Professor Catherine Dean

Physio - Cath DeanContact details:
Email: catherine.dean@mq.edu.au
Ph: 02 9850 6620 / Fax: 02 9850 6630
Location: Ground floor 75 Talavera Road
Macquarie University 

 

Introduction

  • Researcher and educator in neurological physiotherapy.
  • Joined Macquarie University as the inaugural Director and Head of the Physiotherapy Program in May 2011.
  • Previously worked as an academic with teaching, administrative and research responsibilities at the University of Sydney since 1991.
  • Recipient of prestigious scholarships to undertake Masters, Doctoral and Post-doctoral studies.
  • Over 40 publications, two with over 130 citations and over $1.9 million in grants for research and education resource development.
  • Research published in high impact international journals in neurology (Stroke), rehabilitation (Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation) and basic science journals (Gait and Posture) as well as in international and national physiotherapy journals.
  • Major contributions have been in the area of clinical education and neurological physiotherapy.
  • Research interests are developing and testing rehabilitation strategies to increase activity and participation after stroke, translating evidence into practice and clinical education.
  • Her research has been included in the Australian Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Stroke.
  • Experienced in new curriculum development and learning and teaching innovation in Physiotherapy.
  • Department member of the recently funded multidisciplinary Faculty Centre for Physical Health.

University/departmental reports

  • Dean CM, Rissel C, Sherrington C, Sharkey M, Cumming RG, Lord  SR, Barker RN, Kirkham C and O'Rourke SD.(in press)  Exercise intervention to prevent falls and enhance mobility in community dwellers after stroke: a randomised controlled trial Sydney: NSW Department of Health (Accepted October 2010)
  • Refshauge K, Dean CM, Alam M (2009) International Experiences at FHS. Report to FHS Dean December 2009
  • Lincoln M, Dean CM, Faculty of Health Sciences, Bloomfield D, Faculty of Education and Social Work and Baguley J & Hawke C, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences (2009) Promoting University-wide excellence in field-based professional practice experiences Report on a Faculty of Health Sciences 2008 Small TIES Grant
  • Brien J and Review Committee (2008) Review of Clinical and Experiential Placement Programs Report to Faculty of Pharmacy, March 2008
  • Clemson L, Mathews M, Dean CM, Lovarini M & Alam M. (2008). Translating research into practice: Sustainability of a community-based falls prevention program in minority communities. Final report for Commonwealth Falls and Injury Prevention Community Grants Program.
  • Dean CM (2005) Physiotherapy Clinical Education Curriculum. School of Physiotherapy report to Clinical education Advisory Committee and External Advisory Committee 
  • Dean CM, Hobbs CH & Higgs L (2000) Clinical Schools Model. School of Physiotherapy Report to the Clinical Education Advisory Committee
  • Dean CM (1997)  Physiotherapy Clinical Education- A review of the pilot program and implementation of the Clinical Schools Model. School of Physiotherapy Report to the Physiotherapists in Management Special Interest Group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association

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Publications

Year Link Citation
In press

 

Dean CM, Ada L, Lindley R (in press) Treadmill training provides greater benefit to the subgroup of community dwelling people after stroke who walk faster than 0.4 m/s: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy ( accepted 18/12/2013)

2013

 

Marcuzzi A, Dean CM, Hush JM (2013) Early changes in somatosensory function in spinal pain: protocol for a systematic review  Syst Rev. 2013 Oct 2;2(1):90. doi: 10.1186/2046-4053-2-90

2013

 

Lorvani M, Clemson L, Dean CM (2013) Sustainability of community-based fall prevention programs: A systematic review. Journal of Safety Research 47;9-17

2013

 

Polese JC, Ada L, Dean CM, Nascimento LR, Teixeira-Salmela LF (2013) Treadmill training is effective for ambulatory adults with stroke: a systematic review. J Physiother. 2013;59(2):73-80. doi: 10.1016/S1836-9553(13)70159-0.

