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Dr. Katie de Luca

Senior Lecturer - Chiropractic-605835
School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences
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Dr. Katie de Luca is a Senior Lecturer at CQU, Brisbane Campus. She teaches into the units Advanced Clinical Development and Research Literacy. Her research interests focus on the epidemiology and management of musculoskeletal conditions, with expertise in older adults.

Katie has received competitive research funding in excess of $2.5M. She leads the industry funded (Australian Chiropractors Association), internationally collaborative, 12 month longitudinal study on BAck Complaints in the Elderly:Chiropractic - Australia.

Katie has more than 40 peer-reviewed journal publications and more than 50 conference presentations, which includes several invited keynote presentations on back pain in older adults, women's health conditions and sports chiropractic.

Katie is on the editorial board of Chiropractic and Manual Therapies and is the section editor for the JMPT Women's Health section. She is Chair of the Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation and is the Research Chair for Sports Chiropractic Australia.

Universities Studied At

Doctor of PhilosophyThe University of Newcastle

Masters of ChiropracticMacquarie University

Bachelor of Applied Science (exercise & sport science)The University of Sydney

Universities Worked At

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow: Macquarie University


Chair, Chiropractic Australia Research Foundation

Research Chair, AICE Sports & Exercise


Chiropractic & Manual Therapies

Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics

Frontiers in Pain Research

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Research Supervision

I am currently accredited for supervision in the following:

  • 4208 Traditional, complementary and integrative medicine
  • 4201 Allied health and rehabilitation science
  • 4299 Other health sciences
  • 4202 Epidemiology
  • 4206 Public health

At the level of Principal Supervisor

Current Capacity
I am currently available to supervise more research candidates
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Research Interests
Health Sciences

Allied health and rehabilitation science - Allied health and rehabilitation science not elsewhere classified

Health Sciences

Allied health and rehabilitation science - Rehabilitation

Health Sciences

Epidemiology - Epidemiological modelling

Health Sciences

Public health - Injury prevention

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