Professor Kim Bennell

Professor Kim Bennell


Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and NHMRC Leadership Fellow
The University of Melbourne
Elected in 2018
Citation on election

Kim Bennell, a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and NHMRC Principal Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, is a world-renowned physiotherapist and international research leader in nondrug management of musculoskeletal conditions, particularly osteoarthritis. Kim’s multidisciplinary high quality research, published in over 350 peer-reviewed publications, has influenced clinical guidelines and practice, improving outcomes for people with these conditions. She provides pivotal academic leadership through numerous national and international roles, including Executive Board member of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International. Kim has an outstanding record of mentoring early career researchers from various disciplines as well as translating research to stakeholders and general public.

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