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Suzanne Snodgrass

Associate Professor, Physiotherapy, University of Newcastle


Associate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass has a passion for understanding the mechanisms that define and modulate musculoskeletal pain in order to find new solutions for patients. Working as a clinician in musculoskeletal pain and sports settings for 10 years prior to academia motivates her to seek practical solutions for patients that translate to the clinic. The major focus of her research is on investigating treatments for chronic musculoskeletal pain that improve movement dysfunction. Topics include the investigation of neural and kinematic biomarkers in chronic pain, task-specific training and real-time feedback for improving symptoms of chronic pain, and estimating injury risk in work and sporting settings.

Associate Professor Snodgrass is active in research supervision of students with a large number of PhD and Masters students, as well as Research Honours. Topics relate to the cervical spine, biomechanics/kinematics, physiotherapy clinical interventions, and healthcare utilisation. Associate Professor Snodgrass teaches in the discipline of physiotherapy, with expertise under the broad area of musculoskeletal physiotherapy. Her teaching strategies focus on clinical reasoning and practical skills learning, with innovations involving technology in assessment, feedback and work-integrated learning.


  • 2004–2016
    Associate Professor, The University of Newcastle