• 449 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
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Verity is an Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Health Professions within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Macquarie University. Verity has over 15 years of experience as a clinical physiotherapist and supervises students and clinicians undertaking higher degree research. Her experience as a professional practictioner underpins her teaching philosophy and research objectives. Verity is considered an international leader in the physiotherapy management of individuals with Connective Tissue Dysplasias. She is an invited speaker at both national and international level within her area of expertise: rare and complex conditions in paediatrics, focusing on physical activity, function and quality of life.

Education/Academic qualification

Physiotherapy, PhD, University of Sydney

… → 2014

Physiotherapy, Grad Cert Sports Phty, La Trobe University

… → 2005

Physiotherapy, B App Sci, University of Sydney

… → 1999

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Projects 2016 2019

Research Outputs 2009 2020

  • 449 Citations
  • 13 h-Index
  • 28 Article
  • 9 Review article
  • 6 Meeting abstract
  • 3 Abstract

Exploring health professionals' understanding of evidence-based treatment for idiopathic toe walking

Williams, C. M., Gray, K., Davies, N., Barkocy, M., Fahey, M., Simmonds, J., Accardo, P., Eastwood, D. & Pacey, V., 20 Jan 2020, In : Child: Care, Health and Development.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review


Analysis of infant physical activity in the childcare environment: an observational study

Pocovi, N., Colliver, Y., Pacey, V., Liao, J., O'Laco, E., Shepherd, R. B. & Scrivener, K., Nov 2019, In : Infant Behavior and Development. 57, p. 1-9 9 p., 101338.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Observational Studies
Interior Design and Furnishings
Equipment and Supplies

Exploring the concept of pain of Australian children with and without pain: qualitative study

Pate, J. W., Noblet, T., Hush, J. M., Hancock, M. J., Sandells, R., Pounder, M. & Pacey, V., 28 Oct 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 10, p. 1-12 12 p., e033199.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Biological Phenomena
Pain Clinics
South Australia

Interventions for idiopathic toe walking

Caserta, A. J., Pacey, V., Fahey, M. C., Gray, K., Engelbert, R. H. H. & Williams, C. M., 6 Oct 2019, In : Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews. 2019, 10, p. 1-40 42 p., CD012363.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articleResearchpeer-review

Confidence Intervals
Ankle Joint

Longitudinal fibular deficiency: a cross-sectional study comparing lower limb function of children and young people with that of unaffected peers

Pate, J. W., Hancock, M. J., Tofts, L., Epps, A., Baldwin, J. N., McKay, M. J., Burns, J., Morris, E. & Pacey, V., 15 Mar 2019, In : Children. 6, 3, p. 1-11 11 p., 45.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
Lower Extremity
Cross-Sectional Studies
Linear Models