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Dr Meredith Perry

PositionSenior Lecturer
QualificationsBPhty(Otago) MManipTh(Curtin) PhD(Otago)
Research summaryManagement of long term musculoskeletal conditions; physical activity; clinical education
Teaching
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Clinical practice
  • Thesis supervision (master's and PhD)
MembershipsAssociate Editor of the NZ Journal of Physiotherapy, New Zealand Professional Practice Committee, Physiotherapy New Zealand - Wellington, New Zealand Physiotherapy Association, Physiotherapy New Zealand Older Adult Special Interest Group, Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research (CHARR) and Collaboration of Ageing Research Excellence (CARE)

Research

I have experience in quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research and my current areas of interest are the management of long term conditions (predominantly musculoskeletal) and the development of sustainable interprofessional education (IPE). Current research projects include:

  • The prevalence of anterior cruciate ligament injury in female netball players in New Zealand
  • The lived experience of people with ACL injury
  • What makes an ACL injury prevention programme feasible
  • The lived experience of people with low back pain
  • Physical activity and health in people with below knee amputation
  • The effectiveness of a physical activity programme for people with knee and hip osteoarthritis
  • The psychometric properties of interprofessional education (IPE) outcome measures

ACL Research

Parks for Activity and Recreation in the Community Study

Additional details

Reviewer for:

  • Physical Therapy Reviews
  • Disability and Rehabilitation
  • Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Journal of Orthopedics and Sports Physical Therapy
  • Associate Editor of New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy
  • Sports Physical Therapy

Publications

Jayakaran, P., Perry, M., Kondov, M., McPherson, T., Sutherland, L., & Wypych, A. (2019). Attitudes and beliefs towards physical activity participation in individuals with below-knee amputation. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(2), 118-128. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/47.2.06

McKinlay, E., Brown, M., Beckingsale, L., Burrow, M., Coleman, K., Darlow, B., Donovan, S., … Hilder, J., Neser, H., Perry, M., … Pullon, S. (2019). Forming inter-institutional partnerships to offer pre-registration IPE: A focus group study. Journal of Interprofessional Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2019.1685476

Devan, H., Godfrey, H. K., Perry, M. A., Hempel, D., Saipe, B., Hale, L., & Grainger, R. (2019). Current practices of health care providers in recommending online resources for chronic pain self-management. Journal of Pain Research, 12, 2457-2472. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S206539

Yoshikawa, K., Brady, B., Perry, M. A., & Devan, H. (2019). Sociocultural factors influencing physiotherapy management in culturally and linguistically diverse people with persistent pain: A scoping review. Physiotherapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2019.08.002

Devan, H., Perry, M. A., van Hattem, A., Thurlow, G., Shepherd, S., Muchemwa, C., & Grainger, R. (2019). Do pain management websites foster self-management support for people with persistent pain? A scoping review. Patient Education & Counseling. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.04.009

Authored Book - Research

Darlow, B., Perry, M., & Chapple, C. (2013). Water based exercise for arthritis: A manual for class co-ordinators. Dunedin and Wellington, New Zealand: University of Otago and Arthritis New Zealand, 30p.

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Journal - Research Article

Jayakaran, P., Perry, M., Kondov, M., McPherson, T., Sutherland, L., & Wypych, A. (2019). Attitudes and beliefs towards physical activity participation in individuals with below-knee amputation. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(2), 118-128. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/47.2.06

Devan, H., Godfrey, H. K., Perry, M. A., Hempel, D., Saipe, B., Hale, L., & Grainger, R. (2019). Current practices of health care providers in recommending online resources for chronic pain self-management. Journal of Pain Research, 12, 2457-2472. doi: 10.2147/JPR.S206539

McKinlay, E., Brown, M., Beckingsale, L., Burrow, M., Coleman, K., Darlow, B., Donovan, S., … Hilder, J., Neser, H., Perry, M., … Pullon, S. (2019). Forming inter-institutional partnerships to offer pre-registration IPE: A focus group study. Journal of Interprofessional Care. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1080/13561820.2019.1685476

Devan, H., Hale, L., Hempel, D., Saipe, B., & Perry, M. A. (2018). What works and does not work in a self-management intervention for people with chronic pain? Qualitative systematic review and meta-synthesis. Physical Therapy, 98(5), 381-397. doi: 10.1093/ptj/pzy029

Scott, S. M., Perry, M. A., & Sole, G. (2018). "Not always a straight path": Patients' perspectives following anterior cruciate ligament rupture and reconstruction. Disability & Rehabilitation, 40(19), 2311-2317. doi: 10.1080/09638288.2017.1335803

