• Tactical Research Unit, Health Sciences and Medicine 2 Promethean Way Bond Institute of Health and Sport Robina Queensland 4226


  • Bond University, Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 1393 Citations
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Personal profile

Research interests

I have enjoyed a distinguished career in the field Musculoskeletal physiotherapy. I have a PhD in Anatomy, as well as a Master of Science in Physiology (both from the University of Auckland) along with postgraduate qualifications in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy and acupuncture

I held previous academic positions at both Auckland University of Technology and UNITEC. Since May 2012 I have been a Professor in Physiotherapy and Head of the Physiotherapy program at Bond University.

Since 1994, I have been a leading consultant, advisor and reviewer for various committees, boards and working parties related to New Zealand physiotherapy such as the New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association (NZMPA), Society of Physiotherapists (NZSP), Hockey New Zealand and the Health and Disabilities Commission.

I have also published over 120 peer reviewed journal articles and written 2 books and several book chapters. To date i have supervised over 70 higher degreee research students to completion.

In terms of research, I have received funding for over 60 projects.  I am regularly invited to deliver conference presentations at national and international symposiums.

Statement for HDR students

I have over 20 years of research experience, and have supervised over 70 HDR students to completion. I have expertise in supervision, literature review and critique skills and research methodology.



Education/Academic qualification

Anatomy , PhD, University of Auckland

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Research Output 1997 2019

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Bone health of middle-aged and older surfers

Simas, V., Hing, W. A., Rathbone, E., Pope, R., Beck, B. R. & Climstein, M., 6 Sep 2019, In : Open Access Journal of Sports Medicine. 10, p. 123-132 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Compression shorts reduce prenatal pelvic and low back pain: a prospective quasi-experimental controlled study

Szkwara, J. M., Hing, W., Pope, R. & Rathbone, E., 20 Jun 2019, In : PEERJ. 7, p. e7080

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
back (body region)
Low Back Pain
rating scales
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Open Access
Postnatal Care
Orthotic Devices
Prenatal Care
Quality of Life

Effect of airway clearance techniques in patients experiencing an acute exacerbation of bronchiectasis: a systematic review

Phillips, J., Lee, A., Pope, R. & Hing, W., 18 Feb 2019, In : Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. p. 1-16 16 p.

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Postural Drainage
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Student theses

Developing a simple tool for screening the health and motor performance-related fitness of children.

Author: Milne, N., 2014

Supervisor: Hing, W. A. (Supervisor), Leong, G. M. (External person) (Supervisor) & Hughes, R. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Modulation of sensory and pain perception with successive non-invasive brain stimulation

Author: Folmli, B., 18 Jun 2016

Supervisor: Hing, W. A. (Supervisor), Johnson, P. (Supervisor) & Abbott, A. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


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


Navigating postprofessional physical therapist education.

Author: Westervelt, K., 7 Oct 2017

Supervisor: Hing, W. A. (Supervisor), Crane, L. H. (Supervisor) & Sibold, J. (External person) (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Stand up paddle boarding: an analysis of a new sport and recreational activity

Author: Schram, B., 13 Feb 2016

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

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis