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Health Sciences profile

Dr Josie Athens

PositionSenior Lecturer in Biostatistics
DepartmentDepartment of Preventive and Social Medicine (DSM)
QualificationsBSc(Hons) PhD(Hons)(Mexico)
Research summaryTheoretical biology and biostatistics

Research

  • Analysis of microarrays; origin of the genetic code
  • HIV-1 dynamics after chemotherapy
  • Cancer research
  • Inference of biological networks
  • Complex systems

Publications

Kennedy, D. M., Stanton, J.-A. L., García, J. A., Mason, C., Rand, C. J., Kieser, J. A., & Tompkins, G. R. (2012). Microbial analysis of bite marks by sequence comparison of streptococcal DNA. PLoS ONE, 7(12), e51757. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051757

Lindström, A.-C., Hoogewerff, J., Athens, J., Obertova, Z., Duncan, W., Waddell, N., & Kieser, J. (2015). Gunshot residue preservation in seawater. Forensic Science International, 253, 103-111. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.05.021

Bradley, A. L., Swain, M. V., Waddell, J. N., Das, R., Athens, J., & Kieser, J. A. (2014). A comparison between rib fracture patterns in peri- and post mortem compressive injury in a piglet model. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 33, 67-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.06.004

Chan, W., García, J. A., Newland, H. S., Muecke, J., McGovern, S., Selva, D., … Casson, R. J. (2012). Killing two birds with one stone: The potential effect of cataract surgery on the incidence of primary angle-closure glaucoma in a high-risk population. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 40(4), e128-e134. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2011.02607.x

Harrison, A. A., Badenhorst, C., Kirby, S., White, D., Athens, J., & Stebbings, S. (2014). Comparison of rates of referral and diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis before and after an ankylosing spondylitis public awareness campaign. Clinical Rheumatology, 33(7), 963-968. doi: 10.1007/s10067-014-2551-0

Chapter in Book - Research

Athens, J. A. (2013). Mathematical models in biomolecular sciences. In A. Divan & J. Royds (Eds.), Tools and techniques in biomolecular science. (pp. 466-483). Oxford University Press.

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Journal - Research Article

Johnston, M. R., Murray, I. A., Schultz, M., McLeod, P., O'Donnell, N., Norton, H., … García, J. A. (2015). Does preendoscopy Rockall score safely identify low risk patients following upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage? Gastroenterology Research & Practice, 2015, 410702. doi: 10.1155/2015/410702

Lindström, A.-C., Hoogewerff, J., Athens, J., Obertova, Z., Duncan, W., Waddell, N., & Kieser, J. (2015). Gunshot residue preservation in seawater. Forensic Science International, 253, 103-111. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2015.05.021

Bradley, A. L., Swain, M. V., Waddell, J. N., Das, R., Athens, J., & Kieser, J. A. (2014). A comparison between rib fracture patterns in peri- and post mortem compressive injury in a piglet model. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 33, 67-75. doi: 10.1016/j.jmbbm.2013.06.004

Mącznik, A. K., Schneiders, A. G., Sullivan, S. J., & Athens, J. (2014). What "CAM" we learn about the level of evidence from 60 years of research into manipulative and body-based therapies in sports and exercise medicine? Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 22(2), 349-353. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2014.02.004

Harrison, A. A., Badenhorst, C., Kirby, S., White, D., Athens, J., & Stebbings, S. (2014). Comparison of rates of referral and diagnosis of axial spondyloarthritis before and after an ankylosing spondylitis public awareness campaign. Clinical Rheumatology, 33(7), 963-968. doi: 10.1007/s10067-014-2551-0

Balasundaram, A. P., Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., & Athens, J. (2013). Symptom response following acute bouts of exercise in concussed and non-concussed individuals: A systematic narrative review. Physical Therapy in Sport, 14(4), 253-258. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2013.06.002

Choi, H. J., De Silva, R. K., Tong, D. C., De Silva, H. L., Love, R. M., & Athens, J. (2013). The thickness of parietal bones in a New Zealand sample of cadaveric skulls in relation to calvarial bone graft. Craniomaxillofacial Trauma & Reconstruction, 6(2), 115-120. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1343788

Kennedy, D. M., Stanton, J.-A. L., García, J. A., Mason, C., Rand, C. J., Kieser, J. A., & Tompkins, G. R. (2012). Microbial analysis of bite marks by sequence comparison of streptococcal DNA. PLoS ONE, 7(12), e51757. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0051757

Stebbings, S., Jenks, K., Treharne, G. J., García, J. A., Schultz, M., Highton, J., & Dudley-Brown, S. (2012). Validation of the Dudley Inflammatory Bowel Symptom Questionnaire for the assessment of bowel symptoms in axial SpA: Prevalence of clinically relevant bowel symptoms and association with disease activity. Rheumatology, 51(5), 858-865. doi: 10.1093/rheumatology/ker359

Chan, W., García, J. A., Newland, H. S., Muecke, J., McGovern, S., Selva, D., … Casson, R. J. (2012). Killing two birds with one stone: The potential effect of cataract surgery on the incidence of primary angle-closure glaucoma in a high-risk population. Clinical & Experimental Ophthalmology, 40(4), e128-e134. doi: 10.1111/j.1442-9071.2011.02607.x

Sharples, H., Crutchley, P. W., García, J. A., Gray, A. R., & Horwath, C. C. (2012). Agreement between measured and self-reported height, weight and BMI in predominantly European middle-aged New Zealanders: Findings from a nationwide 1989 survey. New Zealand Medical Journal, 125(1362). Retrieved from http://www.nzma.org.nz/journal

Hébert-Losier, K., Schneiders, A. G., García, J. A., Sullivan, S. J., & Simoneau, G. G. (2012). Influence of knee flexion angle and age on triceps surae muscle activity during heel raises. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 26(11), 3124-3133. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31824435cf

Hébert-Losier, K., Schneiders, A. G., García, J. A., Sullivan, S. J., & Simoneau, G. G. (2012). Influence of knee flexion angle and age on triceps surae muscle fatigue during heel raises. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research, 26(11), 3134-3147. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e318243ff0e

Hébert-Losier, K., Schneiders, A. G., Sullivan, S. J., Newsham-West, R. J., Garcia, J. A., & Simoneau, G. (2011). Analysis of knee flexion angles during 2 clinical versions of the heel raise test to assess soleus and gastrocnemius function. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 41(7), 505-513. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2011.3489

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Journal - Research Other

Ward, L., Stebbings, S., Athens, J., Cherkin, D., & Baxter, G. D. (2014). Yoga for pain and sleep quality in rheumatoid arthritis: Study protocol for a pilot randomized controlled trial. Physical Therapy Reviews, 19(4), 266-276. doi: 10.1179/1743288X14Y.0000000139

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