Centre for Hip Health and Mobility

The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) is a University of British Columbia affiliated, internationally recognized research centre focused on developing novel strategies that promote physically active choices that positively influence mobility. Mobility in turn influences the health of our bones, our joints, our muscles, our hearts, our brains and many other systems in our bodies at every age. Our interdisciplinary team of researchers, clinicians, students, staff and community partners, work together to implement, evaluate and disseminate solutions to some of our health care system’s most pressing and expensive problems.


Open Research Positions

This list of possible research projects is non-exhaustive. It only shows positions that are specifically advertised in the G+PS website.

Affiliated UBC Faculty & Postdocs

Name Role Research Interests
Ashe, Maureen Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Rehabilitation Care and Services; Social Aspects of Aging; Health Care Technologies; Osteoporosis; Older Adults; Physical Activity; tele-rehabilitation; systematic reviews; fracture; built environment
Bryan, Stirling Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Economics of health care, policy, from UK
Campbell, Kristin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Breast Cancer; Rehabilitation; Physiology; Quality of Life and Aging; Exercise Physiology; physical function; oncology; Biomarkers
Cibere, Jolanda Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Rheumatology; early osteoarthritis; magnetic resonance imaging in osteoarthritis; biomarkers in osteoarthritis; progression of early osteoarthritis; clinical detection of early osteoarthritis
Cripton, Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Trauma / Injuries; Cranio-Encephalic and Spinal Cord Trauma; Mechanical Systems; Spinal cord injury; neurotrauma; Traumatic Brain Injury; biomechanics; injury prevention; hip fracture; spine biomechanics
Duncan, Clive Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) development and evaluation of complex surgical techniques for the management of major joints damaged by injury, infection and disease; especially the hip
Duronio, Vincent Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Signal transduction, enzymes, cell regulation, programmed cell death, apoptosis, protein kinase, phosphorylation networks, oxidized LDL, macrophages, gene regulation
Faulkner, Guy Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Community Health / Public Health; physical activity and public health; mental health; physical activity interventions; Exercise Psychology; behavioral medicine
Forster, Bruce Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Radiology; imaging
Garbuz, Donald Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) reconstructive surgery of the hip and knee; novel imaging techniques to assess early changes in articular cartilage, which may be indicators for osteoarthritis
Greidanus, Nelson Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) osteoarthritis and joint replacement procedures
Guy, Pierre Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Bone Tissue
Hodgson, Antony Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Bioengineering, Biomechanics, Medical or Surgical Robotics, Medical Engineering, Electoral Reform, Single Transferable Vote, STV, Citizens’ Assembly, Fair Voting
Hoppmann, Christiane Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Aging Process; Social Aspects of Aging; Stress; Health Promotion; Social Determinants of Health; Health and well-being across the adult lifespan and into old age; individual differences in goals
Hunt, Michael Anthony Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis; Joints (Articulations); Musculoskeletal Deformation; Neuromuscular Diseases; Orthoses and Prostheses; Rehabilitation; biomechanics; rehabilitation; musculoskeletal; Physical Activity; exercise
Kuo, Calvin Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomechanical engineering; Medical devices; Biomedical instrumentation (including diagnostics); Sensing human motion; How humans make sense of their own motion; Sensorimotor Neutrophysiology; Wearable Sensing; Musculoskeletal Modeling
Lefaivre, Kelly Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Orthopaedics
Li, Linda Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Arthritis / Osteo-Arthritis; Rehabilitation; Rehabilitation Care and Services; Health Care Technologies; Patient help-seeking experiences; Shared decision-making; Patient self-management; E-health; Rehabilitation and lifestyle interventions in arthritis management; Health services research; Patient Engagement; Knowledge translation; Implementation Science; digital media
Liu-Ambrose, Teresa Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Age and Risk Factors; Mobility; Cognitive Neuropsychology of Aging; Lifestyle Determinants and Health; Rehabilitation; Healthy Aging; Fall prevention; Cognitive Aging; Sleep; Physical Activity
Martin-Matthews, Anne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Aging and lifecourse, health and society, health and social care services especially home and community care, intersections of formal and informal care, especially involving the nexus of the public and private spheres, transitional life events such as widowhood
Masri, Bassam Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Adult Hip and Knee Reconstruction and Replacement and to Musculoskeletal Oncology
McCormack, Robert Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Sport Medicine, Cartilage repair and transplantation, Knee injuries, Shoulder injuries; Medical issues related to Canadian athletes; Dept of Orthopedics; Olympic Team Canada Chief Medical Officer
McKay, Heather Anne Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Role of physical activity and healthy eating to optimize bone health and promote healthy body weight during childhood
Meneilly, Graydon Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) diabetes and carbohydrate metabolism in the elderly
Mulpuri, Kishore Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Cerebral Palsy; Bone Diseases; Connective Tissue Diseases; Joints (Articulations); Locomotor Activity / Movement Disorders; Muscle; Muscular Diseases; Neuromuscular Diseases; Musculoskeletal Deformation; Musculoskeletal Lesions and Repair; Trauma / Injuries; Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip; Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease; Slipped Capital Femoral Epiphysis; Pediatric Hip Conditions; Methodological Research; Orthopaedic Engineering; Patient Quality Improvement and Quality Assurance; Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma
O'Brien, Peter Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) adult trauma
Oxland, Thomas Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Spinal Cord Injury, Aging Spine, Orthopaedic Implants
Reilly, Christopher Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Paediatric spine, Paediatric sports injuries, Paediatric trauma, Medical education
Scott, Alexander Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Musculoskeletal Lesions and Repair; musculoskeletal; sports medicine; physiotherapy; physical therapy; orthopaedics
Sobolev, Boris Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Health care, access, epidemiology, biostatistics, registries, simulation, policy evaluation, Methodology for analysis of waiting times, risk of adverse events while awaiting elective surgery, and the use of simulation experiments in policy evaluation
Wang, Rizhi Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) Biomaterials, biomechanics Also, the structure and formation processes of biologically formed materials (eg seashells, silk, teeth) and applies the mechanisms to the design and processing of novel materials
Wilson, David Faculty (G+PS eligible/member) orthopaedics, arthritis, mechanics, joints, hip, imaging, MRI, activity, Hip, knee, spine mechanics, causes and treatments of osteoarthritis, medical imaging and image processing, orthopedic sports medicine