Dr Martin Mackey

PhD MSafetySc GradCertEdStud(HigherEd) BAppSc(Phty) BEc
Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy

C43O - O Block Cumberland Campus
The University of Sydney

Telephone +61 2 9351 9374
Fax +61 2 9351 9601

Website Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Lung & Heart Physiotherapy Research Group

Biographical details

Dr Martin Mackey is a Senior Lecturer in the Discipline of Physiotherapy and research member of the Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit and Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences FRG at the University of Sydney. Martin is responsible for teaching and learning of the occupational health curriculum in the undergraduate and graduate physiotherapy programs. His doctoral research completed in 2005, evaluated ergonomic and exercise approaches for optimising performance of manual work. Martin has presented his research findings at numerous local and international scientific conferences including as an invited speaker, and was most recently convenor of the national Occupational Health Physiotherapy Australia Conference in Sydney in 2009.

Martin has over 15 peer reviewed publications and book chapters and has received over $A380,000 in research funding. He has reviewed manuscripts submitted to the international scientific publications, Journal of Physiotherapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Health Southern Africa and BMC Pulmonary Medicine and he has reviewed grant applications on behalf of the Physiotherapy Research Foundation. Martin has supervised 1 PhD, 3 Masters and 5 Honours student projects to completion and he is currently supervising 2 PhD and 1 honours student projects. He is a past chair of Occupational Health Physiotherapy Australia (NSW Chapter).

Research interests

Martin is a member of the following research teams:

Work & Health

Martin's current research interests, supported by an Early Career Research Excellence Award (2008-2009), is focussed on injury prevention, workability and the promotion of health enhancing physical activity in the ageing sedentary workforce

Teaching and supervision

  • Unit of Study Coordinator: Physiotherapy in the Workplace (UG4); Physiotherapy in Selected Populations (GEM2)

Awards and honours

In 2011 Martin was awarded the Outstanding Abstract and Presentation (Asia-Western Pacific Region) Prize at the 16th International World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT) Conference Amsterdam June 21-23 for a research study he conceived and led - Mackey et al Walking to wellness in an ageing sedentary university community ? a randomised controlled feasibility study? RR-PL-2334.

Themes

Clinical and Rehabilitation Sciences; Ageing, Work and Health

Selected grants

2013

  • Work ability data analysis project; Bohle P, Mackey M; Safe Work Australia/Research Support.

2012

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

2011

  • Work ability and change among NSW employers; Mackey M, Bohle P, McNamara M; Safe Work Australia/Research Support.

2009

  • Exercise prescription in clinical rehabilitation for patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; Luxton N, Alison J, Mackey M, Zainuldin M; Physiotherapy Research Foundation/Research Support.

2008

  • Pulmonary and Exercise Testing in Chronic Disease: Vmax Encore System.; Alison J, McKeough Z, Harmer A, Mackey M, Orr R; Faculty of Health Sciences/Equipment Development Grant.
  • The effects of a work-site exercise program on the physical fitness and work-ability of older worker; Mackey M; Ian Potter Foundation/Travel Support.

2006

  • The effects of work-site exercise on the physical fitness and work-ability of older workers; Mackey M, Maher C; Internal Research Grant Allocations/Cumberland.

2003

  • COSMED K4b2 oxygen saturation monitor, cardiovis telemetry stress ecg option, turbine and oxygen sen; Mackey M, Alison J; Faculty of Health Sciences/Equipment Development Grant.

