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Otago Medical School staff profiles

Dr Jennifer Dunn

PositionResearch Fellow
DepartmentDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery and Musculoskeletal Medicine (Christchurch)
QualificationsPhD
Research summaryOrthopaedics; neurorehabilitation

Research

Jennifer is a registered physiotherapist. She has worked at the Burwood Spinal Unit as a physiotherapist for over 20 years. She continues to combine this clinical position with her current academic position. The combination of these two positions ensures that clinical relevance is maintained in her research. Her research interests include: spinal cord injury; upper limb reconstructive surgery for people with tetraplegia; quality of life; and rehabilitation outcomes and measurement.

Publications

Snell, D. L., Hipango, J., Sinnott, K. A., Dunn, J. A., Rothwell, A., Hsieh, C. J., … Hooper, G. (2018). Rehabilitation after total joint replacement: A scoping study. Disability & Rehabilitation, 40(14), 1718-1731. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1300947

Dunn, J. A., Nicholls, J. M., Snell, D. L., & Nunnerley, J. L. (2017). New Zealand wheelchair users' preparedness for emergencies. Australasian Journal of Disaster & Trauma Studies, 21(1), 3-18. Retrieved from http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/index.html

Simcock, J. W., Dunn, J. A., Buckley, N. T., Mohammed, K. D., Beadel, G. P., & Rothwell, A. G. (2017). Identification of patients with cervical SCI suitable for early nerve transfer to achieve hand opening. Spinal Cord, 55, 131-134. doi: 10.1038/sc.2016.128

Dunn, J. A., Mohammed, K. D., Beadel, G. P., Rothwell, A. G., & Simcock, J. W. (2017). A comparative outcome study of hamstring versus tibialis anterior and synthetic grafts for deltoid to triceps transfers. Journal of Hand Surgery (Am), 42(10), 833.e1-833.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.05.013

Sinnott, K. A., Dunn, J. A., Wangdell, J., Johanson, M. E., Hall, A. S., & Post, M. W. (2016). Measurement of outcomes of upper limb reconstructive surgery for tetraplegia. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 97(6, Suppl. 2), S169-S181. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.10.110

Journal - Research Article

Snell, D. L., Hipango, J., Sinnott, K. A., Dunn, J. A., Rothwell, A., Hsieh, C. J., … Hooper, G. (2018). Rehabilitation after total joint replacement: A scoping study. Disability & Rehabilitation, 40(14), 1718-1731. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1300947

Dunn, J. A., Nicholls, J. M., Snell, D. L., & Nunnerley, J. L. (2017). New Zealand wheelchair users' preparedness for emergencies. Australasian Journal of Disaster & Trauma Studies, 21(1), 3-18. Retrieved from http://trauma.massey.ac.nz/index.html

Dunn, J. A., Mohammed, K. D., Beadel, G. P., Rothwell, A. G., & Simcock, J. W. (2017). A comparative outcome study of hamstring versus tibialis anterior and synthetic grafts for deltoid to triceps transfers. Journal of Hand Surgery (Am), 42(10), 833.e1-833.e9. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.05.013

Simcock, J. W., Dunn, J. A., Buckley, N. T., Mohammed, K. D., Beadel, G. P., & Rothwell, A. G. (2017). Identification of patients with cervical SCI suitable for early nerve transfer to achieve hand opening. Spinal Cord, 55, 131-134. doi: 10.1038/sc.2016.128

Sinnott, K. A., Dunn, J. A., Wangdell, J., Johanson, M. E., Hall, A. S., & Post, M. W. (2016). Measurement of outcomes of upper limb reconstructive surgery for tetraplegia. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 97(6, Suppl. 2), S169-S181. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.10.110

Rolfson, O., Chenok, K. E., Bohm, E., Lübbeke, A., Denissen, G., Dunn, J., … the Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Working Group of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries. (2016). Patient-reported outcome measures in arthroplasty registries: Report of the Patient-Reported Outcome Measures Working Group of the International Society of Arthroplasty Registries: Part I: Overview and rationale for patient-reported outcome measures. Acta Orthopaedica, 87(eSuppl. 362), 3-8. doi: 10.1080/17453674.2016.1181815

Koch-Borner, S., Dunn, J. A., Fridén, J., & Wangdell, J. (2016). Rehabilitation after posterior deltoid to triceps transfer in tetraplegia. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 97(6, Suppl. 2), S126-S135. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.01.037

