Dr Diana Perriman

BSc.App Phys. (USyd), MSc. (U.East London), PhD (ANU)
Senior Lecturer and Associate Director of HDR, ANU Medical School
ANU College of Health and Medicine
T: +61 2 5124 3701

Areas of expertise

  • Human Movement And Sports Science 1106
  • Other Medical And Health Sciences 1199
  • Biomechanics 110601

Research interests

Orthopaedic Outcomes



Knee kinematics

Thoracic Spine



Dr Diana Perriman is the clinical research lead for the Traumanad Orthopaedic Research Unit (TORU). TORU is based at the Canberra Hospital but is part of the ANU Medical School. Diana teaches research methods and supervises medical student, clinician and higher degree research within the discipline of orthopaedics. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra and cosupervises HigherDegree and Honours Physiotherapy students. Diana studied Physiotherapy at Sydney University and practiced cliniacally for more that 20 years During this time she gained an MSc with Distinction from the University of East London. She obtained her PhD from ANU in 2011 for her thesis examining thoracic kyphiosis and aging. Since this time she has managed and led the clinical research arm at TORU with membership of the scientific advisory group for ACT Health Ethics, immediate past deputy Chair of the ANU Medical School Research Project Committee, Member of the ANU Medical School Research Committee, co-convenor of the Advanced Research Project Course and Associate Director of HDR for the medical school.

Researcher's projects

Kinematics of knee replacement (Pickles Knee Study)

Biomechanics of hamstring Injury

Morphological Changes in Whiplash

Femoroacetabular Impingement Outcomes

Paediatric Osseoinfection

Infection in lower limb arthroplasty

Development of an interactive application for patients with arthroplasty

Outcomes following gluteal tendon repair

Preventing the second fracture - models of care.

Outcomes of Temporomandibular joint Surgery

Towards an enhanced staging systme for head and neck cancer

Developing a better solution for posterior pelvic fracture

Available student projects

Morphological and shape analyses of cervical muscles after whiplash


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