Clare Ardern


Assistant Professor

Physical Therapy

BPhysio(Hons), PhD

Clare Ardern

Dr Clare Ardern is an Assistant Professor in UBC’s Department of Physical Therapy. Her work brings researchers, patients, clinicians and health policy makers together to design digital health interventions for musculoskeletal problems. With expertise in sports medicine, rehabilitation and meta-research, Dr Ardern is interested in (i) breaking down barriers to people accessing quality musculoskeletal health care when and where they need it, (ii) measuring the impact of health research on public policy, the economy and society, and (iii) how high-calibre meta-research (including systematic reviews, network meta-analyses, and clinical practice guidelines) can help clinicians make quality decisions. She is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) and JOSPT Open, and co-host of the popular weekly JOSPT Insights podcast.

Areas of Research

musculoskeletal rehabilitation, digital health, eHealth, meta-research, evidence synthesis, evidence-based practice, open science, health equity