Australian Pain Society 2022 Rising Star Winner: A Chat With Adrian Traeger

Australian Pain Society Blog, 19 March 2022

Adrian Traeger, PhD, is a research fellow at the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, a division of the School of Public Health, University of Sydney. His research centres around developing strategies to improve healthcare for low back pain and other musculoskeletal conditions. He completed his PhD at the University of New South Wales and Neuroscience Research Australia with Professor James McAuley and Professor Lorimer Moseley and has worked as a primary care physiotherapist for over a decade. You can find Traeger on Twitter @adrian_traeger. Traeger recently won the Australian Pain Society’s Rising Star Award for 2022, which showcases up-and-coming pain researchers.

Traeger will deliver a plenary lecture focusing on the overdiagnosis of low back pain at the upcoming 42nd Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM), to be held in Hobart from April 10-13, 2022. As part of the build-up for the ASM, Traeger spoke with Lincoln Tracy, a research fellow from Monash University, Australia, about his passion for evidence-based medicine, how a chance encounter with attractive research students led to him pursuing a PhD, and his work on the overdiagnosis of back pain. Read more.