Projects per year
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).
1/01/18 → 31/10/22
Identifying the determinants of narcotic and radiological imaging overuse for low back pain in community-based women.
22/12/17 → 31/12/18
Is antibiotic treatment effective in the management of chronic low back pain in those with disc herniation? A double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial with an economic evaluation.
1/01/15 → 31/12/18
Research Output per year
Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter › Other › peer-review
Course and Contributors to Back Pain in Middle-aged Women Over 9 Years: Data From the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's HealthBrady, 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 journal › Article › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to conference › Abstract › Other
Ergonomic interventions for preventing work-related musculoskeletal disorders of the upper limb and neck among office workersHoe, 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 journal › Review Article › Research › peer-review
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article › Research