Catherine Dean

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1992 …2022
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Professor Catherine Dean is a physiotherapist with a full-time academic appointment with teaching research and administrative responsibilities. In 2011 Professor Dean moved to Macquarie University in a key appointment for the University’s expansion in health and medicine. She was appointed the inaugural Head of the Department of Health Professions and has established NSW’s first professional entry Doctor of Physiotherapy (DPT) degree.  In 2014, she received the Executive Dean’s Service Award for engaging students and the community in establishing the Discipline of Physiotherapy and in 2015 led the DPT teaching team which was awarded the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences excellence in teaching award.  In 2017, she was appointed Deputy Dean of The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Prior to her Macquarie University appointment, Professor Dean worked as an academic with teaching, administrative and research responsibilities at the University of Sydney for 20 years. Her research interests are developing and testing of rehabilitation strategies to increase activity and participation, falls prevention, translating evidence into practice and clinical education.  While Professor Dean has primarily worked with people after stroke, she has also worked with people with Parkinson's Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Back Pain and hearing impairment. She has published in leading journals such as Stroke, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Pain and Ear and Hearing. She has been awarded over $7 million in grants for research and education. Professor Catherine Dean’s research has changed physiotherapy practice in stroke rehabilitation. Professor Dean’s research findings have been integrated into national and international clinical practice guidelines, such as the NHMRC-approved Clinical Guidelines on the Management of Stroke 2017 and featured on the Canadian Stroke Network StrokeEngine site. 

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Projects 2011 2022

Research Outputs 1992 2019

Developing a falls prevention program for community-dwelling stroke survivors in Singapore: client and caregiver perspectives

Xu, T., O’Loughlin, K., Clemson, L., Lannin, N. A., Dean, C. & Koh, G., 24 Apr 2019, In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 41, 9, p. 1044-1054 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Independent Living
Singapore
Caregivers
Survivors
Stroke

Early surveillance is associated with less incidence and severity of breast cancer–related lymphedema compared with a traditional referral model of care

Koelmeyer, L. A., Borotkanics, R. J., Alcorso, J., Prah, P., Winch, C. J., Nakhel, K., Dean, C. M. & Boyages, J., 15 Mar 2019, In : Cancer. 125, 6, p. 854-862 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Lymphedema
Spectrum Analysis
Referral and Consultation
Incidence
Health Services

Identifying factors associated with sedentary time after stroke. Secondary analysis of pooled data from nine primary studies.

Hendrickx, W., Riveros, C., Askim, T., Bussmann, J. B. J., Callisaya, M. L., Chastin, S. F. M., Dean, C. M., Ezeugwu, V. E., Jones, T. M., Kuys, S. S., Mahendran, N., Manns, T. J., Mead, G., Moore, S. A., Paul, L., Pisters, M. F., Saunders, D. H., Simpson, D. B., Tieges, Z., Verschuren, O. & 1 othersEnglish, C., 4 Jul 2019, In : Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 26, 5, p. 327-334 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Stroke
Independent Living
Demography
Canada
Meta-Analysis

Observations of activity levels in a purpose-built, inpatient, rehabilitation facility

Scrivener, K., Pocovi, N., Jones, T., Dean, B., Gallagher, S., Henrisson, W., Thorburn, M. & Dean, C., 1 Oct 2019, In : Health Environments Research and Design Journal. 12, 4, p. 26-38 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Inpatients
Rehabilitation
Exercise
Facility Design and Construction
Confidence Intervals

Perceptions about the implementation of physiotherapist prescribing in Australia: a national survey of Australian physiotherapists

Noblet, T. D., Marriott, J. F., Jones, T., Dean, C. & Rushton, A. B., 17 May 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 5, p. 1-14 14 p., 024991.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
File
Physical Therapists
Numbers Needed To Treat
Health
Surveys and Questionnaires
Clinical Governance

Activities 2015 2019

  • 7 Invited talk
  • 3 Oral presentation
  • 1 Organising a conference, workshop, ...
  • 1 Participating in a conference, workshop, ...

TECHNOLOGY AND INFORMATICS CURRICULUM CONSIDERATIONS FOR PHYSIOTHERAPY UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS

Catherine Dean (Keynote speaker)
12 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Leading Innovations in Health Care & Education

Catherine Dean (Participant)
10 Jun 201815 Jun 2018

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

12th National Allied Health Conference

Catherine Dean (Member of programme committee)
26 Aug 201729 Aug 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

Physical activity behaviour change – How can we support this better?

Taryn Jones (Speaker), C.M Dean (Speaker)
18 Oct 2017

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk