Research areas:
  • Knowledge translation
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Knee
  • Running and physical activity
La Trobe University; University of Melbourne; Complete Sports Care

Dr Christian Barton

PhD, BPhysio (Hon)

Dr Barton is an academic physiotherapist, working in Stream 3 of the OPUS CRE, which has a focus on developing non-surgical alternatives for end-stage osteoarthritis. His specific roles within this stream will involve assisting the development of an online platform and treatment options to facilitate and optimise non-surgical care in people unlikely to respond to joint replacement surgery.

More broadly, Dr Barton’s research interests focus on knee, running injuries and knowledge translation including the use of innovative digital technologies. He is regularly an invited speaker both nationally and internationally, presenting on these topics.

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La Trobe’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre: Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship and Communications Manager.

GLA:D Australia (Good Living with osteoArthritis from Denmark) programDr Barton is the project lead for the, which involves the implemenation of physiotherapist led exercise and education to patients with hip and knee osteoarthritis.

TREK (Translating Research Evidence and Knowledge) group: Founder. TREK’s overarching aim is to provide engaging multimedia resources to facilitate knowledge translation to patients and clinicians.

British Journal of Sports MedicineAssociate Editor and Deputy Social Media Editor.

Complete Sports Care: Physiotherapist and Clinical Director.