Professor Herbert’s research examines the mechanisms of contracture in human muscles using novel biomechanical methods. He also conducts epidemiological studies to quantify the prevalence and incidence of contracture, predict people who are most likely to develop contracture, and we conduct clinical trials to investigate the effectiveness of interventions designed to prevent and treat contracture.
Professor Rob Herbert is a chief investigator of the Motor Impairment Program, a five-year (2014-2018) NHMRC-funded grant. He is also a founding Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy that produces the PEDro database (pedro.org.au), Chair of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Physiotherapy, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Physiology.
Professor Rob Herbert, NHMRC Principle Research Fellow and a Senior Principal Research Fellow at NeuRA.