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Biography

Dr Snodgrass is a Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy. Prior to coming to academia, she worked as a physiotherapist in private practice and sporting settings for 10 years in the USA and Australia. An early career researcher and less than 5 years post-PhD, Dr Snodgrass has 175 citations and an H-index of 9. She has published an average of 6 papers per year since her PhD was awarded, with an average of 7.3 citations per paper. She has published 33 papers in peer-reviewed journals and given 40 conference presentations, the majority international. Her work has been recognised with several awards, including excellence in a published review of the literature in an international journal and an international post-graduate student prize. In 2013, Dr Snodgrass was awarded the Faculty of Health and Medicine Research Excellence Award for outstanding performance and contribution in research.

Dr Snodgrass’ research focuses on the mechanisms that define and modulate musculoskeletal pain. The major focus of her research is on treating chronic musculoskeletal pain using strategies to improve movement dysfunction and induce neuroplasticity. Topics include the investigation of neural and kinematic biomarkers in chronic pain, task-specific trainign for improving symptoms of chronic pain, defining the dose of conservative therapies for pain, and estimating injury risk in work and sporting settings. She is known for her work defining spinal stiffness and the treatments designed to address this, receiving an international invitation to publish a review on this topic. Dr Snodgrass has a strong interest in student learning, and recently led an Australian Learning and Teaching Council grant to investigate the effectiveness of electronic assessment and feedback mechanisms for evaluating health students' practical skills. This project has led to further grants to develop these assessment techniques for use in clinical settings and with other health disciplines, supported by health Workforce Australia. Dr Snodgrass has also developed equipment that is now used to teach physiotherapy students the practical skills of accurate application of manual therapy techniques. She was selected for a University of Newcastle Teachign Fellowship in 2009 to develop online actvities to supporting student leanring of clinical reasoning.

Dr Snodgrass has attracted $647,000 in research funding, and in the last 5 years she has received $392,000 in external competitive funding from 6 applications, 5 that she leads. She has supervised 24 research Honours students and five research higher degree students. Dr Snodgrass served on the Scientific Committee for the Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia (MPA) national conference in 2007, convening this conference in 2009, and served on the Scientific Committee for the National Physiotherapy Educators group in 2013. She is an invited reviewer for six international journals in the field of physiotherapy.

Dr Snodgrass’ work role consists of a balance of research, teaching and administration. She convenes the School’s Honours programs (includes two programs for 6 diverse health disciplines and 9 degree programs), and Research Higher Degree programs (PhD and research Masters). She is the Deputy Chair of the School of Health Sciences Research and Research Training Committee (representing nine discipline programs), and contributes to the teaching of musculoskeletal content in the physiotherapy program.

Qualifications

  • PhD (Physiotherapy), University of Newcastle, 03/09/2008
  • Bachelor of Science (Physical Therapy), University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 10/08/1992
  • Master of Medical Science, University of Newcastle, 05/03/2004

Research

Research keywords

  • cervical spine
  • healthy lifestyle
  • musculoskeletal manipulations
  • neck pain
  • physical activity
  • physical therapy/physiotherapy
  • spine

Research expertise

Dr Snodgrass’ research focuses on the mechanisms that define and modulate musculoskeletal pain. The major focus of her research is on treating chronic musculoskeletal pain using strategies to improve movement dysfunction and induce neuroplasticity.

Fields of Research

CodeDescriptionPercentage
110300Clinical Sciences45
110600Human Movement And Sports Science45
110499Complementary And Alternative Medicine Not Elsewhere Classified10

Memberships

Body relevant to professional practice.

  • Member - Australian Physiotherapy Association

Committee/Associations (relevant to research).

  • Member, Scientific Committee - Scientific Committee Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia Biennial Conference 2007

Other

  • Member - Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia

Awards

Research Award.