2013

 

Ada L, Dean CM, Lindley R (2013 ) Randomised trial of treadmill training to improve walking in community dwelling people after stroke: the AMBULATE trial Int J Stroke Int J Stroke. 2013 Mar 7. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-4949.2012.00934.x. [Epub ahead of print]

2012

 

McCluskey A, Ada l, Dean C, Vargas J (2012) Feasability and validity of a wearable GPS device for measureing outings after stroke ISRN Rehabilitation 1-8

2012

 

Bampton J, Vargas J, Wu R, Potts S, Lance A, Scrivener K, Ada L, Dean CM (2012) 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(4):255-60

2012

 

Dorsch S, Ada L, Canning CG, Dean CM , Alzahrani MA (2012) The strength of the ankle dorsiflexors has a significant and independent contribution to walking speed in people who can walk independently after stroke: an observational study Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2012 Jun;93(6):1072-6. Epub 2012 Mar 29.

2012

 

Preston E, Ada L, Dean CM, Waddington G, Stanton R (2012)The Physiotherapy eSkills Training Online resource improves performance of practical skills: a controlled trial. BMC education 2012 Nov 26;12(1):119

2012

 

Dean CM, Rissel C, Sherrington C, Sharkey M, Cumming R, Lord SR, Barker RN, Kirkham C, O'Rourke S (2012) Exercise to enhance mobility and prevent falls after stroke: The community stroke club randomised trial Neurorehabil Neural Repair. 2012 Nov;26(9):1046-57.

2012  

Crosbie J, Alhusaini AA, Dean CM, Shepherd RB (2012) Plantarflexor muscle and spatiotemporal gait characteristics of children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy: an observational study. Dev Neurorehabil. 2012;15(2):114-8.

2012  

Canning CG, Allen NE, Dean CM, Goh L, Fung VSC (2012) Home-based treadmill training for individuals with Parkinson'sdisease: a randomized controlled pilot trial. Clin Rehabil. 2012 Sep;26(9):817-26. Epub 2012 Jan 18.

2012  

Alzahrani MA, Dean CM, Ada L, Canning CG & Dorsch S (2012) Mood and balance are associated with free-living physical activity of people after stroke residing in the community. Stroke Res Treat. 2012:470648. Epub 2011 Oct 13

2011  

Preston E, Ada L, Dean CM, Waddington G, Stanton R (2011) What is the probability of patients who are non-ambulatory after stroke regaining independent walking? A systematic review. Int J Stroke. 2011 Dec;6(6):531-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1747-4949.2011.00668.x.

2011  

Tiedemann A,  Sherrington C, Dean CM,  Rissel C, Lord SR, Kirkham C, & O'Rourke SD (2012) Predictors of adherence to a structured exercise program and physical activity participation in community dwellers after stroke. Stroke Res Treat. 2012:136525. Epub 2011 Oct 11.

2011  

Alzahrani MA, Dean CM, Ada L, Canning CG & Dorsch S (2012) Mood and balance are associated with free-living physical activity of people after stroke residing in the community. Stroke Res Treat. 2012:470648. Epub 2011 Oct 13

2011  

Stanton, R, Ada L, Dean CM, Preston E (2011) Biofeedback for training activities of the lower limb in adults after stroke: a systematic review. Journal of Physiotherapy 57(3):145-55.

2011

Ada L, Dean CM (2011) Laufbandtraining nach Schlaganfall (Treadmill training after Stroke). In Mehrholz J (ed) Neuroreha nach Schlaganfall (Neurorehabilitation after Stroke) (ISBN 9783131536518) Georg Thieme Verlag KG pp135-146.

2011

Alzahrani MA, Dean CM and Ada L (2011) Relationship between walking performance and community activity in people with stroke: an observational study. Rev Bras Fisioter. 15(1):45-51

2011

Alhusaini AA, Crosbie J, Shepherd R, Dean CM & Scheinberg A (2011) No change in calf muscle passive stiffness following Botulinum toxin injection in children with cerebral palsy: a prospective study. Development Medicine and Child Neurology DOI: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2011.03930.x published online

2011  

Alzahrani MA, Ada L, Dean CM (2011) Duration of physical activity is normal but frequency is reduced after stroke: an observational study Journal of Physiotherapy 57(1):47-51.

