Dr Kelly-Ann Bowles

Senior Lecturer/Director of Research

B Sc (Human Movement Sc), PhD

Fax:
+61 9904 4812

Email:
kelly-ann.bowles@monash.edu

Appointments

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Field of Expertise:

  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise science
  • Gait analysis
  • Electromyography
  • Research design
  • Research management
  • Health services research

Research Interests

With an initial interest in biomechanics and sports bra design, Kelly-Ann’s overall interest lies in enabling everyday people to participate in physical activity.  She also has a strong interest in facilitating research amongst Allied Health clinicians.

Chronic back pain - bra study

Grants

  • 2014: Strategic Grant Scheme: Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science, Monash University: What are the anthropometric, biomechanical and bra purchasing factors associated with the presence of chronic shoulder pain/dysfunction in women. Research Team: Dr Kelly-Ann Bowles, Prof Terry Haines ($49,896).
  • 2014: Sax Institute: Rapid review on the costs and benefits of providing undergraduate student clinical placements for a health service organisation. Research Team: Dr Kelly-Ann Bowles, A/Prof Terry Haines, A/Prof Elizabeth Molloy, Dr Stephen Maloney, Fiona Kent, Samantha Sevenhuysen, Joanna Tui ($19,500).
  • 2008: University of Melbourne Staff Equity Fellowship
  • 2000: Best New NSW Talent in Applied Sports Medicine Research Award, NSW Sporting Injuries Committee 2000 ($15,000).

Awards

  • 2008: University of Melbourne Staff Equity Fellowship
  • 2005: 2005 Student Publication Prize. Best journal article published by a Health and Behavioural Sciences Student. (University of Wollongong)
  • 2004: Best Poster Award - 5th Australasian Biomechanics Conference, Sydney.
  • 2002: Wendy Ey Women in Sport Award - 2002 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Melbourne.
  • 2000: Best New NSW Talent in Applied Sports Medicine Research Award, NSW Sporting Injuries Committee 2000 ($15,000).
  • 1999 – 2001: Australian Postgraduate Award (Industry): Industry Partner: Berlei

Publications

See online research profile

Select Publications:

