• Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 40 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
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Personal profile

Research interests

Over the past 5 years I have been a tutor, assistant lecturer and clinical educator in the Doctor of Physiotherapy program at Bond University. I have also recently completed my PhD through the Faculty of Health Sciences & Medicine at Bond.

I have a strong passion for musculoskeletal physiotherapy and the sport of surfing, and therefore my research has encompassed both of these aspects. I am a lead researcher within Water-based Research Unit at Bond University, investigating the musculoskeletal and physiological adaptations in the sport of surfing.

My research has assisted in establishing a national collaboration with Surfing Australia, and an international collaboration with California State University (San Marcos).

Statement for HDR students

As a lead researcher in the water-based research unit, I am passionate about conducting innovative and novel research in the sport of surfing, stand-up paddle boarding and swimming.

Current research projects which Doctor of Physiotherapy students are working on include:

  • Establishing normative data for the combined elevation test in high school students
  • Musculoskeletal screening techniques for the shoulder and hip in surfing population
  • Using Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) to profile Bone Health and Body Composition in a Surfing Population
  • Can smart devices and human movement apps be used to measure range of motion in clinical practice.
  • A biomechanical analysis of the SUP paddle stroke

I am also a secondary supervisor of two higher degree students:

  • Mandy Hannan (Doctor of Philosophy). High Intensity Aerobic and Resistance Interval Training within Australian Cardiac Rehabilitation and Home Environments.
  • Wesley Matthews (Master of Science by Research). The validity of tendon matrix change using ultrasound imaging.


Education/Academic qualification

Physiotherapy, PhD

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Research Output 2014 2018

  • 40 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
  • 22 Article
  • 2 Poster
  • 1 Review article

A Comparison of Aerobic Fitness Testing on a Swim Bench and Treadmill in a Recreational Surfing Cohort: A Pilot Study

Khundaqji, H., Samain, E., Climstein, M., Schram, B., Hing, W. A. & Furness, J., 11 Jun 2018, In : Sports. 6, 2, 11 p., 54.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Exercise Test
Heart Rate
Regression Analysis
Open Access
Exercise Therapy
Cross-Sectional Studies
Costs and Cost Analysis
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

Classification of Tendon Matrix Change Using Ultrasound Imaging: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Matthews, W., Ellis, R., Furness, J. & Hing, W. A., 12 Jul 2018, In : Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology. 44, 10, p. 2059-2080 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Combined aorto-iliac and anterior lumbar spine reconstruction: A case series

Scott-Young, M., McEntee, L., Furness, J., Schram, B., Hing, W. A., Grosser, D. & Zotti, M., Jun 2018, In : International Journal of Spine Surgery. 12, 3, p. 328-336 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Total Disc Replacement
Blood Vessels
1 Citations

Dual energy X-ray absorptiometry positioning protocols in assessing body composition: A systematic review of the literature: A systematic review of the literature

Shiel, F., Persson, C., Furness, J., Perez Simas, V., Pope, R. R., Climstein, M., Hing, W. A. & Schram, B., Oct 2018, In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. 21, 10, p. 1038-1044 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Photon Absorptiometry
Body Composition
Reproducibility of Results
Nutrition Surveys


Musculoskeletal and physiological profile of elite and recreational surfers: injuries and sports specific screening

Author: Furness, J., 13 Feb 2016

Supervisor: Hing, W. A. (Supervisor) & Climstein, M. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis