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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Projects 2015 2018

Research Output 2004 2018

Apolipoprotein A1 (Apo-A1) distribution pattern in the human Achilles tendon

Gaida, J., Alfredson, H., Scott, A., Mousavizadeh, R. & Forsgren, S. 3 Jan 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Achilles Tendon
Apolipoprotein A-I

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. 11 Apr 2018 In : American Journal of Physical Medicine.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patellar Ligament

Microvascular volume in symptomatic Achilles tendons is associated with VISA-A score

Praet, S. F. E., Ong, J. H., Purdam, C., Welvaert, M., Lovell, G., Dixon, L., Gaida, J. E., Anglim, J., Manzanero, S., Vlahovich, N., Hughes, D. & Waddington, G. 15 May 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 1853

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Achilles Tendon
Doppler Ultrasonography

Physiotherapists use a small number of behaviour change techniques when promoting physical activity: A systematic review comparing experimental and observational studies

Kunstler, B. E., Cook, J. L., Freene, N., Finch, C. F., Kemp, J. L., O'Halloran, P. D. & Gaida, J. E. 1 Jun 2018 In : Australian Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 21, 6, p. 609-615 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Physical Therapists
Observational Studies
Private Practice
Social Support

Continuing Professional Development via Social Media or Conference Attendance: A Cost Analysis

Maloney, S., Tunnecliff, J., Morgan, P., Gaida, J., Keating, J., Clearihan, L., Sadasivan, S., Ganesh, S., Mohanty, P., Weiner, J., Rivers, G. & Ilic, D. 30 Mar 2017 In : JMIR medical education. 3, 1, p. e5

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Social Media
Costs and Cost Analysis
Health Services