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Aidan Cashin

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NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow
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Dr Aidan Cashin (PhD, BExPhys) is a NHMRC Emerging Leadership Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and an associate lecturer in the School of Health Sciences at the University of New South Wales. A member of the Centre for Pain IMPACT, his PhD focused on improving the evidence-based management of low back pain. Aidan was awarded the 2022 Ronald Dubner Research Prize by the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) for the best doctoral thesis in the field of pain. Prior to commencing research, Aidan pursued a successful clinical career as an Accredited Exercise Physiologist, practicing primarily in the field of chronic musculoskeletal pain.

Aidan’s current research deals with investigating the mechanisms of healthcare interventions for optimization and translation into clinical practice and health policy. Most of Aidan’s work is applied to the management of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions, and he also conducts methodological work that aims to improve research transparency and openness. Follow Aidan’s work on Google Scholar and ORCID.


2024 May

Indirect effects in mediation analyses should still include measures of uncertainty and when appropriate, test for statistical significance

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2024, 16 Apr

Barriers and enablers to exercise adherence in people with nonspecific chronic low back pain: a systematic review of qualitative evidence

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2024 Apr

Emotion regulation skills‐focused interventions for chronic pain: A systematic review and meta‐analysis

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2024, 07 Mar

Reporting health and medical research

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2024 Feb

Variation observed in consensus judgments between pairs of reviewers when assessing the risk of bias due to missing evidence in a sample of published meta-analyses of nutrition research

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2024, 01 Jan

Are Exercise Interventions in Clinical Trials for Chronic Low Back Pain Dosed Appropriately to Meet the World Health Organization’s Physical Activity Guidelines?

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2023, 31 Dec

The Efficacy of Graded Motor Imagery and Its Components on Phantom Limb Pain and Disability: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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2023 Dec

Mechanisms of education and graded sensorimotor retraining in people with chronic low back pain: a mediation analysis

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2023 Nov

Using PROGRESS-plus to identify current approaches to the collection and reporting of equity-relevant data: a scoping review

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2023 Oct

The smallest worthwhile effect on pain intensity of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and exercise therapy for acute and chronic low back pain: a benefit-harm trade-off study

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