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Department of Chiropractic


Associate Professor Peter Tuchin
BSc GradDipChiro DipOHS PhD FACC

Phone: +61 2 9850 6384
Fax: + 61 2 9850 6389

Associate Professor Peter Tuchin is a clinical academic and researcher. Peter has been at Macquarie, since the Sydney College of Chiropractic (SCC) amalgamated with the university in 1990. Prior to this, Dr Tuchin also taught introductory chiropractic units for SCC at University of Queensland. In addition, Dr Tuchin has been the Principal at two successful private chiropractic practices and has maintained a strong patient workload. Dr Tuchin is also an Occupational Health & Safety consultant having worked for several large ASX companies as well as Team Leader, Workplace Injury Management Branch at WorkCover Authority of NSW.

Courses convened and taught:
Topics in Chiropractic 1 (CHIR921)
Topics in Chiropractic 2 (CHIR922)

Administrative duties:
Co-Coordinator of Research (Department of Chiropractic)

Professional duties:

  • Immediate Past President Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia (COCA)
  • Chair, Chiropractic & Osteopathic College of Australasia Research Fund (COCARF)
  • COCA National Executive Member since 1993
  • Committee member, Chiropractic Board of Australia CPD: 2010-onwards
  • Chair, Clinical Research Group, Macquarie University
  • Director, Macquarie University Injury Management Group (MIMG)
  • Vice- President, COCA 2007-2009
  • Board of Governors, Australian Spinal Research Foundation 1999 -2003               
  • Board of Governors, Sydney College of  Chiropractic 1987- onwards        
  • United Chiropractic Association of Australia (Queensland Executive) 1987-89

Research interests: Headache and migraine; OHS; chronic pain

Selected recent (last 5 years) publications (full list available here):

Books/edited volumes:

  1. Tuchin PJ. Chiropractic and stroke: association or causation. Int J Clin Prac - Imp Fact =  2.415  2013 (accepted, on-line)
  2. Tuchin PJ. A systematic review of Chiropractic & Intracranial Hypotension. Int J Clin Prac - Imp Fact =  2.415  2013 (accepted, on-line)
  3. Tuchin PJ. Adverse events in chiropractic paediatric patients: A summary of case reports. Paediatrics 2013 (submission)
  4. Tuchin PJ. A replication of the study 'Adverse effects of spinal manipulation: a systematic review'. Chiro & Man Ther 2012. 30:1-8
  5. Chaibi A. Tuchin PJ. Chiropractic Spinal Manipulative Therapy (Gonstead) in Migraine suffers: A case study. J Chiro Med 2011. 10 (3):189-193
  6. Chaibi A. Tuchin PJ. Russell M. Manual Therapies for Migraine A Systematic Review of the Literature J Headache - Imp Fact = 2.812. 2011 (DOI 10.1007/s10194-011-0296-6)




Updated 7 May 2014




Peter Tuchin

Associate Professor