Dr Marie-Pierre Cyr

Postdoctoral Research Fellow

School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 51379


Marie-Pierre Cyr is a postdoctoral research fellow at the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, The University of Queensland. She is a member of the research team led by Professor Paul W. Hodges. Marie-Pierre's current research projects focus on chronic pelvic pain, men's health, and innovative assessment tools to further understand the neurophysiological and biomechanical mechanisms involved in musculoskeletal conditions. She received the Banting Fellowship (discipline Muscle, Bone, or Joint) from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, which is Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral award.

Marie-Pierre is a physiotherapist with certification in pelvic health practice from the Université de Montréal (Quebec, Canada). She has done clinical work in the fields of musculoskeletal and pelvic health. She is an early career researcher who completed her MSc and PhD at the School of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Université de Sherbrooke (Québec, Canada). She received three fellowships from the Fonds de recherche du Québec – Santé to conduct a series of research projects. She led research to improve assessment and treatment of women who developed pain during sexual intercourse following gynecological cancer. She applied quantitative and qualitative methods to evaluate the feasibility and acceptability of a multimodal pelvic floor physiotherapy treatment in gynecological cancer survivors with dyspareunia, and to explore the changes in pain, pelvic floor disorder symptoms as well as psychosexual and physical (muscle function) outcomes following treatment. Marie-Pierre received prestigious Excellence and Engagement awards. She was on the Dean’s List four times, she received the Dean's Award and the Jean-Pierre-Caillé Award. Her leadership in innovative activities to disseminate the knowledge to the population was awarded three times by Forces AVENIR, a Canadian non-profit organization that aims to recognize, honour and promote the commitment of young people in projects that contribute to the development of socially conscious, active and responsible citizens who are both dedicated to their community and open to the world.


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