Dr Carrie Ritchie

Senior Research Fellow, Rehabilitation Sciences Program
PhD (Exercise Physiology)

Menzies Health Institute Queensland, Griffith University, University Drive, Bldg. L05 Room 1.45, Meadowbrook QLD 4131
Phone: +61 7 3382 1560
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Dr Carrie Ritchie commenced work as a Senior Research Fellow with the Whiplash Research Unit within the Rehabilitation Sciences Program at CONROD in 2011. She is working with Professor Michele Sterling on several projects including the derivation and validation of a clinical screening tool to assist with the prediction of recovery pathways following an acute whiplash injury. Carrie has a PhD in Exercise Physiology, and both practical and investigative experience in teaching and learning across the health sciences.

Academic and Research Interests:

  • Prognosis and treatment of whiplash associated disorders
  • Exercise and physical activity to optimise well-being
  • Student learning in the health sciences

Professional Activities:

  • Australian Pain Society
  • Exercise and Sport Science Australia (ESSA)

Selected Publications:

Ritchie, C., Hendrikz, J., Jull, G. Elliot, J. & Sterling, M. External validation of a clinical prediction rule to predict full recovery and continued moderate/severe disability following acute whiplash injury. (submitted for publication)

Ritchie, C., Hendriks, J., Kenardy, J. & Sterling, M. (2013) Derivation of a clinical prediction rule to identify both chronic moderate/severe disability and full recovery following whiplash injury. Pain 154, 2198-2206.

Ritchie, C., Dann, L. & Ford, P. (2013). Shared learning for oral health therapy and dental students: evaluation of student understanding of roles and responsibilities through interprofessional learning. European Journal of Dental Education, 17(1), e56-e63 (first published online: 28 MAY 2012 DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0579.2012.00762.x).

Ritchie, C. Gum, L., Brewer, M., Sheehan, D., Burley, M., Saunders-Battersby, S., Evans, S. & Tucker, L. (2013). Interprofessional collaborative practice across Australasia: an emergent and effective community of practice. Focus on Health Professional Education 14 (2), 71-80.

Sterling M & Ritchie C. Systematic reviews of acute whiplash associated disorders: prognosis, assessment and treatment. Sydney, NSW: Motor Accident Authority of NSW; 2012.

Ritchie, C (2012). Rating of perceived exertion. Australian Journal of Physiotherapy.58(1), 62.

Armit, C., Brown, W., Marshall, A., Ritchie, C., Trost, S., Green, A. & Bauman, A. (2009) Randomised trial of three strategies to promote physical activity in general practice. Preventive Medicine, 48, 156-163.

Armit, C., Brown, W., Ritchie, C. & Trost, S. (2006) Promoting physical activity to older adults: a preliminary evaluation of three general practice based strategies. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 8(4), 446-50.

Smart, N, Ritchie, C., Haluska, BH et al. (2006). A controlled exercise trial in patients with diastolic dysfunction. European Heart Journal, 27, 102.

Ritchie, C., Trost, S., Brown, W. & Armit, C. (2005) Reliability and Validity of Physical Fitness Tests for Adults aged 55 to 70 years. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 8(1), 61-70.


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