Justine Naylor

Invited Speaker, Orthopaedic

Conjoint Professor, UNSW Sydney, NSW

    Justine Naylor is a Conjoint Professor at UNSW and is the inaugural Senior Principal Research Fellow in Orthopaedics for South West Sydney Local Health District. She is Co-Director of the Whitlam Orthopaedic Research Centre, which she co-created in 2009 specifically with the aim of supporting research and education activities aimed at improving the outcomes and minimizing the harms from healthcare interventions, particularly related to musculoskeletal conditions.

    She worked as a physiotherapist for 15 yrs, but since completing her PhD in 2002, she has worked as a clinical researcher in orthopaedics for the last 20 yrs. Areas of research expertise include rehabilitation after arthroplasty, and outcome assessment and factors predicting outcomes after arthroplasty. Current key projects include opioid tapering prior to surgery, addressing obesity prior to surgery, investigating early supported discharge after hip fracture, and assessing mental health outcomes after hand injury.

    She has published widely, authoring and co-authoring > 160 papers, and secured > $16M in funding as chief and co-investigator over the course of her career.