Professor Rod Pope

BAppSc(Phty), GradDipPsychStud, PhD

Professor in Physiotherapy
Albury / Wodonga
Building 673 Room 405

Rod is a registered Physiotherapist with more than 30 years of experience in the profession, encompassing: Physiotherapy practice; tactical forces injury risk management; applied and translational research; university teaching and research supervision; contracting and consultancy; and leadership and management of a range of organisations, businesses, programs and projects. Rod has provided professional services and program oversight across many locations, and principal investigator roles in a range of multi-site research projects.

Rod is Professor of Physiotherapy in the School of Allied Health, Exercise and Sports Sciences at Charles Sturt University, and co-leads tactical forces protection and physical performance research with Associate Professor Rob Orr from Bond University. He works with colleagues, internationally, to conduct research and provide advice for military, law enforcement and fire and rescue organisations, collaborates in wide-ranging research on physiotherapy and allied health care, and facilitates Physiotherapy student learning.

Teaching areas:

  • Research & evidence-based Physiotherapy practice

Research areas:

  • Tactical forces injury risk management
  • Tactical forces physical performance
  • Physiotherapy & allied health care

Current research:

Rod is actively engaged in supervising and conducting research in each of the interest areas listed above, on a continuing basis.

  • Member, Australian Physiotherapy Association

Rod has authored and co-authored a wide range of peer-reviewed journal articles, commissioned reports, book chapters and more, related to his research.

An overview of many of these can be found at:

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