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DSM staff profile

Cathy Chapple

Professor John Sullivan

PositionProfessor
QualificationsMSc PhD (Wat) DipPhEd (Otago)
Research summarySports physiotherapy
TeachingI have developed and taught a wide range of courses at all levels including an innovative international distance course. Currently I am focusing my teaching on research methods and the supervision of postgraduate research students.

Research

Clinical Neurophysiology, Motor Control, Therapeutic Massage, Clinical Measurement, Sports-Related Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, Physical Activity, Rehabilitation and Sports Injury.

Current research interests:

  • Sports-related concussion: - identification and screening, reporting practices, parents

Publications

Lee, H., Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., Ahmed, O. H., Balasundaram, A. P., Williams, D., … McCrory, P. (2015). Smartphone and tablet apps for concussion road warriors (team clinicians): A systematic review for practical users. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49, 499-505. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092930

Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., Cheang, C.-W., Kitto, E., Lee, H., Redhead, J., Ward, S., Ahmed, O. H., & McCrory, P. R. (2012). 'What's happening?' A content analysis of concussion-related traffic on Twitter. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(4), 258-263. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.080341

Williams, D., Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., Ahmed, O. H., Lee, H., Balasundaram, A. P., & McCrory, P. R. (2014). Big hits on the small screen: An evaluation of concussion-related videos on YouTube. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48, 107-111. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091853

Ahmed, O. H., Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., & McCrory, P. (2010). iSupport: Do social networking sites have a role to play in concussion awareness? Disability & Rehabilitation, 32(22), 1877-1883. doi: 10.3109/09638281003734409

Sye, G., Sullivan, S. J., & McCrory, P. (2006). High school rugby players' understanding of concussion and return to play guidelines. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 40, 1003-1005. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2005.020511

Journal - Research Article

Lee, H., Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., Ahmed, O. H., Balasundaram, A. P., Williams, D., … McCrory, P. (2015). Smartphone and tablet apps for concussion road warriors (team clinicians): A systematic review for practical users. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 49, 499-505. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2013-092930

Williams, D., Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., Ahmed, O. H., Lee, H., Balasundaram, A. P., & McCrory, P. R. (2014). Big hits on the small screen: An evaluation of concussion-related videos on YouTube. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 48, 107-111. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091853

Jayakaran, P., Johnson, G. M., & Sullivan, S. J. (2014). Turning performance in persons with a dysvascular transtibial amputation. Prosthetics & Orthotics International, 38(1). doi: 10.1177/0309364613485114

Ahmed, O. H., Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., & McCrory, P. R. (2012). Concussion information online: Evaluation of information quality, content and readability of concussion-related websites. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(9), 675-683. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.081620

Alla, S., Sullivan, S. J., & McCrory, P. (2012). Defining asymptomatic status following sports concussion: Fact or fallacy? British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(8), 562-569. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.081299

Sole, G., Milosavljevic, S., Nicholson, H., & Sullivan, S. J. (2012). Altered muscle activation following hamstring injuries. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(2), 118-123. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.079343

Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., Cheang, C.-W., Kitto, E., Lee, H., Redhead, J., Ward, S., Ahmed, O. H., & McCrory, P. R. (2012). 'What's happening?' A content analysis of concussion-related traffic on Twitter. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 46(4), 258-263. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.080341

Schneiders, A. G., Sullivan, S. J., Handcock, P., Gray, A., & McCrory, P. R. (2012). Sports concussion assessment: The effect of exercise on dynamic and static balance. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 22(1), 85-90. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0838.2010.01141.x

Sullivan, S. J., Hammond-Tooke, G. D., Schneiders, A. G., Gray, A. R., & McCrory, P. (2012). The diagnostic accuracy of selected neurological tests. Journal of Clinical Neuroscience, 19(3), 423-427. doi: 10.1016/j.jocn.2011.09.011

Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., Handcock, P., Gray, A., & McCrory, P. R. (2011). Changes in the timed finger-to-nose task performance following exercise of different intensities. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45, 46-48. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2009.071225

Alla, S., Sullivan, S. J., McCrory, P., & Hale, L. (2011). Spreading the word on sports concussion: Citation analysis of summary and agreement, position and consensus statements on sports concussion. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 45(2), 132-135. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2010.074088

Sole, G., Milosavljevic, S., Nicholson, H., & Sullivan, S. J. (2011). Selective strength loss and decreased muscle activity in hamstring injury. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 41(5), 354-363. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2011.3268

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

Munn, J., Sullivan, S. J., & Schneiders, A. G. (2010). Evidence of sensorimotor deficits in functional ankle instability: A systematic review with meta-analysis. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 13, 2-12. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2009.03.004

Alla, S., Sullivan, S. J., McCrory, P., Schneiders, A. G., & Handcock, P. (2010). Does exercise evoke neurological symptoms in healthy subjects? Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 13, 24-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2008.12.629

Mani, R., Milosavljevic, S., & Sullivan, S. J. (2010). The effect of occupational whole-body vibration on standing balance: A systematic review. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 40(6), 698-709. doi: 10.1016/j.ergon.2010.05.009

Ahmed, O. H., Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., & McCrory, P. (2010). iSupport: Do social networking sites have a role to play in concussion awareness? Disability & Rehabilitation, 32(22), 1877-1883. doi: 10.3109/09638281003734409

Bronson, C., Brewerton, K., Ong, J., Palanca, C., & Sullivan, S. J. (2010). Does hippotherapy improve balance in persons with multiple sclerosis: A systematic review. European Journal of Physical & Rehabilitation Medicine, 46(3), 347-353.

Schneiders, A. G., Sullivan, S. J., Kvarnström, J., Olsson, M., Ydén, T., & Marshall, S. (2010). The effect of footwear and sports-surface on dynamic neurological screening for sport-related concussion. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 13, 382-386. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2010.01.003

Schneiders, A. G., Sullivan, S. J., Gray, A. R., Hammond-Tooke, G. D., & McCrory, P. R. (2010). Normative values for three clinical measures of motor performance used in the neurological assessment of sports concussion. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 13(2), 196-201. doi: 10.1016/j.jsams.2009.05.004

Alla, S., Sullivan, S. J., Hale, L., & McCrory, P. (2009). Self-report scales/checklists for the measurement of concussion symptoms: A systematic review. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 43(Suppl 1), i3-i12. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2009.058339

Smith, J. M., Sullivan, S. J., & Baxter, G. D. (2009). Massage therapy services for healthcare: A telephone focus group study of drivers for clients' continued use of services. Complementary Therapies in Medicine, 17(5-6), 281-291. doi: 10.1016/j.ctim.2009.07.001

Sye, G., Sullivan, S. J., & McCrory, P. (2006). High school rugby players' understanding of concussion and return to play guidelines. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 40, 1003-1005. doi: 10.1136/bjsm.2005.020511

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Journal - Research Other

Finch, C. F., McCrory, P., Ewing, M. T., & Sullivan, S. J. (2013). Concussion guidelines need to move from only expert content to also include implementation and dissemination strategies. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 47, 12-14. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2012-091796

Ahmed, O. H., Sullivan, S. J., Schneiders, A. G., Anderson, L., Paton, C., & McCrory, P. R. (2013). Ethical considerations in using Facebook for health care support: A case study using concussion management. PM&R, 5(4), 328-334. doi: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2013.03.007

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