2008ANZAME Post-graduate Student Award
Australia and New Zealand Association for Health Professional Education (ANZAME) (Australia)
For: Innovative technology accelerates learning of hands-on physiotherapy treatment skills (Snodgrass SJ, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, & Stojanovski E)
2007Best of the Best Research Showcase First Runner-up
Faculty of Health, The University of Newcastle (Australia)
For outstanding oral presentation
2005Faculty of Health Award for Outstanding Oral Presentation
Faculty of Health, University of Newcastle (Australia)
Graduate Students' Day award for outstanding oral presentation.
2002OPTP Award for Excellence in a Published Review of the Literature
Journal of Manual and Manipulative Therapy (United States)
Journal award for published research article.

Collaboration

Dr Snodgrass research focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of chronic insidious-onset neck pain. She is currently investigating cortical and kinematic changes associated with chronic pain using neuroimaging and motion analysis techniques, collaborating with experts in cervical spine treatment (Professor Darren Rivett), neurophysiology (Associate Professor Philip Bolton), magnetic resonance imaging (Professor Peter Stanwell) and movement analysis (Professor Paulette van Vliet).

Administrative

Administrative expertise

Research Higher Degree Convenor

Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) Program Convenor

School of Health Sciences Honours Coordinator (Embedded+ and End-on programs)

Discipline of Physiotherapy First Year Coordinator

Teaching

Teaching keywords

  • musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • physiotherapy
  • sports physiotherapy
  • therapeutic exercise

Teaching expertise

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy

Practical assessment for health students

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Highlighted Publications

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

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2014Snodgrass SJ, Rivett DA, Van Vliet PM, Heneghan NR, Tsao H, Stanwell PT, 'Recognising neuroplasticity in musculoskeletal rehabilitation: A basis for greater collaboration between musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapists', Manual Therapy, (2014)

Pioneering discussion paper on neuroplasticity in musculoskeletal dysfunction that identifies alternative innovative approaches to the problem of chronic musculoskeletal pain potentially achievable through cross-disciplinary collaboration. Published in Manual Therapy, 4th highest ranked physiotherapy journal; 11th of 64 rehabilitation journals).

2014Snodgrass SJ, Rivett DA, Sterling M, Vicenzino B, 'Dose optimization for spinal treatment effectiveness: a randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of high and low mobilization forces in patients with neck pain.', J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 44 141-152 (2014)

First paper to describe the effectiveness of different doses of manual therapy in a patient population, providing evidence that dose in terms of kinematic parameters influences outcomes in pain, using highly technical measurement outcomes. It was published in J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, the highest ranking physiotherapy journal, 4th of 64 rehabilitation journals, 6th of 65 orthopaedic journals, 9th of 84 sports sciences journals.

2010Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, Stojanovski E, 'A comparison of cervical spine mobilization forces applied by experienced and novice physiotherapists', Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 40 392-401 (2010) [C1]

Quantified manual physiotherapy treatment techniques in terms of kinematic and kinetic parameters applied by 236 experienced and novice practitioners using a measurement tool I developed, providing the basis for establishing the dose of manual physiotherapy. It was published in J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, the highest ranking physiotherapy journal, 4th of 64 rehabilitation journals, 6th of 65 orthopaedic journals, 9th of 84 sports sciences journals.

2010Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, Stojanovski E, 'Real-time feedback improves accuracy of manually applied forces during cervical spine mobilisation', Manual Therapy, 15 19-25 (2010) [C1]

First paper to report real-time feedback for applying manual techniques to patients, using a tool I developed for standardising manual therapy doses. It describes strategies for motor learning of the complex skill of spinal mobilization, including repetitive practice and feedback, key components of changing movement behaviour in the planned studies in the CDF research proposal. Published in Manual Therapy (4th highest ranked physiotherapy journal; 11th of 64 rehabilitation journals). The effectiveness of this real-time feedback software has led to its regular use in the physiotherapy program at Newcastle, as well as its use for four Honours projects, three Class I Honours graduates, and one winning a national oral presentation prize for her research.

