Associate Professor Christine Barry

Associate Professor

College of Medicine and Public Health

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

Christine Barry joined Flinders University in 2011 and is an Associate Professor of Anatomy. She co-convenes the College of Medicine and Public Health Teaching Specialist Community of Practice. She leads the Musculoskeletal Neurobiology Laboratory and has developed models to study sensory nerves in muscles, fascia, dura and the female reproductive tract. Currently, she investigates neuro-immune regulation of pain sensitivity. Her PhD (University of Adelaide, 2011) investigated 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.


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

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

Honours, awards and grants

2021 Flinders Foundation Health Seed Grant (Chief Investigator A)

2021 Australian Awards for University Teaching, Citation for Outstanding Contribution to Student Learning

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)