• The University of Western Australia (M408), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Siobhan Reid is Senior Lecturer in the School of Human Sciences at UWA. With 20 years experience in clinical biomechanics, her expertise lies in understanding human movement and exercise rehabilitation for those with disabilities, particularly neuromuscular disorders such as Cerebral Palsy. She is a Lecturer in Paediatric Exercise Rehabilitation and Motor Control at UWA. Siobhan is also Leads the School's Paediatric Exercise Programs, which offer movement & physical activity opportunities for children aged 2 to 18 years, who have difficulty learning fundamental movement skills participating in physical activity.

Teaching overview

Siobhan teaches across a number of units in the School of Human Sciences including;

3345 - Lifespan motor development

3385 - Motor development and dysfunction

5667 - Paediatric Exercise Rehabilitation


Siobhan's broad area of interest lies in rehabilitation for those with neurodevelopmental disability and disease. Specifically;

  • Evidence based practice in the management of children with cerebral palsy
  • Musculoskeletal and neurodevelopmental pathways in cerebral palsy
  • Exercise rehabilitation and physical activity for children with neurodevelopmental disability, movement and mental health disorders

Funding overview

BrightSpark Fellowship: $278,000
Dr S Reid
Hitting the Right Spot: Optimising treatment with Botulinum Neurotoxin Type A in children with Cerebral Palsy.

UWA Collaboration Awards: 2012 $16,000
Dr S Reid, Dr C Elliott, Dr S Schroeder
Optimising botulinum toxin intervention in children with Cerebral Palsy

UWA Research Development Award: 2011 $11,800
Dr S Reid, Dr C Elliott
MRI Derived Muscle Pathology in Children with Cerebral Palsy: Striving for Better Treatment Outcomes

Ian Potter Foundation: 2009 $2000
'Travel Grant - American Academy of Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Medicine'

Raine Priming Grant: 2009-10 $130,672.00
Dr S Reid, Dr C Elliott, Dr J Valentine & Prof B Elliott.
Botulinum toxin-A use in children with cerebral palsy: Long-term neuromuscular implications

UWA Research Development Award: 2009 $18,000
Dr S Reid, Dr C Elliott
Is the relationship between muscle morphology and muscle strength consistent in typically developing children aged 5-10years?

PMH Foundation Grant: 2009-2010 $40,197
Dr C Elliott, Dr J Valentine, Mrs T Shillington &
Dr S Reid.
Neuromuscular outcomes of long-term Botulinum toxin-A use in children with cerebral palsy.

PMH CP Education Grant: 2007-2008 $50,369.00
Dr C Elliott, Dr S Reid & Dr J Valentine.
Cross Sectional Study of the effect of BoNT-A on musculoskeletal functioning of children with CP

Occupational Therapy Registration Board Research Foundation: 2007 $9,756.00
Dr C Elliott, Dr S Reid & Mrs N Gibson
Long term effects of BoNT-A in children with CP

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Research expertise keywords

  • Biomedical data processing
  • Clinical gait analysis


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