Stephanie Filbay

Keynote Speaker, Animal/Musculoskeletal

Dr, University of Melbourne, VIC

    Steph Filbay is a physiotherapist, NHMRC Emerging Leader Fellow, Dame Kate Campbell Fellow and Senior Research Associate in the Department of Physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne. Dr Filbay leads a team aiming to improve outcomes for people with ACL injury across the lifespan. Her team are developing and evaluating non-surgical strategies to facilitate healing of ACL rupture, creating a patient decision aid and training resources to educate clinicians and inform patients about evidence-based ACL injury management options, and developing a novel intervention to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people who develop osteoarthritis after ACL injury.

    She has presented her research over 70 times to a variety of stakeholders, chairs and serves on national and international committees, has supervised 30 individuals at various career stages and received numerous awards, scholarships, and grants for her research. She was recently awarded an NHMRC Investigator Grant to fund five years of research aimed at improving outcomes for people with ACL injury and post-traumatic knee osteoarthritis.

    Follow her research updates on Twitter: @stephfilbay