New Head of Physiotherapy at Notre Dame

Document Type

Media Release

Publication Date

Summer 28-1-2005

Publisher Name

The University of Notre Dame, Fremantle Campus

Publication Place



The University of Notre Dame Australia is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Peter Hamer as the Head of the School of Physiotherapy.

Professor Hamer has been a practising physiotherapist in Auckland, New Zealand, Brisbane and Perth. He was previously a lecturer in Clinical Anatomy and Biomechanics at The University of Western Australia and also held academic positions with Curtin University of Technology and Auckland University of Technology.

Professor Hamer completed his PHD investigating the relationship between the mechanics that cause and or prevent exercise induced muscle damage and the cellular and tissue level responses that accompany these processes. He has an interest in this area for both normal skeletal muscle as well as skeletal muscle affected by disease and pathological processes. This interested extends from Professor Hamer’s interest in the incidence, causation and biomechanics of injury and disease of the musculoskeletal system.

Professor Hamer is a member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the International Society of Biomechanics, the Australian Association for Exercise & Sports Science and Sports Medicine Australia. He has served on the National Board of Sports Medicine Australia and is currently the President of the WA Branch. He attained status as a Fellow of The Australian Sports Medicine Federation in 1988 and was awarded the Australian Sports Medal in the year 2000 as part of the Australian Honours system in recognition of his contribution to Sports Medicine within Australia and in particular Western Australia.

For media related information contact: The Media Office, University of Notre Dame, Direct line: 08 9433 0698, Mobile: 0408 959 138, Email: media@nd.edu.au