Simon French

Professor, PhD, MPH, BAppSc(Chiropractic)

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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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Chiropractic Medicine & Life Sciences
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Practice Guidelines Medicine & Life Sciences
Physical Therapists Medicine & Life Sciences

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Projects 2017 2020

Research Outputs 1999 2019

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Pain Management
Low Back Pain
Primary Health Care
Research Personnel
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Delivery of Health Care
Musculoskeletal Manipulations

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Utilization Review
Patient Care
Soft Tissue Therapy
Spinal Manipulation

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Low Back Pain
Statistical Data Interpretation
Practice Guidelines
Delivery of Health Care

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
back (body region)
Low Back Pain
General Practice