Dr Brooke Coombes

UQ Postdoctoral Research Fellow for

School of Biomedical Sciences
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 53132


Brooke is a Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with a special interest in assessment and treatment of tendinopathy. Her research is aimed at improving our understanding of why some people develop chronic musculoskeletal pain, how we can best identify these people and developing optimal treatments for these individuals. Her current research is using shear wave elastography to examine the mechanical properties of tendon, and quantitative sensory testing to explore central pain processing in people with tendon injury or disease.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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