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Dr Vincent Paramanandam is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Australian Lymphoedema Education, Research and Treatment Program (ALERT). He worked as a clinical physiotherapist for 20 years at Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai, India. During his clinical career, he played a crucial role in founding the Society of Onco-Physiotherapists of India and establishing an evidence-based course in oncological physiotherapy that continues to be offered at Tata Memorial Hospital. His research addresses physiotherapy for cancer sequelae, particularly lymphoedema after breast cancer. His recent randomised trial proved that prophylactic use of compression sleeves reduces the incidence of arm swelling in women at high risk of breast cancer-related lymphoedema. This trial, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology (JIF 44), is in the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric and received the best of the best oral presentation award at the Clinical Oncology Society of Australia scientific meeting - 2023. He was awarded a prestigious USydIS Strategic Scholarship from the University of Sydney for his PhD. The quality and importance of his research have been recognised with a Distinction from the Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, and the Paper of the Year award from the Journal of Physiotherapy. He is a registered physiotherapist (AHPRA). He was a physiotherapy lecturer at the University of Sydney before moving to Macquarie University. Vincent completed Macquarie University supervision training to supervise MRes and PhD students.

Research interests

Conservative prophylaxis of cancer-related lymphoedema, psychometrics,  patient-reported outcome measures (PROM).

Education/Academic qualification

Lymphoedema, Doctor of Philosophy , Effectiveness of compression sleeves in preventing breast cancer-related lymphoedema, University of Sydney

14 Apr 201720 Apr 2021

Award Date: 20 Apr 2021

Cancer Care, Master of Science with Distinction in Cancer Care, Optimal weight training parameters for the management of Breast Cancer Related Lymphoedema (BCRL): A systematic review, Oxford Brookes University

26 Sept 201128 Aug 2012

Award Date: 12 Dec 2012

Physiotherapy, Master of Physiotherapy (Orthopaedics), Immediate effects of dynamic wrist extensor brace on pain-free and maximum grip strengths in subjects with lateral epicondylalgia

1 Jul 200731 Dec 2009

Award Date: 19 Feb 2010

Psychology, Master of Science

1 Jun 200231 May 2004

Award Date: 15 Oct 2004

Physiotherapy, Bachelor of Physiotherapy

16 Oct 19956 Aug 1999

Award Date: 23 Mar 2000


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