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Dr Stephen Gill



Senior Research Fellow


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine


St John of God Hospital


Doctor of Philosophy, La Trobe University, 2009
Bachelor of Physiotherapy, La Trobe University, 2000

+61 3 522 73776

Biography summary

Dr Stephen Gill is a Research Fellow with the Barwon Centre for Orthopaedic Research and Education (B-CORE) and a senior clinician physiotherapist with Barwon Health.

Stephen obtained his PhD from La Trobe University in 2009 by investigating exercise-based interventions for people awaiting joint replacement surgery. Following his PhD, Stephen's postdoctoral research program has predominantly involved clinical and health services research.

Stephen commenced with B-CORE in 2017, and together with Professor Richard Page develops and implements B-CORE's research program which involves 'bench top to bedside' investigation of a broad range of musculoskeletal health conditions and treatments.

Stephen continues to work as a senior clinician physiotherapist in Barwon Health's Emergency Department and Orthopaedic Outpatient Service.


Current major projects:

1. Shoulder Biomarker Studies (AdCaB, CUBA, ShOA)
a. Investigating gene expression and clinical biomarkers in people with adhesive capsulitis, shoulder instability, rotator cuff tears and osteoarthritis
2. Injuries in Australian Football players
a. Investigating injuries and their consequences in female football players in South West Victoria
3. Simultaneous versus staged bilateral total knee replacement
a. Investigating the effects of simultaneous versus staged bilateral knee replacement
4. Joint replacement registries
a. Designing and implementing the St John of God Joint Replacement Registry (one of the most comprehensive private hospital joint registries in Australia)
5. Metabolic syndrome, osteoarthritis and joint replacement
a. Investigating the prevalence and effects of metabolic syndrome in people undergoing joint replacement
6. Tourniquet use in total knee replacement
a. Investigating the effects of tourniquet versus no tourniquet use during knee replacement
7. Service redesign following joint arthroplasty
a. Evaluating a remote model of care for people following joint arthroplasty at University Hospital Geelong
8. Shoulder biomechanics
a. Investigating joint loads and biomechanics in people following shoulder surgery
9. Microfracture for glenohumeral chondral lesions
a. Investigating clinical outcomes and the utility of MRI for identifying microfracture location and cartilage healing post-operatively
10. Shoulder range of motion using a wireless inertial motion capture device
a. Investigating the validity of an inertial measurement unit for measuring shoulder movements
11. Multi-attribute Predictor Tool (MAPT) for hip and knee replacement surgery
a. Investigating the psychometric properties of the MAPT
12. Simple fracture care pathways
a. Investigating the effects of a new management pathway for people following simple fractures
13. Glenoid version measurement
a. Investigating methods to measure glenoid version using MRI


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COVID-19 impact on joint replacement surgery in Australia in 2020: a nationwide perspective

S Gill, S Graves, M Lorimer, R de Steiger, I Ackerman, A Ellis, R Page

(2022), Vol. 92, pp. 10-13, ANZ Journal of Surgery, London, England, C1

journal article

Behavioural drivers influencing emergency department attendance in Victoria during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic: A mixed methods investigation

P Buntine, E Aldridge, S Craig, D Crellin, J Stella, B Wright, R Mitchell, G Arendts, H Rawson, A Rojek

(2022), EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, C1

journal article

Thirty second chair stand test: Test-retest reliability, agreement and minimum detectable change in people with early-stage knee osteoarthritis

S Gill, R Hely, R Page, A Hely, B Harrison, S Landers

(2022), Vol. 27, Physiotherapy Research International, C1

journal article

Polymorphisms and alterations in gene expression associated with rotator cuff tear and healing following surgical repair: a systematic review

J Mousley, L Hill-Buxton, S Gill, S McGee, R Page

(2021), Vol. 30, pp. 200-215, Journal of shoulder and elbow surgery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Simulating the Impact of Glenohumeral Capsulorrhaphy on Movement Kinematics and Muscle Function

Aaron Fox, Jason Bonacci, Stephen Gill, Richard Page

(2021), Vol. 39, pp. 880-890, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Longitudinal changes in physical activity levels and fear of falling after hip fracture

