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Introducing Dr Christopher McGrath

academic clinician - osteopath

An overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine in England, a member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists, the New Zealand Pain Society, and the first osteopathic member of Friends of Science in Medicine (Australia), Dr McGrath is well published in research and professional journals, see publications and may be found on ResearchGate.

Active in part-time university lecturing and formerly holding an Honorary Visiting Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine at Victoria University, Melbourne, Dr McGrath acts as a Sentinel Reader for the Health Information Research Unit, Clinical Relevance Online Rating System of McMaster University in Canada, an established global centre of evidence-based medicine. A longstanding member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Osteopathic Medicine (Int J Osteopath Med) he has also been editorially involved with the Australasian Medical Journal, The Journal of Health Design, and The International Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine.

Formerly, a long serving member of the ACC Expert Panel that developed the New Zealand acute low back pain management guidelines, Dr McGrath brings a deep understanding of rational best practice in the musculoskeletal domain. With greater than 35 years of osteopathic clinical practice in NZ, UK and Australia, blended with research experience in anatomy, biomechanics and an all important focus on evidence-based practice, Dr McGrath is a NZ registered health practitioner (osteopath) unique among NZ and Australian osteopaths in having doctoral (PhD) and master (MSc) degrees (Anatomy) from the Otago University School of Medical Sciences in addition to postgraduate diplomas in Occupational Health Practice (Otago) and in Biomechanics (Bioengineering Unit, Strathclyde University, Glasgow).