2010  

Ada L, Dean CM, Vargas J, Ennis S (2010) Mechanically assisted walking with body weight support results in more independent walking than assisted overground walking in non-ambulatory patients early after stroke: a systematic review Journal of Physiotherapy. 56:153

2010  

Dean CM, Ada L, Bampton J, Morris M, Katrak PH, Potts S (2010) Treadmill walking with body weight support in subacute non-ambulatory stroke improves walking capacity more than overground walking: a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy 56:97-103.

2010  

Ada L, Dean CM, Morris M, Simpson J, Katrak PH (2010) Randomised trial of treadmill walking with body weight support to establish walking in subacute stroke: the MOBILISE trial. Stroke 41: 1237-1242.

2010  

Dean CM, Alam M, Refshauge K (2010) Clinical training requirements for the Faculty of Health Sciences Synergy 30: 22-27.

2010  

Lloyd G, Dean CM, Ada L (2010) Issues in recruiting community-dwelling stroke survivors to clinical trials: the AMBULATE trial. Contemporary Clinical Trials 31(4):289-92.

2010  

Alhusaini AAA, Dean CM,  Crosbie J, Shepherd RB, Lewis J (2010), Evaluation of Spasticity in Children with Cerebral Palsy using Ashworth and Tardieu Scales compared to a Laboratory Journal of Child Neurology 25: 1242-1247

2010  

Alhusaini AAA, Crosbie J, Shepherd RB, Dean CM, Scheinberg A (2010) Mechanical properties of the plantarflexor musculotendinous unit during passive dorsiflexion in children with cerebral palsy compared to typically developing children Development Medicine and Child Neurology 52:E101-E106

2009  

Alzahrani MA, Dean CM , Ada L (2009) Ability to negotiate stairs predicts free-living physical activity in community-dwelling people with stroke: an observational study.Aust Journal of Physiotherapy 55:277-281

2009  

Dean CM, Rissel C, Sharkey M, Sherrington C, Cumming RG, Barker RN, Lord SR, O'Rourke SD, Kirkham C (2009). Exercise intervention to prevent falls and enhance mobility in community dwellers after stroke: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMC Neurol. Jul 22;9:38.

2009  

Ada, L; Sherrington, C; Canning, CG; Dean CM; Scianni, AA (2009) Computerised tracking to train dexterity after cerebellar tumour: a single-case experimental study Brain Inj. Jul;23(7):702-6.

2009   Ada L, Dean CM, Lindley R, Lloyd G (2009) Improving community ambulation after stroke: the AMBULATE trial BMC Neurology  Feb 11;9:8.
2009  

Sherrington C, Lord SR, Vogler CM, Close JC, Howard K, Dean CM, Clemson L, Barraclough E, Ramsay E, O'Rourke SD, Cumming RG (2009). Minimising disability and falls in older people through a post-hospital exercise program: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation BMC Geriatrics Feb 26:9:8

2009  

Dean CM, Stark AM, Gates C, Czerniec S, Hobbs C, Bullock L  Kolodziej I (2009) A profile of physiotherapy clinical education Australian Health Review 33;38-46.

2007  

Ada L, Dean CM (2007) Improving walking after stroke using a treadmill. In Partridge C (Ed) Recent Advances in Neurological Physiotherapy. London: John Wiley & Sons pp 108-123.

2007  

Ada L, Dean CM, Morris ME (2007) Supported treadmill training to establish walking in non-ambulatory patients early after stroke BMC Neurol. Sep 6;7:29.

2007  

Dean CM, Channon EF, Hall JM (2007) Sitting training early after stroke improves sitting ability and quality and carries over to standing up but not to walking: a randomised trial. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 53:97-102.

2006  

Hobbs CL, Dean CM, Higgs J, Adamson B. (2006) Physiotherapy students' attitudes towards and knowledge of older people. Aust J Physiother 52:115-9. (ISI Web of knowledge citations as of 6/12/10: 2)

2006  

Ada L, Dean C, Mackey F (2006) Increasing the amount of physical activity undertaken after stroke. Physical Therapy Reviews 11: 91-100.

