Luciano Melo, a physiotherapist from Brazil, has over 18 years of experience in health service delivery, clinical research and clinical education both overseas and in Australia. In the last five years, he has developed a keen interest in Knowledge Translation (KT) and was awarded a competitive grant to undertake KT studies in Canada, at the University of Toronto Medical School in 2016. Since then, he has applied those skills in developing and implementing evidence-based resources for consumers, healthcare providers, clinical researchers and policy makers as a knowledge broker. He is currently a PhD Candidate at the University of Sydney.
Mr Melo has been involved in the ongoing development and implementation of a multi-professional, multi-centre collaboration, the National Strategy for the prevention and management of osteoarthritis. He is involved in other national projects that aim to impact the management of chronic musculoskeletal disorders in Australia, including the Lower Limb Health Care Awareness, the Experience and Preferences of consumers when using online support groups for osteoarthritis conditions project, as a Chair for the CRE and Program Training & Mentoring Committee for Early Career Researchers (ECR) and the OAChangeMap. He is also responsible for developing a framework to allow the translation of evidence from the Sax Institute’s 45 and Up Study for policy and practice.