Dr Mohit Arora

B.Physio; PD (Clinical Research); Ph.D. (Medicine);
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research
Sydney Medical School- Northern
Kolling Institute of Medical Research
Royal North Shore Hospital

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Biographical details

Mohit has a Bachelor of Physiotherapy degree (India), Professional Diploma in Clinical Research (India) and Ph.D. (Sydney University, Australia). He was the recipient of prestigious Prime Minister Australia Asia Post Graduate Research Award. He worked as a clinician and a research associate for 7 years at the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre. He has an extensive research experience (more than 10 years) in spinal cord injury. He has coordinated three large multi-centric pharmaceutical clinical trials as well as investigator-driven research. He is currently a member of International Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Physiotherapy.

Research interests

Mohit’s primary areas of interest include clinical trials designed to determine the effectiveness of a low-cost and sustainable model of care in low- and middle-income countries for people with spinal cord injury. His other methodological interests include systematic reviews, survival analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis and cost-utility analysis.

Teaching and supervision

He has been coordinating research methodology series for honours and PhD students at the John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research based at the Kolling Institute of Medical Research.

Current projects

  1. International Spinal Cord Injury Community Survey; iCare Research Grant 2016-2018.
  2. SCI Wellness Project; iCare Research Grants 2017-2018.
  3. Electrical stimulation versus usual care for the treatment of pressure ulcers in people with spinal cord injury: a pilot randomised controlled trial. Ramsay Research Grant 2017-2018.
  4. Development and implementation of a guideline-based clinical pathway of care to improve health outcomes following whiplash injury. NHMRC Partnership Project Grant 2016-2020.

Associations

International Advisory Board

Journal of Physiotherapy

Reviewer

Spinal Cord (Nature's)

Spinal Cord Cases and Series (Nature's)

Asian Spine Journal

International Journal of Neurorehabilitation

Journal of Spine

Awards and honours

  1. Outstanding Postdoctoral Research Award. International Spinal Cord Society (2018)
  2. Outstanding Researcher Award. Asian Spinal Cord Injury Network (2017)
  3. Best Paper Published Award. International Spine and Spinal Injuries Conference (2017)
  4. Early Career Research Award. World Confederation of Physical Therapy (2017).
  5. Postgraduate Research Student Excellence Award, Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney (2015).
  6. Clinical Research Award for the project titled “Autologous bone marrow stem cell transplantation in acute spinal cord injury - an Indian pilot study”, Association of Spine Surgeons of India (2013).
  7. First prize in 3-minute thesis competition at the Kolling Institute of Medical Research (2013).
  8. Prime Minister’s Australia Asia Post Graduate Endeavour Research Award, Department of Education, Government of Australia (2012).
  9. Community Service Award, Delhi Spine Society, Delhi, India (2011).
  10. Distinguished Service Award in Field of Disability, Rotary Club, New Delhi, India (2010).
  11. Gold Medal for academic brilliance in all four years of graduation, Sardar Bhagwan Singh (PG) Institute of Biomedical Sciences and Research, India (2005).

International links

Bangladesh

(Centre for Rehabilitation of the Paralysed, Dhaka) Collaborated on a clinical trial.

India

(Indian Spinal Injuries Center, Delhi) Collaborating on a few research projects. Deputy Coordinator for the development of free online educational resources for healthcare professionals (www.elearnSCI.org).

India

(Punjabi University, Patiala) Collaborated on a clinical trial.

