Mark Hancock


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Mark Hancock is a Professor of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine and Health Science, Macquarie University. He has over 20 years of clinical experience as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist working in a primary care setting. Mark now works primarily as an academic/researcher, but continues part time clinical work. His research focuses on the diagnosis and management of back pain.

Mark completed his PhD at the University of Sydney in 2007. He has published over 140 peer reviewed papers and received over 4.5 million dollars in funding to support his research. He has published in leading medical journals (e.g. NEJM, Lancet and BMJ and discipline specific journals (e.g. Spine and Journal of Physiotherapy). His work has been accompanied by editorials and received wide media attention. Professor Hancock is a member of the associate editorial board for the Cochrane Back Review Group and Journal of Physiotherapy board member.

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Projects 2012 2022

Research Output 2005 2019

A child’s concept of pain: an international survey of pediatric pain experts

Pate, J. W., Hush, J. M., Hancock, M. J., Moseley, G. L., Butler, D. S., Simons, L. E. & Pacey, V. 2018 In : Children. 5, 1, p. 1-11 11 p., 12

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Surveys and Questionnaires
Biological Phenomena
Expert Testimony

Advancing imaging technologies for patients with spinal pain: with a focus on whiplash injury

Elliott, J. M., Hancock, M. J., Crawford, R. J., Smith, A. C. & Walton, D. M. Aug 2018 In : Spine Journal. 18, 8, p. 1489-1497 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Whiplash Injuries
Neck Pain
Dissent and Disputes

A physiotherapist-led exercise and education program for preventing recurrence of low back pain: a randomised controlled pilot trial

Stevens, M. L., Lin, C. W. C., Hancock, M. J., Wisby-Roth, T., Latimer, J. & Maher, C. G. Jun 2018 In : Physiotherapy (United Kingdom). 104, 2, p. 217-223 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physical Therapists
Low Back Pain
Randomized Controlled Trials