Senior Principal Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia

Rob Herbert completed a PhD at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute (the forerunner of NeuRA) with Professor Simon Gandevia. Together they examined the neural drive to muscles in humans during voluntary contractions, and began a series of ongoing studies using ultrasonography to investigate the mechanical properties of human muscles in vivo.

Rob conducts epidemiological studies and clinical trials investigating the effectiveness of physical interventions, particularly the use of stretch and passive movement for prevention and treatment of contracture and prevention of injury and muscle soreness.

Rob is a founding Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Physiotherapy that produces the PEDro database (pedro.org.au), Chair of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Physiotherapy, and a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Applied Physiology.

Experience

  • –present
    Senior Principal Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia

Education

  • 2000 
    University of New South Wales, PhD