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Dr Charlotte Ganderton

Lecturer, Physiotherapy


Dr Charlotte Ganderton has a PhD in greater trochanteric pain syndrome, B.HltSci and M.PhysioPrac (Hons) from La Trobe University. She has received numerous awards for her research and has published papers and presented at national conferences in the musculoskeletal management of the hip and shoulder. Charlotte is passionate about implementation science and strives to lead research in areas where direct improvements to clinical practice are possible. Charlotte leads a team of researchers across Swinburne University of Technology and the National Institute of Circus Arts that aim to, through research, improve the healthcare knowledge and management of circus performers. Her clinical career has included working with Matilda the Musical, Western Bulldogs VFL, Hockey Victoria, Mill Park Physiotherapy, LifeCare Sports Medicine, Cirque du Soleil’s Toruk - The First Flight, and SIX the Musical. Charlotte currently works in the Hip and Groin Clinic at Melbourne Orthopaedic Group Sports Medicine and is a Clinical Advisor for Worksafe.

Research interests

Physiotherapy; Tendon; Shoulder; Hip; Performers; Circus

PhD candidate and honours supervision

Higher degrees by research

Accredited to supervise Masters & Doctoral students as Co-Supervisor.


Available to supervise honours students.

Honours topics and outlines

Exercise intervention for hip pain in circus arts performers: This study aims to determine the effect of an exercise rehabilitation program on patient-reported outcome measures, hip strength, hip range of movement and functional assessments in circus arts students with clinically and radiologically diagnosed hip pain-related disorders.

Hip strength in circus arts performers: This study aims to investigate the intra and inter-rater reliability of hip strength dynamometry in a group of performers with and without hip pain.

Radiology for hip related pain in circus arts performers: This study aims to investigate the relationship between hip range of movement, pain on patient reported outcome measures and hip angles on x-ray in a group of full-time circus students with hip pain.

Fields of Research

  • Physiotherapy - 420106
  • Orthopaedics - 320216

Teaching areas

Sports Physiotherapy;Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy;Leadership;Anatomy;Health Business;Communication


  • 2021, Swinburne, VET Excellence Award for ‘Innovation, Excellence – New Programs, Initiatives or Research’, Swinburne University of Technology; National Institute of Circus Arts
  • 2017, National, Wendy Ey, Woman in Sport Award at the Sports Medicine Australia Conference, Sports Medicine Australia
  • 2017, National, Best Paper: Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference (Sports), Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • 2013, National, Australian Post-graduate Award PhD Scholarship and La Trobe Graduate Assistantship, Australian Postgraduate Award
  • 2012, Other, Physiotherapy Research Foundation Research Prize, La Trobe University
  • 2012, Other, Margaret and Alan Hamer Research Prize, La Trobe University
  • 2012, Other, La Trobe University Patricia Cosh Leadership Award, La Trobe University
  • 2012, Other, DM Myers University Medal, La Trobe University
  • 2012, Other, Bernard Rechter Graduate Research Prize for Honours, La Trobe University
  • 2011, Other, Back in Motion Accelerate Internship, Back in Motion


Also published as: Ganderton, Charlotte; Ganderton, C.; Ganderton, C. L.; Ganderton, Charlotte L.; Ganderton, Charlotte Louise
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Recent research grants awarded

  • 2022: Assessment of the FemmeCore TM product for pregnancy support *; Lenny Rose Pty Ltd Fund Scheme

* Chief Investigator

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