Dr Shaun O’Leary - Primary Advisor

Professor Michele Sterling - Associate Advisor

Professor Michael Sullivan - Associate Advisor

Topic: An investigation into sensitivity to movement-evoked pain in musculoskeletal spinal pain conditions.

Researcher biography

Mr Alan Wan is a PhD Scholar with the School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences who joined the RECOVER team in April 2016 under the supervision of Dr Shaun O’Leary, Professor Michael Sullivan and Professor Michele Sterling. He completed his Bachelor of Physiotherapy at The University of Queensland and was awarded First Class Honours. He has since been engaged in the clinical practice of Physiotherapy in his private practices in New Farm and Newstead, Brisbane, where he provides Physiotherapy services for the management of sports injuries and musculoskeletal pain. His PhD thesis aims to develop a greater understanding of the mechanisms driving movement-related pain summation in individuals with neck and low back pain.

Journal articles

MacDonald, D., Wan, A., McPhee, M., Tucker, K., Hug, F.
Reliability of Abdominal Muscle Stiffness Measured Using Elastography during Trunk Rehabilitation Exercises. Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology (2016) 42(4) 1018-1025, doi:10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2015.12.002

McPhee, M., Tucker, K., Wan, A., MacDonald, D.
Perceived task complexity of trunk stability exercises. Musculoskeletal Science and Practice (2017) 27 57-63, doi: 10.1016/j.msksp.2016.11.009