Dr Debra Shirley

Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy

C43O - O Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9177
Fax +61 2 9351 9601

Website Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders

Themes

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences

Selected grants

2015

  • Sustaining healthy working-life: applying new technologies to unlock solutions to chronic disease associated sedentary behaviour; Mackey M, Stamatakis E, Pappas E, Shirley D, Halaki M, Burns J, Simic M; Ian Potter Foundation/Medical Research.

2014

  • Workplace Physical Activity Collaboration: Faculty of Health Sciences Collaborative Grants 2014; Stamatakis E, Mackey M, Bauman A, Shirley D, Refshauge K, Pappas E, Edwards K, Kay J, Chau J, Nicholas M, Chow C; University of Sydney/Internal Scheme.

2012

  • Sit-Stand Workstation Pilot; Mackey M, Leaver A, Rooney K, Chau J, Shirley D, Daley M; Heart Foundation of Australia/Research Support.

2009

  • Predictors of groin strain injury in players across four football codes; Shirley D, Nicholson L; New South Wales Sporting Injuries Committee/Research and Injury Prevention Scheme.

2007

  • Sportstec Trak Performance; Sportstec Sportscode-Pro; Wacom grphire4 Education pack; Bundy A, Ada L, Baur L, Davis G, Shirley D, Canning C; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.
  • Does the ability to recruit the deep abdominal muscle transversus abdominis predict response to motor conrol exercise for people with chronic low back pain; Shirley D; Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Research Grant.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Refshauge, K., Parry, S., Shirley, D., Larsen, D., Boland, R., Rivett, D. (2002). Professional responsibility means responding professionally. Response to comment by Jull et al. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(3), 183-185.
  • Shirley, D., Ellis, E., Lee, M. (2002). The response of posteroanterior lumbar stiffness to repeated loading. Manual Therapy, 7(1), 19-25.
  • Shirley, D., Lee, M., Ellis, E. (1999). The Relationship Between Submaximal Activity of the Lumbar Extensor Muscles and Lumbar Posteroanterior Stiffnesss. Physical Therapy, 79(3), 278-285.
  • Jull, G., Zito, G., Trott, P., Potter, H., Shirley, D., Richardson, C. (1997). Inter-examiner reliability to detect painful upper cervical joint dysfunction. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 43(2), 125-129.
  • Shirley, D., Lee, M. (1993). A Preliminary Investigation of the Relationship Between Lumbar Postero-anterior Mobility and Low Back Pain. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 1(1), 22-25.

Conferences

  • Shirley, D., van der Ploeg, H., Bauman, A. (2013). Physical activity promotion by physiotherapists: a systematic review. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Lindsey, R., Leaver, A., Crosbie, J., Rebbeck, T., Shirley, D. (2013). Reliability of cervical spine passive physiological intervertebral movements: a protocol for evaulating reliability using 3-D motion analysis. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Lindsey, R., Leaver, A., Crosbie, J., Rebbeck, T., Shirley, D. (2013). Reliability of cervical spine PPIVM: a protocol for evaluating reliability using 3-D motion analysis. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Nicholson, L., Turner, A., Colagiuri, P., Shirley, D., Adams, R. (2011). Predictors of groin and lower limb injury across 4 codes of football. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Shirley, D., Lee, M., Ellis, E., O'Dwyer, N. (2002). Muscle activity and lumbar PA stiffness: is there a relationship? VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

2013

  • Shirley, D., van der Ploeg, H., Bauman, A. (2013). Physical activity promotion by physiotherapists: a systematic review. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Lindsey, R., Leaver, A., Crosbie, J., Rebbeck, T., Shirley, D. (2013). Reliability of cervical spine passive physiological intervertebral movements: a protocol for evaulating reliability using 3-D motion analysis. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Lindsey, R., Leaver, A., Crosbie, J., Rebbeck, T., Shirley, D. (2013). Reliability of cervical spine PPIVM: a protocol for evaluating reliability using 3-D motion analysis. APA Conference 2013 ‘New Moves’, Melbourne: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

2011

  • Nicholson, L., Turner, A., Colagiuri, P., Shirley, D., Adams, R. (2011). Predictors of groin and lower limb injury across 4 codes of football. APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.

2002

  • Shirley, D., Lee, M., Ellis, E., O'Dwyer, N. (2002). Muscle activity and lumbar PA stiffness: is there a relationship? VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Refshauge, K., Parry, S., Shirley, D., Larsen, D., Boland, R., Rivett, D. (2002). Professional responsibility means responding professionally. Response to comment by Jull et al. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(3), 183-185.
  • Shirley, D., Ellis, E., Lee, M. (2002). The response of posteroanterior lumbar stiffness to repeated loading. Manual Therapy, 7(1), 19-25.

1999

  • Shirley, D., Lee, M., Ellis, E. (1999). The Relationship Between Submaximal Activity of the Lumbar Extensor Muscles and Lumbar Posteroanterior Stiffnesss. Physical Therapy, 79(3), 278-285.

1997

  • Jull, G., Zito, G., Trott, P., Potter, H., Shirley, D., Richardson, C. (1997). Inter-examiner reliability to detect painful upper cervical joint dysfunction. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 43(2), 125-129.

1993

  • Shirley, D., Lee, M. (1993). A Preliminary Investigation of the Relationship Between Lumbar Postero-anterior Mobility and Low Back Pain. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 1(1), 22-25.

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