2004  

Thielman GT, Dean CM, Gentile AM  (2004) Rehabilitation of reaching after stroke: task-related training versus progressive resistive exercise Arch Phys Med Rehabil;85(10):1613-8.

2004  

Ada L, Canning C, Dean C, Moore D. (2004) Training physiotherapy students' abilities in scoring the motor assessment scale for stroke. J Allied Health;33:267-70

2003  

Ada L, Dean CM, Hall JM, Bampton J, Crompton S. (2003) A treadmill and overground walking program improves walking in persons residing in the community after stroke: a placebo-controlled, randomized trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil.84:1486-91.

2003  

Bassile CC, Dean C, Boden-Albala B, Sacco R. (2003) Obstacle training programme for individuals post stroke: feasibility study. Clin Rehabil.;17:130-6.

2003  

Blundell SW, Shepherd RB, Dean CM, Adams RD, Cahill BM  (2003) Functional strength training in cerebral palsy: a pilot study of a group circuit training class for children aged 4-8 years Clin Rehabil. 17:48-57.

2001  

Crompton S, Khemlani M, Batty J, Ada L, Dean C, Katrak P. (2001) Practical issues in retraining walking in severely disabled patients using treadmill and harness support systems Aust J Physiother. 47:211-3. 

2001  

Dean CM, Richards CL, Malouin F. (2001) Walking speed over 10 metres overestimates locomotor capacity after stroke. Clin Rehabil.15:415-21.

2000  

Dean CM, Mackey FH, Katrak P. (2000) Examination of shoulder positioning after stroke: A randomised controlled pilot trial. Aust J Physiother. 46:35-40. 

2000  

Dean CM, Richards CL, Malouin F. (2000) Task-related circuit training improves performance of locomotor tasks in chronic stroke: a randomized, controlled pilot trial. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 81:409-17.

2000  

Richards CL, Malouin F, Dean CM (2000) Maximising locomotor recovery after stroke.  Arch Physiology and Biochemistry 108: 1-2  

1999  

Richards CL, Malouin F, Dean CM. (1999) Gait in stroke: assessment and rehabilitation Clin Geriatr Med. 15:833-55.

1999  

Dean CM, Shepherd R, Adams R. (1999) Sitting balance I: trunk-arm coordination and the contribution of the lower limbs during self-paced reaching in sitting. Gait Posture. 10:135-46.

1999  

Dean CM, Shepherd RB, Adams RD. (1999) Sitting balance II: reach direction and thigh support affect the contribution of the lower limbs when reaching beyond arm's length in sitting. Gait Posture. 10:147-53.

1998  

Herbert RD, Dean C, Gandevia SC. (1998) Effects of real and imagined training on voluntary muscle activation during maximal isometric contractions.Acta Physiol Scand. 163:361-8.

1998  

Dean CM, Shepherd RB & Adams R (1998).  Optimising sitting balance after stroke: from science to the clinic. Canadian Journal of Rehabilitation, 1998:11, 193-194.

1997  

Dean CM & Shepherd RB. (1997) Task-related training improves performance of seated reaching tasks after stroke: A randomised controlled trial.  Stroke 1997; 28, 722-728.

1994  

Carr JH, Mungovan SF, Shepherd RB, Dean CM, Nordholm, LA. (1994) Physiotherapy in stroke rehabilitation: Bases for Australian physiotherapist's choice of treatment.  Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, 10, 201-209.

1992  

Dean CM, Mackey FH. (1992) Motor assessment scale scores as a measure of rehabilitation outcome following stroke. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 38, 31-35.

