the Health Research Council.
At AUT, Peter established the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute, and was its Director until 2016. The institute undertakes innovative research that integrates the physical and psychosocial dimensions of rehabilitation with the goal of enhancing activities of daily living, work and sports - particularly in patients with musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Peter now leads a research group within the Institute focused upon areas related to pain and clinical biomechanics primarily in musculo-skeletal disorders.
Peter teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in clinical biomechanics, functional anatomy, and exercise physiology related to rehabilitation. He has supervised over 40 Masters and Doctoral thesis students (including international co-supervisions with universities in France, Belgium and Australia) to completion.
Papers published: 2019-2013