Ms Jenny Mackney

Ms Jenny Mackney

Lecturer

School of Health Sciences (Physiotherapy)

Career Summary

Biography

Jenny is a lecturer in Physiotherapy for the University of Newcastle. She holds a B.App.Sc (Physiotherapy) (University of Sydney) and a Master of Clinical Education (University of New South Wales) and is currently completing a PhD via Curtin University (2016). Jenny's area of interest, expertise and the topic of her PhD focusses on critical illness survivorship, where she is exploring functional limitations, and aiming to improve the recovery, of people who have survived a prolonged admission to intensive care.

Jenny has worked within the acute hospital setting in both Sydney and Newcastle with the majority of her clinical life spent in the areas of critical care and cardiothoracic surgery. Jenny has been involved with The University of Newcastle's Bachelor of Physiotherapy program since it's inception in the role of student educator, conjoint lecturer, and most recently lecturer. Jenny still maintains strong ties with the local health service through both her research and clinical collaborations.


Research Expertise

Cardiorespiratory physiotherapy

Exercise testing and physiology

Rehabilitation

Teaching expertise

Jenny coordinates and contributes to undergraduate student learning within the area of Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy. This involves coordination of the two undergraduate cardiopulmonary courses (Cardiopulmonary Physiotherapy I and II) and delivery of lectures and tutorials within these courses. Jenny also coordinates the final Physiotherapy course within the program Advanced Concepts in Physiotherapy in Community Health.


Qualifications

  • Master of Clinical Education, University of New South Wales
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Physiotherapy), University of Sydney

Keywords

  • Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Education
  • Critical care
  • Exercise physiology
  • Physical activity
  • Rehabilitation

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110310 Intensive Care 20
110317 Physiotherapy 80

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Lecturer University of Newcastle
School of Health Sciences
Australia
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Publications

For publications that are currently unpublished or in-press, details are shown in italics.


Journal article (4 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2015 Waters A, Hill K, Jenkins S, Johnston C, Mackney J, 'Discordance between distance ambulated as part of usual care and functional exercise capacity in survivors of critical illness upon intensive care discharge: Observational study', Physical Therapy, 95 1254-1263 (2015) [C1]

© 2015 American Physical Therapy Association. Background. People who have had a prolonged admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) commonly have profound debilitation and weakne... [more]

© 2015 American Physical Therapy Association. Background. People who have had a prolonged admission to an intensive care unit (ICU) commonly have profound debilitation and weakness. For the delivery of effective exercise training, an accurate assessment of exercise capacity is essential. Objective. The study objectives were to investigate how much ground-based walking is undertaken by inpatients recovering from critical illness within 1 week of discharge from an ICU and to evaluate the feasibility and safety of the Six-Minute Walk Test (6MWT) for this population. Design. This was an observational study. Methods. Within 1 week of discharge from the ICU, functional exercise capacity was measured with the 6MWT. The maximum distance ambulated on the ward in a single session as part of usual clinical management was extracted from the medical notes. The distance achieved during the 6MWT and the maximum distance ambulated on the ward were compared. Results. The participants (N=23) were survivors of a critical illness; their mean age was 57 years (SD = 11). The median length of ICU stay was 11 days (interquartile range [IQR]=7). The mean 6-minute walk distance (6MWD) was 179 m (SD = 101), and the maximum distance ambulated on the ward was 30 m (IQR=65). There was a moderate association between the distance participants ambulated on the ward and the 6MWD (r=.54). The maximum distance ambulated on the ward, expressed as a percentage of the 6MWD, was 29% (IQR=34%). Five participants (22%) experienced oxygen desaturation (oxygen saturation of <85%) and recovered within 1 minute of resting. Limitations. The maximum distance ambulated on the ward was estimated with premeasured distances. Conclusions. Most participants ambulated at a low percentage of their measured exercise capacity. The 6MWT appears to be a safe and useful test for inpatients recently discharged from the ICU.

DOI 10.2522/ptj.20140282
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2013 Johnston CL, James R, Mackney JH, 'The current use of positive expiratory pressure (PEP) therapy by public hospital physiotherapists in New South Wales', New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 41 88-93 (2013) [C1]
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2012 Tuyl LJ, Mackney JH, Johnston CL, 'Management of sternal precautions following median sternotomy by physical therapists in Australia: A web-based survey', Physical Therapy, 92 83-97 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 4Web of Science - 1
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2012 Ng LWC, Mackney JH, Jenkins S, Hill K, 'Does exercise training change physical activity in people with COPD? A systematic review and meta-analysis', Chronic Respiratory Disease, 9 17-26 (2012) [C1]
Citations Scopus - 60
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Conference (18 outputs)

Year Citation Altmetrics Link
2016 Mackney J, Cavalheri V, Jenkins S, Havill K, Harrold M, Hill K, 'The 6-minute walk test elicits sub-maximal exercise responses in survivors of acute lung injury', Respirology (2016) 21 (Suppl. 2), 101¿185 (2016)
2016 Mackney J, Jenkins S, Havill K, Harrold M, Hill K, 'In survivors of acute lung injury, participation in physical activity is decreased and associated with exercise capacity', Respirology (2016) 21 (Suppl. 2), 101¿185 (2016)
2015 Robins D, Egan M, Johnston C, Newstead C, Mackney J, 'Pressures generated using an improvised PEP device in a COPD and healthy population', European Respiratory Journal 46: Suppl 59 (2015) [E3]
DOI 10.1183/13993003.congress-2015.PA982
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2015 Colman ZE, Johnston CL, Ashby S, Mackney JH, 'Experiences of fatigue following critical illness: a mixed methods study', Physiotherapy (2015) [E3]
DOI 10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.442
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2015 Mackney JH, Jenkins S, Robins D, Havill K, Harrold M, Hill K, 'Physical activity and sedentary behaviour in survivors of ARDS', European Respiratory Journal 46: Suppl 59 (2015) [E3]
DOI 10.1183/13993003.congress-2015.OA481
2015 Mackney JH, Jenkins S, Robins D, Havill K, Harrold M, Hill K, 'Comparison of peak exercise responses between survivors of adult respiratory distress syndrome with age and sex matched healthy adults', European Respriatory Journal, 46: Suppl 59 (2015) [E3]
DOI 10.1183/13993003.congress-2015.PA4811
2015 Ashby SE, Colman Z, Johnston C, Mackney J, 'Experiences of fatigue following critical illness: a mixed methods study', Connect Physiotherapy Conference 2015: Conference E-book and Program (2015) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston, Samantha Ashby
2013 Ricardo A, Hill K, Jenkins S, Johnston C, Mackney JH, 'Discordance between distance ambulated as part of usual care and functional exercise capacity in critical illness survivors', Proceedings of the Australia Physiotherapy Association Conference 2013 (2013) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2013 Mackney JH, Jenkins S, Fehlberg R, Thomas L, Havill K, Hill K, 'The six-minute walk distance: a useful metric for inpatient rehabilitation.', Proceedings of the Australia Physiotherapy Association Conference 2013 (2013) [E3]
2013 Mackney JH, Jenkins S, Fehlberg R, Thomas L, Havill K, Hill K, 'The distribution of muscle weakness in patients recently discharged from intensive care', Proceedings of the Australia Physiotherapy Association Conference 2013, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2011 Jones CL, Mackney JH, Johnston CL, 'Factors affecting physiotherapy service provision in Australian level 3 intensive care units', APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011 Abstract Presentations (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2011 Jones CL, Johnston CL, Mackney JH, 'Physiotherapy in Australian level 3 lntensive care units: A survey of current practice', APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011 Abstract Presentations (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2011 James RP, Johnston CL, Mackney JH, 'Positive Expiratory Pressure (PEP) therapy: A survey of current physiotherapy clinical practice in New South Wales', APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011 Abstract Presentations (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2011 Johnston CL, James R, Mackney JH, 'The current clinical use of positive expiratory pressure (PEP) by physiotherapists in New South Wales, Australia', Physiotherapy: Abstracts, World Physical Therapy 2011 (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2011 Tuyl L, Johnston CL, Mackney JH, Boylson B, Zachner P, McMahon C, 'Current physiotherapy management of post-operative median sternotomy patients - A national web-based questionnaire', Physiotherapy: Abstracts, World Physical Therapy 2011 (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2011 Mackney JH, Johnston CL, Lyndon M, 'Sternal precautions post median sternotomy - The effect of change of practice on patient outcomes', Physiotherapy: Abstracts, World Physical Therapy 2011 (2011) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston
2011 Ng C, Mackney JH, Jenkins S, Hill K, 'Does exercise with or without counselling change physical activity in people with COPD?: A systematic review', Respirology (2011) [E3]
2009 Johnston CL, Mackney JH, 'The use of standardised patients in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy education', ANZAME09 Handbook (2009) [E3]
Co-authors Cath Johnston
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 9
Total funding $83,322

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20151 grants / $1,500

European Respiratory Society International Congress Amsterdam Netherlands 26-30 Sept 2015$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Ms Jenny Mackney
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500834
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20133 grants / $25,383

ERF Teaching Relief - Mackney$16,725

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Jenny Mackney, Professor Darren Rivett
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1201006
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Acute Lung Injury (ALI): Evaluating and improving functional outcomes in survivors$7,212

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Jenny Mackney
Scheme Equity Research Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1200952
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Australian Physiotherapy Conference, Melbourne Australia, 16-20 October 2013$1,446

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Ms Jenny Mackney
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301086
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20121 grants / $33,076

Body plethysmograph respiratory function system$33,076

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Conjoint Professor Peter Gibson, Conjoint Professor Peter Wark, Associate Professor Lisa Wood, Associate Professor Jodie Simpson, Doctor Katie Baines, Doctor Vanessa Murphy, Doctor Jeffrey Pretto, Emeritus Professor Michael Hensley, Ms Jenny Mackney
Scheme Equipment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1100973
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - Commonwealth
Category 2OPC
UON Y

20113 grants / $20,863

Improving outcomes in survivors of acute lung injury - a randomised controlled trial$9,720

Funding body: Physiotherapy Research Foundation

Funding body Physiotherapy Research Foundation
Project Team Ms Jenny Mackney
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1100659
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Magnitude and factors contributing to functional impairment among Acute Lung Injury survivors following discharge from an acute care facility$9,643

Funding body: Intensive Care Foundation

Funding body Intensive Care Foundation
Project Team Ms Jenny Mackney
Scheme Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1000641
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

World Confederation of Physical Therapy, Amsterdam, Holland, 20 - 23 June 2011$1,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Ms Jenny Mackney
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100178
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20091 grants / $2,500

Post sternotomy - incidence and contributing factors of sternocostal joint pain$2,500

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Ms Jenny Mackney
Scheme New Staff (Equipment) Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2009
GNo G0190281
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y
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Ms Jenny Mackney

Position

Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine

Focus area

Physiotherapy

Contact Details

Email jennifer.mackney@newcastle.edu.au
Phone (02) 4921 7879
Fax (02) 4921 7479

Office

Room HC16
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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