Michel Coppieters has been appointed as the Menzies Foundation Professor of Allied Health Research at the Menzies Health Institute Queensland.

Professor Coppieters is a physiotherapist with a focus on treatment of neurogenic disorders. He has a special interest improving musculoskeletal health and reducing persistent pain.

Griffith University spoke with Professor Coppieters about his new role and you can read the story here.

He previously held positions at The University of Amsterdam, The University of Queensland, Kathmandu University and University Hospital Leuven, Belgium.

In 2010 Professor Coppieters received the University of Queensland Foundation Research Excellence Award.  He has been the Chief investigator on competitive grants to the value of $2.3 million in both Australia and Europe over the past 10 years.  He has also been associate investigator on a number of grants including a $7.5 million NHMRC Program Grant.

The Menzies Foundation provides funding for the Allied Health Professor position as part of its 5 year funding agreement with Griffith University for the Menzies Health Institute Queensland.