C Tu, N Shields, S Gill, M Tacey, C Lindner, K Hill

(2021), Vol. 26, Physiotherapy Research International, United States, C1

journal article

Simulating the effect of glenohumeral capsulorrhaphy on kinematics and muscle function

A Fox, J Bonacci, S Gill, R Page

(2021), Vol. 39, pp. 880-890, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, United States, C1

journal article

Gender differences in female and male Australian Football injuries - a prospective observational study of emergency department presentations

S Gill, J Stella, N Lowry, K Kloot, T Reade, T Baker, G Hayden, M Ryan, H Seward, R Page

(2021), Vol. 24, pp. 670-676, Journal of science and medicine in sport, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Evaluating the effects of arthroscopic Bankart repair and open Latarjet shoulder stabilisation procedures on shoulder joint neuromechanics and function: A single-centre, parallel-arm trial protocol

A Fox, J Bonacci, S Gill, R Page

(2021), Vol. 7, BMJ Open Sport and Exercise Medicine, England, C1

journal article

Arthroscopic repair of inferior glenoid labrum tears (Down Under lesions) produces similar outcomes to other glenoid tears

R Page, J Fraser-Moodie, G Bayne, T Mow, S Lane, G Brown, S Gill

(2021), Vol. 29, pp. 4015-4021, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, Berlin, Germany, C1

journal article

Distant supervision of trainee emergency physicians undertaking a remote placement: a preliminary evaluation

S Gill, J Stella, M Blazeska, B Bartley

(2020), Vol. 32, pp. 446-456, Emergency medicine Australasia, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Simultaneous (two-surgeon) versus staged bilateral knee arthroplasty: an observational study of intraoperative and post-operative outcomes

S Gill, L Hill-Buxton, S Gwini, S Morrison, B Moreira, S Beattie, A Thomson, R Page

(2020), Vol. 90, pp. 826-832, ANZ Journal of Surgery, Australia, C1

journal article

One-Surgeon vs Two-Surgeon Single-Anesthetic Bilateral Total Knee Arthroplasty: Revision and Mortality Rates From the Australian Orthopedic Association National Joint Replacement Registry

S Gill, A Hatton, R de Steiger, R Page

(2020), Vol. 35, pp. 1852-1856, Journal of Arthroplasty, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

Volar scaphoid plating for nonunion: a multicenter case series study

Kevin Eng, Stephen Gill, Simon Hoy, Vivek Shridar, Natasha Van Zyl, Richard Page

(2020), Vol. 9, pp. 225-229, Journal of wrist surgery, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Diaphyseal Screw Prominence in Distal Radius Volar Plating

Kevin Eng, Stephen Gil, Richard Page

(2020), Vol. 9, pp. 214-218, JOURNAL OF WRIST SURGERY, United States, C1

journal article

Transcriptomic analysis of adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder

Nima Kamal, Sean Mcgee, Kevin Eng, Graeme Brown, Sally Beattie, Fiona Collier, Stephen Gill, Richard Page

(2020), Vol. 38, pp. 2280-2289, Journal of Orthopaedic Research, Hoboken. N.J., C1

journal article

A new method for measuring glenoid version on standard magnetic resonance imaging

Nicholas Maister, Andrew Hely, Liam Twycross, Stephen Gill, Richard Page

(2020), Vol. 4, pp. 1-6, Journal of shoulder and elbow arthroplasty, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Genicular artery embolization to improve pain and function in early-stage knee osteoarthritis-24-month pilot study results

S Landers, R Hely, R Page, N Maister, A Hely, B Harrison, S Gill

(2020), Vol. 31, pp. 1453-1458, Journal of vascular and interventional radiology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

journal article

HealthPathways improving access to care

S Gill, S Mansfield, M Mcleod, K Von Treuer, M Dunn, F Quirk

(2019), Vol. 43, pp. 207-216, Australian Health Review, Australia, C1

journal article

Stroke survivor activity during subacute inpatient rehabilitation: how active are patients?

Natasha Selenitsch, Stephen Gill

(2019), Vol. 42, pp. 82-84, International journal of rehabilitation research, Philadelphia, Pa., C1

journal article

Consumer preferences regarding physiotherapy practitioners and nurse practitioners in emergency departments-a qualitative investigation

S Gill, J Stella, L McManus

(2019), Vol. 33, pp. 209-215, Journal of interprofessional care, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Adhesive capsulitis of the shoulder: protocol for the adhesive capsulitis biomarker (AdCaB) study

R Page, S McGee, K Eng, G Brown, S Beattie, F Collier, S Gill

(2019), Vol. 20, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, England, C1

journal article

Assessment of shoulder range of motion using a wireless inertial motion capture device-A validation study

M Rigoni, S Gill, S Babazadeh, O Elsewaisy, H Gillies, N Nguyen, P Pathirana, R Page

(2019), Vol. 19, Sensors (Switzerland), Switzerland, C1

journal article

Transcatheter arterial embolization for intra-abdominal bleeding

Stephen Gill, Stephanie Dawson, Jessie-Anne Kenworthy, Jarrod Greenhalgh, Andrew Hely, Benjamin Harrison, Steve Landers

(2019), Vol. 03, pp. 012-018, Journal of clinical interventional radiology ISVIR, New York, N.Y., C1

journal article

Assessing research capacity in Victoria's south-west health service providers

S Gill, S Gwini, R Otmar, S Lane, F Quirk, G Fuscaldo

(2019), Vol. 27, pp. 505-513, Australian Journal of Rural Health, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Operative shoulder instability injury management in Australian Football League players: A case series

J Bonacci, B Manson, S Bowe, S Gill, H Seward, G Hoy, R Page

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 760-764, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Australia, C1

journal article

Identifying complications requiring re-operation following primary hip or knee arthroplasty: A consecutive series of 98 patients

B Reynolds, N Maister, S Gill, S Waring, P Schoch, S Beattie, A Thomson, R Page

(2018), Vol. 19, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, England, C1

journal article

Why do 'fast track' patients stay more than four hours in the emergency department? An investigation of factors that predict length of stay

S Gill, S Lane, M Sheridan, E Ellis, D Smith, J Stella

(2018), Vol. 30, pp. 641-647, EMA - Emergency Medicine Australasia, Australia, C1

journal article

Protocol for a single-centre, parallel-arm, double-blind randomised trial evaluating the effects of tourniquet use in total knee arthroplasty on intra-operative and post-operative outcomes

R Page, S Williams, A Selvaratnam, S Waring, M Conroy, A Thomson, S Beattie, R Ganeshalingam, S Gill

(2018), Vol. 19, BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, England, C1

journal article

Patient perspectives on a personally controlled electronic health record used in regional Australia: 'I can be like my own doctor'

L Hanna, S Gill, L Newstead, M Hawkins, R Osborne

(2017), Vol. 46, pp. 42-48, Health Information Management Journal, Australia, C1

journal article

The Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) at the patient-clinician interface: a qualitative study of what patients and clinicians mean by their HLQ scores

M Hawkins, S Gill, R Batterham, G Elsworth, R Osborne

(2017), Vol. 17, BMC Health Services Research, England, C1

journal article

Protocol for a single-centre, parallel-arm, randomised controlled superiority trial evaluating the effects of transcatheter arterial embolisation of abnormal knee neovasculature on pain, function and quality of life in people with knee osteoarthritis

S Landers, A Hely, B Harrison, N Maister, R Hely, S Lane, S Gill, R Page

(2017), Vol. 7, BMJ Open, England, C1

journal article

Acceptance of primary practitioner physiotherapists in an emergency department: a qualitative study of interprofessional collaboration within workforce reform

J Coyle, S Gill

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 226-232, Journal of interprofessional care, Abingdon, Eng., C1

journal article

Locating advance care planning facilitators in general practice increases consumer participation

J Mann, S Gill, L Mitchell, M Rogers, P Martin, F Quirk, C Corke

(2017), Vol. 46, pp. 691-695, Australian Family Physician, Australia, C1

journal article

Loneliness during inpatient rehabilitation: Results of a qualitative study

S Gill, T Hogg, P Dolley

(2016), Vol. 39, pp. 84-86, International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, England, C1-1

journal article

Evaluating health services with point of service feedback: perspectives and experiences of patients, staff and community volunteers in an inpatient rehabilitation facility