  1. Haines TP, O’Brien L, Mitchell D, Bowles K-A, Haas R, Markham D, Plumb S, Chiu T, May K, Philip K, Lescai D, McDermott F, Sarkies M, Ghaly M, Shaw L, Juj G, Skinner EH (2015). Study protocol for two randomized controlled trials examining the effectiveness and safety of current weekend allied health services and a new stakeholder-driven model for acute medical/surgical patients versus no weekend allied health services. Trials, 16 (1): 133.
  2. Sarkies MN, Bowles K-A, Skinner EH, Mitchell D, Haas R, Ho M, Salter K, May K, Markham D, O'Brian L, Plumb S, Haines TP (2015). Data Collection Methods in Health Services Research. Appl Clin Inform, 6 (1): 96 – 109.
  3. Bowles, K-A & Steele, JR (2013). Effects of bra strap cushions and strap orientation on comfort and sport bra performance. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 45 (6): 1113-1119.
  4. Bowles K-A, Steele JR & Munro B (2012). Features of sports bras that deter their use by Australian women. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 15 (3): 195-200.
  5. Kean CO, Hinman RS, Bowles K.A, Cicuttini F, Davies-Tuck M, Bennell, KL. (2012). Comparison of peak knee adduction moment and knee adduction moment impulse in distinguishing between severities of knee osteoarthritis. Clinical Biomechanics, 27 (5): 520-523.
  6. Hinman RS, Bowles K-A, Metcalf BB, Wrigley TV, Bennell KL.  (2012). Lateral wedge insoles for medial knee osteoarthritis: Effects on lower limb frontal plane biomechanics.  Clinical Biomechanics, 27 (1): 27-33.
  7. Dobbinson S, Wakefield M, Hill D, Girgis A, Aitken JF, Beckmann K, Reeder AI, Herd N, Spittal MJ, Fairthorne A, Bowles K-A (2012).  Children's sun exposure and sun protection: Prevalence in Australia and related parental factors.  Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, 66 (6): 938–947.
  8. Bennell KL, Bowles K-A, Wang Y, Cicuttini F, Davies-Tuck M, Hinman RS.  (2011). Higher dynamic medial knee load predicts greater cartilage loss over 12 months in medial knee osteoarthritis. Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, 70 (10): 1770-1774.
  9. Bennell KL, Bowles K-A, Payne C, Cicuttini F, Williamson E, Forbes A, Hanna F, Davies-Tuck M, Harris A, Hinman RS.(2011). Lateral wedge insoles for medial knee osteoarthritis: 12 Month randomised controlled trial.  BMJ, 342 (7808). 
  10. Creaby MW, Wrigley TV, Lim BW, Bowles K-A, Metcalf BR, Hinman RS, Bennell KL.  (2010) Varus-valgus laxity and passive stiffness in medial knee osteoarthritis.  Arthritis Care and Research, 62 (9): 1237-1243.
  11. Hunt MA, Hinman RS, Metcalf BR, Lim BW, Wrigley TV, Bowles K-A, Kemp G, Bennell KL.  (2010) Quadriceps strength is not related to gait impact loading in knee osteoarthritis.  Knee, 17 (4): 296-302. 
  12. Creaby MW, Wang Y, Bennell KL, Hinman RS,  Metcalf BR,  Bowles K-A,  Cicuttini FM (2010) Dynamic knee loading is related to cartilage defects and tibial plateau bone area in medial knee osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis and Cartilage 18 (11): 1380–5.
  13. Bennell KL, Creaby MW, Wrigley TV, Bowles K-A, Hinman RS, Cicuttini F & Hunter DJ (2010) Bone marrow lesions are related to dynamic knee loading in medial knee osteoarthritis Ann Rheum Dis 69: 1151-1154.
  14. Hinman RS, Bowles K-A, & Bennell KL (2009) Laterally wedged insoles in knee osteoarthritis: do biomechanical effects decline after one month of wear? BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 10: 146.
  15. Bowles K-A, Steele JR & Munro B (2008) What are the breast support choices of Australian females during physical activity? British Journal of Sports Medicine 42 (8): 670-673.
  16. Dobbinson S, Wakefield M, Hill D, Girgis A, Aitken JF, Beckmann K, Reeder AI, Herd N, Fairthorne A, Bowles KA. (2008)  Prevalence and determinants of Australian adolescents' and adults' weekend sun protection and sunburn, summer 2003-2004. J Am Acad Dermatol 59:602-14.
  17. Hinman RS, Bowles K-A, Payne C & Bennell, KL (2008) Effect of length on laterally-wedges insoles in knee osteoarthritis.  Arthritis & Rheumatism 59 (1): 144-147. 
  18. Bennell KL, Bowles K-A, Payne C, Cicuttini F, Osborne R, Harris A, & Hinman R (2007) Effects of laterally wedged insoles on symptoms and disease progression in medial knee osteoarthritis: a protocol for a randomised, double-blind, placebo controlled trial.  BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 8: 96. 
  19. Bowles K-A, Steele JR & Chaunchaiyakul R (2005) Do current sports brassiere designs impede respiratory function?  Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 37(9): 1633-1640.
  20. Wallace G, Steele J, & Bowles K-A (2000) Smart bra heralds the age of intelligent fabrics.  Technical Textiles International, 9 (6): 32.
  21. Page K-A & Steele JR (1999) Breast motion and sports brassiere design: Implications for future research.  Sports Medicine 27(4): 205-211 (Leading article).  
  22. Mason BR, Page K-A & Fallon, K (1999) An analysis of movement and discomfort of the female breast during exercise and the effects of breast support in three case studies. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport 2 (2): 134-144.

