Dr Christopher McGrath

PhD(Otago), MSc(Otago), PGDip Biomechanics(Strathclyde), PGDip Occupational Health Practice(Otago), DO, ND (BCOM, Lon)

academic clinician - consulting musculoskeletal healthcare - a short bio

Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, England, Member of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Clinical Anatomists (ANZACA), and Member of the New Zealand Natural Medicine Association, and Registered Natural Medicine Practitioner (Natural Health Practitioners New Zealand), Dr McGrath is well published in research and professional journals, see publications and may also be found on ResearchGate.

Leveraging his extensive clinical and academic experience, Dr McGrath now consults in musculoskeletal healthcare. Both experienced and credentialed he holds doctoral (PhD) and master (MSc) degrees (Anatomy) from the Otago University School of Medical Sciences, in addition to postgraduate diplomas in Occupational Health Practice (Otago) and in Biomechanics (Bioengineering Unit, Strathclyde University, Glasgow), His initial undergraduate osteopathic qualification (DO), with a concurrent diploma in naturopathy (ND), were gained from the well known and recognised British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCNO Group), London, in 1984. For many years he contributed to, practiced and lectured in the osteopathic field before relinquishing these, and ACC work, in 2021.

He was formerly a long serving member of the New Zealand ACC Expert Panel that developed the Acute Low Back Pain Management Guidelines. He held an Honorary Visiting Fellowship in Osteopathic Medicine at Victoria University, Melbourne, and was active in part-time university lecturing for 20 years, 15 years at the University of Otago where he receiving an Excellence in Teaching award in 2020. He remains a Sentinel Reader for the Health Information Research Unit, Clinical Relevance Online Rating System of McMaster University in Canada.

As of June 2024, his research items attracted over 14,792 reads on the academic platform ResearchGate with 256 identified citations (h index 9) and a 'Research Interest Score' higher than 74% of ResearchGate members, 79% Allied Health Science researchers, 76% Anatomy researchers, 67% researchers in Human Biology. His anatomical research, published osteopathic commentary and a range of other scientific and editorial articles have been published and cited around the World, from Spain to Japan and Korea, Canada to Eastern Europe, from the UK to Scandinavia, in a wide range of journals and book chapters: medical, rheumatological, surgical, neurosurgical, anaesthetic, physical therapy, orthopaedic surgery, forensic and humanitarian nursing, medical science, osteopathic medicine, neuroscience, and medical science.