Siobhan Reid

Dr, BA Swinburne UT, PhD W.Aust.

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

    6009 Crawley


  • 340 Citations
  • 12 h-Index

Personal profile


Siobhan Reid is Senior Lecturer and BrightSpark Fellow in the School of Human Sciences at UWA. With 15 years experience in biomechanics, her expertise lies in the analysis of human movement and exercise rehabilitation for those with disabilities, particularly neuromuscular disorders such as Cerebral Palsy. She is a Lecturer in Paediatric Exercise Rehabilitation at UWA. Siobhan is also involved in the School's Paediatric Exercise Programs, which offer movement & physical education for children aged 2 to 18 years, who have difficulty learning and performing fundamental movement skills.

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

Teaching overview

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

3385 - Exercise Science and Disability
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


  • Biomedical data processing
  • Clinical gait analysis

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Projects 2010 2017

Research Output 2005 2017

  • 340 Citations
  • 12 h-Index
  • 31 Article
  • 3 Conference paper
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 Doctoral Thesis
1 Citations

A simple but reliable method for measuring 3D Achilles tendon moment arm geometry from a single, static magnetic resonance scan

Alexander, C. F., Lum, I., Reid, S., Clarke, E., Stannage, K., El-Sallam Abd, A., Herbert, R. D. & Donnelly, C. J. 11 Apr 2017 In : Journal of Biomechanics. 55, p. 134-138 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Achilles Tendon
Magnetic resonance
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
3 Citations

Elements contributing to meaningful participation for children and youth with disabilities: a scoping review

Willis, C., Girdler, S., Thompson, M., Rosenberg, M., Reid, S. & Elliott, C. 2017 In : Disability and Rehabilitation. 39, 17, p. 1771-1784 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Disabled Children
Leisure Activities
International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health
Cultural Anthropology
1 Citations

Reduced relative volume in motor and attention regions in developmental coordination disorder: A voxel-based morphometry study

Reynolds, J. E., Licari, M. K., Reid, S. L., Elliott, C., Winsor, A. M., Bynevelt, M. & Billington, J. 1 May 2017 In : International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. 58, p. 59-64 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Motor Skills Disorders
Parietal Lobe
Gray Matter
Gyrus Cinguli

Reliability and Validity of the adapted Resistance Training Skills Battery for Children

Furzer, B., Bebich-Philip, M., Wright, K., Reid, S. & Thornton, A. 29 Dec 2017 (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Resistance Training
Reproducibility of Results
Muscle Strength
Statistical Factor Analysis

Vector-field statistics for the analysis of time varying clinical gait data

Donnelly, C. J., Alexander, C., Pataky, T. C., Stannage, K., Reid, S. & Robinson, M. 1 Jan 2017 In : Clinical biomechanics (Bristol, Avon). 41, p. 87-91 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Biomechanical Phenomena
Statistical Data Interpretation
Botulinum Toxins
Cerebral Palsy