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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 $7 million 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

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

Secondary prevention of a recurrence of low back pain

Hancock, M., Maher, C., Mota Da Silva, T., Clare, H. & Steffens, D.

1/01/16 → …

Project: Research

Research Outputs

An electronic clinical decision support system for the management of low back pain in community pharmacy: development and mixed methods feasibility study

Downie, A. S., Hancock, M., Abdel Shaheed, C., McLachlan, A. J., Kocaballi, A. B., Williams, C. M., Michaleff, Z. A. & Maher, C. G., 11 May 2020, In : JMIR Medical Informatics. 8, 5, 15 p., e17203.

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    Correspondence: author response to Ganesh

    da Silva, T., Mills, K., Brown, B., Pocovi, N., de Campos, T., Maher, C. & Hancock, M., 1 Jan 2020, In : Journal of Physiotherapy. 66, 1, p. 64 1 p.

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    Epidural corticosteroid injections for lumbosacral radicular pain

    Oliveira, C. B., Maher, C. G., Ferreira, M. L., Hancock, M. J., Oliveira, V. C., McLachlan, A. J., Koes, B. W., Ferreira, P. H., Cohen, S. P. & Pinto, R. Z., 9 Apr 2020, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 4, p. 1-147 149 p., CD013577.

    Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • Examination of a subgroup of patients with chronic low back pain likely to benefit more from pilates-based exercises compared to an educational booklet

    Amaral, D. D. V., Miyamoto, G. C., Franco, K. F. M., Dos Santos Franco, Y. R., Bastos De Oliveira, N. T., Hancock, M. J., Van Tulder, M. W. & Nunes Cabral, C. M., 1 Apr 2020, In : Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy. 50, 4, p. 189-197 9 p.

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  • Activities

    • 8 Oral presentation

    Appropriateness of imaging for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    John Magnussen (Speaker), Hazel Jenkins (Speaker), Aron Downie (Speaker), Niamh Moloney (Speaker), Christopher Maher (Speaker), Mark Hancock (Speaker)
    13 Oct 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Appropriateness of imaging for low back pain: a systematic review and meta-analysis

    John Magnussen (Speaker), Hazel Jenkins (Speaker), Aron Downie (Speaker), Niamh Moloney (Speaker), Christopher Maher (Speaker), Mark Hancock (Speaker)
    12 Sep 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Development of an implementation intervention to reduce imaging for low back pain

    John Magnussen (Speaker), Hazel Jenkins (Speaker), Mark Hancock (Speaker), Simon French (Speaker), Christopher Maher (Speaker), Niamh Moloney (Speaker)
    22 Oct 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Development of an implementation intervention to reduce imaging for low back pain

    John Magnussen (Speaker), Hazel Jenkins (Speaker), Mark Hancock (Speaker), Simon French (Speaker), Christopher Maher (Speaker), Niamh Moloney (Speaker)
    14 Oct 2016

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Development of an implementation intervention to reduce imaging for low back pain

    John Magnussen (Speaker), Hazel Jenkins (Speaker), Mark Hancock (Speaker), Simon French (Speaker), Christopher Maher (Speaker), Niamh Moloney (Speaker)
    31 May 20165 Jun 2016

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