Ian Skinner


PhD candidate

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Ian is in the final year of his PhD investigating the role of attention and hypervigilance in the development of chronic low back pain. Ian was one of two treating physiotherapists on the PREVENT low back pain trial, exploring the effect of pain education and reassurance in the prevention of chronic low back pain. Ian works clinically as a physiotherapist, within a multidisciplinary team, at the Northern Private Pain Centre treating patients with a variety of pain conditions.

Projects Ian Skinner is currently involved with



For people with a new low back pain episode. We are testing early intervention to reduce the risk of developing chronic low back pain.




Markus Hubscher

DR MARKUS HUEBSCHER Postdoctoral Fellow

Martin Rabey

DR MARTIN RABEY Research Assistant

Hopin Lee

HOPIN LEE PhD candidate


Audrey Wang

AUDREY WANG PhD candidate


A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of patient education for acute low back pain (PREVENT Trial): statistical analysis plan.

Traeger AC, Skinner IW, Hübscher M, Lee H, Moseley GL, Nicholas MK, Henschke N, Refshauge KM, Blyth FM, Main CJ, Hush JM, Pearce G, Lo S, McAuley JH

Making public the pre-specified statistical analysis plan for the PREVENT trial minimizes the potential for bias in the analysis of trial data, and in the interpretation and reporting of trial results.

An embedded randomised controlled trial of a Teaser Campaign to optimise recruitment in primary care.

Lee H, Hübscher M, Moseley GL, Kamper SJ, Traeger AC, Skinner IW, Williams CM, McAuley JH

A Teaser Campaign using a series of branded promotional postcards did not improve clinic engagement for a randomised controlled trial in primary care.

What you wear does not affect the credibility of your treatment: A blinded randomized controlled study.

Traeger AC, Skinner IW, Hübscher M, Henschke N, Moseley GL, McAuley JH

Professional appearance is easily modifiable, and might alter the effects of a clinical encounter. We aimed to determine whether professional attire influences a patient's perception of treatment credibility. In a trial setting, whether or not a clinician is formally dressed has no effect on perceptions of treatment credibility in patients with acute low back pain.

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