Scientific Advisory Board
Professor. Craig Purdam (Australia)
Deputy Director, Athlete Services and Head of Physiotherapy, Australian Institute of Sport
- Craig Purdam is the Deputy Director of Athlete Services and the Head of Physical Therapies at the Australian Institute of Sport.
- Craig Purdam has worked as a clinician in elite sport for over 30 years and has been a physiotherapist to five Olympic Games (1984-2000) and a longstanding physiotherapist to the Australian National Men’s Basketball team over that period. He has also had other associations with the Australian national swimming, track and field and rowing teams.
- He was awarded the Australian Sports medal in 2000 and in 2009 was appointed an adjunct Professor to the University of Canberra.
- His undergraduate qualification was gained in 1975, a postgraduate diploma in Sports in 1992, a Master’s in Sports in 2000. He was awarded specialist status in Sports Physiotherapy through Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2009.
- Craig Purdam’s major clinical and research interests are in the fields of tendinopathy, chronic hamstring injury and tissue loading, adaptation and healing mechanisms. He has co-authored around twenty one scientific papers on tendinopathy research during the period of 2000-2012.