PhD | M. Sports Physio |BPhty (Hons)
Dr Natalie Collins is an APA Sports and Exercise Physiotherapist, and Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland. Her research focuses on preventing persistence and progression of patellofemoral pain conditions across the lifespan, including patellofemoral pain in adolescents and young adults, and patellofemoral osteoarthritis in older adults. She has a particular interest in identifying effective non-surgical treatments for patellofemoral pain conditions, and exploring the mechanisms that underpin their therapeutic effects. Natalie has almost 20 years’ clinical physiotherapy experience, and has worked in a variety of settings including Olympic Park Sports Medicine Centre, the 2018 Commonwealth Games, and with elite and amateur sporting teams.
Dr Collins is Chair of the Osteoarthritis Research Society International (OARSI) Engagement Committee. She has received invitations to speak at the World Congress on Osteoarthritis, International Patellofemoral Research Retreat, Singapore Physiotherapy Conference and Australian Physiotherapy Association’s national conference, and present her research to international research groups. Dr Collins has published more than 87 peer-reviewed papers, received more than $1.6million in competitive funding, and contributed to leading international publications such as Brukner and Khan’s Clinical Sports Medicine. She maintains a clinical role specialising in the management of people with knee pain and injury.