Professor, University of Sydney
Christine Lin

Christine Lin is a Professor at the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health, Sydney School of Public Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney. Her research investigates the benefits and harms of treatments for pain conditions, particularly in the field of drug therapy for spinal pain.

Christine is a clinical researcher with expertise in conducting high-quality clinical trials and systematic reviews. Her research has shown that some commonly used medicines for spinal pain are not effective and may be harmful, changing the way these medicines are recommended in policy and practice.

Christine receives salary and project funding support from the National Health and Medical Research Council, Australia. She has been awarded >$11M in research funding and has >140 publications, in leading journals such as New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA and BMJ. She has a professional background in physiotherapy and obtained a PhD from The University of Sydney in 2008.