2002

  • COSMED K4b2 Portable Metabolic (Gas Exchange) System; Davis G, Smith R, Alison J, Mackey M, Ellis E, Maher C, Refshauge K; DVC Research/Equipment (Sesqui).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Mackey, M. (2013). A telephone-delivered behavioural intervention confers a small reduction in body weight in people with Type 2 diabetes. Journal of Physiotherapy, 59(3), 207.
  • 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]
  • Hush, J., Lee, H., Yung, V., Adams, R., Mackey, M., Wand, B., Nelson, R., Beattie, P. (2013). Intercultural comparison of patient satisfaction with physiotherapy care in Australia and Korea: an exploratory factor analysis. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 21(2), 103-112. [More Information]
  • Agaliotis, M., Fransen, M., Bridgett, L., Nairn, L., Votrubec, M., Jan, S., Heard, R., Mackey, M. (2013). Risk factors associated with reduced work productivity among people with chronic knee pain. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 21(9), 1160-1169. [More Information]
  • Naylor, J., Ko, V., Rougellis, S., Green, N., Hackett, D., Magrath, A., Barnett, A., Kim, G., White, M., Nathan, P., Harmer, A., Mackey, M., Heard, R., et al (2012). Is discharge knee range of motion a useful and relevant clinical indicator after total knee replacement? Part 1. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 18(3), 644-651. [More Information]
  • Naylor, J., Ko, V., Rougellis, S., Green, N., Mittal, R., Heard, R., Yeo, A., Barnett, A., Hackett, D., Saliba, C., Mackey, M., Harmer, A., et al (2012). Is discharge knee range of motion a useful and relevant clinical indicator after total knee replacement? Part 2. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 18(3), 652-658. [More Information]
  • Hush, J., Yung, V., Mackey, M., Adams, R., Wand, B., Nelson, R., Beattie, P. (2012). Patient satisfaction with musculoskeletal physiotherapy care in Australia: an international comparison. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 20(4), 201-208. [More Information]
  • Zainuldin, M., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2012). Prescription of Walking Exercise Intensity from the Incremental Shuttle Walk Test in People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(7), 592-600. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, K., Mackey, M., Adamson, B., Pepper, K. (2012). Prevalence and risk factors for musculoskeletal symptoms with computer based work across occupations. Work, 42(4), 533-541.
  • Griffiths, K., Mackey, M., Adamson, B. (2011). Behavioral and Psychophysiological Responses to Job Demands and Association with Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Computer Work. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 21(482), 492. [More Information]
  • Holland, A., Hill, K., Alison, J., Luxton, N., Mackey, M., Hill, C., Jenkins, S. (2011). Estimating Peak Work Rate during Incremental Cycle Ergometry from the 6-Minute Walk Distance: Differences between Reference Equations. Respiration, 81(2), 124-128. [More Information]
  • Zainuldin, M., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2011). Optimal intensity and type of leg exercise training for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (11), CD008008. [More Information]
  • Hush, J., Cameron, K., Mackey, M. (2011). Patient Satisfaction With Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Care: A Systematic Review. Physical Therapy, 91(1), 25-36. [More Information]
  • Mackey, M., Bohle, P., Taylor, P., Di Biase, T., McLoughlin, C., Purnell, K. (2011). Walking to wellness in an ageing sedentary university community: Design, method and protocol. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32(2), 273-279. [More Information]
  • Zainuldin, M., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2009). Intensity and type of exercise for lower limb endurance training to optimise exercise capacity for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009 (4), CD008008-1-CD008008-10. [More Information]
  • Pynt, J., Mackey, M., Higgs, J. (2008). Kyphosed seated postures: Extending concepts of postural health beyond the office. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 18(1), 35-45. [More Information]
  • Luxton, N., Alison, J., Wu, J., Mackey, M. (2008). Relationship between field walking tests and incremental cycle ergometry in COPD. Respirology, 13(6), 856-862. [More Information]
  • Zainuldin, M., Knoke, D., Mackey, M., Luxton, N., Alison, J. (2007). Prescribing cycle training intensity from the six-minute walk test for patients with COPD. B M C Pulmonary Medicine, 7(Article 9), 9-1-9-5.
  • Mackey, M., Maher, C., Wong, T., Collins, K. (2007). Study protocol: the effects of work-site exercise on the physical fitness and work-ability of older workers. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 8(Article 9), 9-1-9-5. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, K., Mackey, M., Adamson, B. (2007). The Impact of a Computerized Work Environment on Professional Occupational Groups and Behavioural and Physiological Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Symptoms: A Literature Review. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 17(4), 743-765. [More Information]
  • Hassett, L., Harmer, A., Moseley, A., Mackey, M. (2007). Validity of the modified 20-metre shuttle test: assessment of cardiorespiratory fitness in people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 21(10), 1069-1077.
  • Pynt, J., Higgs, J., Mackey, M. (2002). Milestones in the evolution of lumbar spinal postural health in seating. Spine, 27(19), 2180-2189.
  • Pynt, J., Higgs, J., Mackey, M. (2001). Seeking the optimal posture of the seated lumbar spine. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 17(1), 5-21.

Conferences

  • Mpofu, E., Millington, M., Mackey, M., Cordier, R., Hossain, S., Wilkes-Gillan, S. (2014). Inter-professional learning outcomes with a staggered service learning placement. US National Conference of Rehabilitation Education, Spring, Los Angeles: US National Conference of Rehabilitation Education.
  • Mackey, M., Landry, K., Noone, J., Bohle, P. (2013). Ageing and Work Ability: Implications for Promoting Healthy Working life in an Underground Coal Mine Environment. 2nd Annual Miners Health and Wellbeing Conference. Informa Corporate Learning.
  • Maxwell, L., Ellis, E., Gates, C., McCarren, B., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2011). Development of a respiratory physiotherapy model for teaching clinical reasoning to students – The problem is “what is the problem?�? APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Pynt, J., Higgs, J., Mackey, M. (2002). An historical review of the influence of medical knowledge on posturally healthy seating design. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Mackey, M., Ellis, E., Alison, J. (2002). Arm position affects ventilatory and metabolic responses during assembly work tasks in normal subjects. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Other

  • Mackey, M., Landry, K., Noone, J., Bohle, P. (2013), Ageing and Work Ability: Implications for Promoting Healthy Working life in an Underground Coal Mine Environment, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Research Group Seminar Series, University of Sydney.
  • Mackey, M., Noone, J., Bohle, P. (2013), Work ability assessment and exercise program evaluation for the University of Sydney. University of Sydney.
  • Mackey, M., Noone, J., Bohle, P. (2013), Work ability assessment and intervention evaluation for Xstrata coal. University of Sydney.

2014

  • Mpofu, E., Millington, M., Mackey, M., Cordier, R., Hossain, S., Wilkes-Gillan, S. (2014). Inter-professional learning outcomes with a staggered service learning placement. US National Conference of Rehabilitation Education, Spring, Los Angeles: US National Conference of Rehabilitation Education.

2013

  • Mackey, M. (2013). A telephone-delivered behavioural intervention confers a small reduction in body weight in people with Type 2 diabetes. Journal of Physiotherapy, 59(3), 207.
  • Mackey, M., Landry, K., Noone, J., Bohle, P. (2013). Ageing and Work Ability: Implications for Promoting Healthy Working life in an Underground Coal Mine Environment. 2nd Annual Miners Health and Wellbeing Conference. Informa Corporate Learning.
  • Mackey, M., Landry, K., Noone, J., Bohle, P. (2013), Ageing and Work Ability: Implications for Promoting Healthy Working life in an Underground Coal Mine Environment, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Research Group Seminar Series, University of Sydney.
  • 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]
  • Hush, J., Lee, H., Yung, V., Adams, R., Mackey, M., Wand, B., Nelson, R., Beattie, P. (2013). Intercultural comparison of patient satisfaction with physiotherapy care in Australia and Korea: an exploratory factor analysis. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 21(2), 103-112. [More Information]
  • Agaliotis, M., Fransen, M., Bridgett, L., Nairn, L., Votrubec, M., Jan, S., Heard, R., Mackey, M. (2013). Risk factors associated with reduced work productivity among people with chronic knee pain. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 21(9), 1160-1169. [More Information]
  • Mackey, M., Noone, J., Bohle, P. (2013), Work ability assessment and exercise program evaluation for the University of Sydney. University of Sydney.
  • Mackey, M., Noone, J., Bohle, P. (2013), Work ability assessment and intervention evaluation for Xstrata coal. University of Sydney.

2012

  • Naylor, J., Ko, V., Rougellis, S., Green, N., Hackett, D., Magrath, A., Barnett, A., Kim, G., White, M., Nathan, P., Harmer, A., Mackey, M., Heard, R., et al (2012). Is discharge knee range of motion a useful and relevant clinical indicator after total knee replacement? Part 1. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 18(3), 644-651. [More Information]
  • Naylor, J., Ko, V., Rougellis, S., Green, N., Mittal, R., Heard, R., Yeo, A., Barnett, A., Hackett, D., Saliba, C., Mackey, M., Harmer, A., et al (2012). Is discharge knee range of motion a useful and relevant clinical indicator after total knee replacement? Part 2. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice, 18(3), 652-658. [More Information]
  • Hush, J., Yung, V., Mackey, M., Adams, R., Wand, B., Nelson, R., Beattie, P. (2012). Patient satisfaction with musculoskeletal physiotherapy care in Australia: an international comparison. The Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy, 20(4), 201-208. [More Information]
  • Zainuldin, M., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2012). Prescription of Walking Exercise Intensity from the Incremental Shuttle Walk Test in People with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91(7), 592-600. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, K., Mackey, M., Adamson, B., Pepper, K. (2012). Prevalence and risk factors for musculoskeletal symptoms with computer based work across occupations. Work, 42(4), 533-541.

