Paul Hodges PhD MedDr DSc BPhty(Hons) FACP is a NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Professor and Director of the NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health.

    Paul has 3 doctorates; one in Physiotherapy and two in Neuroscience. His research blends these skills to understand pain, movement control, incontinence, breathing and rehabilitation. His multidisciplinary research centre bridges the gap between basic science and clinical practice and is supported by a Program Grant and Centre of Research Excellence grant from the NHMRC.

    His own research spans from basic research including studies of cellular physiology and brain mechanisms to the translation of research to online resources for people with pain.

    He has received numerous international research awards (including the premier international prize for back pain research two times) and published >350 papers and book chapters.

    He is one of the most highly cited physical therapy researchers in the world with almost 17,000 citations. Paul has presented >220 keynote lectures at major conferences in >40 countries and received the 2011 NHMRC Achievement Award as the highest ranked NHMRC Research Fellow across disciplines in Australia.

    In 2013 he was made an Honoured Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.