UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Research Field: Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis is a disease that affects the whole joint, not just the cartilage. Exercise is recommended for all people with osteoarthritis, however we currently do not know what types of exercise are most effective, or how much exercise people with osteoarthritis should be doing. Dr Hall’s research aims to understand how exercise provides pain relief for osteoarthritis.
By understanding how exercise reduces osteoarthritis-related pain, health care professionals such as physiotherapists will be able to provide exercise prescriptions that result greater pain relief.
Michelle’s public outreach includes promoting science to high school students as a BrainSTEM mentor, radio and magazine interviews, and establishing a Patient & Public Involvement group.
Dr Hall completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2015, and is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne.