About Us

The FREE from Knee Pain Team

This website and the accompanying booklet have been written by a group of clinicians and researchers from the University of Otago, New Zealand. They are:



Associate Professor Ben Darlow

Associate professor and Physiotherapy Specialist










Mely Brown

Researcher and Health Coach

Dr Bronwyn Thompson

Senior Lecturer and Occupational Therapist

Dr Ben Hudson

Senior Lecturer and General Practitioner

Dr Rebecca Grainger

Senior Lecturer and rheumatologist

Associate Professor Haxby Abbott

Associate Professor and Physiotherapist

Associate Professor Eileen McKinley

Associate Professor and Registered Nurse