Select Conference Presentations - International & National:

  1. Haines T, Skinner E, Mitchell D, O’Brien L, Bowles K, Markham D, Plumb S, ChuiT, May K, Haas R, Lescai D, Philip K & McDermott F. (2014). Application of a novel disinvestment research design to the use of weekend allied health services on acute medical and surgical wards-randomised trial and economic evaluation protocol. Health Services Research: Evidence Based Practice Meeting. London, UK, July 2014. BMC Health Services Research14(Suppl 2), P53.
    Kean CO, Bennell, KL, Bowles K & Hinman RS (2012). Peak knee adduction moment and impulse are not related to changes in self-reported pain or physical function over 12 months in individuals with medial knee osteoarthritis. 2012 World Congress on Osteoarthritis, Barcelona, Spain, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Volume 20, April 2012, S101-S102.
    • Henriksen M, Hinman RS, Creaby MW, Cicuttini F, Metcalf BR, Bowles KA & Bennell KL (2012). Rotational knee load predicts cartilage loss over 12 months in knee osteoarthritis. 2012 World Congress on Osteoarthritis, Barcelona, Spain, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Volume 20, April 2012, S17-S18.  
    • Kean CO, Hinman RS, Bowles K & Bennell KL (2011).  Ability of peak knee adduction moment and knee adduction moment impulse to distinguish between clinical and structural disease severity.  2011 World Congress on Osteoarthritis, San Diego, USA, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Volume 19, Supplement 1, September 2011, Pages S16-S17.
    • Kean CO, Bennell KL, Bowles K & Hinman RS (2011).  Relationship between hip adduction moment, hip abductor strength and progression of knee osteoarthritis.  2011 World Congress on Osteoarthritis, San Diego, USA, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Volume 19, Supplement 1, September 2011, Page S49.
    • Henriksen M, Bennell KL, Hinman RS, Metcalf BR, Bowles K-A, & Creaby MW (2011).  The knee rotation moment. Anew pathomechanical paradigm in OA? 2011 World Congress on Osteoarthritis, San Diego, USA,Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Volume 19, Supplement 1, September 2011, Pages S89-S90.
    • Bennell KL, Bowles K-A, Payne C, Cicuttini F, Williamson E, Forbes A, Hanna F, Davies-Tuck M, Harris A, Hinman RS.  (2011). Lateral wedge insoles for medial knee osteoarthritis: 12 Month randomised controlled trial.  Australasian Podiatry Council Conference 2011, Melbourne, Australia, Journal of Foot and Ankle, Volume 4, Supplement 1, April 2011.
    • Bennell KL, Bowles K-A, Payne C, Cicuttini FM, Williamson E, Forbes A, Hanna F,  & Hinman RS (2010).  Effects of lateral wedge insoles on symptoms and structural disease progression in medial knee osteoarthritis: A 12-month randomised controlled trial.  2010 World Congress on Osteoarthritis, Brussels, Belgium, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Volume 18, Supplement 2, October 2010, Page S11.
    • Creaby MW, Wang Y, Bennell KL, Hinman RS, Metcalf BR, Bowles K-A, & Cicuttini FM (2010).  Mechanical loading is related to cartilage defects in medial tibiofemoral osteoarthritis.  2010 World Congress on Osteoarthritis, Brussels, Belgium, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Volume 18, Supplement 2, October 2010, Page S72.
    • Bennell K, Creaby M, Wrigley T, Bowles K-A, Hinman R, Cicuttini F, & Hunter D (2009). The relation of dynamic mechanical loading to bone marrow lesions in medial knee osteoarthritis. 2009 World Congress on Osteoarthritis, Montreal, Quebec, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, Volume 17, Supplement 1, September 2009, Pages S86-S87.
    • Creaby, M. W., Wrigley, T. V., Lim, B. W., Hinman, R. S., Metcalf, B., Bowles, K., & Bennell, K. L. (2008).  Knee Joint Laxity and Stiffness with the Presence and Increasing Severity of Osteoarthritis. Paper submitted for presentation at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, San Francisco, USA.
