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Michael Wewege

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Doctoral Candidate
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Michael Wewege is a Doctoral Candidate in the Faculty of Medicine and Health at UNSW Sydney and Neuroscience Research Australia, supervised by Prof James McAuley and Dr Matthew Jones. He is currently supported by a Postgraduate Scholarship from the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia, a School of Medical Sciences Top-Up Scholarship from the University of New South Wales, and a PhD Supplementary Scholarship from Neuroscience Research Australia.

Michael’s research focuses on evaluating the comparative effectiveness of medicines for low back pain using network meta-analysis, which will create a hierarchy of medicines to guide clinical decision-making. He also provides methodological and statistical support for systematic reviews/meta-analyses and conducts research into evidence synthesis methodology. A complete list of his publications is available via or Google Scholar or ResearchGate.

Michael is also a Casual Academic at UNSW Sydney, where he teaches undergraduate students in the Faculty of Medicine. He graduated from UNSW with a Bachelor of Exercise Physiology (with the University Medal) in 2016, and a Master of Science by research in 2019.


2020 Jul

Clinimetrics: Quebec Back Pain Disability Scale

View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jphys.2020.05.005

2020 Jun

Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia in Healthy Individuals and People With Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2020.04.003

2018 Aug

Bone mineral density in pre-professional female ballet dancers: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2018 Jul

Aerobic vs. resistance exercise for chronic non-specific low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis

2018 Jul

Aerobic, resistance or combined training: A systematic review and meta-analysis of exercise to reduce cardiovascular risk in adults with metabolic syndrome


High-intensity interval training for patients with cardiovascular disease-is it safe? A systematic review

View full journal-article on http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?eid=2-s2.0-85055650157&partnerID=MN8TOARS

2017 Sep

Accuracy of step count measured by physical activity monitors: The effect of gait speed and anatomical placement site

2017 Jul

Reply to letter to the editor: high-intensity interval training vs. moderate-intensity continuous training: the lack of equalization, an ongoing problem

2017 May

High-intensity Interval Training Vs. Moderate-intensity Continuous Training For Body Composition. A Systematic Review And Meta-analysis.

2017, 11 Apr

The effects of high-intensity interval training vs. moderate-intensity continuous training on body composition in overweight and obese adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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