Professor of Physiotherapy
Director of the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute
School of Clinical Sciences
Professor Peter McNair completed his PhD in Biomechanics at the University of Western Australia. His work is focused on biomechanics of lower limb pathologies, particularly joint injuries and osteoarthritis, where he has a specific interest in exercise rehabilitation, and the extensibility of the soft tissues such as muscle and tendon. His research has been published extensively with over 130 refereed papers and book chapters.
Professor McNair established the Health and Rehabilitation Research Institute in 1998, which fosters collaborative health and rehabilitation research into prevention restoration and adaption associated with illness and injury. 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.
Professor McNair is the Chair of the Research Committee of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapy and is an expert advisor to the Health and Disability Commissioner. He also has Editorial and Advisory Board roles on five international journals in areas related to biomechanics and rehabilitation. In recent years, he has been a member of five research teams that have received international awards for their work.