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Danielle is a specialist with the Australasian College of Sport and Exercise medicine.  She obtained a medical degree at the University of Tasmania along with a Bachelor of Medical Science. She has been practicing as a doctor since 2001. 


Danielle has worked in several hospitals including St Vincent’s where she completed the Australasian College of Surgeons basic surgical training program.

Danielle’s keen interests in general health and the management of sports and musculoskeletal injuries have directed her ongoing practice to expand on these areas as a sports and exercise physician. She completed her fellowship exams in 2019 and was awarded the College Medal prize.

Along with specialist physician training, she has completed the International Olympic Committee Diploma of Sports Medicine and has further training in ultrasound diagnostics and procedures.

Danielle has worked as team doctor in a wide variety of sports at both elite and recreational level. She was inaugural doctor for Carlton AFLW and currently works with St Kilda AFLW team.  She has worked with Western Sydney Wanderers A league, Greater Western Sydney AFL team, Western Jets TAC cup team, and other sports  including rowing, hockey, rugby triathlon and endurance events.  She was medical director for the Australian Commonwealth Youth Games team (2017),  worked as an medical officer for weightlifting at the Commonwealth games (2018), provided medical support at the Ironman World Championships in Kona (2016) and was doctor for the Opals during their World Cup tour (2018). 

Outside of work she enjoys staying active with recreational running, cycling, and skiing. She spent many years rowing and more recently has completed several long course triathlons. She particularly enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. 

Danielle is passionate about keeping people of all ages active in life and in sport. She relishes the opportunity to help her patients resume a balanced and active lifestyle and to fulfil their sporting goals.


Bachelor of Medical Science with Honors

Bachelor of Medicine; Bachelor of Surgery with Honors

International Olympic Committee Diploma of Sports Medicine with Distinction

Fellowship Australasian College of Sport and Exercise Physicians 

Recent Publications

Injuries in Australian Rules Football: An Overview of Injury Rates, Patterns, and Mechanisms Across All Levels of Play.

R. Saw et al.

Sports Health, vol. 10, no. 3, 2018

Current trends in tendinopathy management.

T. B. Cardoso, T. Pizzari, R. Kinsella, D. Hope, and J. L. Cook

Best Practice and Research: Clinical Rheumatology, vol. 33, no. 1, 2019

Patients Undergoing Shoulder Stabilization Procedures Do Not Accurately Recall Their Preoperative Symptoms at Short- to Midterm Follow-up.

D. Hope, J. French, T. Pizzari, G. Hoy, and S. Barwood

Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 7, no. 6, 2019

Dr Danielle Hope

Sport and Exercise Physician

Practice Locations

Fixture Health

33 Normanby Street,

Brighton VIC 3189

Tel: (03) 70205080

Fax: (03) 70205081


MP Sports Physicians

1/20 Clarendon Street,

Frankston, VIC 3199

Tel: (03) 9770 2398

Fax: (03) 9770 2587