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Associate Professor Jill Cook is the Honours Director in the School of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences. She teaches students in their fourth year of either the Food Science and Nutrition degree or Exercise and Sport Science degree in the area of developing research skills. Associate Professor Cook is a member of the Centre for Physical Activity and Nutrition Research (C-PAN) and is an active researcher into soft tissue and sporting injuries.
Associate Professor Cook's research is concerned with soft tissue injuries and sports injuries. The musculoskeletal system includes muscles, tendons and bones, often investigated in isolation. Research into synergies between these systems will improve understanding of injury, repair and recovery.
Asics medal for best conference paper, Sports Medicine Australia conference, Hamilton Island 2008.
Best paper lower limb, Sports Medicine Australia conference, 2003 and 2005
Winner, Department of Sport and Recreation Research Award, 2001
Sports Physiotherapy Research Award, 2000
Finalist, Department of Sport and Recreation Research Award, 2000
Mark Young, Best paper lower limb, Sports Medicine Australia National Conference, 2003
Jenny Black, Runner up, Young Investigator Award, Sports Medicine Australia National Conference 2002
Ebonie Scase, Young Investigator Award Best Paper – Injury Prevention, Sports Medicine Australia National Conference, 2004
Damien Irving, Young Investigator Award Best Paper – Clinical Conditions, Sports Medicine Australia National Conference, 2006
Fellow Australian Sports Medicine Federation
Associate Professor Cook is the Honours Director of both the Food Science and Nutrition and Exercise and Sport Science degrees.
She is also a Senior Associate Editor of the British Journal of Sports Editor since 2008 and is currently a Guest Editor of the British Journal of Sports Medicine (2007 and 2009).
Associate Professor Cook has been a member of the Basketball Australia sports science/sports medicine committee since 1992 and has been the Conference Chair of the Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport Conference from the years 2005 to 2008.
Keynote speaker presentations
2009 Rehabilitation in Sport Florence Italy
2008 Evidence Based Therapy, London
2008 International Federation of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy, Rotterdam, Netherlands
2008 Irish Institute of Sports Conference, Dublin, Ireland
2007 BASEM Conference UK
2007 Australasian Federation of Musculoskeletal Medicine, Wellington New Zealand
2007 Cricket Australia Conference, Brisbane
2007 Australian Podiatry Conference, Hobart
2007 International McKenzie Institute Conference, Queenstown New Zealand
Invited speaker presentations:
2009 Pain Management Research Institute, Sydney
2006 Australian Society of Ultrasound Medicine, Melbourne
2006 Sports Medicine Australia National Conference, Fiji
2006 Australian Physiotherapy Conference, Perth
2006 Sports Physiotherapy Australia Level 3 Sports Course, Canberra
2007 Australian Physiotherapy Conference, Hobart
2006 Commonwealth Games Conference, Melbourne
2006 Society of Medicine and Science in Tennis, Melbourne