Dunn, J. A., Sinnott, K. A., Rothwell, A. G., Mohammed, K. D., & Simcock, J. W. (2016). Tendon transfer surgery for people with tetraplegia: An overview. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 97(6, Suppl. 2), S75-S80. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2016.01.034

Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., McPherson, K., Hooper, G., & Woodfield, T. (2016). Return to work for severely injured survivors of the Christchurch earthquake: Influences in the first 2 years. Disability & Rehabilitation, 38(10), 987-993. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2015.1070299

Snell, D. L., Siegert, R. J., Surgenor, L. J., Dunn, J. A., & Hooper, G. J. (2016). Evaluating quality of life outcomes following joint replacement: Psychometric evaluation of a short form of the WHOQOL-Bref. Quality of Life Research, 25, 51-61. doi: 10.1007/s11136-015-1044-1

Dunn, J. A., Hay-Smith, E. J., Keeling, S., & Sinnott, K. A. (2016). Decision-making about upper limb tendon transfer surgery by people with tetraplegia for more than 10 years. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 97(6, Suppl. 2), S88-S96. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.09.026

Nunnerley, J., Dunn, J., McPherson, K., Hooper, G., & Woodfield, T. (2015). Participation and quality of life outcomes among individuals with earthquake-related physical disability: A systematic review. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 47, 385-393. doi: 10.2340/16501977-1965

Middleton, J. W., Piccenna, L., Gruen, R. L., Williams, S., Creasey, G., Dunlop, S., … Dunn, J. A., … Bragge, P. (2015). Developing a spinal cord injury research strategy using a structured process of evidence review and stakeholder dialogue. Part III: Outcomes. Spinal Cord, 53, 729-737. doi: 10.1038/sc.2015.87

Sinnott, K. A., Dunn, J. A., Rothwell, A. G., Hall, A. S., & Post, M. W. M. (2014). The development of the NZ-based International Upper Limb Surgery Registry. Spinal Cord, 52(8), 611-615. doi: 10.1038/sc.2014.57

Mohammed, K., & Dunn, J. A. (2014). Shoulder pain in tetraplegia. Orthopaedics & Trauma, 28(1), 27-32. doi: 10.1016/j.mporth.2014.01.001

Dunn, J. A., Rothwell, A. G., Mohammed, K. D., & Sinnott, K. A. (2014). The effects of aging on upper limb tendon transfers in patients with tetraplegia. Journal of Hand Surgery (Am), 39(2), 317-323. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2013.11.037

Dunn, J. A., Hay-Smith, E. J. C., Whitehead, L. C., & Keeling, S. (2013). Liminality and decision making for upper limb surgery in tetraplegia: A grounded theory. Disability & Rehabilitation, 35(15), 1293-1301. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.727945

Dunn, J. A., Hay-Smith, E. J. C., Whitehead, L. C., & Keeling, S. (2012). Issues influencing the decision to have upper limb surgery for people with tetraplegia. Spinal Cord, 50, 844-847. doi: 10.1038/sc.2012.58

Dunn, J. A., Hay-Smith, E. J. C., Whitehead, L. C., Keeling, S., & Rothwell, A. G. (2010). Upper limb reconstructive surgery uptake for persons with tetraplegia in New Zealand: A retrospective case review 2001-2005. Spinal Cord, 48(11), 832-837. doi: 10.1038/sc.2010.15

Dunn, J., Sinnott, K. A., Nunnerley, J., & Scheuringer, M. (2009). Utilisation of patient perspective to validate clinical measures of outcome following spinal cord injury. Disability & Rehabilitation, 31(12), 967-975. doi: 10.1080/09638280802358407

Dunn, J. A., Sinnott, K. A., Bryden, A. M., Connolly, S. J., & Rothwell, A. G. (2008). Measurement issues related to upper limb interventions in persons who have tetraplegia. Hand Clinics, 24(2), 161-168. doi: 10.1016/j.hcl.2008.01.005

Sinnott, K. A., Dunn, J. A., & Rothwell, A. G. (2004). Use of the ICF conceptual framework to interpret hand function outcomes following tendon transfer surgery for tetraplegia. Spinal Cord, 42(7), 396-400.

Rothwell, A., Sinnott, A., Mohammed, K. D., Dunn, J. A., & Sinclair, S. (2003). Upper limb surgery for tetraplegia: A 10-year re-review of hand function. Journal of Hand Surgery (Am), 28A, 489-497.

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Journal - Research Other

Dunn, J. (2011). [Commentary on the article Influence of a locomotor training approach on walking speed and distance in people with chronic spinal cord injury: A randomised clinical trial]. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 39(1), 47.

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