Dr Julia Treleaven

Lecturer in Physiotherapy

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 54568


Julia is a Lecturer and Researcher at the University of Queensland. She has been researching whiplash and neck pain since 2000 and in 2004 completed her PhD focusing on the necks influence on sensorimotor control. She has continued her research in this area in idiopathic neck pain, headache, the elderly and post concussion. She has over 80 publications in this area, written several book chapters and is an author of the upcoming book “Management of neck disorders- an evidenced based approach”. Julia works part-time as a physiotherapist in a private practice managing patients such as those with, whiplash, cervicogenic dizziness and post concussion syndrome and been involved as a clinician on several whiplash RCTs. Julia is also an assessor at the Whiplash Physical Diagnostic Clinic. Julia has been an invited speaker at many national and international conferences and workshops in the area of neck pain, whiplash, concussion and dizziness.

Research Impacts

My research and its translation to clinical practice have gained the attention of clinicians and researchers internationally and has had a significant impact on, and uptake in, clinical practice internationally. This is evidenced by:

  • Keynote and invited conference presentations (Europe, UK, South Africa and New Zealand)
  • Convenor of 2 focused symposiums for the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists conferences (IFOMPT) in 2012 and 2016.
  • Invitations to present professional development courses to clinicians nationally and internationally (Europe and UK, Australia and New Zealand)
  • Uptake of our text: Jull, G., Sterling, M., Falla, D., Treleaven, J., & O'Leary, S. C. (2008). Whiplash, Headache and Neck Pain. London: Elsevier (2004). It has approximately 6,000 sales, has been translated into 4 languages and has been cited 92 times. The text has been updated and is due for release in October 2018. Jull, G., M., Falla, D., Treleaven, J., & O'Leary, S. Management of neck Pain Disorders: a research informed approach. Elsevier UK


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland


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Conference Publication

Other Outputs

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

    Other advisors: