Lecturer in Exercise Science, University of South Australia

Dr John Arnold is a Podiatrist with doctoral training in biomechanics from the University of South Australia, where he is currently a Lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and member of the Alliance for Research in Exercise, Nutrition and Activity (ARENA) in the Sansom Institute for Health Research. His research focus is in the area of musculoskeletal conditions with applications in a diverse range of fields including rheumatology, orthopaedics and sports medicine. Ultimately, his research aims to improve the understanding of the causes of musculoskeletal pathology to inform the development of effective treatments.


  • 2015–present
    Lecturer in Exercise Science, University of South Australia
  • 2014–2015
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of South Australia


  • 2014 
    University of South Australia, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • 2010 
    University of South Australia, Bachelor of Podiatry (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Biomechanics (110601)
  • Rheumatology And Arthritis (110322)
  • Human Movement And Sports Science (1106)