Dr Barton works in both research and private practice treating sports and musculoskeletal patients in Melbourne. He currently holds a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and is the Communications Manager at La Trobe’s Sport and Exercise Medicine Research Centre. He is currently studying a Communications Masters focussed on Journalism Innovation. Dr Barton is an Associate Editor and Deputy Social Media Editor at the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Locally, he is on the board of the Victorian branch of the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Association, is a guest lecturer at La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne, and provides regularly workshops to physiotherapy groups.
Dr Barton’s research interests focus on knee, running injuries and knowledge translation including the use of innovative digital technologies. He is regularly an invited speaker both nationally and internationally, presenting on these topics. Additionally, he runs popular courses on knee pain and running injury management in Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe and Scandinavia.