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Pappas, Evangelos Prof

Professor and Associate Dean (intoHealth)

Overview


Evangelos Pappas is an experienced academic leader currently holding the Professor and Associate Dean (intoHealth) position at the University of Wollongong where he works on the development of the Health and Wellbeing Precinct at the Innovation campus. He has previously held academic appointments at Long Island University-Brooklyn campus (2002-2013) and at the University of Sydney (20013-2021) where he has also served as the Head of the Discipline of Physiotherapy (2018-2021).
His research focuses on the aetiology, prevention and treatment of serious athletic knee injuries such as those that involve the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) as well as the long-term consequences of these injuries. He has published extensively in this area on research projects that utilize biomechanical, epidemiological and clinical approaches and he has been active on educating students, clinicians and patients on the latest evidence on the topic. He has disseminated his research with over 130 publications, primarily on athletic knee injuries but also more broadly on musculoskeletal injuries and disease. He has been interviewed for his work on knee injuries and yoga injuries for newspaper articles and podcasts (Healthy Wealthy and Smart, Knee Guru). He has taught extensively in the areas of musculoskeletal biomechanics, anatomy, orthopaedic rehabilitation, clinical decision making, and digital health.

Top Publications


Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Digital health and technology for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disease 
  • Foot and ankle injuries: clinical and biomechanical effects
  • Long-term consequences of lower extremity injuries
  • Nature prescriptions in clinical practice
  • The effects and mechanisms of athletic injury prevention programs

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Evaluating rapid implementation of technology for musculoskeletal conditions and developing practice model: Using critical realism to unpack cross contextual learning and sustainment within first point of contact physiotherapy services

Top Publications


Selected Publications


Potential Supervision Topics


  • Digital health and technology for the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal disease 
  • Foot and ankle injuries: clinical and biomechanical effects
  • Long-term consequences of lower extremity injuries
  • Nature prescriptions in clinical practice
  • The effects and mechanisms of athletic injury prevention programs

Advisees


  • Graduate Advising Relationship

    Degree Research Title Advisee
    Doctor of Philosophy Evaluating rapid implementation of technology for musculoskeletal conditions and developing practice model: Using critical realism to unpack cross contextual learning and sustainment within first point of contact physiotherapy services
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