Associate Professor

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Associate Professor Jamie Gaida is Head of Physiotherapy at the University of Canberra and academic member of the University of Canberra Research Institute for Sport and Exercise (UCRISE). He is on the editorial board at the British Journal of Sports Medicine and PLOS One, and is a peer-review panel member with the NHMRC.

A/Prof Gaida graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours) from La Trobe University in 2003 and a PhD from Deakin University in 2010. He has a breadth of clinical experience spanning the intensive care unit at Austin Health, the chronic pain management team at The Victorian Rehabilitation Centre, and senior physiotherapist at Foot and Ankle Rehabilitation Australia.

A/Prof Gaida has 4 major themes in his research program;
1. Unravelling the mechanisms linking poor metabolic health to tendon injury
2. Improving treatment of tendon injuries
3. Harnessing social media to communicate healthcare research
4. Designing better healthcare professional education programs through research

A/Prof Gaida maintains strong links with researchers from Umeå University in Sweden. He spent 12-months during his PhD with working closely with Professor Håkan Alfredson in the Sports Medicine Unit, and conducted postdoctoral studies with Professors Forsgren and Danielson in the Neuropeptide Research Group.

A/Prof Gaida is passionate about science communication. He converts students who believe that they can’t understand or enjoy mathematics, statistics, and research into confident clinicians ready to implement evidence-based practice. He is active on Twitter as an advocate of the power of social media to translate research evidence into practice.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Deakin University

Bachelor, La Trobe University

External positions

Editorial Board Member – PLOS One

2018 → …

NHMRC Peer-Review Panel

2017 → …

Editorial Board Member – British Journal of Sports Medicine

2013 → …

Organising Committee: International Scientific Tendinopathy Symposium

2012 → …

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Patellar Ligament Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2015 2018

Research Output 2004 2019

Biomechanical Phenomena
Cross-Over Studies
Randomized Controlled Trials
4 Citations (Scopus)

Oral supplementation of specific collagen peptides combined with calf-strengthening exercises enhances function and reduces pain in achilles tendinopathy patients

Praet, S. F. E., Purdam, C. R., Welvaert, M., Vlahovich, N., Lovell, G., Burke, L. M., Gaida, J. E., Manzanero, S., Hughes, D. & Waddington, G., 1 Jan 2019, In : Nutrients. 11, 1, 76.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

Vertebral Artery Dissection in Sport: A Systematic Review

Saw, A. E., McIntosh, A. S., Kountouris, A., Newman, P. & Gaida, J. E., 1 Jan 2019, In : Sports Medicine. 49, 4, p. 553-564 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vertebral Artery Dissection
Wounds and Injuries
1 Citation (Scopus)

Apolipoprotein A1 distribution pattern in the human Achilles tendon

Gaida, J., Alfredson, H., Scott, A., Mousavizadeh, R. & Forsgren, S., May 2018, In : Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. 28, 5, p. 1506-1513 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Achilles Tendon
Apolipoprotein A-I
1 Citation (Scopus)

Clinical improvements are not explained by changes in tendon structure on UTC following an exercise program for patellar tendinopathy

van Ark, M., Rio, E., Cook, J., van den Akker-Scheek, I., Gaida, J. E., Zwerver, J. & Docking, S., 1 Oct 2018, In : American Journal of Physical Medicine. 97, 10, p. 708-714 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patellar Ligament