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Lyndsay Alexander
Title: Dr
First Name: Lyndsay
Surname: Alexander
Position: Lecturer
Telephone: 01224 263264
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ORCID: ORCID Icon http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2437-9150

Duties and Responsibilities

Main research interest is around Public Health which includes physical activity, cardiac rehabilitation and health promotion.  Other research interests also include musculoskeletal research and physiotherapy especially discogenic back pain.

Main teaching area is around research methods and supervision of research project for under and post-graduates within the School of Health Sciences.Connect via ResearchGate

Publications

  • Alexander, LA, Cooper, K, Mitchell D, MacLean C.  (2017)  The effectiveness of Vocational rehabilitation on work participation for adults with musculoskeletal disorders:  an umbrella review protocol.  The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, (In press)
  • Mitchell D, Hancock E, Alexander LA.  (2016) An investigation of the reliability of the Valpar Joule Functional Capacity evaluation in health adults.  Work, 53, pp.337-345
  • Alexander L & Cooper K.  (2015) Barriers and motivators for physical activity in community dwelling adults:  a comprehensive systematic review protocol.  The JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 13 (3), 61-78.  Available from:  http://joannabriggslibrary.org/index.php/jbisrir/issue/view/493
  • Alexander LA.  (2014)  The effect of position on the lumbar intervertebral disc.  Available from OpenAir@RGU.  [online].  Available from http://openair.rgu.ac.uk
  • Cooper K, Alexander LA, Hancock E, Smith FW.  (2013)  The use of pMRI to evaluate the identification of palpated bony landmarks.  Manual Therapy, 18, pp.289-293
  • Hedberg K, Alexander LA, Cooper K, Hancock E, Ross J, Smith FW.  (2013) Low Back pain:  An assessment using positional MRI and MDT.  Manual Therapy, 18, pp.169-171
  • Cooper L, Alexander LA, Hancock E, Smith FW.  (2012)  Palpation identification of lumbar spinous processes using positional Magneting Resonance Imaging.  Manual Therapy (in press)
  • Alexander LA, Hancock E, Cooper K, Wilcock S, Smith FW.  (2011) The effect of position on the intervertebral disc.  Physiotherapy, 97, pp.eS47
  • Alexander LA, Hancock E.  Physical activity levels of chronic low back pain patients.  Physiotherapy, 97, pp.eS48
  • Sutherland AJ, Cooper K, Alexander LA, Nicol M, Smith FW, Scotland TR.  (2010) The long term functional and radiological outcome after open reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament.  Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery (Br), 92B, pp.1096-9
  • LA Alexander, E Hancock, I Agouris, FW Smith, A MacSween.  The response of the nucleus pulposus of the lumbar intervertebral discs to functionally loaded positions.  Spine, 32 (14), pp.1508-1512

 

Conference Presentations

  • Alexander LA, Cooper K, Hancock E, Smith FW "An investigation of the MDT assessment using Positional MRI" - Oral presentation, 9th World Congress on low back and pelvic pain, 31st October - 3rd November 2016, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
  • Alexander LA, Cooper K, Hancock E, Wilcock S, Smith FW "The effect of position on the IVD in asymptomatic and discogenic low back pain groups" - poster presentation, 9th World Congress on low back and pelvic pain, 31st October - 3rd November 2016, Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore
  • Alexander LA & Cooper K "Barriers and motivators for physical activity in community dwelling adults:  A comprehensive systematic review" - Oral presentation, The Ripple Effect:  The JBI 201th Anniversary Conference, 9-11 November 2016, The National Wine Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  • Clayton H, Hendry T, Bull E, Swinscoe G, Alexander L, McLellan C, Logan S, Tabib M, Keen A, "Bump Start:  Developing and piloting and antenatal health living intervention for women with a raised BMI" - oral presentation, Faculty of Public Health annual conference, "Strong voices:  Pragmatic Public Health", 27th-28th October 2016, Dunblane Hydro Hotel
  • Ewen J & Alexander L, "The health-orientated attitudes and lifestyles of allied health professions university students" - Poster presentation, Faculty of Public Health annual conference, "Strong voices:  Pragmatic Public Health", 27th-28th October 2016, Dunblane Hydro Hotel
  • Alexander LA & Cooper K, "Health behaviours of physiotherapists and their health promotion role" - Poster Presentation, Physiotherapy UK, Liverpool, October 2015.
  • Tosh K, Barton G & Alexander LA "Barriers and facilitators to dental registration for pre-school children in an area of deprivation in Aberdeen" - Oral presentation, North of Scotland Dental 2020 Event, June 2015, AECC
  • Alexander LA, "Barriers and motivators for physical activity in community dwelling adults:  a comprehensive systematic review" - Oral presentation (Prize Winner), Faculty of Public Health - Health in a Changing Scotland Annual Public Health Conference, 6th & 7th November 2014, Aviemore
  • Comerford C & Alexander LA, "Who uses Food banks and Why?" - Oral presentation, Faculty of Public Health - Health in a Changing Scotland Annual Public Health Conference, 6th & 7th October 2014, Aviemore
  • Alexander LA, "Health behaviours by, and health promotion of, Scottish Allied Health Professionals - initial results" - Oral presentation, AHPRN (North of Scotland Hub) Spring Symposium, 26th March 2014, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen
  • Alexander LA, "Physical Activity levels of people attending IV cardiac rehabilitation and those who no longer attend" - Oral presentation, 8th World Congress on Active Ageing, 13th - 17th August 2012, Glasgow
  • Alexander LA, "The effect of position on the intervertebral disc" - Poster presentation, 16th International WCPT Congress, World Physical Therapy 2011, 20-23 June 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Alexander LA, "Physical activity levels of chronic low back pain patients" - Poster presentation, 16th International WCPT Congress, World Physical Therapy 2011, 20-23 June 2011, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Alexander LA, "The Intervertebral Disc" - Oral presentation, NPRN (North of Scotland Hub), June 2010
  • Alexander LA, "Investigation of the nucleus pulposus response to different functional positions" - Oral Presentation (Prize Winner), 6th Interdisciplinary World Congress of Low Back and Pelvic Pain, November 7th-10th 2007, Barcelona
  • Alexander LA, "The effect of functional positions on lumbar nucleus pulposus position" - Oral Presentation, International Conference on Movement Dysfunction (Pain and Performance:  Evidence and Effect), 2005, Edinburgh
  • Alexander LA, "How does the disc behave in response to functional positions?" - Oral presentation, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Annual Conference, 2005, Birmingham


Research/Consultancy

  • Co-lead for Council for Allied Health Professions Research, North of Scotland Hub
  • LA Alexander, K Cooper, D Mitchell, H Williams.  An evaluation of the benefits of vocational rehabilitation within the Northern UK Police Forces - Final report submitted to Police Treatment Centres January 2017.
  • LA Alexander & D Mitchell.  Supporting an Enablement approach/philosophy in independent and 3rd Sector Organisations - Mid-way project report submitted to Scottish Care & Aberdeen City Council.  2015.
  • LA Alexander.  RGU staff Physical Activity & Wellbeing survey - final report, 2015.
  • LA Alexander & K Cooper.  Barriers and Motivators to physical activity in community dwelling adults.  Final report submitted to Aberdeen City Council and NHS Grampian, 2014.
  • LA Alexander.  RGU student Physical Activity & Wellbeing survey - final report, 2014.
  • LA Alexander.  Convener, School Research Review Group (Ethics).  School of Health Sciences, 2013 - 2016, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen.
  • LA Alexander.  Member of School Research Review Group.  School of Health Sciences, 2003 - date, Robert Gordon University Aberdeen.
  • LA Alexander.  Health behaviours of Scottish Allied Health Professionals and Health Promotion - service evaluation, 2013.
  • LA Alexander.  The Grampian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association Phase IV Evaluation, 2010, Final report submitted to GCRA committee.
  • K Cooper & LA Alexander.  An exploration of initial physiotherapy assessments in musculoskeletal outpatients, 2011, Final report submitted to NHS Grampian Endowments.
  • LA Alexander.  NHS Education for Scotland (NES) Career Fellowship Scheme consultancy (Project:  Market analysis of the need for an HND/DipHE level training course for AHP Assistance Practitioners in NHS Scotland, 2011.
  • FE Roberts & LA Alexander.  An investigation in to the effect of respiratory muscle training on community dwelling people with idiopathic Parkinson's Disease - a pilot study, 2008.
  • LA Alexander.  Back pain and Physical Activity.  Final report submitted to management group, 2007, Health Living Centre, Moray.
  • E Crothers, E Hancock & LA Alexander.  A randomised controlled trial of a cueing device to enhance patient compliance to program of pelvic floor exercises.  Final report submitted to NHS Grampian endowments, 2002.

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