Dr. Alister Du Rose

PhD, PGCert, MChiro, BSc – Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences)

Alister graduated from AECC University College in 2009. Following several years in clinical practice, he returned in 2012 to undertake his PhD. In 2020 we welcomed Alister back once more as he joined the School of Chiropractic as a Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences).


Dr. Alister du Rose graduated from AECC University College as a chiropractor in 2009. After several years in clinical practice, he returned to the University in 2012 to undertake his PhD in spinal biomechanics, which he successfully completed in 2016. Upon completing his studies, Alister worked as a Senior Lecturer and Course Leader for the Master of Chiropractic course at the University of South Wales, before returning to his roots at the AECC University College in January 2020.

Current Activity

Alister is a Senior Lecturer (Clinical Sciences) within the School of Chiropractic. And is involved in ongoing research in the areas of spinal biomechanics, low back pain and chiropractic education.


  • BSc (Hons) Biological Sciences
  • Master of Chiropractic
  • Post Graduate Certificate (Chiropractic)
  • PhD (Spinal Biomechanics).


  • Fellow of the Royal College of Chiropractors
  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy
  • Research Fellow AECC University College.


Research interests include: Musculoskeletal, Spinal Biomechanics, Low Back Pain, Electromyography and Chiropractic Education.

View Alister Du Rose research in the AECC University College Research Repository.


Du Rose, A., and Breen, A., 2015. Influence of paraspinal muscle activity on lumbar inter-vertebral flexion rotation range. The Spine Journal, 15 (3 Suppl 2), S57-S58.

Du Rose, A., and Breen, A., 2016. Relationships between paraspinal muscle activity and lumbar inter-vertebral range of motion. Healthcare, 4 (4).