Dr Scott Farrell

Research Fellow

RECOVER Injury Research Centre
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
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Dr Scott Farrell joined UQ in 2017 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with RECOVER Injury Research Centre. He completed a PhD in Physiotherapy at The University of Newcastle in 2016 on cervical spine anatomy. His research investigates peripheral musculoskeletal and neurological mechanisms underpinning chronic neck pain, with a particular focus on whiplash associated disorder, including collaborative projects with colleagues in Australia, United Kingdom and New Zealand. He has a clinical background as a physiotherapist and doctoral training in anatomical dissection, immunohistochemistry and magnetic resonance imaging. Dr Farrell has taught into medical, physiotherapy, allied health and science programs, and serves as a reviewer for numerous medical and physiotherapy journals.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Newcastle
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (Honours), University of Newcastle


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