About Dr Kerrie Evans

Dr. Evans works both as an academic and as a clinical physiotherapist in private practice. She has extensive experience in musculoskeletal physiotherapy and was awarded the title of Specialist Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist by the Australian College of Physiotherapy in 2007. Her research focuses on improving outcomes for people with low back and neck pain; manual therapy; and pain/injury in athletic and non-athletic populations. She is also involved in research relating to concussion, golf and clinical reasoning. Her broad research interests are underpinned by the desire to translate research findings into clinical practice.

In both academia and clinical practice, Dr. Evans has extensive experience in leading and managing staff and projects across multiple sites whilst also maintaining a clinical caseload. Dr. Evans currently holds a Senior Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position at The University of Sydney and is responsible the managing a large, multi-centre project investigating the implementation of a novel pathway of care for people with musculoskeletal pain. She enjoys working with students and clinicians interested in undertaking research, has supervised several HDR students to completion and is currently involved in the supervision of four PhD students and three Master of Medical Research students.

From 2000 - 2018, Dr. Evans was a Senior Lecturer at Griffith University on the Gold Coast but completed her PhD at The University of Sydney in 2007, the focus of which was low back pain in golfers.  She has published one book chapter, 12 papers in internationally recognised journals, been an invited keynote speaker at several international conferences and presented at numerous international and national peer-reviewed conferences.

Selected publications

Book Chapter
  • Evans, K. (2017).  The importance of individualising exercise testing and prescription for golfers.  In M. Toms (Editor), The International Golf Science Book (1st Ed, pg 317-325). New York, Routledge.

Journal Publications
  • Tuttle, N., Brelis, A., Brereton, R., Evans, K. (2018).  Spondylodiscitis in a 54-year-old female scuba diver.  BMJ Case Reports, 2018 doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2017-222274
  • Miller, A.H., Evans, K., Adams, R., Waddington, G., & Witchalls, J. (2017).  Shoulder injury in water polo: a systematic review of incidence and intrinsic risk factors.  Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 21(4):368-377.
  • Olivier, M., Horan, S., Evans, K., & Keogh, J. (2016).  The effect of a seven week exercise program on golf swing performance and musculoskeletal measures.  International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 11(4):610-618.
  • Boissonnault, J., Evans, K., Tuttle, N., Hetzel, S.J., & Boissonnault, W.B. (2016).  Reliability of the ECHOWS tool for assessment of patient-interviewing skill.  Physical Therapy; 96(4):443-455. 
  • Evans, K., & Tuttle, N. (2015).  Improving performance in golf: current research and implications from a clinical perspective.  Brazilian Journal of Physiotherapy, 19(5):381-389. 
  • Evans, K., & Tuttle, N. (2015). T he importance of movement variability for performance and prevention of injury.  International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation, 22(8), 358-259.
  • Bisset, L., Evans, K., & Tuttle, N. (2015).  The reliability of two protocols for assessing pressure pain threshold in healthy young adults.  Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 38(4):282-7. 
  • Horan, S. A., Evans, K., Morris, N. R., & Kavanagh, J. J. (2013).  Swing kinematics of male and female skilled golfers following prolonged putting practice.  Journal of Sports Sciences, 32(9):810-6. 
  • Evans, K., Horan, S. A., Neal, R. J., Barrett, R. S., & Mills, P. M. (2012).  Repeatability of three-dimensional thorax and pelvis kinematics in the golf swing measured using a field-based motion capture system.  Sports Biomechanics, 11(2):262-72.