1994 Allied Health Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Paul Hodges holds the degree of Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours and the University Medal from the University of Queensland.
Paul was awarded the Scholarship to complete his PhD project entitled "The motor control of transversus abdominis for stabilisation of the lumbar spine" at the University of Queensland.
Studied at: University of Queensland
Paul is an NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow and the Director of the NHMRC Centre for Clinical Research Excellence in Spinal Pain, Injury and Health (CCRE SPINE) at The University of Queensland.
He has translated his work into more than 280 research papers and book chapters and three clinical texts. He shares his knowledge and expertise at major conferences and workshops worldwide. Paul is the lead chief investigator on the first physiotherapy based NHMRC Program Grant and received the 2011 NHMRC Achievement Award as the highest ranked NHMRC Research Fellow across disciplines in Australia.
His research blends physiotherapy and neuroscience to understand pain, control of movement, and the interaction between multiple functions of the trunk muscles including spine control, continence, respiration and balance.
Scholarship Year: 1994
Fields of Interest
Allied Health, Science