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Grants

Year Source Title Amount

2015

NHMRC Safetynet Fund

Falls after stroke trial

$19/993

2014

US Fulbright Senior Specialist Award

Enhancing physiotherapy and interdisciplinary education and research development at Macquarie University.  Award supports-Professor Pamela Duncan visit to MQ 2014

$30,000

2012-2014

Health Workforce Australia

2014 Clinical Training Fund  $371,872
2012/3 Clinical training Fund $393,693
2012/3 Establishment Goods and Services Funding $244,750

$1,010,315

2012-2014

MQSIS Teaching Fund

To establish essential teaching infrastructure to technologically equip and enable the 3 new physiotherapy specialised teaching spaces

$215,750

2013

Metro North and East Interdisciplinary Clinical Training Networks (ICTN)

Video Module Resources for Student and Intern Learning

$50,000

2013

Metro North and East ICTN Project Fund

Increasing Clinical Placements by Promoting Cultural Change Through Showcasing Positive Student and Clinical Supervisor Innovations and Achievements

$60,123

2013

Metro North and East ICTN Project Fund

Increasing Clinical Placements by Scoping Student-led Services for People with Chronic Disease

$195,139

2013

LaTrobe University Internal Research Grant

Adapting the LiFE (Embedded Functional Exercise) Program for People with Mild Stroke: An Exploratory Study

$10,000

2013

MQSIS Research Equipment Fund

Centre for Simulation upgrade and two additional driving simulators

$200,000

2013

MQSN (Safety Net)

Promoting Physical Activity after stroke

$25,000

2011-2012

MQ DVCR Discretionary Fund

Feasibility Study for Promoting Physical Activity after stroke: the Heartmoves for Stroke trial

$25,000

2009-2010

National Heart Foundation

Improving physical activity after stroke

$125,600

2007-2009

NHRMC Project Grant 457464

Minimising disability and falls in older people through a post hospital individualised exercise program

$536,435

2007-2008

National Heart Foundation

Improving physical activity after stroke

$123,000

2006-2008

NHMRC Project grant 402679

Supported treadmill training to establish walking in non-ambulatory patients early after stroke

$341 350

Jun 2006-
Dec 2009

NSW Health Promotion Research Demonstration Grant

Exercise intervention to prevent falls, enhance mobility and increase physical activity in community dwellers after strokeA randomised controlled trial

$321 978

2007-2008

Commonwealth Falls and Injury Prevention Community Grants Program

Translating research into practice: Sustainability of a community-based falls prevention program with minority communities

$196,300

2002

Sydney University Reseach Grants - Sesqui Research and Development Scheme

Efficacy of treadmill training in establishing walking in severely disabled patients after stroke -a feasibility study

$40 000

2000- 2001

National Stroke Foundation

The efficacy of treadmill training in improving the quality of walking and endurance in individuals after stroke in the community

$20 000

1999

Rehabilitation Research Group Quebec

Walking Competency Post-stroke REPAR

$10,000

1999

Physiotherapy Research Foundation

The efficacy of a training sitting balance after stroke.  A randomised controlled trial

$4920

 1997

The University of Sydney Summer Scholar Program week scholar

Relationship between walking and standing balance

 

1994

Physiotherapy Research Foundation

Intersegmental coordination during reaching in seated subjects

$2000

2008

USyd Small TIES

Promoting University-wide excellence in field-based professional practice experiences

$10,000

2008

FHS L and T Grant

Does the provision of video clips on WebCT enhance learning of practical skills in Neurological Physiotherapy

$8 000

2008

USyd Strategic elearning development grant

Does the provision of video clips on WebCT enhance learning of practical skills in Neurological Physiotherapy? (500 Hours)

 

2008

USyd Strategic elearning development grant

 FHS Professional Practice Information Centre (400 hours)

 

2007-2008

ALTC

Associate Investigators: Dean CM Development of the Clinical Assessment of Physiotherapy Skills (CAPS): A standardised and valid approach to assessment of clinical competence in physiotherapy

$155, 846

2005

USyd Equipment Grant

Visual image teaching resources

$50,000

2003

USyd FHS Teaching and Learning grant NHRMC Project Grant

Physiotherapy students' attitudes and knowledge toward older persons

$7,000

2002-2003

NSW Physiotherapy Registration Board

Development of web-based refresher program for physiotherapists

$3 000

2001 Commonwealth Dept of Health and Aged Care - Rural Health Support, Education and Training Program The management of patients after a stroke $8000
2000 The University of Sydney Summer Scholar Program 6 week summer scholar Identification of effective methods to teach undergraduate students the administration and use of the Motor Assessment Scale  

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