Professor Rob Herbert is recognised as a world leader both in clinical trials of physiotherapy interventions and mechanisms of motor impairment. He has led major studies with important findings in both fields. He has published widely in leading journals (>175 full-length papers; world’s 6th most published researcher in physiotherapy). He holds an NHMRC Principal Research Fellowship. He established the online PEDro database of randomised trials in physiotherapy which is searched over 2 million times per year and he has been a pioneer of evidence-based physiotherapy in Australia and internationally.