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Journal article (31 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2014Snodgrass SJ, Rivett DA, Van Vliet PM, Heneghan NR, Tsao H, Stanwell PT, 'Recognising neuroplasticity in musculoskeletal rehabilitation: A basis for greater collaboration between musculoskeletal and neurological physiotherapists', Manual Therapy, (2014)

Pioneering discussion paper on neuroplasticity in musculoskeletal dysfunction that identifies alternative innovative approaches to the problem of chronic musculoskeletal pain potentially achievable through cross-disciplinary collaboration. Published in Manual Therapy, 4th highest ranked physiotherapy journal; 11th of 64 rehabilitation journals).

2014Snodgrass SJ, Rivett DA, Sterling M, Vicenzino B, 'Dose optimization for spinal treatment effectiveness: a randomized controlled trial investigating the effects of high and low mobilization forces in patients with neck pain.', J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, 44 141-152 (2014)

First paper to describe the effectiveness of different doses of manual therapy in a patient population, providing evidence that dose in terms of kinematic parameters influences outcomes in pain, using highly technical measurement outcomes. It was published in J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, the highest ranking physiotherapy journal, 4th of 64 rehabilitation journals, 6th of 65 orthopaedic journals, 9th of 84 sports sciences journals.

2014Summers KM, Snodgrass SJ, Callister R, 'Predictors of Calf Cramping in Rugby League', JOURNAL OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING RESEARCH, 28 774-783 (2014)
2013Sturmberg C, Marquez J, Heneghan N, Snodgrass S, van Vliet P, 'Attentional focus of feedback and instructions in the treatment of musculoskeletal dysfunction: A systematic review', MANUAL THERAPY, 18 458-467 (2013) [C1]
2013Lang J, James C, Ashby S, Guest M, Kable A, Collins C, et al., 'The provision of weight management advice: An investigation into occupational therapy practice', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, (2013) [C1]
2012Snodgrass SN, Haskins R, Rivett DA, 'A structured review of spinal stiffness as a kinesiological outcome of manipulation: Its measurement and utility in diagnosis, prognosis and treatment decision-making', Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 22 708-723 (2012) [C1]
2012Sheaves EG, Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, 'Learning lumbar spine mobilization: The effects of frequency and self-control of feedback', Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 42 114-121 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Darren Rivett

2012Snodgrass SN, Odelli RA, 'Objective concurrent feedback on force parameters improves performance of lumbar mobilisation, but skill retention declines rapidly', Physiotherapy, 98 47-56 (2012) [C1]
2012Snodgrass SN, Rhodes HR, 'Cervical spine posteroanterior stiffness differs with neck position', Journal of Electromyography and Kinesiology, 22 829-834 (2012) [C1]
2012Allen JL, James CL, Snodgrass SN, 'The effect of load on biomechanics during an overhead lift in the WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation', Work: a journal of prevention, assessment & rehabilitation, 43 487-496 (2012) [C1]

Co-authors: Carole James

2012Ashby SE, James CL, Plotnikoff RC, Collins CE, Guest M, Kable AK, Snodgrass SN, 'Survey of Australian practitioners' provision of healthy lifestyle advice to clients who are obese', Nursing & Health Sciences, 14 189-196 (2012) [C1]
2011Snodgrass SN, 'Wiki activities in blended learning for health professional students: Enhancing critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills', Australasian Journal of Educational Technology, 27 563-580 (2011) [C1]
2011Burrows TL, Findlay NA, Killen CG, Dempsey SE, Hunter S, Chiarelli PE, Snodgrass SN, 'Using nominal group technique to develop a consensus derived model for peer review of teaching across a multi-school faculty', Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 8 1-9 (2011) [C1]
2011Hunter AJ, Snodgrass SN, Quain D, Parsons MW, Levi CR, 'HOBOE (head-of-bed optimization of elevation) study: Association of higher angle with reduced cerebral blood flow velocity in acute ischemic stroke', Physical Therapy, 91 1503-1512 (2011) [C1]
2011Snodgrass SN, 'Posteroanterior thoracic spinal stiffness does not change after manipulation in asymptomatic subjects: Authors reply', Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 16 153-154 (2011) [C3]
2011Snodgrass SJ, 'Authors reply', Focus on Alternative and Complementary Therapies, 16 154-154 (2011)
2010Surjan Y, Chiarelli PE, Dempsey SE, Lyall DG, O'Toole G, Snodgrass SN, Tessier JW, 'The experience of implementing an interprofessional first year course for undergraduate health science students: The value of acting on student feedback', Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, 7 1-17 (2010) [C1]
2010Campbell BD, Snodgrass SN, 'The effects of thoracic manipulation on posteroanterior spinal stiffness', Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 40 685-693 (2010) [C1]
2010Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, Stojanovski E, 'Real-time feedback improves accuracy of manually applied forces during cervical spine mobilisation', Manual Therapy, 15 19-25 (2010) [C1]

