Christine Barry completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide in 2011, where she investigated the pathophysiology of subarachnoid haemorrhage, including brain inflammation and pressure changes that alter brain blood flow. Her PhD studies followed 20 years as a clinical physiotherapist including 10 years as a Titled Member of Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia. Her current research is focussed on sensory nerves, especially those associated with muscles, fascia and the female reproductive tract. Her group's work aims to understand changes in the organisation and function of these nerves in response to inflammation and interactions between nerves and other cells that may contribute to increased or decreased pain sensitivity.
Christine develops and coordinates Anatomy topics in the Bachelor of Medical Science degree and Endocrine and Reproductive Systems in the Medical degree.
2019 Rebecca L Cooper Medical Research Foundation Project Grant
2018 Vice President & Executive Dean's Award (Team): Teaching Excellence
2015 Flinders Medical Centre Foundation grant recipient
2012 Flinders Medical Centre Foundation grant recipient
2009 National Stroke Foundation grant recipient
Head of Musculoskeletal Neurobiology Laboratory
Function and dysfunction of sensory nerves
Sensory innervation of skeletal muscle
Innervation of the female reproductive tract
Pelvic pain disorders
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