    • Bowles K-A & Steele JR (2004).  Are Strap cushions effective in reducing pressures exerted by brassiere shoulder straps? 5th Australasian Biomechanics Conference, Sydney, Australia. December (Winner of Best Poster Award).
    • Buckley L, Bowles K-A, & Lythgo N (2004). Reducing breast motion in smaller breasted females: Are encapsulating or compression sports brassiere more effective? (Work in progress) 5th Australasian Biomechanics Conference, Sydney, Australia. December.
    • Bowles K-A & Steele JR (2003). Does inadequate breast support pose an injury risk? 2003 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Canberra, Australia, October.
    • Bowles K-A & Steele JR (2002). Are sports brassiere too tight for active females? 4th Australasian Biomechanics Conference, Melbourne, Australia. November (presentation requested by conference coordinator).
    • Bowles K-A, Steele JR, & Chaunchaiyakul R (2002). Does current sports brassiere design impede respiratory function during physical activity? 2002 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport, Melbourne, Australia. October (Winner of the Wendy Ey Women in Sport Award).
    • Bowles K-A & Steele JR (2002). Are sports brassiere too tight for active females? VIII emed scientific meeting, Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada.July – August.
    • Bowles K-A & Steele JR (2002). Current bra design: Implications for the active woman. NSW Sports Physiotherapy Australia Annual Conference, Sydney, Australia. April. (Guest Speaker)
    • Steele JR, Wallace GG, Munro BJ, Bowles K-A, Spinks GM, Campbell TE, Innis PC, Megill W. (2002) Bouncing breasts, noisy knees and intelligent polymers: Where are we now? International Workshop on Advanced Materials for Sensors and Actuators. Wollongong, Australia. February.
    • Bowles K-A, Steele JR & Wallace GG (2001) Conducting polymers in protective clothing: Using innovation to reduce the age-old problem of breast bounce. “Breaking Down the Barriers”, 2nd National Sports Injury Prevention Conference, Sydney, Australia. November. (Invited Speaker).
    • Bowles K-A, & Steele JR (2000) Sports Brassieres: Is There a Need for Better Education? 2000 Pre-Olympic Congress: International Congress on Sport Science, Sports Medicine, and Physical Education. Brisbane, Australia. September.
    • Bowles K-A, Steele JR, Wu J, Zhou D, Spinks GM, Innis PC, & Wallace G. (2000) Breast Bounce, Brassiere Straps and Conducting Polymers: A Novel Approach to Assessing Dynamic Loading. emed Scientific Millennium Meeting. Munich, Germany. August.
    • Bowles K-A, Steele JR, & Taylor NAS. (2000) The Effects of Brassiere Design on Chest Wall Function (Work in progress). Australasian Biomechanics Conference 3. Gold Coast, Australia, January.

Government Reports:

  1. Bowles K-A, Haines T, Molloy E, Maloney S, Kent F, Sevenhuysen S, Tui J. Sax Institute: Rapid review on the costs and benefits of providing undergraduate student clinical placements for a health service organisation. Dec 2014.
  2. Bowles K-A, Dobbinson S, Wakefield M. Sun protection and sunburn incidence of Australian adults: Summer 2003-04. Melbourne: Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria; 2005 February 2005.
  3. Dobbinson S, Bowles K-A, Fairthorne A, Sambell N, Wakefield M. Sun protection and sunburn incidence of Australian adolescents: Summer 2003-04. Melbourne: Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria; 2005 July 2005
  4. Dobbinson S, Fairthorne A, Bowles K-A, Sambell N, Spittal M, Wakefield M. Sun protection and sunburn incidence of Australian children: summer 2003-04. Melbourne: Centre for Behavioural Research in Cancer, The Cancer Council Victoria; 2005 October, 2005.

Community Associations

  • Member – Sports Medicine Australia