First paper to report real-time feedback for applying manual techniques to patients, using a tool I developed for standardising manual therapy doses. It describes strategies for motor learning of the complex skill of spinal mobilization, including repetitive practice and feedback, key components of changing movement behaviour in the planned studies in the CDF research proposal. Published in Manual Therapy (4th highest ranked physiotherapy journal; 11th of 64 rehabilitation journals). The effectiveness of this real-time feedback software has led to its regular use in the physiotherapy program at Newcastle, as well as its use for four Honours projects, three Class I Honours graduates, and one winning a national oral presentation prize for her research.

2010Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, Stojanovski E, 'Cervical spine mobilisation forces applied by physiotherapy students', Physiotherapy, 96 120-129 (2010) [C1]
2010Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, Stojanovski E, 'A comparison of cervical spine mobilization forces applied by experienced and novice physiotherapists', Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 40 392-401 (2010) [C1]

Quantified manual physiotherapy treatment techniques in terms of kinematic and kinetic parameters applied by 236 experienced and novice practitioners using a measurement tool I developed, providing the basis for establishing the dose of manual physiotherapy. It was published in J Orthop Sports Phys Ther, the highest ranking physiotherapy journal, 4th of 64 rehabilitation journals, 6th of 65 orthopaedic journals, 9th of 84 sports sciences journals.

2010Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, 'Real-time feedback in manual therapy training', Focus on Health Professional Education, 12 86-89 (2010) [C3]

Co-authors: Darren Rivett

2009Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, Stojanovski E, 'Forces applied to the cervical spine during posteroanterior mobilization', Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 32 72-83 (2009) [C1]
2008Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, 'Measuring the posteroanterior stiffness of the cervical spine', Manual Therapy, 13 520-528 (2008) [C1]
2008Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, 'Calibration of an instrumented treatment table for measuring manual therapy forces applied to the cervical spine', Manual Therapy, 13 171-179 (2008) [C1]
2007Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, 'Manual forces applied during cervical mobilization', Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 30 17-25 (2007) [C1]
2007Snodgrass SN, 'Latest edition of a classic text', Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 53 292 (2007) [C3]
2006Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, 'Manual forces applied during posterior-to-anterior spinal mobilization: A review of the evidence (Literature review)', Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 29 316-329 (2006) [C1]

Published in a high ranking journal (impact factor 1.059), this extensive review was recognised by the author of the highly utilised standard text in musculoskeletal physiotherapy education (Neuromusculoskeletal Examination and Treatment, Dr Nicola Petty) as a “really helpful summary of the literature…cover[ing] everything I have ever thought or read about on this subject and more” (personal communication). It has generated 15 citations. As lead author, I led the literature search and review, analysis and writing.

2005Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Mackenzie LA, 'Perceptions of older people about falls injury prevention and physical activity', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 24 114-118 (2005) [C1]
2003Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Chiarelli PE, Bates A, Rowe LJ, 'Factors related to thumb pain in physiotherapists', Australian Journal of Physiotherapy, 49 243-250 (2003) [C1]

This work has been recognised as innovative, described in one citation as using “a rather sophisticated method” of measuring the effects of forces applied with the thumb on the thumb joints (Jensen & Shersen, 2007, Occupational Medicine 57(6): 456-460). It is published in one of the top physiotherapy journals in the world (impact factor 1.709), ranking only behind the U.S.-based Physical Therapy journal in terms of impact factor for physiotherapy-specific journals. It has been cited 16 times, in publications representing the fields of manual therapy, physiotherapy and occupational medicine.

