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John Arnold is a research fellow working with the Insititute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine/NIHR Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Centre in Leeds, UK and ARENA in the Sansom Institute of Health Research, Adelaide. He currently holds a National Health & Medical Research Council of Australia CJ Martin Early Career Fellowship (2017-2021). John has clinical and research expertise in musculoskeletal disorders of the foot and lower limb, with skills and expertise spanning clinical and laboratory-based studies, to involvement in large scale epidemiological analyses and systematic reviews. All of these are directed toward understanding the causes of foot and lower limb disorders (particularly osteoarthritis) and the effect of conservative and surgical interventions, to ultimately improve patient care and outcomes.


  • 2015–present
    Lecturer in Exercise Science, University of South Australia
  • 2014–2015
    Postdoctoral research fellow, University of South Australia


  • 2014 
    University of South Australia, Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • 2010 
    University of South Australia, Bachelor of Podiatry (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Biomechanics (110601)
  • Rheumatology And Arthritis (110322)
  • Human Movement And Sports Science (1106)