Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading cause of disability worldwide, affecting 7 million Australians and costing the economy in excess of $35billion in lost labour each year

The SHP Musculoskeletal network is closely aligned with the University of Sydney's Bone and Joint Alliance (SydMSK), a multidisciplinary network of researchers with an interest in musculoskeletal health.

Formed in 2017 as an initiative of the University of Sydney, SydMSK is collaborative network that aims to discover new methods to prevent, manage and cure disabling musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and back pain, and improve research translation in collaboration with Sydney Health Partners.


SydMSK, in association with the SHP Musculoskeletal Network, runs a full calendar of events throughout the year to connect musculoskeletal researchers, as well as build research capacity throughout the network. Most recently, the group held their closing event for the SydMSK Early Career Research mentoring program, where mentors and mentees gathered (virtually!) to share their experiences from the program and come together as a group.  Follow the network on Twitter for up-to-date information about their upcoming events.

Get Involved

The best way to get involved with the SHP Musculoskeletal network is to contact the stream leaders directly, or email for more information about the group and its work

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