Chiropractic Australia

grants + recipients

PhD Scholarship Recipient /
Matthew Stevens, DC, PhD




$24,653 per year over 2 years


23 March 2018


The George Institute, Sydney University


The National Research Centre for the
Working Environment, Denmark


Stevens ML, Boyle E, Hartvigsen J, Mansell G, Søgaard K, Jørgensen MB, Holtermann A, Rasmussen CDN. Mechanisms for Reducing Low Back Pain: A mediation analysis of a multifaceted intervention in workers in elderly care. (Submitted to the International Archives of Occupational and Environmental Health 14/02/18)

Stevens ML, Lin C-WC, van der Ploeg HP, De Sousa M, Castle J, Nicholas MK, Maher CG. Feasibility, validity and responsiveness of self-report and objective measures of physical activity in patients with chronic pain. (Submitted to Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 13/02/18)

Stevens ML, Lin C-WC, Hancock MJ, Wisby-Roth T, Latimer J, Maher CG. A physiotherapist-led exercise and education program for preventing recurrence of low back pain: a randomised controlled pilot trial. (Accepted in Physiotherapy 23/08/17)

Yamato T, Arora M, Stevens M, Elkins M, Moseley AM. Quality, language, subdiscipline and promotion were associated with article accesses on Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro). (Accepted in Physiotherapy 04/08/17)

Stevens ML, Lin C-WC, de Carvalho FA, Phan K, Koes B, Maher CG. Advice for acute low back pain: A comparison of what research supports and what guidelines recommend. The Spine Journal (2017), 10.1016/j.spinee.2017.05.030.

O’Connell NE, Kamper SJ, Stevens ML, Li Q. Twin peaks? No evidence of bimodal distribution of outcomes in clinical trials of non-surgical interventions for pain: An exploratory analysis. J Pain. 2017 Mar 24. pii: S1526-5900(17)30518-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jpain.2017.03.004. [Epub ahead of print]

Stevens ML, Moseley A, Elkins MR, Lin CC-W, Maher CG. Letter to the Editor: Evidence-based Practice in Physiotherapy and the use of PEDro. Physiotherapy. Available online: 8-AUG-2016. doi: 10.1016/

Stevens ML, Moseley A, Elkins MR, Lin CC-W, Maher CG. What searches do users run on PEDro? An analysis of 893,971 search commands over a 6-month period. Method Inform Med (Published ahead of print 2016-06-20). doi:10.3414/ME15-01-0143

Stevens ML, Lin C-WC, Hancock MJ, Latimer J, Buchbinder R, Grotle M, van Tulder M, New CH, Wisby-Roth T, Maher CG. TOPS: Trial Of Prevention Strategies for low back pain in patients recently recovered from low back pain – study rationale and protocol. BMJ Open 2016; 6:e011492. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016- 011492

Peek AL, Stevens ML. Resistance training for people with Parkinson’s disease. Br J Sports Med. Published Online First: 17 May 2016. doi:10.1136/bjsports-2016-096311

Steffens D, Maher CG, Pereira LSM, Stevens ML, Oliveira VC, Chapple M, Teixeira-Salmela LF, Hancock MJ. Prevention of Low Back Pain. A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. JAMA: Int Med 2016; 176(2):199-208 doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2015.7431

Stevens ML, Lin CC-W, Maher CG. The Roland Morris Disability Questionnaire. J Physiother. 2016; 62:116 doi:10.1016/j.jphys.2015.10.003

Peek AL, Stevens ML. Dierent Forms of Exercise for Chronic Low Back Pain. Br J Sports Med Online First. 17 Dec 2015; doi:10.1136/bjsports-2015-095745

Stevens ML, Steens D, Ferreira M, Latimer J, Li Q, Blyth F, Maher CG. Patients’ and Physiotherapists’ Views on Triggers for Low Back Pain. Spine. Online first 10/2015; doi:10.1097/BRS.0000000000001193

Stevens M, Maher CG. Optimal types of exercise for lower limb osteoarthritis. Br J Sports Med 2015; 49:1219 doi:10.1136/bjsports-2013-093384

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