Skip to Content

Department of Chiropractic


Macquarie has distinguished itself as one of Australia's leading research universities, throughout outstanding achievements in terms of Centres of Excellence, research income, citations ranking, its highly successful Research Park, and the commercialisation of intellectual property

The Department of Chiropractic aims to actively foster academic staff and postgraduate research particularly in areas of community health, complementary medicine and in areas that complement evidence-based chiropractic teaching, and contribute to research outputs for the general health community and ultimately the international chiropractic community.

The Department maintains a diverse range of research interests in such areas as clinical, basic and applied chiropractic sciences and community health.

Research completed previously includes: Children's spinal health and the development of a safe backpack; randomised control trial of chiropractic treatment of shoulder pain; the documentation and investigation of chiropractic management of common sporting injuries; sports medicine; the determinants of manipulation when associated with the joints of the human spine: a legal perspective; the role of the foot in pelvic and lower limb biomechanics; the relationship of stress, ergonomics and neck disorders to migraines; physical characteristics of migraine sufferers, specifically in relation to work conditions; chiropractic education and the cost effectiveness of chiropractic treatment for workers compensation.

Research Information

Research Groups

Academics involved in research

Department Research Seminars

The department Research Seminar Series cover interesting and relevant research topics. These seminars are held monthly during the lunch break from 1-2 pm. The dates are added as and when spreakers are firmed up. Title and abstracts are also loaded on this page.

Visit the Research Seminar series page for more information.

Research Awards, grants, scholarships