Switzerland

(Swiss Paraplegia Centre, Notwill) Collaborating on a multi-countries (26 countries) research project.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Chhabra, H., Sharma, S., Arora, M. (2018). Challenges in comprehensive management of spinal cord injury in India and in the Asian Spinal Cord network region: findings of a survey of experts, patients and consumers. Spinal Cord, 56(1), 71-77. [More Information]
  • Yamato, T., Arora, M., Stevens, M., Elkins, M., Moseley, A. (2018). Quality, language, subdiscipline and promotion were associated with article accesses on Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro). Physiotherapy, 104(1), 122-128. [More Information]
  • Irgens, I., Rekand, T., Arora, M., Liu, N., Marshall, R., Biering-Sorensen, F., Alexander, M. (2018). Telehealth for people with spinal cord injury: a narrative review. Spinal Cord, 56, 643-655. [More Information]
  • Arora, M., Harvey, L., Glinsky, J., Chhabra, H., Hossain, M., Arumugam, N., Bedi, P., Cameron, I., Hayes, A. (2017). Cost-effectiveness analysis of telephone-based support for the management of pressure ulcers in people with spinal cord injury in India and Bangladesh. Spinal Cord, 55(12), 1071-1078. [More Information]
  • Bye, E., Harvey, L., Gambhir, A., Kataria, C., Glinsky, J., Bowden, J., Malik, N., Tranter, K., Lam, C., White, J., Arora, M., et al (2017). Strength training for partially paralysed muscles in people with recent spinal cord injury: A within-participant randomised controlled trial. Spinal Cord, 55(5), 460-465. [More Information]
  • Arora, M., Harvey, L., Glinsky, J., Chhabra, H., Hossain, S., Arumugam, N., Bedi, P., Lavrencic, L., Hayes, A., Cameron, I. (2017). Telephone-based management of pressure ulcers in people with spinal cord injury in low-and middle-income countries: A randomised controlled trial. Spinal Cord, 55(2), 141-147. [More Information]
  • Arora, M., Harvey, L., Chhabra, H., Sharawat, R., Glinsky, J., Cameron, I. (2017). The reliability of measuring wound undermining in people with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 55(3), 304-306. [More Information]
  • Arora, M., Harvey, L., Lavrencic, L., Bowden, J., Nier, L., Glinsky, J., Hayes, A., Cameron, I. (2016). A telephone-based version of the spinal cord injury-secondary conditions scale: A reliability and validity study. Spinal Cord, 54(5), 402-405. [More Information]
  • Chhabra, H., Sarda, K., Arora, M., Sharawat, R., Singh, V., Nanda, A., Sangodimath, G., Tandon, V. (2016). Autologous bone marrow cell transplantation in acute spinal cord injury - an Indian pilot study. Spinal Cord, 54(1), 57-64. [More Information]
  • Arora, M., Harvey, L., Glinsky, J., Nier, L., Lavrencic, L., Kifley, A., Cameron, I. (2016). Electrical stimulation for treating pressure ulcers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 (5), 1-15. [More Information]
  • Arora, M., Harvey, L., Hayes, A., Chhabra, H., Glinsky, J., Cameron, I., Lavrencic, L., Arumugam, N., Hossain, S., Bedi, P. (2015). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone-based support versus usual care for treatment of pressure ulcers in people with spinal cord injury in low-income and middle-income countries: Study protocol for a 12-week randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 5(7), 1-8. [More Information]
  • Harvey, L., Glinsky, J., Bowden, J., Arora, M. (2014). How well do randomised controlled trials of physical interventions for people with spinal cord injury adhere to the CONSORT guidelines? An analysis of trials published over a 10-year period. Spinal Cord, 52(11), 795-802. [More Information]
  • Halim, T., Chhabra, H., Arora, M., Kumar, S. (2014). Pharmacological prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis in acute spinal cord injury: an Indian perspective. Spinal Cord, 52(7), 547-550. [More Information]
  • Chhabra, H., Arora, M. (2013). Neglected traumatic spinal cord injuries: causes, consequences and outcomes in an Indian setting. Spinal Cord, 51(3), 238-244. [More Information]
  • Paudel, B., Chhabra, H., Pradhan, R., Arora, M. (2013). Outcome of surgical decompression in simple degenerative lumbar canal stenosis. Nepal Orthopaedic Association Journal, 3(2), 2-9.
  • Chhabra, H., Harvey, L., Muldoon, S., Chaudhary, S., Arora, M., Brown, D., Biering-Sorensen, F., Wyndaele, J., Charlifue, S., Horsewell, J., Glinsky, J., et al (2013). www.elearnSCI.org: a global educational initiative of ISCoS. Spinal Cord, 51(3), 176-182. [More Information]
  • Chhabra, H., Arora, M. (2012). Demographic profile of traumatic spinal cord injuries admitted at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre with special emphasis on mode of injury: a retrospective study. Spinal Cord, 50(10), 745-754. [More Information]

2018

  • Chhabra, H., Sharma, S., Arora, M. (2018). Challenges in comprehensive management of spinal cord injury in India and in the Asian Spinal Cord network region: findings of a survey of experts, patients and consumers. Spinal Cord, 56(1), 71-77. [More Information]
  • Yamato, T., Arora, M., Stevens, M., Elkins, M., Moseley, A. (2018). Quality, language, subdiscipline and promotion were associated with article accesses on Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro). Physiotherapy, 104(1), 122-128. [More Information]
  • Irgens, I., Rekand, T., Arora, M., Liu, N., Marshall, R., Biering-Sorensen, F., Alexander, M. (2018). Telehealth for people with spinal cord injury: a narrative review. Spinal Cord, 56, 643-655. [More Information]

2017

  • Arora, M., Harvey, L., Glinsky, J., Chhabra, H., Hossain, M., Arumugam, N., Bedi, P., Cameron, I., Hayes, A. (2017). Cost-effectiveness analysis of telephone-based support for the management of pressure ulcers in people with spinal cord injury in India and Bangladesh. Spinal Cord, 55(12), 1071-1078. [More Information]
  • Bye, E., Harvey, L., Gambhir, A., Kataria, C., Glinsky, J., Bowden, J., Malik, N., Tranter, K., Lam, C., White, J., Arora, M., et al (2017). Strength training for partially paralysed muscles in people with recent spinal cord injury: A within-participant randomised controlled trial. Spinal Cord, 55(5), 460-465. [More Information]
  • Arora, M., Harvey, L., Glinsky, J., Chhabra, H., Hossain, S., Arumugam, N., Bedi, P., Lavrencic, L., Hayes, A., Cameron, I. (2017). Telephone-based management of pressure ulcers in people with spinal cord injury in low-and middle-income countries: A randomised controlled trial. Spinal Cord, 55(2), 141-147. [More Information]
  • Arora, M., Harvey, L., Chhabra, H., Sharawat, R., Glinsky, J., Cameron, I. (2017). The reliability of measuring wound undermining in people with spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 55(3), 304-306. [More Information]

2016

  • Arora, M., Harvey, L., Lavrencic, L., Bowden, J., Nier, L., Glinsky, J., Hayes, A., Cameron, I. (2016). A telephone-based version of the spinal cord injury-secondary conditions scale: A reliability and validity study. Spinal Cord, 54(5), 402-405. [More Information]
  • Chhabra, H., Sarda, K., Arora, M., Sharawat, R., Singh, V., Nanda, A., Sangodimath, G., Tandon, V. (2016). Autologous bone marrow cell transplantation in acute spinal cord injury - an Indian pilot study. Spinal Cord, 54(1), 57-64. [More Information]
  • Arora, M., Harvey, L., Glinsky, J., Nier, L., Lavrencic, L., Kifley, A., Cameron, I. (2016). Electrical stimulation for treating pressure ulcers. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 (5), 1-15. [More Information]

2015

  • Arora, M., Harvey, L., Hayes, A., Chhabra, H., Glinsky, J., Cameron, I., Lavrencic, L., Arumugam, N., Hossain, S., Bedi, P. (2015). Effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of telephone-based support versus usual care for treatment of pressure ulcers in people with spinal cord injury in low-income and middle-income countries: Study protocol for a 12-week randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 5(7), 1-8. [More Information]

2014

  • Harvey, L., Glinsky, J., Bowden, J., Arora, M. (2014). How well do randomised controlled trials of physical interventions for people with spinal cord injury adhere to the CONSORT guidelines? An analysis of trials published over a 10-year period. Spinal Cord, 52(11), 795-802. [More Information]
  • Halim, T., Chhabra, H., Arora, M., Kumar, S. (2014). Pharmacological prophylaxis for deep vein thrombosis in acute spinal cord injury: an Indian perspective. Spinal Cord, 52(7), 547-550. [More Information]

2013

  • Chhabra, H., Arora, M. (2013). Neglected traumatic spinal cord injuries: causes, consequences and outcomes in an Indian setting. Spinal Cord, 51(3), 238-244. [More Information]
  • Paudel, B., Chhabra, H., Pradhan, R., Arora, M. (2013). Outcome of surgical decompression in simple degenerative lumbar canal stenosis. Nepal Orthopaedic Association Journal, 3(2), 2-9.
  • Chhabra, H., Harvey, L., Muldoon, S., Chaudhary, S., Arora, M., Brown, D., Biering-Sorensen, F., Wyndaele, J., Charlifue, S., Horsewell, J., Glinsky, J., et al (2013). www.elearnSCI.org: a global educational initiative of ISCoS. Spinal Cord, 51(3), 176-182. [More Information]

2012

  • Chhabra, H., Arora, M. (2012). Demographic profile of traumatic spinal cord injuries admitted at Indian Spinal Injuries Centre with special emphasis on mode of injury: a retrospective study. Spinal Cord, 50(10), 745-754. [More Information]

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