Dr Karime Mescouto is a physiotherapist and a postdoctoral research fellow at RECOVER Injury Research Centre. Karime works in the Improving health outcomes after musculoskeletal injury team, assisting researchers with qualitative research designs to progress projects.

Karime completed her PhD at The University of Queensland in April 2023, where she was interested in enhancing low back pain care by looking critically at the biopsychosocial model of health. In her thesis, she used a variety of qualitative methodologies and engaged with social theories to explore the sociocultural dimensions of pain care. Her research interests involve using qualitative methodologies in exploring sociocultural aspects of pain experiences and health and using sociological and philosophical theories in health sciences to foster equitable research, clinical and educational practices.