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

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

Download citations: PDF RTF Endnote

Journals

  • Radas, A., Mackey, M., Leaver, A., Bouvier, A., Chau, J., Shirley, D., Bauman, A. (2013). Evaluation of ergonomic and education interventions to reduce occupational sitting in office-based university workers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14, 1-6. [More Information]
  • Cooper, I., Delany, C., Dwyer, G., Godbold, R., Johnston, V., Shirley, D., Jenkins, S. (2013). Targeted education on the topic of professional boundaries does not change student physiotherapists’ opinions or their responses to a series of ethical scenarios. Physical Therapy Reviews, 18(6), 431-438. [More Information]
  • Purnell, M., Shirley, D., Nicholson, L., Adams, R. (2010). Acrobatic gymnastics injury: Occurrence, site and training risk factors. Physical Therapy in Sport, 11(2), 40-46. [More Information]
  • Hobbs, A., Adams, R., Shirley, D., Hillier, T. (2010). Comparison of Lumbar Proprioception as Measured in Unrestrained Standing in Individuals With Disc Replacement, With Low Back Pain and Without Low Back Pain. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 40(7), 439-446.
  • Shirley, D., Van Der Ploeg, H., Bauman, A. (2010). Physical Activity Promotion in the Physical Therapy Setting: Perspectives From Practitioners and Students. Physical Therapy, 90(9), 1311-1322. [More Information]
  • Costa, L., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Hodges, P., Shirley, D. (2009). An investigation of the reproducibility of ultrasound measures of abdominal muscle activation in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain. European Spine Journal, 18, 1059-1065. [More Information]
  • Hodges, P., Eriksson, A., Shirley, D., Gandevia, S. (2005). Intra-abdominal pressure increases stiffness of the lumbar spine. Journal of Biomechanics, 38(9), 1873-1880. [More Information]
  • Shirley, D., Hodges, P., Eriksson, A., Gandevia, S. (2003). Spinal stiffness changes throughout the respiratory cycle. Journal of Applied Physiology, 95(4), 1467-1475. [More Information]
  • Refshauge, K., Parry, S., Shirley, D., Larsen, D., Rivett, D., Boland, R. (2002). Professional responsibility in relation to cervical spine manipulation. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(3), 171-179.
  • 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.

Conferences

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Shirley, D., Hodges, P., Eriksson, A., Gandevia, S. (2002). Spinal stiffness changes throughout the respiratory cycle. From Cell to Society 3, Sydney: The College of Health Sciences.

2013

  • Radas, A., Mackey, M., Leaver, A., Bouvier, A., Chau, J., Shirley, D., Bauman, A. (2013). Evaluation of ergonomic and education interventions to reduce occupational sitting in office-based university workers: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials, 14, 1-6. [More Information]
  • 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.
  • Cooper, I., Delany, C., Dwyer, G., Godbold, R., Johnston, V., Shirley, D., Jenkins, S. (2013). Targeted education on the topic of professional boundaries does not change student physiotherapists’ opinions or their responses to a series of ethical scenarios. Physical Therapy Reviews, 18(6), 431-438. [More Information]

2010

  • Purnell, M., Shirley, D., Nicholson, L., Adams, R. (2010). Acrobatic gymnastics injury: Occurrence, site and training risk factors. Physical Therapy in Sport, 11(2), 40-46. [More Information]
  • Hobbs, A., Adams, R., Shirley, D., Hillier, T. (2010). Comparison of Lumbar Proprioception as Measured in Unrestrained Standing in Individuals With Disc Replacement, With Low Back Pain and Without Low Back Pain. Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 40(7), 439-446.
  • Shirley, D., Van Der Ploeg, H., Bauman, A. (2010). Physical Activity Promotion in the Physical Therapy Setting: Perspectives From Practitioners and Students. Physical Therapy, 90(9), 1311-1322. [More Information]

2009

  • Costa, L., Maher, C., Latimer, J., Hodges, P., Shirley, D. (2009). An investigation of the reproducibility of ultrasound measures of abdominal muscle activation in patients with chronic non-specific low back pain. European Spine Journal, 18, 1059-1065. [More Information]

2005

  • Hodges, P., Eriksson, A., Shirley, D., Gandevia, S. (2005). Intra-abdominal pressure increases stiffness of the lumbar spine. Journal of Biomechanics, 38(9), 1873-1880. [More Information]

2003

  • Shirley, D., Hodges, P., Eriksson, A., Gandevia, S. (2003). Spinal stiffness changes throughout the respiratory cycle. Journal of Applied Physiology, 95(4), 1467-1475. [More Information]

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., Rivett, D., Boland, R. (2002). Professional responsibility in relation to cervical spine manipulation. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 48(3), 171-179.
  • 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., Hodges, P., Eriksson, A., Gandevia, S. (2002). Spinal stiffness changes throughout the respiratory cycle. From Cell to Society 3, Sydney: The College of Health Sciences.
  • Shirley, D., Ellis, E., Lee, M. (2002). The response of posteroanterior lumbar stiffness to repeated loading. Manual Therapy, 7(1), 19-25.

For support on your academic profile contact Research Support.