Dr Mi-Joung Lee
|Qualifications: Ph.D, MAppSci(NeuroPhty), AdDipPhty
Dr. Mi-Joung Lee is a Postdoctoral research fellow in the Breast Cancer Research Group, Discipline of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Health Sciences, at the University of Sydney. She is also a recipient of 2009 International Research and Clinical fellowship from the Cancer Institute NSW which sponsored her to study at Stanford University School of Medicine. She is a registered physiotherapist in South Korea and completed a Masters in Neurological physiotherapy and a PhD degree in the University of Sydney. She has conducted both laboratory and clinical research throughout her PhD and during her research associate work. She is an early career researcher as she completed her PhD in 2005. Her laboratory research includes studies in stroke population as well as in breast cancer and healthy normal population.
Dr. Lee's research interests are rehabilitation of different clinical populations, such as stroke and breast cancer. At present, she is involved in various projects investigating primary and secondary lymphoedema at Stanford University Medical Center. Her research work has resulted in over 20 presentations and posters in international and national conferences. In addition to her research, Dr. Lee was invited to speak about the rehabilitation following breast cancer for the oncologists, surgeons, and physiotherapist's meeting at the Inha University Hospital, South Korea. She is also an associate editor for the Journal of International Academy of Physical Therapy Research in South Korea.
Teaching and Service Responsibilities
- Czerniec SA, Ward LC, Lee MJ, Refshauge KM, Beith J, Kilbreath SL (In press), Segmental measurement of breast cancer related arm lymphedema using perometry and bioimpedance spectroscopy. Supportive Care in Cancer. Accepted on April 22, 2010.
- Lee MJ, Kilbreath SL, Fiatarone Singh M, Zeman B, Davis GM (2010) Effect of progressive resistance training on muscle performance after chronic stroke. Medicine & Sciences in Sports & Exercise, 42(1): 23-34.
- York SL, Ward LC, Czerniec SA, Lee MJ, Refshauge KM, Kilbreath SL (2009) Single frequency versus bioimpedance spectroscopy for the assessment of lymphedema. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment. 117(1): 177-82.
- Lee MJ, Kilbreath SL, Fiatarone Singh M, Zeman B, Lord SR, Raymond J, Davis GM (2008) Effect of aerobic cycle training versus progressive resistance training on walking ability after stroke: a randomized sham exercise-controlled study. Journal of American Geriatric Society. 56; 976-985.
- Lee TS, Kilbreath SL, Refshauge KM, Pendlebury S, Beith JM, Lee MJ (2008) Quality of life of women treated with radiotherapy for breast cancer. Supportive Care in Cancer. 16(4):399-405.
- Kilbreath SL, Beith JM, Refshauge KM, Lee MJ (2006) Resistance and stretching shoulder exercises early following axillary surgery for breast cancer. Rehabilitation Oncology. 24(12).
- Kilbreath SL, Crosbie J, Canning C, Lee MJ (2006) Inter-limb coordination in bimanual reach-to-grasp following stroke. Disability and Rehabilitation. 28(23)1435-43.
- Lee MJ, Kilbreath S, Refshauge K (2005) Movement detection at the ankle following stroke is poor. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy. 51: 19-24.