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Dr Stacey Cleary
Dr Stacey Cleary is a physiotherapist and researcher. Stacey is passionate about collaboratively working to enhance the health and well-being of young people with disabilities, particularly through community-based physical activity participation. She has a love of understanding people within their community context, and tailoring interventions to meet individual's interests, strengths, and participation goals. Her research interests are around promotion of physical activity for young people with cerebral palsy, learning from those with lived experience of disability, enhancing environments to allow for physical activity for all, and translation of research knowledge into clinical practice.
Member of the Australasian Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine
Member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association (Paediatric and Disability special interest groups)
APA titled Research Physiotherapist
Dr Stacey Cleary is currently undertaking research as a part of the CP-Achieve CRE, focused on the health, experiences, and access to services of young adults with cerebral palsy. She is a member of the 'Building Supportive Environments' team.
Quick S, Cleary SL, Shields N (2020). How effective are interventions to increase physical activity levels among older inpatients receiving rehabilitation, without increasing the amount of therapy? A systematic review. Physiotherapy Canada, 72(1): 83-93. https://doi.org/10.3138/ptc-2018-0067
Cleary SL, Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Shields N (2019). Barriers to and facilitators of physical activity for children with cerebral palsy in specialist schools. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 61(12): 1408-1415. https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.14263
Shields N, Bruder AM, Cleary SL (2019). An exploratory content analysis of how physiotherapists perceive barriers and facilitators to participation in physical activity among adults with disability. Physiotherapy Theory and Practice, advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/09593985.2019.1623957
Cleary SL, Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Shields N (2017). An aerobic exercise program for young people with cerebral palsy in specialist schools: A phase I randomized controlled trial. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 20(6): 331-338. doi: 10.1080/17518423.2016.1265602
Cleary SL, Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Shields N (2017). A qualitative evaluation of an aerobic exercise program for young people with cerebral palsy in specialist schools. Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 20(6): 339-346. doi: 10.1080/17518423.2016.1277798
Carlon SL, Taylor NF, Dodd KJ, Shields N (2013). Differences in habitual physical activity levels of young people with cerebral palsy and their typically developing peers: A systematic review. Disability and Rehabilitation, 35(8): 647-655. doi: 10.3109/09638288.2012.715721
Sakzewski L, Carlon S, Shields N, Ziviani J, Ware RS, Boyd RN (2012). Impact of intensive upper limb rehabilitation on quality of life: A randomized trial in children with unilateral cerebral palsy. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 54 (5): 415-423. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8749.2012.04272.x.
Carlon S, Shields N, Yong K, Gilmore R, Sakzewski L, Boyd R (2010). A systematic review of the psychometric properties of quality of life measures for school aged children with cerebral palsy. BMC Pediatrics, 10(81). doi:10.1186/1471-2431-10-81