Associate Prof Annina Schmid is a Consultant Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist and a Neuroscientist affiliated with the Nuffield Department of Clinical Neurosciences at Oxford University in the UK.
She qualified as a Physiotherapist in Switzerland in 2001 and obtained a Master in Manipulative Physiotherapy from Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Australia before completing a PhD in Neuroscience at The University of Queensland in Brisbane in 2011.
Annina’s research is an exciting and unique combination of basic and clinical science which is aimed to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of neuropathic pain and entrapment neuropathies to ultimately improve management of these patients.
Annina has presented her work at leading international and has published her work widely including publications in leading clinical (e.g., Brain, JOSPT, Eur J Pain) and basic science journals (e.g., eLife, Nature Genetics). Dr Schmid’s research contribution is recognised by the award of several grants, awards and competitive fellowships including the prestigious Neil Hamilton Fairley Fellowship from the Swiss National Science Foundation.
In addition to her research activities, Dr Schmid teaches postgraduate courses related to pain and neuroscience internationally. She also maintains a weekly caseload as a specialist musculoskeletal Physiotherapist. Further information can be found at www.neuro-research.ch.