Dr Andy Chien
2005 Menzies Scholar in the Allied Health Sciences
Andy Chien holds the degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours from the University of Queensland.
Andy's PhD project was entitled "Identification of minor neuropathy in whiplash associated disorders". The incidence of whiplash associated disorders (WAD) has risen dramatically in Australia. Up to 40% of injured patients will develop chronic symptoms and associated disability, resulting in substantial economic and personal costs. The pathophysiology underlying whiplash pain and persistent symptoms remains unclear and the lack of understanding of the mechanisms is an important factor preventing the development of effective treatment strategies.