Daniel O'Brien

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Senior Lecturer

Email: daniel.obrien@aut.ac.nz

Academic appointments:

  • Senior Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2018 - ongoing)
  • Clinical Programme Leader (Physiotherapy), Auckland University of Technology (2019 - ongoing)
  • Lecturer, Auckland University of Technology (2013 - 2018)
  • Clinical Educator, Auckland University of Technology (2007 - 2013)
  • Senior Physiotherapist, Sports and Spinal Physiotherapy (2007 - 2011)

Qualifications:

  • PhD, Auckland University of Technology
  • MHSc, Auckland University of Technology
  • PG Dip (MSK Physiotherapy), Auckland University of Technology
  • BHSc (Physiotherapy), Auckland University of Technology

Research interests:

My primary research focus and my area of clinical specialty is in the management of chronic conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system; chiefly lower limb joint pain and osteoarthritis. Additionally, I have a research interest in the development and implementation of interprofessional clinical services.

Research outputs:

Featured research outputs

  • O’Brien, D. W., Chapple, C. M., Baldwin, J. N., & Larmer, P. J. (2019). Time to bust common osteoarthritis myths. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(1), 18-24. doi:10.15619/NZJP/47.1.03

  • Harvey, D., O'Brien, D., Moran, K., & Webber, J. (2019). Knowledge and perceptions of cardiopulmonary resuscitation amongst New Zealand physiotherapists. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(2), 94-105. doi:10.15619/nzjp/47.2.04

  • Larmer, P. J., Bennett, K., Baldwin, J. N., Bassett, S., & O'Brien, D. W. (2019). Quality indicators for hip and knee osteoarthritis management in New Zealand: A patient survey. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(3), 183-192. doi:10.15619/nzjp/47.3.06

  • Harvey, D., O'Brien, D., & Horner, D. (2019). Is it time to make regular cardiopulmonary resuscitation training mandatory for all New Zealand registered physiotherapists?. In New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy (Vol. 47, Iss. 3, pp. 137-138). Physiotherapy New Zealand. doi:10.15619/nzjp/47.3.01

  • Dixon, C. J., Knight, T., Binns, E., Ihaka, B., & O'Brien, D. (2017). Clinical measures of balance in people with type two diabetes: A systematic literature review. Gait and Posture, 58. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.08.022

  • Jolly, J., Bassett, S. F., O'Brien, D., Parkinson, C., & Larmer, P. (2017). An exploration of the sequence and nature of treatment options available to people living with osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee within a New Zealand context. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 45(2).

Journal articles

  • O'Brien, D. W., Bassett, S., Wright-St Clair, V., & Siegert, R. J. (2020). Can the Pain Attitudes and Beliefs Scales be adapted for use in the context of osteoarthritis with general practitioners and physiotherapists?. BMC Rheumatology, 4(1). doi:10.1186/s41927-020-0116-1

  • O’Brien, D. W., Chapple, C. M., Baldwin, J. N., & Larmer, P. J. (2019). Time to bust common osteoarthritis myths. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(1), 18-24. doi:10.15619/NZJP/47.1.03

  • Harvey, D., O'Brien, D., Moran, K., & Webber, J. (2019). Knowledge and perceptions of cardiopulmonary resuscitation amongst New Zealand physiotherapists. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(2), 94-105. doi:10.15619/nzjp/47.2.04

  • Morgan, C. J., Bowmar, A., McNaughton, S., Flood, B., & O'Brien, D. (2019). Transformative learning opportunities for students and educators during interprofessional healthcare practice experiences in higher education: Viewed through the lens of Threshold Concepts Theory. Focus on Health Professional Education: A Multi-Professional Journal, 20(2), 41-54. doi:10.11157/fohpe.v20i2.301

  • Larmer, P. J., Bennett, K., Baldwin, J. N., Bassett, S., & O'Brien, D. W. (2019). Quality indicators for hip and knee osteoarthritis management in New Zealand: A patient survey. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 47(3), 183-192. doi:10.15619/nzjp/47.3.06

  • Dixon, C. J., Knight, T., Binns, E., Ihaka, B., & O'Brien, D. (2017). Clinical measures of balance in people with type two diabetes: A systematic literature review. Gait and Posture, 58. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.08.022

  • Jolly, J., Bassett, S. F., O'Brien, D., Parkinson, C., & Larmer, P. (2017). An exploration of the sequence and nature of treatment options available to people living with osteoarthritis of the hip and/or knee within a New Zealand context. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 45(2).

  • O'Brien, D., McNaughton, S., Flood, B., Morgan, C., & Bowmar, A. (2016). Piloting an integrated, interprofessional programme for people living with Type II diabetes: outcomes and experiences. Australian Journal of Clinical Education, 1. Retrieved from http://epublications.bond.edu.au/ajce/vol1/iss1/1/

  • O'Brien, D., Swann, J., & Heap, N. (2015). Can the communities of practice model explain the complex organization of an interprofessional student-led health clinic?. Journal of Allied Health, 44(1). Retrieved from http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25743404

  • O'Brien, D., Caldwell, J., Culav, E., & Clark, H. (2015). Perceived value of online video demonstrations as an adjunct to learning surface anatomy for physiotherapy students. Focus on Health Professional Education, 16(4). doi:10.11157/fohpe.v16i4.101

  • Larmer, P. J., Bell, J., O'Brien, D., Dangen, J., & Kersten, P. (2014). Hydrotherapy outcome measures for people with arthritis: A systematic review. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 42(2).

