Katie De Luca

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Dr. Katie de Luca is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Chiropractic at Macquarie University, in Sydney Australia. Her research interests focus on the epidemiology and management of musculoskeletal conditions, with expertise in the elderly. She has 29 peer-reviewed journal publications and more than 50 conference presentations, which includes several invited keynote presentations on back pain in the elderly. Katie is on the editorial board of Chiropractic and Manual Therapies and is the section editor for the JMPT Women's Healht section. Dr. de Luca has received several large competitive grants, in excess of $500,000. In 2019 she was awarded an industry led grant for a four year, internationally collaborative longitudinal study on back pain in the elderly. Katie has been awarded many research prizes, most prestigiously was 1stprize at the World Federation of Chiropractic Biennial Conference in Washington DC (March, 2017). Katie is a board member for the Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation and is the Research Chair for Sports Chiropractic Australia. She is one of only 13 global CARL Fellows, an early career research group which is mentored to foster chiropractic research capacity. She hopes to be a leading chiropractic researcher on spinal pain in the elderly. 

Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle

Award Date: 31 Mar 2016

Chiropractic, Masters of Chiropractic, Macquarie University

Award Date: 20 Dec 2008

Exercise Physiology, Bachelor of Applied Science (Exercise and Sport Science), University of Sydney

Award Date: 17 Dec 2005


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