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Adrian C Traeger

Research Fellow, Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, University of Sydney

Adrian Traeger is an NHMRC Early Career fellow at the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, a division of the School of Public Health, The University of Sydney. He is a physiotherapist who has worked in primary care for over 10 years. He completed his doctorate at NeuRA, UNSW, which focused on how best to reassure patients with low back pain.

Adrian’s postdoctoral research focus is on developing strategies to improve healthcare for low back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. He is currently investigating ways to reduce unnecessary diagnostic imaging for low back pain. Other interests include overdiagnosis and overtreatment, communicating research evidence to healthcare consumers, and evidence-based practice.


  • –present
    Research Fellow, University of Sydney


  • 2017 
    University of New South Wales, PhD