Dr Kate Scrivener

Dr Kate Schrivener Image Title: Lecturer
Email: kate.scrivener@mq.edu.au
Phone: 02 9850 6625 / Fax: 02 9850 6630
Location: Ground floor 75 Talavera Road
Macquarie University



  • Clinician, researcher and educator in neurological physiotherapy.
  • Joined the physiotherapy teaching team at Macquarie University in 2013.
  • Previously employed as the rehabilitation clinical educator at Bankstown Hospital.
  • Previous member of both the Neurological and Graduate Entry Masters Program External Advisory Committees at the University of Sydney.
  • Completed her PhD in 2013, investigating the amount of exercise that occurs in physiotherapy after stroke and the relationship with walking outcomes.
  • Five publications in journals such as Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repairand the Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Awarded an award for Excellence in Teaching by the Ingham Institute of Applied Medical Research, South Western Sydney Local Health District in 2012.
  • Named the 'Young Researcher of the Year' at the South Western Sydney Local Health District Allied Health


Year Link Citation
2013   Scrivener K, Sherrington C, Schurr K. A systematic review of the responsiveness of lower limb physical performance measures in inpatient care after stroke. BMC Neurology. 2013
2012   Scrivener K, Sherrington C, Schurr K. Amount of exercise in the first week after stroke predicts walking speed and unassisted walking. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair. 2012;26:932-8.
2012   Scrivener K, Sherrington C, Schurr K. Exercise dose and mobility outcome in a comprehensive stroke unit: description and prediction from a prospective cohort study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine. 2012;44:824-9.
2012   Bampton J, Vargas J, Wu R, Potts S, Lance A, Scrivener K, et al. Clinical physiotherapists had both positive and negative perceptions about delivering two different interventions in a clinical trial: a mixed methods study. Journal of Physiotherapy. 2012;58:255-60
2011   Scrivener K, Sherrington C, Schurr K, Treacy D. Many participants in inpatient rehabilitation can quantify their exercise dosage accurately: an observational study. Journal of Physiotherapy. 2011;57(2):117-122.

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