Ryan is a researcher within the ACU Hamstring Injury Group. He completed his PhD in 2015 focusing on hamstring muscle architecture and its role in injury and response to training interventions. He has a focus on sports injury prevention and rehabilitation practices that are applicable to sporting environments and realistic with their applications. He has been an invited speaker at the ASPETAR Sports Medicine and Orthopaedic Hospital, Oslo Sports Trauma Research Centre and at the 1st Copenhagen Hamstring Injury Seminar. In addition he was awarded the illustrious Sports Medicine Australia ASICS Medal for the best of the best at their 2015 conference on the Gold Coast, as well as receiving the John Sutton Award for Best New Investigator at the same conference.
Ryan has provided athlete injury consultancy to elite sporting teams for more than 5 years. This service has involved the assessment and reporting on various factors which may be associated with a range of injuries, whilst also providing input into program design and athlete management when addressing these with numerous industry stakeholders. Additional to this, Ryan has worked within the A-League for the last 8 years, having spent 4 years at Brisbane Roar and is currently into his fourth year with Melbourne Victory. His roles have varied across this 8 year timeframe including rehabilitation and injury prevention coordinator, physiotherapist assistant, strength and conditioning coach and even into the office within the football operations team, where he currently finds himself at Melbourne Victory.