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I am a Biomechanist who has experience working in a diverse range of health and medical settings. 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. 

Education/Academic qualification

Biomechanics, PhD, University of Wollongong

B Sc (Human Movement Sc), University of Wollongong

Grad Dip Biostatistics, MONASH UNIVERSITY

2016 → …

Research area keywords

  • 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 2021

Research Output 1999 2019

1 Citation (Scopus)

A novel counterbalanced implementation study design: Methodological description and application to implementation research

Sarkies, M. N., Skinner, E. H., Bowles, K. A., Morris, M. E., Williams, C., O'Brien, L., Bardoel, A., Martin, J., Holland, A. E., Carey, L., White, J. & Haines, T. P., 2 May 2019, In : Implementation Science. 14, 1, 11 p., 45.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

Barriers to Engagement in Chronic Heart Failure Rehabilitation: An Australian Survey

Palmer, K., Bowles, K-A., Lane, R. & Morphet, J., 13 Aug 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Heart Lung and Circulation. 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

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

1 Citation (Scopus)

Quantifying the lumbar spine movements of surgeons during surgical lists in a teaching hospital

Wartski, M., Williams, C. M., Broughton, N. S. & Bowles, K-A., Mar 2019, In : ANZ Journal of Surgery. 89, 3, p. 153-158 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access

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

Fitness of paramedics

Benjamin Nicholas Meadley, Kelly Bowles, Maxine Penelope Bonham, Joanne Nellie Caldwell Odgers & Luke Geoffrey Perraton


1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Research

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