2011

  • Griffiths, K., Mackey, M., Adamson, B. (2011). Behavioral and Psychophysiological Responses to Job Demands and Association with Musculoskeletal Symptoms in Computer Work. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 21(482), 492. [More Information]
  • Maxwell, L., Ellis, E., Gates, C., McCarren, B., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2011). Development of a respiratory physiotherapy model for teaching clinical reasoning to students – The problem is “what is the problem?�? APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011, NA.
  • Holland, A., Hill, K., Alison, J., Luxton, N., Mackey, M., Hill, C., Jenkins, S. (2011). Estimating Peak Work Rate during Incremental Cycle Ergometry from the 6-Minute Walk Distance: Differences between Reference Equations. Respiration, 81(2), 124-128. [More Information]
  • Zainuldin, M., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2011). Optimal intensity and type of leg exercise training for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, (11), CD008008. [More Information]
  • Hush, J., Cameron, K., Mackey, M. (2011). Patient Satisfaction With Musculoskeletal Physical Therapy Care: A Systematic Review. Physical Therapy, 91(1), 25-36. [More Information]
  • Mackey, M., Bohle, P., Taylor, P., Di Biase, T., McLoughlin, C., Purnell, K. (2011). Walking to wellness in an ageing sedentary university community: Design, method and protocol. Contemporary Clinical Trials, 32(2), 273-279. [More Information]

2009

  • Zainuldin, M., Mackey, M., Alison, J. (2009). Intensity and type of exercise for lower limb endurance training to optimise exercise capacity for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2009 (4), CD008008-1-CD008008-10. [More Information]

2008

  • Pynt, J., Mackey, M., Higgs, J. (2008). Kyphosed seated postures: Extending concepts of postural health beyond the office. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 18(1), 35-45. [More Information]
  • Luxton, N., Alison, J., Wu, J., Mackey, M. (2008). Relationship between field walking tests and incremental cycle ergometry in COPD. Respirology, 13(6), 856-862. [More Information]

2007

  • Zainuldin, M., Knoke, D., Mackey, M., Luxton, N., Alison, J. (2007). Prescribing cycle training intensity from the six-minute walk test for patients with COPD. B M C Pulmonary Medicine, 7(Article 9), 9-1-9-5.
  • Mackey, M., Maher, C., Wong, T., Collins, K. (2007). Study protocol: the effects of work-site exercise on the physical fitness and work-ability of older workers. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, 8(Article 9), 9-1-9-5. [More Information]
  • Griffiths, K., Mackey, M., Adamson, B. (2007). The Impact of a Computerized Work Environment on Professional Occupational Groups and Behavioural and Physiological Risk Factors for Musculoskeletal Symptoms: A Literature Review. Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation, 17(4), 743-765. [More Information]
  • Hassett, L., Harmer, A., Moseley, A., Mackey, M. (2007). Validity of the modified 20-metre shuttle test: assessment of cardiorespiratory fitness in people who have sustained a traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury, 21(10), 1069-1077.

2002

  • Pynt, J., Higgs, J., Mackey, M. (2002). An historical review of the influence of medical knowledge on posturally healthy seating design. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Mackey, M., Ellis, E., Alison, J. (2002). Arm position affects ventilatory and metabolic responses during assembly work tasks in normal subjects. VIIth International Physiotherapy Congress, Sydney: Australian Physiotherapy Association.
  • Pynt, J., Higgs, J., Mackey, M. (2002). Milestones in the evolution of lumbar spinal postural health in seating. Spine, 27(19), 2180-2189.

2001

  • Pynt, J., Higgs, J., Mackey, M. (2001). Seeking the optimal posture of the seated lumbar spine. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 17(1), 5-21.

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