Professor Latimer leads research in three main areas. The first and largest area is the primary care management of spinal pain, while the second and third are rapidly developing areas in paediatrics, specifically fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), and children with haemophilia.
Her research focuses not only on excellence in research design but also on engaging industry, the community, state and federal governments, philanthropists and high profile global organisations in this work.
She has obtained over $10.5 million in funding to support her research including funding from the NHMRC (she has obtained 9 project grants), ARC, Industry, Federal Government, NGOs and philanthropy. She is one of the most published back pain researchers in the last five years.