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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.


2024, 06 Mar

“I wish I knew then what I know now” - pain science education concepts important for female persistent pelvic pain: a reflexive thematic analysis

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000003205

2023, 09 Sep

The Sensation and Pain Rating Scale: easy to use, clear to interpret, and responsive to clinical change

View full preprint on https://doi.org/10.1101/2023.09.08.23295128

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


A single-item mood question adequately discriminates moderately severe to severe depression in individuals with persistent pain: preliminary validation


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/


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/


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


Recommendations for patient education in the management of persistent pelvic pain: a systematic review of clinical practice guidelines