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Dr Hazel Jenkins is a Lecturer in the Department of Chiropractic, Macquarie University. She has over 15 years experience as a chiropractic clinician with strong clinical interests in addressing recurrent or chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. Hazel's teaching and research focuses on musculoskeletal radiology with an emphasis on diagnosis and appropriate use within clinical practice. She has recently completed her doctorate through the Department of Health Professions, Macquarie University, looking at reducing the inappropriate use of imaging in the management of low back pain. Hazel has research experience in systematic literature reviews, intervention development and implementation, survey design, and cross-sectional research. She has been published in leading journals in the field, including CMAJ, European Journal of Pain, and The Spine Journal. Hazel has won numerous awards for her research both nationally and internationally.

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Research Outputs

How common is imaging for low back pain in primary and emergency care? Systematic review and meta-analysis of over 4 million imaging requests across 21 years

Downie, A., Hancock, M., Jenkins, H., Buchbinder, R., Harris, I., Underwood, M., Goergen, S. & Maher, C. G., Jun 2020, In : British Journal of Sports Medicine. 54, 11, p. 642-653 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

  • 7 Citations (Scopus)

    The usefulness of a novel patient management decision aid to improve clinical decision-making skills in final year chiropractic students

    Hobbs, M., Crafford, D., MacRae, K., Hulme, A., Whillier, S. & Jenkins, H., 19 Sep 2019, In : Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. 27, p. 1-10 10 p., 55.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Downloads (Pure)

    Transcultural adaption and preliminary evaluation of "understanding low back pain" patient education booklet

    Simula, A. S., Jenkins, H. J., Holopainen, R., Oura, P., Korniloff, K., Häkkinen, A., Takala, E-P., Hancock, M. J. & Karppinen, J., 30 Dec 2019, In : BMC Health Services Research. 19, p. 1-11 11 p., 1010.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    2 Downloads (Pure)

    Current evidence for spinal X-ray use in the chiropractic profession: a narrative review

    Jenkins, H. J., Downie, A. S., Moore, C. S. & French, S. D., 21 Nov 2018, In : Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. 26, 1, p. 1-11 11 p., 48.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 6 Citations (Scopus)
    25 Downloads (Pure)

    Imaging for low back pain: is clinical use consistent with guidelines? A systematic review and meta-analysis

    Jenkins, H. J., Downie, A. S., Maher, C. G., Moloney, N. A., Magnussen, J. S. & Hancock, M. J., Dec 2018, In : Spine Journal. 18, 12, p. 2266-2277 12 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 16 Citations (Scopus)


    Best Poster

    Hazel Jenkins (Recipient), 2014


  • Best Student Poster

    Hazel Jenkins (Recipient), 2017


  • Activities

    • 25 Oral presentation
    • 2 Invited talk