Dr Rutger de Zoete

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

RECOVER Injury Research Centre
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
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Rutger de Zoete joined UQ in 2018 as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with RECOVER Injury Research Centre. With a background in physiotherapy (BSc) and human movement sciences (MSc), he completed his PhD in Physiotherapy at The University of Newcastle, Australia, investigating the role of cervical sensorimotor control in chronic neck pain. Rutger currently investigates mechanisms underlying chronic neck pain, in particular whiplash associated disorder. He aims to improve treatment options and is interested in the role of physical activity and exercise. Rutger has a clinical background and his passion for research in chronic pain conditions stems from his work as a musculoskeletal physiotherapist.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, UoN
  • Master of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


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