Hi, I’m Dr Mark Merolli. My passion and specialty lies in digital health and health informatics in which I have completed a PhD in this area. This sits at the intersection between practical healthcare and use of technologies to improve services and outcomes. I have extensive experience in teaching and research in Physiotherapy and Health Sciences. I am currently a Senior Lecturer at Swinburne University of Technology in the School of Health Sciences (previously at being at the University of Melbourne).
Clinically, I have spent most of my career working in sports and musculoskeletal practice both locally and in the UK. I’ve worked with various professional sporting associations, in particular: Tennis Australia and Basketball Australia. My keen interest is in the rehabilitative side of injury management and restoration of normal functioning. Extensive experience in clinical pilates, real-time ultrasound and strength and conditioning work has enabled me to approach management in this way. I enjoy treating a variety of conditions, but my PhD research investigated the digital side of chronic pain so for this reason chronic pain management is an interest. I have also regularly lectured to and educated adolescents school students on sports medicine/injury and like working with junior athletes. This is especially around preventative care and teaching good habits to manage injury from a young age.
Outside of Complete Sports Care, I regularly consult, run workshops and present at conferences to health professionals on digital health. I provide thought leadership in this area and have been called upon by Channel 9 news and the Better Health Channel to provide expert opinion. I enjoy my research, which includes PhD and Masters student supervision and am often developing a playing around with Internet based health ideas.