Dr Adam Semciw

Research Fellow in Physiotherapy

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
a.semciw@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 54592

Overview

Adam graduated as a physiotherapist from The University of Sydney in 2001, and completed his PhD at La Trobe University in 2013. In 2015, Adam joined the University of Queensland as a Research Fellow; a conjoint position with Queensland Health. In 2017, he completed a Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology, from the University of Queensland. Adam's research interests include hip and lower limb muscle function in health and disease.

Research Interests

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rehabilitation
  • Motor control
  • Exercise
  • Hip and lower limb

Research Impacts

A key outcome of Adam's PhD was the development of a novel method for investigating the function of deep gluteal muscles. The techniques he deveopled have won four awards at National and International conferences from 2010 to 2014. The methods are now being used to investigate the function of the deep gluteal muscles in a range of pathological conditions, including greater trochanteric pain syndrome (lateral hip pain) and lower limb osteoarthritis. It is hoped that a greater understanding of muscle function in these populations will assist in the development of targeted rehabilitation programs.

Aside from Adam's direct research involvement, he is an active member of Sports Medicine Australia and the Australian Physiotherapy Association. He is a current member of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia Scientific Committee, and has served as a committee member of the Victorian branch of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (2012-2014).

Qualifications

  • Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) Physiotherap, The University of Sydney

Publications

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Supervision

  • Master Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Master Philosophy

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Available Projects

  • We have developed a range of innovative techniques to study the funtion of hip and lower limb muscles in health and injury. These techniques will build on our understanding of understudied muscle groups like the deep hip abductors and adductors. If you would like to be involved in this exciting research, please contact me on the following email address- a.semciw@uq.edu.au

  • We are actively seeking PhD students for projects related to femoroacetabular impingment and hip osteoarthritis. If you would like to be involved, please contact me on the following email address- a.semciw@uq.edu.au

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Publications

Featured Publications

Journal Article

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Master Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.

  • We have developed a range of innovative techniques to study the funtion of hip and lower limb muscles in health and injury. These techniques will build on our understanding of understudied muscle groups like the deep hip abductors and adductors. If you would like to be involved in this exciting research, please contact me on the following email address- a.semciw@uq.edu.au

  • We are actively seeking PhD students for projects related to femoroacetabular impingment and hip osteoarthritis. If you would like to be involved, please contact me on the following email address- a.semciw@uq.edu.au