Dr Christine Barry

Senior Lecturer

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre (6E:123)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Christine Barry is a Senior Lecturer in Anatomy, coordinator of 2nd year of the Doctor of Medicine and anatomy topics in the Bachelor of Medical Sciences, and head of the Musculoskeletal Neurobiology Laboratory. She completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2011 investigating brain injury, inflammation and intracranial pressure following subarachnoid haemorrhage. She has 20 years experience as a clinical physiotherapist including 10 as a Titled Member of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia. At Flinders University, she has developed new models to study sensory nerves in the female reproductive tract, muscles and fascia, helping to understand how changes in the organisation and function of subtypes of nerves, and their interactions with immune cells, may contribute to altered pain sensitivity.


PhD (Medicine) University of Adelaide
Master of Physiotherapy (Musculoskeletal) University of South Australia
Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy)

Master of Education (Higher Education) Flinders Univversity - currently enrolled

Honours, awards and grants

2020 Vice Chancellor's Award for Innovation in Teaching

2019 Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation Project Grant (Chief Investigator A)

2019 Emerging Leaders Showcase, Best Short Talk by a Mid-Career Academic

2018 Vice President & Executive Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence

2015 Flinders Medical Centre Foundation Grant (Chief Investigator A)

2013 Highest Impact Paper, Centre for Neuroscience (runner up)

2012 Flinders Medical Centre Foundation Grant (Chief Investigator A)

2009 National Stroke Foundation Grant (Chief Investigator A)

Key responsibilities

College of Medicine and Public Health

Chair, Student Wellbeing Working Group

Co-convenor, Teaching Specialist Community of Practice

Doctor of Medicine - MD

Topic Coordinator, 2nd year Lead S1, Deputy S2

Bachelor of Medical Science

Topic Coordinator

  • MMED 3932 Body Systems
  • MMED3941 Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute

Head of Musculoskeletal Neurobiology Laboratory

Australian Pain Society

Inaugural member Australasian Pain School Faculty

Topic coordinator
MMED3941 Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy
MMED3932 Body Systems
MMED9250 Medicine 2A
MMED9251 Medicine 2B (Deputy)
Topic lecturer
MMED3932 Body Systems
MMED3941 Human Musculoskeletal Anatomy
FNST0104 Flinders Foundation Studies Program
MMED9250 Medicine 2A
Supervisory interests
Chronic pain
Higher degree by research supervision
Associate supervisor: Neuroscience (1)
Associate supervisor: Neuroscience (1)