Simon French

Professor, PhD, MPH, BAppSc(Chiropractic)

  • 2767 Citations
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19992020

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Research interests

Simon is a Professor of Musculoskeletal Disorders at the Department of Chiropractic, Macquarie University. Simon completed his PhD at the Australasian Cochrane Centre, Monash University, and undertook his post-doctoral position at the School of Health Sciences, University of Melbourne, where he was supported by a Primary Care Research Fellowship from the National Health and Medical Research Council. From 2013 to 2018 he was based at Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada, and held the Canadian Chiropractic Research Foundation Professorship in the School of Rehabilitation Therapy.

Simon conducts research in the area of knowledge translation in primary healthcare settings with a focus on the management of low back pain and osteoarthritis. His research aims to improve the quality of healthcare by understanding, informing and improving health practices, including care provided by chiropractors. He also undertakes randomised controlled trials and systematic reviews of interventions relevant to primary care settings.

Education/Academic qualification

Health services research, PhD, Monash University

Public health, MPH, Monash University

Chiropractic, BAppSc (Chiropractic), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT University)

External positions

Deputy Editor in Chief, Chiropractic & Manual Therapies journal

Associate Professor, Queen's University Canada

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Research Outputs

Developing theory-informed behaviour change interventions to implement evidence into practice: a systematic approach using the Theoretical Domains Framework

French, S. D., Green, S. E., O'Connor, D. A., McKenzie, J. E., Francis, J., Michie, S., Buchbinder, R., Schattner, P., Spike, N. & Grimshaw, J. M., 24 Apr 2012, In : Implementation Science. 7, 1, 8 p., 38.

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    Chiropractic Observation and Analysis Study (COAST): providing an understanding of current chiropractic practice

    French, S. D., Charity, M. J., Forsdike, K., Gunn, J. M., Polus, B. I., Walker, B. F., Chondros, P. & Britt, H. C., Nov 2013, In : Medical Journal of Australia. 199, 10, p. 687-691 5 p.

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  • 42 Citations (Scopus)

    The chiropractic profession: a scoping review of utilization rates, reasons for seeking care, patient profiles, and care provided

    Beliveau, P. J. H., Wong, J. J., Sutton, D. A., Simon, N. B., Bussières, A. E., Mior, S. A. & French, S. D., 22 Nov 2017, In : Chiropractic and Manual Therapies. 25, 1, p. 1-17 17 p., 35.

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  • 25 Citations (Scopus)
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    Implementation interventions to improve the management of non-specific low back pain: a systematic review

    Mesner, S. A., Foster, N. E. & French, S. D., 10 Jun 2016, In : BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 17, 1, 20 p., 258.

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  • 23 Citations (Scopus)
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    Evaluation of a theory-informed implementation intervention for the management of acute low back pain in general medical practice: the IMPLEMENT cluster randomised trial

    French, S. D., McKenzie, J. E., O'Connor, D. A., Grimshaw, J. M., Mortimer, D., Francis, J. J., Michie, S., Spike, N., Schattner, P., Kent, P., Buchbinder, R., Page, M. J. & Green, S. E., 13 Jun 2013, In : PLoS ONE. 8, 6, 15 p., e65471.

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  • 55 Citations (Scopus)
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    Activities

    • 6 Oral presentation

    Development of an implementation intervention to reduce imaging for low back pain

    John Magnussen (Speaker), Hazel Jenkins (Speaker), Mark Hancock (Speaker), Simon French (Speaker), Christopher Maher (Speaker), Niamh Moloney (Speaker)
    14 Oct 2016

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    Development of an implementation intervention to reduce imaging for low back pain

    John Magnussen (Speaker), Hazel Jenkins (Speaker), Mark Hancock (Speaker), Simon French (Speaker), Christopher Maher (Speaker), Niamh Moloney (Speaker)
    22 Oct 2016

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    Development of an implementation intervention to reduce imaging for low back pain

    John Magnussen (Speaker), Hazel Jenkins (Speaker), Mark Hancock (Speaker), Simon French (Speaker), Christopher Maher (Speaker), Niamh Moloney (Speaker)
    31 May 20165 Jun 2016

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    Development of an implementation intervention to reduce imaging for low back pain

    John Magnussen (Speaker), Hazel Jenkins (Speaker), Simon French (Speaker), Christopher Maher (Speaker), Niamh Moloney (Speaker), Mark Hancock (Speaker)
    10 Sep 2016

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    Understanding patient beliefs regarding the use of imaging in the management of low back pain

    John Magnussen (Speaker), Hazel Jenkins (Speaker), Mark Hancock (Speaker), Christopher Maher (Speaker), Simon French (Speaker)
    10 Sep 2015

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