  • O'Brien, D., Bassett, S. F., & McNair, P. (2013). The effect of action and coping plans on exercise adherence in people with lower limb osteoarthritis: A feasibility study. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 41(2).

  • O'Brien, D., McCallin, A., & Bassett, S. F. (2013). Student perceptions of an interprofessional clinical experience at a university clinic. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 41(3).

Book chapters

  • Flood, B., O'Brien, D., & Jones, M. (2016). Interprofessional health care team challenge: A New Zealand Perspective. In D. Forman,, M. Jones, & J. Thistlethwaite (Eds.), Leading research and evaluation in interprofessional education and collaborative practice (pp. 267-283). London: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-53744-7_14

  • Flood, B., O'Brien, D., & Jones, M. (2016). Interprofessional health care team challenge: A New Zealand perspective. In D. Forman, M. Jones, & J. Thistlethwaite (Eds.), Leading research and evaluation in interprofessional education and collaborative practice (pp. 267-283). UK: Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/978-1-137-53744-7_14

  • Reid, D., Jones, M., & O'Brien, D. (2015). DOUBLE Building Interprofessional Leadership in a Clinical Setting. In Leadership and Collaboration: Further Developments for Interprofessional Education (pp. 169-181). Palgrave Macmillan. doi:10.1057/9781137432094_11

  • Reid, D. A., Jones, M., & O'Brien, D. (2015). Building interprofessional leadership in a clinical setting. In D. Forman, M. Jones, & J. Thistlethwaite (Eds.), Leadership and collaboration: Further developments for interprofessional education (pp. 169-181). London, UK: Palgrave MacMillan.

  • O'Brien, D., & Jones, M. (2015). Theory into practice: The challenges and rewards of developing and running an interprofessional health clinic. In C. Orchard, & L. Bainbridge (Eds.), Interprofessional client-centred collaborative practice: What does it look like? How can it be achieved? (pp. 131-142). New York, USA: Nova Science Publishing. Retrieved from https://www.novapublishers.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=58398

  • O'Brien, D., & Jones, M. (2015). Theory into practice: The challenges and rewards of developing and running an interprofessional health clinic.. In C. Orchard, & L. Bainbridge (Eds.), Interprofessional Client-centred Collaborative Practice What Does It Look Like? How Can It Be Achieved?. New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Conference contributions

  • O'Brien, D., Larmer, P., Bassett, S., Gibbs-Grant, J., & Parkinsons, C. (2016). An exploration of treatment options available to people with hip and/ or knee OA in New Zealand.. In 2016 Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference. Auckland.

  • O'Brien, D., Bassett, S., Wright-St Clair, V., & Siegert, R. (2015). Comparing patients' and clinicians' beliefs about the efficacy of exercise therapy for osteoarthritis. In 2015 New Zealand Manipulative Physiotherapists Association Biennial Scientific Conference - Translating Research into Practice (pp. 18). Christchurch.

  • O'Brien, D., Bassett, S. F., Wright-St Clair, V., & Siegert, R. (2015). Clinicians’ beliefs regarding the management of the osteoarthritis. In AFRM/NZRA Rehabilitation Conference - Building an enabling society. Wellington.

  • O'Brien, D., & Jones, M. (2014). Looking beyond the barriers to IPCP clinical education in healthcare.. In In All Together Better Health VII: 7th International Conference on Interprofessional Practice and Education.. Pittsburgh. Retrieved from http://www.atbh7.pitt.edu/files/FinalProgram.pdf

  • O'Brien, D., Bassett, S., Wright-St Clair, V., & Siegert, R. (2014). New Zealand peoples' beliefs and expectations regarding the management of their osteoarthritis. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014: Linking the chain. Auckland: Physiotherapy New Zealand.

  • O'Brien, D., Caldwell, J., Culav, E., & Clark, H. (2014). Physiotherapy students' perceived value in online video demonstrations as an adjunct to learning surface anatomy. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014: Linking the chain. Auckland.

  • O'Brien, D., Swann, J., & Heap, N. (2014). A community of clinical practice. In The 7th International Conference on Interprofessional Practice and Education. Pittsburgh. Retrieved from http://www.atbh7.pitt.edu/

  • Jones, M., & O'Brien, D. (2014). Looking beyond the barriers to IPCP clinical education in healthcare. In All Together Better Health VII: 7th International Conference on Interprofessional Practice and Education. Pittsburgh.

  • O'Brien, D., Reid, D. A., Heap, N., & Leef, N. (2012). Assessing students' percieved benefit of learning and practicing in an interprofessional health clinic. In Expanding Horizons: Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2012. Wellington.

  • O'Brien, D., Reid, D. A., Heap, N., & Leef, N. (2012). Asessing students' preceived benefit of learning and practicing in an inter- professional health clinic. In Interprofessional Health Studies Poster Conference. Auckland.

Theses

  • O'Brien, D. (2011). Action and coping plans as strategies to improve exercise adherence in people with Osteoarthritis of the hip and / or knee joint. (Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand). Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10292/1063

Oral presentations

  • O'Brien, D. (2015). Exercising with arthritis (and sticking to it). Auckalnd.

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