Associate Professor Tumilty is one of the few clinician scientists in Physiotherapy Worldwide and one of only ten Registered Physiotherapy Specialists in New Zealand. The majority of his clinical experience has been in the outpatient musculoskeletal practice setting in UK, Germany and New Zealand. He also has experience in professional sports and Occupational Health Physiotherapy. In 2002 he came to work at the School of Physiotherapy, Otago University and he has developed and now coordinates the specialist Masters degree for Sports and Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy for which he provides teaching and clinical expertise. He is the author or co-author on 116 research outputs in the field of Physiotherapy and musculoskeletal conditions and presents both nationally and internationally. Associate Professor Tumilty’s research interests are in Tendinopathy, modulation of the Hypothalamus-Pituitary Axis using manual interventions, the influence of the autonomic nervous system on musculoskeletal pain and healing, and photobiomodulation.