2002Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, 'Thumb Pain in Physiotherapists: Potential Risk Factors and Proposed Prevention Strategies', The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, 10 206-217 (2002) [C1]

This paper was recognised by this journal in 2002 with its OPTP Award for Excellence in a Published Review of the Literature. It was selected from all other literature reviews published in that journal for that year, and included a monetary award of $750 USD. The journal (JMMT), is very widely read and circulated among physiotherapists and other manual therapy professions in the U.S. It is the primary journal of the American Association of Orthopaedic Manual Therapists. This paper has been cited 8 times.

Co-authors: Darren Rivett

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Conference (35 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Manvell J, Thompson N, Snodgrass SJ, Reid SR, 'Upper limb neurodynamic testing: an observation of median, radial and ulnar nerve strain during variations of upper limb positioning', Journal of Physiotherapy eSupplement 2013 APA Conference Abstracts, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2013Harrison JL, Osmotherly PG, Snodgrass SJ, Rivett DA, Reid S, 'The relationship between cervical spine anthropometrics, range of movement and strength in elite rugby players', Proceeding of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference 2013, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2013Ashby S, Snodgrass S, Russell T, Rivett DA, 'Using new technology in education - turning osces into e-osces using ipad and specialised software', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Special Issue: Occupational Therapy Australia, 25th National Conference and Exhibition, 24¿26 July 2013, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
2013Snodgrass SJ, Rivett DA, Sterling M, Vicenzino B, 'Investigation of the effective dose of mobilisation for patients with chronic non-specific neck pain (The DOSE Study)', Journal of Physiotherapy eSupplement 2013 APA Conference Abstracts, Melbourne (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Darren Rivett

2013Sturmberg C, Marquez J, Heneghan N, Snodgrass SJ, van Vliet P, 'Attentional focus in motor learning for musculoskeletal dysfunction: A systematic review', Journal of Physiotherapy eSupplement 2013 APA Conference Abstracts, Melbourne (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Paulette Vanvliet

2013Freeman PA, Miller A, Snodgrass SJ, Callister R, 'Predisposing risk factors for hamstring and quadriceps strain injury in male soccer and rugby league players', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Phuket, Thailand (2013) [E3]
2013Lang J, James C, Ashby S, Kable A, Guest M, Snodgrass S, Collins C, 'An Investigation into Current Occupational Therapy Practice in the Provision of Weight Management Advice', Australian Occupational Therapy Journal, Adelaide (2013) [E3]
2013Snodgrass SJ, Freeman PA, MIller A, Callister R, 'Risk factors for hamstring and quadriceps strain injury in soccer and rugby league players', Journal of Physiotherapy eSupplement 2013 APA Conference Abstracts, Melbourne (2013) [E3]
2013Snodgrass SJ, Ball K, Rivett DA, Ashby SE, Johnston CL, Nguyen K, Russell T, 'Using technology to enhance clinical supervision: The Electronically-Facilitated Feedback Initiative (EFFI)', Journal of Physiotherapy eSupplement 2013 APA Conference Abstracts, Melbourne, Australia (2013) [E3]
2013Carter A, Snodgrass SJ, Guest M, 'The provision of weight management and healthy lifestyle advice by physical therapists', Journal of Physiotherapy eSupplement 2013 APA Conference Abstracts, Melbourne (2013) [E3]

Co-authors: Maya Guest

2012Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Ingram L, 'A pilot study comparing cervical spine stiffness in patients with chronic nonspecific neck pain and asymptomatic individuals', Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Quebec City, Canada (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Darren Rivett

2012Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Vicenzino B, 'Dose optimization for spinal treatment effectiveness (The DOSE Study): Higher applied mobilization force associated with reduced pain and spinal stiffness in patients with chronic neck pain', Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Quebec City, Canada (2012) [E3]

