Donna Urquhart

Assoc Professor

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Donna Urquhart is an Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and a NHMRC Career Development Fellow (Level 2)/Senior Research Scientist. She is also a physiotherapist with over 20 years of clinical experience in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.

Donna’s research program involves a wide range of projects relating to low back pain and musculoskeletal conditions, including NHMRC-funded clinical trials examining the effectiveness of interventions for low back pain, MRFF funded research examining the overuse of narcotics and imaging for musculoskeletal pain, and internationally awarded work investigating the role of physical activity and obesity in musculoskeletal conditions.

Donna is currently supervising a number of PhD, Masters and honours students in cross-disciplinary collaborations. She is also on the International Editorial Review Board for the Cochrane Back Review Group and Journal of Physiotherapy, and is a board member for the Australian New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Network Scientific Advisory Group (SAG).

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Projects 2004 2022

Research Output 1999 2019

Low-Dose Amitriptyline for Chronic Low Back Pain - Reply

Urquhart, D. M., Wluka, A. & Cicuttini, F., 1 Mar 2019, In : JAMA Internal Medicine. 179, 3, p. 450-451 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOtherpeer-review

Course and Contributors to Back Pain in Middle-aged Women Over 9 Years: Data From the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health

Brady, S. R. E., Hussain, S. M., Brown, W. J., Heritier, S., Wang, Y., Teede, H., Urquhart, D. M. & Cicuttini, F. M., 1 Dec 2018, In : Spine. 43, 23, p. 1648-1656 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Efficacy of low-dose amitriptyline for chronic low back pain: A randomized clinical trial

Urquhart, D. M., Wluka, A. E., van Tulder, M., Heritier, S. R., Forbes, A. B., Fong, C. M. K., Wang, Y., Sim, M. R., Gibson, S. J., Arnold, C. A. & Cicuttini, F. M., Apr 2018, p. S416-S416. 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractOther

Ergonomic interventions for preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb and neck among office workers

Hoe, V. C. W., Urquhart, D. M., Kelsall, H. L., Zamri, E. N. & Sim, M. R., 23 Oct 2018, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2018, 10, 135 p., CD008570.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Histoire naturelle des aspects Modic: étude longitudinale

Teichtahl, A. J., Finnin, M. A., Wang, Y., Wluka, A. E., Urquhart, D. M., O'Sullivan, R., Jones, G. & Cicuttini, F. M., 1 Jan 2018, In : Revue du Rhumatisme (Edition Francaise). 85, 1, p. 85-89 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch