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Professor and Deputy Dean
BScPhysio(Stellenbosch) MSc(Med)ExSci(Cape Town) PhD(Otago)
Research summary
Management of sports and musculoskeletal injury and pain
  • Undergraduate musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • Co-ordinator of postgraduate sports physiotherapy
  • Supervision of PhD and masters' research students
  • Board of Graduate Studies (BOGS)
  • Senate
  • Immediate Past President of the Otago Medical School Research Society
  • Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Sports and Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand
  • Graduate Member of New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapy
Sports and musculoskeletal pain and injury


My research encompasses quantitative and qualitative domains and focuses on management and outcomes of musculoskeletal conditions. My research interests include:

Additional details

  • UK Council for Graduate Education: Recognised Research Supervisor
  • Regular reviewer for a number of journals


Wassinger, C. A., Bourassa, M., Rheault, I., Carroll, A., Waldecker, C., Weyant-Blevins, E., Sole, G., & Wright, A. A. (2024). The role of patient treatment specific expectations on the outcomes of musculoskeletal physical therapy treatment: A scoping review. Musculoskeletal Care, 22(1), e1854. doi: 10.1002/msc.1854 Journal - Research Other

Olds, M., & Sole, G. (2024). Acute rehabilitation after traumatic shoulder dislocation. BMJ, 384, q21. doi: 10.1136/bmj.q21 Journal - Research Other

Blyth, R., Sole, G., Galea, O., Bussey, M., & Ahmed, O. H. (2023). Heading the football: Understanding female football (soccer) players' perception of heading the ball, concussion knowledge and attitudes: A qualitative study. Proceedings of the Graduate Research Student Symposium. (pp. 9). Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Malaei, F., McNaughton, N., Halberstadt, J., & Sole, G. (2023). The impact of body engagement on cognitive performance. Proceedings of the Psycolloquy Symposium. (pp. 31). Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Psychology, University of Otago. Retrieved from Conference Contribution - Published proceedings: Abstract

Salmon, D. M., Walters, S., Brown, J., Kerr, Z. Y., Clacy, A., Keung, S., … Sole, G., & Badenhorst, M. (2023). Managing concussion in the real world: Stakeholder perspectives of New Zealand Rugby's concussion management pathway. International Journal of Sports Science & Coaching. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/17479541231218518 Journal - Research Article

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