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Hayley Leake

Current Appointments

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Honorary Research Fellow at NeuRA Research Fellow at University of South Australia
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Dr Hayley Leake B.Physio(Hons), PhD is an honorary Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) in the Centre for Pain IMPACT. She is also a Research Fellow at the University of South Australia (UniSA). Her PhD focused on optimising pain science education for people with chronic pain. Hayley was awarded the 2023 Ruth Grant Prize for dedication to physiotherapy research by UniSA. Prior to commencing research, Hayley pursued a successful clinical career as a physiotherapist, practicing in primary and tertiary care.

Hayleys current research investigates the role of physiotherapy and pain science education for adolescents with chronic pain. Follow Hayleys work on Google Scholar and ORCID.


2023 May

“My Back is Fit for Movement”: A Qualitative Study Alongside a Randomized Controlled Trial for Chronic Low Back Pain

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2022.12.009

2023 Mar

How does pain work? A qualitative analysis of how young adults with chronic pain conceptualize the biology of pain

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1002/ejp.2069


Comparative effectiveness and safety of analgesic medicines for adults with acute non-specific low back pain: systematic review and network meta-analysis


Considering Precision and Utility When we Talk About Pain. Comment on Cohen et al

View full journal-article on https://publons.com/wos-op/publon/55410537/


Pediatrician explanations of pediatric pain in clinical settings: a delicate craft


The Efficacy of Self-Management Strategies for Females with Endometriosis: a Systematic Review

View full journal-article on https://publons.com/wos-op/publon/52318984/


Development of a booster intervention for graded sensorimotor retraining (RESOLVE) in people with persistent low back pain: A nested, randomised, feasibility trial

View full journal-article on https://publons.com/wos-op/publon/56201140/


Key Learning Statements for Persistent Pain Education: An Iterative Analysis of Consumer, Clinician and Researcher Perspectives and Development of Public Messaging

View full journal-article on https://publons.com/wos-op/publon/51901862/


Targeting neurotrophic factors for low back pain and sciatica: a systematic review and meta-analysis

View full journal-article on https://publons.com/wos-op/publon/49283041/


The Effect of Resistance Training in Healthy Adults on Body Fat Percentage, Fat Mass and Visceral Fat: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

View full journal-article on https://publons.com/wos-op/publon/49460346/

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