Professor Anne Smith from Curtin University’s School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science has been appointed as the new Scientific Director of the Raine Study, taking over the role from Curtin’s Professor Leon Straker.
Anne has continued a long and rich research relationship with the Raine Study since completing an NHMRC postdoctoral fellowship from 2005 to 2009 focusing on spinal pain in Gen2 participants. Her complement of clinical, research and advanced statistical expertise has led to her collaborating locally, nationally and internationally with researchers from different fields to utilise data from the Raine Study.
Anne has also supervised a number of PhD, masters and honours projects that have used data from the Raine Study. Of the 175 papers Anne has published in international, peer-reviewed journals, she has led the statistical analysis and interpretation of findings across 13 health areas for 51 publications arising directly from the Raine Study. Anne has been a chief investigator on 4 grants funding the Raine Study with a combined value of 1.1 million dollars.