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Biography

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

WalkBack: Preventing recurrence of low back pain: Is walking the best approach?

Hancock, M., Latimer, J., Lin, C. W. C., Merom, D., vanTulder, M. W., Maher, C., Clavisi, O., MacAskill, P. & Tiedemann, A.

1/01/1931/12/22

Project: Research

RESTORE - Individualised movement rehabilitation and movement sensor biofeedback for low back pain

Kent, P., Hancock, M., O'Sullivan, P., Smith, A., Haines, T., Campbell, A. & McGregor, A.

12/07/1831/12/22

Project: Other

Time to unpack the black box of non-specific back pain

Hancock, M., Cicuttini, F., Jarvik, J., Magnussen, J., Koes, B., Maher, C., Irwig, L., Herbert, R. & MacAskill, P.

1/01/17 → …

Project: Research

Research Output 2005 2019

Appraisal of Clinical Practice Guideline: early and locally advanced breast cancer: diagnosis and management. NICE guideline [NG101]

Hancock, M. J., 1 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Physiotherapy. 65, 1, p. 57 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File

How common is imaging for low back pain in primary and emergency care? Systematic review and meta-analysis of over 4 million imaging requests across 21 years

Downie, A., Hancock, M., Jenkins, H., Buchbinder, R., Harris, I. A., Underwood, M., Goergen, S. & Maher, C., 13 Feb 2019, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Emergency Medical Services
Low Back Pain
Meta-Analysis
Primary Health Care
Information Storage and Retrieval

Is preoperative physical activity level of patients undergoing cancer surgery associated with postoperative outcomes? A systematic review and meta-analysis

Steffens, D., Beckenkamp, P. R., Young, J., Solomon, M., da Silva, T. M. & Hancock, M. J., Apr 2019, In : European Journal of Surgical Oncology. 45, 4, p. 510-518 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Meta-Analysis
Length of Stay
Exercise
Neoplasms
Odds Ratio

Longitudinal fibular deficiency: a cross-sectional study comparing lower limb function of children and young people with that of unaffected peers

Pate, J. W., Hancock, M. J., Tofts, L., Epps, A., Baldwin, J. N., McKay, M. J., Burns, J., Morris, E. & Pacey, V., 15 Mar 2019, In : Children. 6, 3, p. 1-11 11 p., 45.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Lower Extremity
Cross-Sectional Studies
Ankle
Sports
Linear Models