Boland, P., Levack, W. M. M., Graham, F. P., & Perry, M. A. (2018). User perspective on receiving adaptive equipment after stroke: A mixed-methods study. Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 85(4), 297-306. doi: 10.1177/0008417418800834

Perry, M. A., Devan, H., Fitzgerald, H., Han, K., Liu, L.-T., & Rouse, J. (2018). Accessibility and usability of parks and playgrounds. Disability & Health Journal, 11(2), 221-229. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2017.08.011

Clode, N. J., Perry, M. A., & Wulff, L. (2018). Does physiotherapy prehabilitation improve pre-surgical outcomes and influence patient expectations prior to knee and hip joint arthroplasty? International Journal of Orthopaedic & Trauma Nursing, 30, 14-19. doi: 10.1016/j.ijotn.2018.05.004

McKinlay, E., McDonald, J., Darlow, B., & Perry, M. (2018). The social networks of New Zealand patients with multimorbidity and the work of those nominated as their 'significant supporters': An exploratory study. Health & Social Care in the Community. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12657

Jayakaran, P., Perry, M., & Hale, L. (2018). Comparison of self-reported physical activity levels and quality of life between individuals with dysvascular and non-dysvascular below knee amputation: A cross-sectional study. Disability & Health Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2018.10.005

Mesbah, N., Perry, M., Hill, K. D., Kaur, M., & Hale, L. (2017). Postural stability in older adults with Alzheimer disease. Physical Therapy, 97(3), 290-309. doi: 10.2522/ptj.20160115

Fernandopulle, S., Perry, M., Manlapaz, D., & Jayakaran, P. (2017). Effect of land-based generic physical activity interventions on pain, physical function, and physical performance in hip and knee osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 96(11), 773-792. doi: 10.1097/phm.0000000000000736

Perry, M. A., Mulligan, H., & Smith, C. (2017). How do professional caregivers perceive their health and well-being? International Journal of Workplace Health Management, 10(6), 434-449. doi: 10.1108/IJWHM-05-2017-0029

Boland, P., Levack, W., Perry, M., & Graham, F. (2017). Equipment provision after stroke: A scoping review of the use of personal care and mobility aids in rehabilitation. British Journal of Occupational Therapy, 80(2), 73-88. doi: 10.1177/0308022616664910

Darlow, B., McKinlay, E., Gallagher, P., Beckingsale, L., Coleman, K., Perry, M., & Pullon, S. (2017). Building and expanding interprofessional teaching teams. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(1), 29-33. doi: 10.1071/HC16053

McKinlay, E., McDonald, J., Darlow, B., & Perry, M. (2017). Social networks of patients with multimorbidity: A qualitative study of patients' and supporters' views. Journal of Primary Health Care, 9(2), 153-161. doi: 10.1071/HC16062

von Aesch, A. V., Perry, M., & Sole, G. (2016). Physiotherapists’ experiences of the management of anterior cruciate ligament injuries. Physical Therapy in Sport, 19, 14-22. doi: 10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.08.004

Perry, M., Dean, S., & Devan, H. (2016). The relationship between chronic low back pain and fatigue: A systematic review. Physical Therapy Reviews, 21(3-6), 173-183. doi: 10.1080/10833196.2016.1264665

Darlow, B., Perry, M., Dean, S., Mathieson, F., Baxter, G. D., & Dowell, A. (2016). Putting physical activity while experiencing low back pain in context: Balancing the risks and benefits. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 97(2), 245-251. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2015.09.020

Darlow, B., Donovan, S., Coleman, K., McKinlay, E., Beckingsale, L., Gallagher, P., Gray, B., Neser, H., Perry, M., & Pullon, S. (2016). What makes an interprofessional education programme meaningful to students? Findings from focus group interviews with students based in New Zealand. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 30(3), 355-361. doi: 10.3109/13561820.2016.1141189

Darlow, B., Dean, S., Perry, M., Mathieson, F., Baxter, G. D., & Dowell, A. (2015). Easy to harm, hard to heal: Patient views about the back. Spine, 40(11), 842-850. doi: 10.1097/brs.0000000000000901

Perry, M., Featherston, S., McSherry, T., Milne, G., Ruhen, T., & Wright, K. (2015). Musculoskeletal physiotherapy provided within a community health centre improves access. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 43(2), 40-46. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/43.2.03

