Daniel Mellifont - University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Daniel Mellifont

B Phty(Hons) Qld., M Physio(Sports) LaTrobe

  • Senior Lecturer and APA Sports Physiotherapist, Sport and Exercise Sciences
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+61 07 5456 5014
Office location
T4.13
Campus
Sunshine Coast
Daniel Mellifont

Daniel loves learning and seeing others grow through learning.

His teaching focuses on inspiring learning through real life questions, skills and solutions based on a framework of professionalism, ethics, care and evidence.

Daniel is an Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) Sports and Exercise Titled Physiotherapist and a member of the International Federation of Sports Physical Therapists (IFSPT). As an advocate for the role of exercise in optimising health, he strongly endorses the philosophy - 'Move well, Stay well.' His experience across over two decades as a Physiotherapist includes clinical roles in private practices, both public and private hospitals and a professional sporting team as well as practice principal and state manager roles with a national allied health group.

Publications

Daniel's research was first published in 2012. His current teaching and research explores the synergies and tensions between musculoskeletal health, injury and sports performance with a focus on clinical biomechanics.

Research areas

  • musculoskeletal health and performance
  • clinical biomechanics in sport
  • learning and teaching in sports medicine

Teaching areas

  • Introduction to Sports Medicine
  • Exercise for Musculoskeletal Health

Daniel's specialist areas of knowledge include exercise science, physiotherapy, human anatomy, sports medicine, biomechanics, musculoskeletal rehabilitation

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