Project Description

Steven Kamper is Associate Professor in the Musculoskeletal Health Sydney, a research unit within the School of Public Health, University of Sydney. He is co-lead of the Paediatric theme within the unit.   He is part of the steering committee of the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (, and designs and delivers training workshops internationally on research methods and evidence-based practice, for clinicians and early career researchers.

In 2010 Steve founded the International Collaboration of Early Career Researchers (, an initiative aimed at connecting and supporting junior researchers in the healthcare field.  His main research interest is in musculoskeletal pain, particularly in children and adolescents. This work is focused on understanding pain in the context of other chronic diseases and health risk factors such as overweight, physical activity, and substance use.  Steve’s publication record includes over 100 publications, systematic reviews, cohort studies, RCTs, clinimetric analyses, mediation studies and articles about research design.

Aside from academic publications, Steve also writes short research appraisals for clinicians in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. Steven is editor of the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, associate editor in the Cochrane Back and Neck Group, Vice-chair of the Executive Organising Committee of the International Back and Neck Pain Forum, and member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Australia New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Network.