Ryan Quarrington

Dr Ryan Quarrington

Research Engineer

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD (as Co-Supervisor) - email supervisor to discuss availability.


Dr Ryan Quarrington is a postdoctoral research fellow at the Adelaide Spinal Research Group and Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research, University of Adelaide. During his PhD, Dr Quarrington used statistical analysis of patient data from medical records and images, and biomechanical testing of cadaver material, to investigate the epidemiology, clinical outcomes, and injury mechanisms of cervical spine (neck) trauma. The data obtained and techniques developed during his PhD largely informed a funded Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Grant, on which he is the named postdoctoral researcher. This ARC-funded project aims to further improve our understanding of the biomechanics underlying neck trauma using a variety of experimental techniques. 

Dr Quarrington is also involved with a number of other research projects, including:
- Using computational modelling to investigate subaxial cervical spine facet contact during intervertebral motions; 
- Comparison of cervical facet cartilage profiles from microCT with that measured during histology;
- Developing a sheep model of the paediatric spine;
- Exploring suture/tendon interaction for rotator cuff repairs;
- Development and validation of a biofidelic neck for paramedic training mannequin.

Dr Ryan Quarrington is a postdoctoral researcher at the Adelaide Spinal Research Group and Centre for Orthopaedic and Trauma Research, University of Adelaide. During his PhD, Dr Quarrington used statistical analysis of patient data from medical records and images, and biomechanical testing of cadaver material, to investigate the epidemiology, clinical outcomes, and injury mechanisms of cervical (neck) trauma. The data obtained and techniques developed during his PhD largely informed a funded Australian Research Council (ARC) Discovery Project Grant, on which he is the named postdoctoral researcher. This ARC-funded project aims to further improve our understanding of the biomechanics underlying cervical trauma using a variety of experimental techniques. 

Dr Quarrington is also involved with a number of other research projects, including:

  • Using computational modelling to investigate subaxial cervical facet contact during intervertebral motions; 
  • Comparison of cervical facet cartilage profiles from microCT with that measured during histology;
  • Developing a sheep model of the paediatric spine;
  • Exploring suture/tendon interaction for rotator cuff repairs;
  • Development and validation of a biofidelic neck for paramedic training mannequin.
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  • Appointments

    Date Position Institution name
    2019 Post-doctoral Researcher University of Adelaide
    2018 - 2019 Research Engineer University of Adelaide
    2013 - 2013 Research Engineer SA Pathology
    2012 - 2013 Research Engineer University of Adelaide, Adelaide
    2012 - 2017 Laboratory Teaching Assistant University of Adelaide, Adelaide
  • Awards and Achievements

    Date Type Title Institution Name Country Amount
    2017 Research Award David Winter Young Investigator Award - Shortlisted International Society of Biomechanics
    2017 Research Award Medtronic Spinal Research Award Spine Society of Australia Australia
    2016 Research Award Young Investigator Best Paper Prize Australia & New Zealand Spinal Cord Society Australia
    2015 Scholarship Dawes Top-up Scholarship RAH Research Foundation Australia
    2014 Scholarship Research Training Program Australian Federal Government Australia
    2012 Research Award ARI Prize for Research Impact School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide Australia
    2011 Scholarship Summer Research Scholarship University of Adelaide Australia
    2009 Scholarship Tertiary Student Care Trust Scholarship Wyndham Richardson Australia
    2008 Scholarship Regional Support Science Scholarship Playford Memorial Trust Australia
  • Language Competencies

    Language Competency
    English Can read, write, speak, understand spoken and peer review
  • Education

    Date Institution name Country Title
    2014 - 2018 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia PhD
    2009 - 2012 University of Adelaide, Adelaide Australia Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Sports) - 1st Class Honours
  • Research Interests

AOSpine Australia & New Zealand Research Project Grant (2015) “Towards improved understanding of the mechanisms underlying cervical facet fracture and dislocation: quantitative evaluation of facet deflection and loading” (Principal Investigators: Jones, Freeman, Costi). A significant contribution was made towards this successful grant application.

Royal Adelaide Hospital Research Fund, Clinical Project Grant (2015). "Quantitative evaluation of facet deflection and loading in the human cervical spine." (Principal Investigators: Jones, Freeman, Costi). A significant contribution was made towards this successful grant application.

  • Laboratory Teaching Assistant for Sports Materials (MECH3108), School of Mechanical Engineering, University of Adelaide (2012-2017) 
  • Position: Research Engineer
  • Phone: 83132854
  • Email: ryan.quarrington@adelaide.edu.au
  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Adelaide Health and Medical Sciences, floor 7
  • Room: WS7062.20
  • Org Unit: Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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