Co-authors: Darren Rivett

2012Manvell J, Thompson N, Snodgrass SN, Reid S, 'Improving the mechanical validity of radial and ulnar nerve neurodynamic testing: An observation of strain during upper limb positioning', Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, Quebec City, Canada (2012) [E3]
2011Evans KL, Snodgrass SN, Callister R, 'Risk factors for noncontact ankle injuries in amateur male soccer players', APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011 Abstract Presentations, Brisbane (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Robin Callister

2011Hunter AJ, Snodgrass SN, Quain DA, Parsons MW, Levi CR, 'Orthostatic variation in transcranial Doppler measured cerebral blood flow velocity 24 hours post acute ischaemic stroke', International Journal of Stroke, Adelaide, SA (2011) [E3]
2011Sheaves EG, Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, 'Learning lumbar spine mobilisation: the effects of frequency and self-control of real-time objective feedback', APA Physiotherapy Conference 2011 Abstract Presentations, Brisbane (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Darren Rivett

2011Summers K, Snodgrass SN, Callister R, Drew M, 'An initial prospective exploratory investigation to identify predictors of calf cramping in rugby league players', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, Perth, WA (2011) [E3]

Co-authors: Robin Callister

2011Collins CE, Snodgrass SN, Kable AK, James CL, Ashby SE, Plotnikoff RC, 'The Community Healthy Adults Project: A survey of health professionals knowledge and practice in client weight management', 2011 Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) eProceedings, Melbourne, VIC (2011) [E3]
2010James CL, Guest M, Snodgrass SN, 'Quantifying risk assessment: Biomechanical analysis of musculoskeletal injury risk in an industrial setting', 15th World Federation of Occupational Therapists Conference, Santiago, Chile (2010) [E3]
2010Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, Stojanovski E, 'Real-time objective feedback during cervical spine passive joint mobilization increases consistency of manually applied forces', Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, San Diego, USA (2010) [E3]
2009James CL, Guy S, Snodgrass SJ, 'The effect of load on kinematics of the waist to shoulder lift during the WorkHab Functional Capacity Evaluation', Inaugural Conference for OT Australia NSW-ACT 2009: Conference Abstract Handbook, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Carole James

2009Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, Stojanovski E, 'Students apply more accurate cervical mobilisation forces when provided with real-time objective feedback', APA Conference Week Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Farmer P, Rivett DA, Snodgrass SN, 'An investigation of the association between C2 spinal alignment and cervicogenic headache', APA Conference Week Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]

Co-authors: Darren Rivett

2009Campbell BD, Snodgrass SJ, 'Manipulation decreases thoracic spine stiffness in subjects with stiff spines', APA Conference Week Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009James CL, Guest M, Snodgrass SN, Wilkinson R, Viljoen D, 'Biomechanical analysis of musculoskeletal injury risk in an industrial setting', Queensland Safety Conference 2009, Brisbane, QLD (2009) [E3]
2009Snodgrass SN, Guest M, James CL, Wilkinson R, Viljoen D, 'Comprehensive evidence-based assessment of musculoskeletal injury risk in the industrial setting', APA Conference Week Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
2009Odelli RA, Snodgrass SN, 'Lumbar mobilisation skill acquisition and retention using objective real-time feedback on three force parameters', APA Conference Week Abstracts, Sydney, NSW (2009) [E3]
2008Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, Stojanovski E, 'Innovative technology accelerates learning of hands-on physiotherapy treatment skills', ANZAME Conference 2008. Conference Program, Abstracts and Papers, Sydney, NSW (2008) [E3]
2008Snodgrass SN, Rhodes HR, 'The effect of neck position on cervical spine stiffness', AAOMPT 2009 Annual Conference. Abstracts, Seattle, USA (2008) [E3]
2008Snodgrass SJ, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, Stojanovski E, 'Accuracy of applied forces during cervical mobilisation improves with real-time objective feedback', 9th Congress of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT). Abstracts, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2008) [E3]
2008Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, Stojanovski E, 'Measurement of manual forces applied by physiotherapy students learning cervical spine mobilisation skills', 9th Congress of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapists (IFOMT). Abstracts, Rotterdam, The Netherlands (2008) [E3]
2008Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, Stojanovski E, 'Differences in cervical mobilisation force application between students and physiotherapists: Implications for teaching manual therapy skills', Australian Journal of Physiotherapy: eSupplements, Cairns, QLD (2008) [E3]
2007Snodgrass SN, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, Stojanovski E, 'Factors associated with manual forces applied during cervical mobilization', Physiotherapy (World Physical Therapy 2007 - Abstracts), Vancouver, Canada (2007) [E3]
2006Snodgrass SJ, Rivett DA, Robertson VJ, 'Manual Forces Applied by Physical Therapists During Cervical Mobilization', The Journal of Manual & Manipulative Therapy, Charlotte, NC, USA (2006) [E3]

