Simon French

PhD, MPH, BAppSc(Chiropractic), Professor

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Simon is a Professor of Musculoskeletal Disorders at the Department of Chiropractic, Macquarie University. He holds a teaching and research role in the department, and is the department Director of Research.

Simon completed his PhD at the Australasian Cochrane Centre, Monash University, and undertook his post-doctoral position at the School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, where he was supported by a Primary Care Research Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council. From 2013 to 2018 he was based at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and held the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Professorship in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

Research interests

Simon conducts research in the area of knowledge translation in primary healthcare settings with a focus on the management of low back pain and osteoarthritis. His research aims to improve the quality of healthcare by understanding, informing and improving health practices, including care provided by chiropractors. He also undertakes randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews of interventions relevant to primary care settings.

Education/Academic qualification

Health services research, PhD, Monash University

Award Date: 1 May 2009

Public health, MPH, Monash University

Award Date: 20 Dec 1999

Chiropractic, BAppSc (Chiropractic), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University)

Award Date: 30 Jun 1993

External positions

Co-Editor in Chief, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies journal


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