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Professor

Rob Herbert


Current Appointments

Senior Principal Research Fellow, NeuRA
Principal Research Fellow, NHMRC Conjoint Professor, School of Medical Sciences, UNSW Honorary Professorial Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health
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Professor Rob Herbert initially trained as a physiotherapist. He completed a PhD under the supervision of Professor Simon Gandevia. Subsequently Rob and Simon have collaborated on research projects investigating fundamental physiological mechanisms and mechanisms of motor impairment for over 15 years. Rob also has an interest in clinical research and conducts randomised trials investigating the effects of physical interventions for motor impairment. He was a founding Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy, which maintains the PEDro database (www.pedro.org.au), a unique database of randomised trials, systematic reviews and clinical practice guidelines in physiotherapy.


Publications

2024 May

Three-dimensional architecture and moment arms of human rotator cuff muscles in vivo: Interindividual, intermuscular, and intramuscular variations.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/38690607

2024 Jan

Exergame and cognitive training for preventing falls in community-dwelling older people: a randomized controlled trial.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/38228913

2024

Human lower leg muscles grow asynchronously

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2023

Arthroscopic capsular shift surgery in patients with atraumatic shoulder joint instability: A randomised, placebo-controlled trial

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2023

Early and intensive motor training to enhance neurological recovery in people with spinal cord injury: trial protocol

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2023

Three-dimensional architecture of the human subscapularis muscle in vivo

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2023

Three-dimensional skeletal muscle architecture in the lower legs of living human infants

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2022 Aug

Effect of diagnostic labelling on management intentions for non‐specific low back pain: A randomized scenario‐based experiment

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1981

2022 May

Development and external validation of a prediction model for patient‐relevant outcomes in patients with chronic widespread pain and fibromyalgia

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.1937

2022

Diagnostic labels and advice for rotator cuff disease influence perceived need for shoulder surgery: an online randomised experiment

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