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Giovanni E Ferreira

Postdoctoral research fellow, University of Sydney

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, The University of Sydney. My work aims to improve musculoskeletal health in Australia and beyond.


  • –present
    PhD candidate, University of Sydney


  • 2016 
    Federal University of Health Sciences of Porto Alegre, MSc


  • 2020
    A look into the challenges and complexities of managing low back pain in Mexico, Global Public Health
  • 2020
    The effectiveness of hip arthroscopic surgery for the treatment of femoroacetabular impingement syndrome: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
  • 2020
    Deprescribing opioids in chronic non-cancer pain; systematic review of randomised trials, Drugs
  • 2020
    Exercise is medicine, but perhaps not for preventing low back pain: a randomized trial of exercise and education to prevent low back pain recurrence [Accepted for publication on October 2020], Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy
  • 2020
    People considering exercise to prevent low back pain recurrence prefer exercise programs that differ from programs known to be effective: a discrete choice experiment [Accepetd for publication on September 2020], Journal of Physiotherapy
  • 2020
    Efficacy and safety of paracetamol for pain: An overview of systematic reviews. [Accepted for publication on October 2020], Medical Journal of Australia
  • 2019
    Management of low back pain in Australian emergency departments, BMJ Quality & Safety

Professional Memberships

  • Australia New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Network