S Gill, P Dolley, T Dunning, A Hughes

(2015), Vol. 37, pp. 1-9, Disability and rehabilitation, London, Eng., C1

journal article

Discharge communication from inpatient care: an audit of written medical discharge summary procedure against the new National Health Service Standard for clinical handover

D Reid, S Parsons, S Gill, A Hughes

(2015), Vol. 39, pp. 197-201, Australian health review, Sydney, N.S.W., C1

journal article

Health services should collect feedback from inpatients at the point of service: opinions from patients and staff in acute and subacute facilities

S Gill, J Redden-Hoare, T Dunning, A Hughes, P Dolley

(2015), Vol. 27, pp. 507-512, International journal for quality in health care, Oxford, Eng., C1

journal article

Public sector physiotherapists believe that staff supervision should be broad ranging, individualised, structured, and based on needs and goals: a qualitative study

A Redpath, S Gill, N Finlay, F Brennan, S Hakkennes

(2015), Vol. 61, pp. 210-216, Journal of physiotherapy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Public sector residential aged care: identifying novel associations between quality indicators and other demographic and health-related factors

K Moore, C Doyle, T Dunning, A Hague, L Lloyd, J Bourke, S Gill

(2014), Vol. 38, pp. 325-331, Australian health review, Melbourne, Vic., C1

journal article

Understanding the experience of inpatient rehabilitation: insights into patient-centred care from patients and family members

S Gill, T Dunning, F McKinnon, D Cook, J Bourke

(2014), Vol. 28, pp. 264-272, Scandinavian journal of caring sciences, Chichester, Eng., C1

journal article

Point-of-service questionnaires can reliably assess patients' experiences

S Gill

(2014), Vol. 2, European journal for person centered healthcare, Buckingham, Eng., C1

journal article

Clinical handover: an audit from Australia

H Pascoe, S Gill, A Hughes, M McCall-White

(2014), Vol. 7, pp. 363-371, Australasian medical journal, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Physical activity levels and patients' expectations of physical activity during acute general medical admission

N Cattanach, R Sheedy, S Gill, A Hughes

(2014), Vol. 44, pp. 501-504, International medicine journal, Chichester, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Implementation and performance evaluation of an emergency department primary practitioner physiotherapy service for patients with musculoskeletal conditions

S Gill, J Stella

(2013), Vol. 25, pp. 558-564, Emergency medicine Australasia, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Does exercise reduce pain and improve physical function before hip or knee replacement surgery? A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials

S Gill, H McBurney

(2013), Vol. 94, pp. 164-176, Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

An investigation of the validity of six measures of physical function in people awaiting joint replacement surgery of the hip or knee

S Gill, N de Morton, H Mc Burney

(2012), Vol. 26, pp. 945-951, Clinical rehabilitation, London, Eng., C1-1

journal article

Examining the multi-process theory: an investigation of the effects of two relaxation techniques on state anxiety

S Gill, G Kolt, J Keating

(2004), Vol. 8, pp. 288-296, Journal of bodywork and movement therapies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1-1

journal article

Funded Projects at Deakin

Australian Competitive Grants

Reverse vs conventional shoulder replacement for adults with osteoarthritis

Prof Richard Page, Prof Nadine Foster, Prof Ian Harris, Prof Rachelle Buchbinder, Dr Stephen Gill, Prof Stephen Graves, A/Prof Ilana Ackerman, Dr Denise O'Connor, A/Prof Tracy Comans, A/Prof Laurent Billot

NHMRC-NIHR Collaborative Research

  • 2022: $288,554

Industry and Other Funding

Injury profiles of female Australian Rules Football players: a survey of Geelong and South-Western Victoria (AFLW Injury Study).

Prof Richard Page, Dr Stephen Gill

AFL Grant - Research - Australian Football League

  • 2019: $25,050

Clinical biomarker shoulder study: transcriptomic differences between osteoarthritis of the shoulder, capsulitis and rotator cuff tears

Prof Richard Page, Dr Stephen Gill, Prof Sean Mcgee

Australian Orthopaedic Association Research Foundation

  • 2021: $50,000


Associate Supervisor

Nicholas Paltoglou

Thesis entitled: Comparison of Shoulder Arthroplasty Outcomes between Private and Public Settings

Master of Surgical Research, School of Medicine