The IAA was founded by Dr. Kayley Usher (PhD), Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Western Australia. Kayley has a research background in immunology and microbiology, and her journey with arthrofibrosis began after a total knee replacement. Her experience of the knowledge “black hole” lit a passion to inform and educate people about arthrofibrosis. Drawing on her scientific understanding of fibrosis, Kayley wrote a review paper called “Pathological mechanisms and therapeutic outlooks for arthrofibrosis”, published in Nature Bone Research in 2019. Since this time she has provided scientifically referenced information about the drivers of arthrofibrosis and treatment options.
Georgios Mavropalias (PhD) is a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow within the Exercise Medicine Research Institute at Edith Cowan University. He completed his BSc, MSc, and PhD in the areas of exercise science.
His passions involve the use of ‘exercise medicine’ for chronic diseases, with a particular interest in identifying the underpinning mechanisms in the extracellular matrix responsible for beneficial exercise-induced adaptations.