Senior Lecturer / NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow
M. Manip. Ther.
P: 08 9956 0219
F: 08 9964 2096
Professional background and research interests
Ivan Lin is a physiotherapist, researcher and educator who has lived and worked in rural Western Australia for 20 years. His primary interest is musculoskeletal pain; what mechanisms underlie musculoskeletal pain conditions and how healthcare for people with these conditions can be optimised. His research focuses on improving the management of musculoskeletal pain in primary and emergency care settings, particularly for Aboriginal patients.He primarily works in Aboriginal health care with a focus on implementing evidence into clinical care, the development of culturally appropriate health information, clinical communication, and reducing health care disparities.
Ivan is currently a NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow (2015 -2019). Between 2012 and 2014 Ivan undertook an NHMRC Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship that focussed on improving the quality of low back pain care in Aboriginal primary care. In 2013 he completed his PhD that explored chronic low back pain in remote and rural Aboriginal populations. He also works in clinical practice as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist with the Geraldton Regional Aboriginal Medical Service, supervises students on rural placement and holds an Adjunct Senior Lecturer position with the Curtin School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science.
- Musculoskeletal pain
- Aboriginal health
- Research translation/ implementation
- Health disparities
- Remote and rural health
- Quality indicators
- Memberships / Affiliations
- Australian Physiotherapy Association
- Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia
- Australian Pain Society
Awards and Grants
2016 - Fay Gale Fellowship, University of Western Australia
2015 - 2019 - NHMRC Early Career Fellowship
2012 - 2014 - NHMRC Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellowship
2013 – Curtin University Chancellors Commendation Award - PhD thesis (Exceptional Higher Degree by Research Thesis)
2012 – Curtin School of Physiotherapy Elsevier Book Prize for Masters or Doctoral student publishing the best article in a scientific journal.
2012 - Australian Physiotherapy Association Award (WA) for Excellence - Contribution to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Health within the Physiotherapy Profession
2012 - University of Western Australia - Excellence in Teaching Award 2012
2010 - Best Paper Award - National Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) Conference.
2009 - Australian Physiotherapy Association Award (WA) for Excellence – Contribution to Rural/Remote Physiotherapy
2000 - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (MPA) Post Graduate Prize Curtin University
2000 - Curtin University Vice Chancellor’s Research Prize