Originally from Singapore, Chen has now made Brisbane home. Chen has been a physiotherapist since 2009, and recently completed her PhD at the University of Queensland (UQ) on the risk factors associated with neck pain, and the impact of a workplace-based intervention on neck pain in office workers (2017). On top of her PhD publications, she has also co-authored studies related to sensorimotor dysfunction in people with chronic neck pain. Chen was also a clinical tutor, examiner, and guest lecturer to physiotherapy students at UQ from 2014 to 2018.

Chen’s clinical interests include chronic neck and back pain, headaches, neck related dizziness (cervicogenic dizziness), shoulder and arm pain, work-related, and motor vehicle accident related injuries such as whiplash and concussion.

She utilises a combination of treatment strategies including advice and education, real time ultrasound (RTUS), electrical muscle stimulation, taping, dry needling, Pilates reformer based rehabilitation, exercise prescription and manual therapy.

In her free time, Chen contributes reviews and her digital editing skills to the Physio Network, an online platform that connects physiotherapists around the world and helps them keep up to date with the latest research in physiotherapy. Outside of work, Chen enjoys bush walking, yoga, Pilates, and tennis.

Links to Chen’s publications and media appearances related to her research are listed below:
UQ Publications
ABC News Article
UQ News Article

Honors and Awards:
– 2017 Dean’s Award for Outstanding Higher Degree by Research Theses (University of Queensland)
– 2013-2017 Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship (Australian Federal Government)
– 2012 University Merit Award (University of South Australia)
– 2012 Three Minute Thesis Finalist