Professor Trevor Russell

Centre Director

RECOVER Injury Research Centre
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences
+61 7 336 55344


Trevor Russell is a Professor of Physiotherapy and the Director of the RECOVER Injury Research Centre where he leads a stream of research on Technology Enabled Rehabilitation. He is also co-director of both the Centre for Research in Telerehabilitation and the Telerehabilitation Clinic at the University of Queensland. His research focusses on the use of digital technologies for the remote delivery of health services with a particular focus on telerehabilitation technologies. Specifically his research aims to develop innovative computer based hardware and software solutions to enable the provision of rehabilitation services remotely via the Internet; to further the evidence base of technology enabled rehabilitation through controlled clinical trials; to evaluate the treatment efficacy of specific technology enabled interventions; investigate cost-benefit factors related to technology enabled services; and develop best practice guidelines for the implementation of technology enabled services in the rehabilitation sciences. His work is amongst the earliest and most extensive in this field.


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor, The University of Queensland


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Book Chapter

  • Lee, Alan Chong W., Lawson, Daryl, Randall, Ken, Russell, Trevor and Wolf, Steven L. (2020). TELEHEALTH: an innovative educational and instructional strategy to develop clinical decision-making in physical therapist practice. Clinical reasoning and decision-making in physical therapy: facilitation, assessment, and implementation. (pp. 255-266) edited by Gina Maria Musolino and Gail M. Jensen. Thorofare, NJ United States: Slack.

  • Russell, T. G. and Theodoros, D. G. (2017). Rehabilitation. Understanding telehealth. (pp. 160-178) edited by K. Rheuban and E. A. Krupinski. New York, NY USA: McGraw-Hill Education.

  • Russell, Trevor and Hoffmann, Tammy (2011). Telemedicine in orthopedics. Telemedicine for trauma, emergencies and disaster management. (pp. 291-301) edited by Rifat Latifi. Boston, MA, United States: Artech House.

  • Theodoros, D. and Russell, T. (2008). Telerehabilitation: current perspectives. Current principles and practices of telemedicine and e-health. (pp. 191-209) edited by Rifat Latifi. Amsterdam, Netherlands: IOS Press.

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Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Master Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision