Honorary Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Dr Markus Hüebscher is an honorary postdoctoral research fellow at NeuRA with qualifications in exercise science and psychology. He obtained his PhD in Sports Science from Frankfurt University in 2007.
In 2011, Dr Hübscher moved to Australia to take up a fulltime postdoc in the back pain research group at Sydney University with Prof Kathryn Refshauge. At the completion of his fellowship in 2013, Dr Hübscher moved to Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), where he has been a postdoctoral research fellow in the McAuley Pain Group until September 2016.
Markus has published over 60 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including leading journals such as JAMA Internal Medicine, PLOS Medicine, Pain, and Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise. He has also authored 5 book chapters. Follow Markus’ work on Google Scholar.
Markus has been serving as reviewer for important journals (e.g., Pain, Physical Therapy, British Journal of Sports Medicine, European Journal of Epidemiology, Sports Medicine) and international conferences (World Confederation for Physical Therapy Congress, International Low Back Pain Forum). He was also an associate editor for the journals BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders and PLOS ONE.
In 2016, Markus relocated to Berlin to take up a position as research associate for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) of non-drug interventions at the Federal Joint Committee, the highest decision-making body of the joint self-government of physicians, dentists, psychotherapists, hospitals and health insurance funds in Germany. Since 2019, he has been working as Clinical Affairs and Vigilance Manager at Storz Medical in Switzerland.
Since finishing his postdoc at NeuRA, Markus has continued to work with the McAuley Group on several projects (see below). He has also been supervising several Master/PhD students at NeuRA (Aidan Traeger, Edel O’Hagan, Hopin Lee, Matthew Bagg, Ian Skinner).
Medicines are the most common treatment for back pain. The aim of this program of research is to improve our understanding of the clinical effects of medicines.
Studies currently in progress:
Medicines for Back Pain – Publications:
Medicines for Back Pain – Registrations of Study Protocols:
THIAGO FOLLY Research Assistant
ANIKA HAIGH Research Assistant
PAULINE ZAHARA Research Assistant
DR IAN SKINNER Postdoctoral Research Fellow