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I am a Biomechanist who has experience working in a diverse range of health and medical setting. I have partnered with Industry and Government departments to deliver research projects and have worked in research and clinical education for undergraduate students, postgraduate students, and practising clinicians. I have a passion for encouraging those around me to aim for high quality and relevant outcomes in the research they complete. My career aim is to complete quality research to improve the overall health of the community and prevent unnecessary admissions into our over-stretched public health system. 


  • Allied Health Education
  • Back pain
  • Biomechanics
  • Chronic pain and illness (psychological effects)
  • Health
  • Health Care Reform
  • Health Services Delivery
  • Health, Allied Fields
  • Human biomechanics
  • Injury biomechanics
  • Injury prevention
  • Pain management
  • Women's Health
  • bone marrow
  • gait
  • humans
  • knee joint
  • magnetic resonance imaging (mri)
  • middle-aged
  • osteoar

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Projects 2014 2019

Research Output 1999 2019

Healthcare staff responses to disinvestment- a systematic search and qualitative thematic synthesis

Mitchell, D., Bowles, K-A., O'Brien, L., Bardoel, A. & Haines, T., 21 Feb 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Health Care Management Review. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Additional weekend allied health services reduce length of stay in subacute rehabilitation wards but their effectiveness and cost-effectiveness are unclear in acute general medical and surgical hospital wards: a systematic review

Sarkies, M. N., White, J., Henderson, K., Haas, R., Bowles, J. & Evidence Translation in Allied Health (EviTAH) Group, 1 Jul 2018, In : Journal of Physiotherapy. 64, 3, p. 142-158 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Chronic Heart Failure and Exercise Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Palmer, K., Bowles, K-A., Paton, M., Jepson, M. & Lane, R., 1 Jan 2018, (Accepted/In press) In : Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Activities 2015 2018

  • 1 Contribution to conference
  • 1 Committees and working groups
  • 1 Membership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Paramedic Research Symposium

Kelly Bowles (Organiser), William Anthony Lord (Organiser), Linda Jane Ross (Organiser), Kate Cantwell (Organiser)

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesContribution to conference

National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC) (External organisation)

Kelly Bowles (Member)

Activity: Industry, Government and Philanthropy Engagement and PartnershipsMembership of an advisory panel/policy group/ board

Member - National Allied Health Conference Organising Committee

Kelly Bowles (Member)
1 Mar 201514 Nov 2015

Activity: External Academic EngagementCommittees and working groups

Press / Media

Bra design and shoulder pain

Kelly Bowles


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research

Researcher in Residence

Kelly Bowles


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Research