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Evangelos Pappas

Associate professor of Physiotherapy, University of Sydney

Dr. Evangelos Pappas trained as a physiotherapist in Thessaloniki, Greece before pursuing a Master’s in Orthopaedic Physical Therapy at Quinnipiac University and a PhD in Orthopaedic Biomechanics at New York University in the USA. Prior to coming to the University of Sydney, Dr. Pappas taught for 11 years at Long Island University-Brooklyn Campus in kinesiology, clinical decision making and musculoskeletal pathology and physiotherapy. His excellence in teaching was recognized by his nomination for the Newton award for excellence in teaching. Dr. Pappas joined the University of Sydney as a Senior Lecturer in 2013 where he continues to lecture in the areas of musculoskeletal physiotherapy, and particularly as it relates to the upper and lower extremities.

Dr. Pappas is also active in musculoskeletal research. His research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and intramural grants. He has presented his work in more than 50 national and international conferences and he has been interviewed on the radio as an expert on knee injuries. His publications appear in top journals in the fields of physiotherapy, sports medicine and biomechanics. One of his publications received the T. David Sisk award for best review paper from “Sports Health”; a leading multidisciplinary journal in sports medicine. In addition, Dr. Pappas has served on the research subcommittee of the awards committee of the American Physical Therapy Association.
Dr. Evangelos Pappas’ research interests are in the areas of sports medicine, biomechanics and musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Specifically, his interests are in the areas of etiology of lower extremity sports injuries, effectiveness of injury prevention programs, motor control re-training for the prevention and treatment of knee pathologies, epidemiology of ACL injuries, rehabilitation of lower extremity injuries, and dance medicine


  • –present
    Sr. Lecturer of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, University of Sydney


  • 2005 
    New York University, Ergonomics and Biomechanics


  • 2014
    SA Xergia, E Pappas, F Zampeli, S Georgiou, AD Georgoulis, “Association of the single limb hop test with isokinetic, kinematic and kinetic asymmetries in patients after ACL reconstruction”, Sports Health
  • 2014
    A comparison of landing biomechanics between male and female dancers and team sport athletes, Part I: influence of sex and implications for ACL injury risk", Am J Sports Med

Grants and Contracts

  • 2012
    Identifying risk profiles for anterior cruciate ligament injury among female athletes
    Principal Investigator
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