Dr Jack Hickey is a lecturer and researcher in musculoskeletal and sports injury rehabilitation within the School of Behavioural and Health Sciences at ACU, Melbourne.
He completed his PhD on hamstring strain injury rehabilitation between 2015 and 2018 under the supervision of Dr David Opar with the ACU hamstring injury research group. Dr Hickey’s PhD research has won several awards including the 2018 Exercise and Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Medal for the most outstanding PhD thesis in the field of exercise and sports science, Young Investigator Award for Sports Science at the 2018 ESSA Research to Practice Conference and the 2017 ASICS Medal for the best overall paper at the Sports Medicine Australia Conference.
In addition to research, Dr Hickey is an Accredited Exercise Physiologist (AEP), specialising in musculoskeletal and sports injury rehabilitation. He has worked in a variety of private practice settings providing exercise rehabilitation and injury prevention programs to athletes of varying ages and sporting backgrounds. As part of the ACU hamstring injury research group, he regularly consults with elite sporting clubs and organisations to provide injury assessment and rehabilitation services to athletes with hamstring strain and anterior cruciate ligament injuries.