Perry, M., Hudson, S., Clode, N., Wright, K., & Baxter, D. (2015). What factors affect attendance at musculoskeletal physiotherapy outpatient services for patients from a high deprivation area in New Zealand? New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 43(2), 47-53. doi: 10.15619/NZJP/43.2.04

Darlow, B., Coleman, K., McKinlay, E., Donovan, S., Beckingsale, L., Gray, B., Neser, H., Perry, M., Stanley, J., & Pullon, S. (2015). The positive impact of interprofessional education: A controlled trial to evaluate a programme for health professional students. BMC Medical Education, 15, 98. doi: 10.1186/s12909-015-0385-3

Darlow, B., Dean, S., Perry, M., Mathieson, F., Baxter, G. D., & Dowell, A. (2014). Acute low back pain management in general practice: Uncertainty and conflicting certainties. Family Practice, 31(6), 723-732. doi: 10.1093/fampra/cmu051

Darlow, B., Perry, M., Stanley, J., Mathieson, F., Melloh, M., Baxter, G. D., & Dowell, A. (2014). Cross-sectional survey of attitudes and beliefs about back pain in New Zealand. BMJ Open, 4(5), e004725. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2013-004725

Darlow, B., Perry, M., Mathieson, F., Stanley, J., Melloh, M., Marsh, R., Baxter, G. D., & Dowell, A. (2014). The development and exploratory analysis of the Back Pain Attitudes Questionnaire (Back-PAQ). BMJ Open, 4(5), e005251. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005251

Sole, G., Schneiders, A., Hébert-Losier, K., & Perry, M. (2013). Perceptions by physiotherapy students and faculty staff of a multimedia learning resource for musculoskeletal practical skills teaching. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 41(2), 58-64.

Darlow, B., Dowell, A., Baxter, G. D., Mathieson, F., Perry, M., & Dean, S. (2013). The enduring impact of what clinicians say to people with low back pain. Annals of Family Medicine, 11(6), 527-534. doi: 10.1370/afm.1518

Pullon, S., McKinlay, E., Beckingsale, L., Perry, M., Darlow, B., Gray, B., Gallagher, P., Hoare, K., & Morgan, S. (2013). Interprofessional education for physiotherapy, medical and dietetics students: A pilot programme. Journal of Primary Health Care, 5(1), 52-58.

Perry, M. A., Hudson, H. S., Meys, S., Norrie, O., Ralph, T., & Warner, S. (2012). Older adults' experiences regarding discharge from hospital following orthopaedic intervention: A metasynthesis. Disability & Rehabilitation, 34(4), 267-278. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2011.603016

Perry, M. A. C., Hudson, S., & Ardis, K. (2011). “If I didn't have anybody, what would I have done?”: Experiences of older adults and their discharge home after lower limb orthopaedic surgery. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 43(10), 916-922.

Perry, M. A., Hendrick, P. A., Hale, L., Baxter, G. D., Milosavljevic, S., Dean, S. G., … Hurley, D. A. (2010). Utility of the RT3 triaxial accelerometer in free living: An investigation of adherence and data loss. Applied Ergonomics, 41, 469-476. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2009.10.001

O'Sullivan, P., Dankaerts, W., Burnett, A., Straker, L., Bargon, G., Moloney, N., Perry, M., & Tsang, S. (2006). Lumbopelvic kinematics and trunk muscle activity during sitting on stable and unstable surfaces. Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy, 36(1), 19-25. doi: 10.2519/jospt.2006.2094

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Journal - Research Other

Yoshikawa, K., Brady, B., Perry, M. A., & Devan, H. (2019). Sociocultural factors influencing physiotherapy management in culturally and linguistically diverse people with persistent pain: A scoping review. Physiotherapy. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.physio.2019.08.002

Devan, H., Perry, M. A., van Hattem, A., Thurlow, G., Shepherd, S., Muchemwa, C., & Grainger, R. (2019). Do pain management websites foster self-management support for people with persistent pain? A scoping review. Patient Education & Counseling. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2019.04.009

Saitta, M., Devan, H., Boland, P., & Perry, M. A. (2018). Park-based physical activity interventions for persons with disabilities: A mixed-methods systematic review. Disability & Health Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1016/j.dhjo.2018.07.006

Coleman, K., Darlow, B., McKinlay, E., Beckingsale, L., Donovan, S., Stanley, J., Gallagher, P., Gray, B., Neser, H., Perry, M., & Pullon, S. (2014). Does interprofessional education make a difference to students' attitudes to practice? [Brief communication]. Journal of Medical Imaging & Radiation Sciences, 45(4), 344-345. doi: 10.1016/j.jmir.2014.10.004

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