Dr Verity Pacey

Verity Pacey Photo Title: Lecturer
Email: verity.pacey@mq.edu.au
Phone: 02 9850 2795  / Fax: 02 9850 6630
Location: Ground floor 75 Talavera Road
Macquarie University
  • Expertise as a clinician, researcher and educator in paediatric physiotherapy.
  • Joined the physiotherapy team at Macquarie University in 2013.
  • Main teaching role at Macquarie University is in the development and teaching of the paediatric physiotherapy curriculum. 
  • Awarded the Sir Robert Menzies Memorial Scholarship in Allied Health Sciences for 2013-2014 while completing her PhD.
  • PhD investigated the effectiveness of physiotherapy, and the multisystemic effects, of Joint Hypermobility Syndrome in children and adolescents.
  • Awarded the 2009 Systematic Review of the Year Award by the American Journal of Sports Medicine.
  • Research interests extend to other chronic, complex musculoskeletal conditions presenting in childhood, such as achondroplasia, osteogenesis imperfecta and congenital talipes equinovarus.
  • 17 publications

Publications

Year Link Citation
2015   Pacey V, Tofts L, Adams RD, Munns CF, Nicholson LL. Quality of life prediction in children with joint hypermobility syndrome. J Paediatr Child Health. 2015 Jan 26. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12826.
2014   Pacey V, Tofts L, Wesley A, Collins F, Singh-Grewal D. Joint hypermobility syndrome: A review for clinicians. J Paediatr Child Health. 2014 Oct 7. doi: 10.1111/jpc.12731.
2014   Pacey V, Adams RD, Tofts L, Munns CF, Nicholson LL. Proprioceptive acuity into knee hypermobile range in children with joint hypermobility syndrome. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2014 Sep 8;12:40. doi: 10.1186/1546-0096-12-40.
2014   Gray K, Pacey V, Gibbons P, Little D & Burns J. Interventions for congenital talipes equinovarus (clubfoot). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2014 Aug 12;8: CD008602.
2014   Ireland PJ, Pacey V, Zankl A, Edwards P, Johnston LM, Savarirayan R. Optimal management of complications associated with achondroplasia. Appl Clin Genet. 2014 Jun 24;7:117-25. doi: 10.2147/TACG.S51485.
2014   Pacey V, Adams RD, Tofts L, Munns CF & Nicholson LL. Joint hypermobility syndrome subclassification in paediatrics: a factor analytics approach. Archives of Diseases in Childhood. 2014 May 26 doi: 10.1136/archdischild-2013-305304.
2013   Pacey V, Tofts L, Adams RD, Munns CF, Nicholson LL. Exercise in children with joint hypermobility syndrome and knee pain: a randomised controlled trial comparing exercise into hypermobile versus neutral knee extension. Pediatr Rheumatol Online J. 2013 Aug 14;11(1):30. doi: 10.1186/1546-0096-11-30.
2013   Alcausin MB, Briody J, Pacey V, Ault J, McQuade M, Bridge C, Engelbert RHH, Sillence DO & Munns CF. Intravenous Pamidronate Treatment in Children with Moderate-to-Severe Osteogenesis Imperfecta Started under Three Years of Age. Hormone Research in  Paediatrics Published Online: May 31, 2013 (DOI:10.1159/000351374).
2012   Ireland PJ, Donaghey S, McGill J, Zankl A, Ware RS, Pacey V, Ault J, Savarirayan R, Sillence D, Thompson E, Townshend S & Johnston LM. Development in children with achondroplasia: a prospective clinical cohort study. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology. 2012 Jun;54(6):532-537.
2012   Ireland PJ, Johnson S, Donaghey S, Johnston L, Ware RS, Zankl A, Pacey V, Ault J, Savarirayan R, Sillence D, Thompson E, Townshend S & McGill J. Medical management of children with achondroplasia: Evaluation of an Australasian cohort aged 0-5 years. Journal of Paediatrics & Child Health 2012 May;48(5):443-449.
2012   Gray K, Pacey V, Gibbons P, Little D, Frost C & Burns J. Interventions for congenital talipes equinovarus (clubfoot). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012 Apr 18;4: CD008602.
2011   Ireland PJ, McGill J, Zankl A, Ware RS, Pacey V, Ault J, Savarirayan R, Sillence D, Thompson EM, Townsend S & Johnston LM. Functional performance in young Australian children with achondroplasia. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology 2011 Oct;53(10):944-50.
2010   Pacey V, Nicholson LL, Adams RD, Munn J & Munns CF. Generalized joint hypermobility and risk of lower limb joint injury during sport: a systematic review with meta-analysis. American Journal of Sports Medicine 2010 Jul; 38 (7); 1487 - 1497.
2010   Gray K, Pacey V, Gibbons P, Little D & Burns J. Interventions for congenital talipes equinovarus (Protocol).Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2010, Issue 7. Art. No.: CD008602. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD008602.
2010   Ireland PJ, Johnson S, Donaghey S, Johnston L, McGill J, Zankl A, Ware RS, Pacey V, Ault J. Savarirayan R, Sillence D, Thompson E & Townsend S. Developmental milestones in infants and young Australasian children with achondroplasia. Journal of Developmental and Behavioural Pediatrics, 2010 Jan; 31 (1): 41 - 47.
2009   Bijarnia S, Shaw P, Vimpani A, Smith R, Pacey V, O'Grady H, Christodoulou J & Sillence D. Combined enzyme replacement and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation in Hurler syndrome. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health 2009 Jul-Aug; 45 (7-8): 469 - 472.
2009   Tofts LJ, Elliott EJ, Munns C, Pacey V & Sillence DO. The differential diagnosis of children with joint hypermobility: A review of the literature. Pediatric Rheumatology 2009 Jan 5; 7:1.