Co-authors: Darren Rivett

2004Snodgrass SN, Mackenzie LA, Rivett DA, 'Falls prevention and physical activity: Perceptions of older people', Falls Prevention in Older People: From Research to Practice, Sydney, Australia (2004) [E1]

Co-authors: Darren Rivett

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Report (1 outputs)

YearCitationAltmetricsLink
2013Snodgrass S, Russell T, Rivett DA, Ashby S, Studdert C, 'The eOSCE: advancing technology to improve students' learning and assessment reliability', Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT), 38 (2013) [R1]
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants19
Total funding$460,723

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2014 (2 grants)

Establishment of a chronic neck pain research program for the investigation of neural and kinematic biomarkers as new targets for treatment$75,000
Funding Body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass, Associate Professor Peter Stanwell, Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Professor Darren Rivett, Doctor Patrick McElduff
SchemeRole
Establishment GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$75,00020142015
GNo:G1300857

Pilot study to discover neural and kinematic biomarkers in chronic non-specific neck pain that provide biological evidence for patient outcomes following chiropractic care$20,000
Funding Body: Australian Spinal Research Foundation

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass, Professor Darren Rivett, Associate Professor Philip Bolton, Associate Professor Peter Stanwell, Doctor Patrick McElduff
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020142014
GNo:G1300738

2013 (2 grants)

Using technology to enhance clinical supervision: The Electronically-Facilitated Feedback Initiative (EEFI)$33,322
Funding Body: HETI (Health Education and Training Institute)

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass, Professor Darren Rivett, Ms Samantha Ashby, Ms Catherine Johnston, Mr Kim Nguyen, Dr Trevor Russell
SchemeRole
NSW ICTN Local Project FundChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$33,32220132013
GNo:G1201150

Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference, Melbourne 17-20 Oct 13.$855
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$85520132013
GNo:G1301021

2012 (1 grants)

IFOMPT 2012, the World Congress of Manual/Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy, Convention Centre 30 September - 5 October 2012$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020122012
GNo:G1200600

2011 (4 grants)

Adult lifestyle incentives for vitality and energy (ALIVE): Supporting health professionals to assist clients with weight management through lifestyle changes$20,000
Funding Body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass, Professor Clare Collins, Doctor Carole James, Associate Professor Ashley Kable, Doctor Maya Guest, Ms Samantha Ashby, Professor Ronald Plotnikoff, Doctor Patrick McElduff
SchemeRole
Project GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$20,00020112011
GNo:G1001025

Injuries, practices and perceptions of wheelchair sports participants in NSW$19,912
Funding Body: NSW Sporting Injuries Committee

Project Team
Professor Darren Rivett, Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass, Doctor Peter Osmotherly, Mr ROBIN Haskins
SchemeRole
Research & Injury Prevention SchemeInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,91220112012
GNo:G1100776

Physical characteristics predisposing rugby players to neck injuries: A replicable model for acceleration/contact sport$19,740
Funding Body: NSW Sporting Injuries Committee

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass, Professor Darren Rivett, Doctor Peter Osmotherly, Mrs Susan Reid
SchemeRole
Research & Injury Prevention SchemeChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$19,74020112013
GNo:G1100796

Dose Optimisation for Spinal Treatment Effectiveness (The Dose Study): A randomised controlled pilot trial investigating the effects of high and low mobilisation forces in patients with neck pain$9,999
Funding Body: Physiotherapy Research Foundation

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass, Professor Darren Rivett
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$9,99920112011
GNo:G1000952

2010 (2 grants)

The eOSCE: Advancing technology to improve students learning and assessment reliability$220,000
Funding Body: Australian Learning and Teaching Council

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass, Professor Darren Rivett, Doctor Imelda Burgman, Ms Samantha Ashby
SchemeRole
Research GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$220,00020102011
GNo:G1000787

American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting 2010, San Diego Convention Center, San Diego, CA, USA, 17 - 20 February 2010$2,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$2,00020102010
GNo:G1000388

2008 (2 grants)

Hydro Aluminium Biomechanical Study of the Carbon Plant$14,446
Funding Body: Newcastle Innovation

Project Team
Doctor Maya Guest, Doctor Carole James, Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass
SchemeRole
Administered ResearchInvestigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14,44620082008
GNo:G0189032

9th Congress of the International Federation of Orthopaedic Manual Theraposts, IFOMT2008, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 8/6/2008 - 13/6/2008$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020082008
GNo:G0188629

2007 (1 grants)

World Physical Therapy 2007, 2-6/6/07$1,700
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,70020072007
GNo:G0187407

2006 (2 grants)

Cervical spine mobilisation: Investigation of applied forces$8,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$8,00020062006
GNo:G0186173

12th Annual American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists Conference, The Westin, Charlotte, NC, USA, 20-22 October 2006$1,500
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$1,50020062006
GNo:G0186814

2005 (1 grants)

Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy Australia 14th Biennial Conference, 24-26 November 2005$400
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$40020052005
GNo:G0185662

2004 (2 grants)

Cervical spine mobilisation: Investigation of applied forces$10,000
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass
SchemeRole
Early Career Researcher GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$10,00020042004
GNo:G0184997

2004 Australian Falls Prevention Conference, 21-23 November 2004$149
Funding Body: University of Newcastle

Project Team
Doctor Suzanne Snodgrass
SchemeRole
Travel GrantChief Investigator
Total AmountFunding StartFunding Finish
$14920042004
GNo:G0184820
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Research Supervision

Number of current supervisions6
Total current UoN Masters EFTSL0.83
Total current UoN PhD EFTSL0.68

For supervisions undertaken at an institution other that the University of Newcastle, the institution name is listed below the program name.

Current Supervision

CommencedProposed
Completion
ProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
20142018PhD (Physiotherapy)Co-SupervisorFunctional Movement and Neuroplasticity in Neck Pain
20132017M Philosophy (Physiotherapy)Principal SupervisorAn Investigation of the Relationship Between Shoulder Impingement and Thoracic Spine Posture
20132021PhD (Physiotherapy)Co-SupervisorThe Relationship Between the Hip Joint and Chronic Non Specific Low Back Pain
20112013M Philosophy (Music)Co-SupervisorThe Flute and the Body: Improving Technique and Wellbeing Through the Body
20092013M Philosophy (Physiotherapy)Co-SupervisorAn Investigation into the Relationship Between Clinical Reasoning and the Use of Clinical Prediction Rules in Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy
20092017PhD (Physiotherapy)Co-SupervisorThe Identification and Treatments of People with Cervicogenic Dizziness

Past Supervision

YearProgramSupervisor TypeResearch Title
2012M Philosophy (Physiotherapy)Co-SupervisorThe Association between the Static Posture of the Cervical Spine and Cervicogenic Headache
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Dr Suzanne Snodgrass

Work Phone(02) 492 12089
Fax(02) 492 17902
Email
PositionSenior Lecturer
School of Health Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
The University of Newcastle, Australia
Focus AreaPhysiotherapy
Office
HC14,
Hunter Building,
Callaghan
University Drive
Callaghan NSW 2308
Australia
URL:www.newcastle.edu.au/profile/suzanne-snodgrass