Miss Anita Barros Carlos De Amorim

Lecturer
Postdoctoral Research Fellow

C43S - S Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9114 2199

Biographical details

Dr Amorim is a lecturer in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at The University of Sydney with teaching, research and administrative responsibilities. Dr Amorim was awarded her PhD in 2018, and shehas conducted various research projects such as randomised controlled trials, cross-sectional and longitudinal observational studies and a number of systematic reviews.Dr Amorimhas a number of peer-reviewed journal publications and have contributed to multidisciplinary research collaborations and presented in plenary and poster sessions at several national and international conferences. She has actively developed and maintained international research networks and collaborations with numerous countries, in particular with Australia, Norway, Spain and Brazil.

Research interests

Dr Amorim research interest includes risk factors and management of musculoskeletal injuries, mainly low back pain, and the impact of lifestyle behaviours in chronic musculoskeletal pain. In her PhD thesis, she explored the relationship between physical activity and chronic low back pain. This experience allowed her to build extensive knowledge in the musculoskeletal field as well as in the physical activity, lifestyle, ageing and wellbeing area.

My research background is focused on risk factors and management of musculoskeletal injuries, mainly low back pain. In my PhD thesis, I explored the relationship between physical activity and chronic low back pain. This experience allowed me to build extensive knowledge in the musculoskeletal field as well as in the physical activity, lifestyle, ageing and wellbeing area. The findings of my research projects highlight the impact of lifestyle behaviours in chronic musculoskeletal pain. I have also worked in a variety of projects as a research assistant across
different research groups which further facilitated the development of my research skills. I am confident in my skills in development of conception, design and commencement of new quantitative or qualitative research projects.research background is focused on risk factors and management of musculoskeletal injuries, mainly low back pain. In my PhD thesis, I explored the relationship between physical activity and chronic low back pain. This experience allowed me to build extensive knowledge in the musculoskeletal field as well as in the physical activity, lifestyle, ageing and wellbeing area. The findings of my research projects highlight the impact of lifestyle behaviours in chronic musculoskeletal pain. I have also worked in a variety of projects as a research assistant across
different research groups which further facilitated the development of my research skills. I am confident in my skills in development of conception, design and commencement of new quantitative or qualitative research projects.Dr Amorim research interests include risk factors and management of musculoskeletal injuries, mainly low back pain andthe impact of lifestyle behaviours in chronic musculoskeletal pain. On herPhD thesis, she explored the relationship between physical activity and chronic low back pain. This experience allowed her to build extensive knowledge in the musculoskeletal field as well as in the physical activity, lifestyle, ageing and wellbeing area. My research background is focused on risk factors and management of musculoskeletal injuries, mainly low back pain. In my PhD thesis, I explored the relationship between physical activity and chronic low back pain. This experience allowed me to build extensive knowledge in the musculoskeletal field as well as in the physical activity, lifestyle, ageing and wellbeing area. The findings of my research projects highlight the impact of lifestyle behaviours in chronic musculoskeletal pain. I have also worked in a variety of projects as a research assistant across
different research groups which further facilitated the development of my research skills. I am confident in my skills in development of conception, design and commencement of new quantitative or qualitative research projects.

Teaching and supervision

Dr Amorim is a Lecturer within the Musculoskeletal stream in the Discipline of Physiotherapy at The University of Sydney. Her teaching commitments include teaching units of study within the undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy program.

Reviewer

Arthritis Care & Research Journal

European Journal of Physiotherapy

Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMRI)

Themes

Musculoskeletal Health

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Barros Carlos De Amorim, A., Simic, M., Pappas, E., Zadro, J., Carrillo, E., Ordonana, J., Ferreira, P. (2018). Is occupational or leisure physical activity associated with low back pain? Insights from a cross-sectional study of 1059 participants. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Nilsen, T., Shirley, D., Barros Carlos De Amorim, A., Ferreira, P., Mork, P. (2018). Parental chronic widespread pain and the association with chronic widespread pain in adult offspring: Family-linkage data from the Norwegian HUNT Study. European Journal of Pain, 22(8), 1485-1493. [More Information]
  • Barros Carlos De Amorim, A., Levy, G., Perez-Riquelme, F., Simic, M., Pappas, E., Borges Dario, A., Ferreira, M., Carrillo, E., Luque-Suarez, A., Ordonana, J., Ferreira, P. (2017). Does sedentary behavior increase the risk of low back pain? A population-based co-twin study of Spanish twins. Spine Journal, 17(7), 933-942. [More Information]
  • Barros Carlos De Amorim, A., Pappas, E., Simic, M., Ferreira, M., Tiedemann, A., Jennings, M., Ferreira, P. (2016). Integrating Mobile health and Physical Activity to reduce the burden of Chronic low back pain Trial (IMPACT): A pilot trial protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 17(1), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Lins, C., Neto, F., de Amorim, A., Macedo, L., Brasileiro, J. (2013). Kinesio Taping(R) does not alter neuromuscular performance of femoral quadriceps or lower limb function in healthy subjects: Randomized, blind, controlled, clinical trial. Manual Therapy, 18(1), 41-45. [More Information]

2018

  • Barros Carlos De Amorim, A., Simic, M., Pappas, E., Zadro, J., Carrillo, E., Ordonana, J., Ferreira, P. (2018). Is occupational or leisure physical activity associated with low back pain? Insights from a cross-sectional study of 1059 participants. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, Article in Press. [More Information]
  • Zadro, J., Nilsen, T., Shirley, D., Barros Carlos De Amorim, A., Ferreira, P., Mork, P. (2018). Parental chronic widespread pain and the association with chronic widespread pain in adult offspring: Family-linkage data from the Norwegian HUNT Study. European Journal of Pain, 22(8), 1485-1493. [More Information]

2017

  • Barros Carlos De Amorim, A., Levy, G., Perez-Riquelme, F., Simic, M., Pappas, E., Borges Dario, A., Ferreira, M., Carrillo, E., Luque-Suarez, A., Ordonana, J., Ferreira, P. (2017). Does sedentary behavior increase the risk of low back pain? A population-based co-twin study of Spanish twins. Spine Journal, 17(7), 933-942. [More Information]

2016

  • Barros Carlos De Amorim, A., Pappas, E., Simic, M., Ferreira, M., Tiedemann, A., Jennings, M., Ferreira, P. (2016). Integrating Mobile health and Physical Activity to reduce the burden of Chronic low back pain Trial (IMPACT): A pilot trial protocol. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 17(1), 1-8. [More Information]

2013

  • Lins, C., Neto, F., de Amorim, A., Macedo, L., Brasileiro, J. (2013). Kinesio Taping(R) does not alter neuromuscular performance of femoral quadriceps or lower limb function in healthy subjects: Randomized, blind, controlled, clinical trial. Manual Therapy, 18(1), 41-45. [More Information]

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