Professor Trevor Russell

Professor in Physiotherapy

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 334 69633


Trevor Russell is a Professor in the Division of Physiotherapy within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Queensland. He has a PhD in Telerehabilitation and co-directs the Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation at the University of Queensland. His primary research focus surrounds the use of mobile technologies and telecommunication tools for both clinical service provision and teaching and learning in the rehabilitation sciences. Specifically his research aims to develop innovative computer based hardware and software solutions to enable the provision of rehabilitation services remotely via the Internet; to further the evidence base of telerehabilitation through controlled clinical trials of telerehabilitation interventions; to evaluate the treatment efficacy of specific telerehabilitation interventions; investigate cost-benefit factors of telerehabilitation services; and develop best practice guidelines for the establishment of telemedicine services in the rehabilitation sciences. He has an extensive role in the teaching and coordination of the under-graduate, graduate and post-graduate physiotherapy programs at the University of Queensland including the role of Director of the graduate entry Masters of Physiotherapy Studies program.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Master of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy (1997), The University of Queensland


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  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Book Chapter

  • Russell, Trevor and Hoffmann, Tammy (2011). Telemedicine in orthopedics. In Rifat Latifi (Ed.), Telemedicine for trauma, emergencies and disaster management (pp. 291-301) Boston, MA, United States: Artech House.

  • Theodoros, D. and Russell, T. (2008). Telerehabilitation: current perspectives. In Rifat Latifi (Ed.), Current principles and practices of telemedicine and e-health (pp. 191-209) Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Joint Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision