Mick Drew AUS

  • Mick Drew AUS

Dr Michael Drew is the Program Manager for the Athlete Availability Program at the Australian Institute of Sport. In this role he oversees the projects at the Australian Institute of Sport which designs, analyses and implements real-world prevention programs in collaboration with Australian National Sporting Organisations. This role is focussed on Australian Olympic and Commonwealth Games athletes however he also consults to professional sporting teams. Prior to his current role, Michael was a senior sports physiotherapist at the AIS working with a variety of Olympic sports for 7 years and was a physiotherapist and data analyst for the Newcastle Knights Rugby League Club for five years. Michael has a PhD in Physiotherapy and has completed a Master of Clinical Epidemiology where the focus has been on epidemiological study design and biostatistics. Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Sports Medicine Federation and a Fellow by Original Contribution to the Australian College of Physiotherapy. He holds adjunct appointments at several universities where he co-supervises numerous PhD and Masters Candidates in the areas of physiotherapy, epidemiology, nutrition, sports science, and medicine. He is a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Biostatistics and Epidemiology Workgroup and a research fellow at the Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP), an IOC Research Centre. In 2018, Dr Drew was nominated for the Frank Fenner Prize for Australian Life Scientist of the Year, Prime Minister’s Science Prizes for his work related to preventative health in sport.