Dr David Rice

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Senior Lecturer

Email: david.rice@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3327-8776

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Academic appointments:

  • Associate Head of Research, School of Clinical Sciences, Auckland University of Technology (2019 - ongoing)
  • Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, Auckland University of Technology (2014 - ongoing)
  • Scientific Officer, Waitemata Pain Service, Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine, WDHB (2011 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • PhD (Clinical Neurophysiology), Auckland University of Technology
  • BHSc (Physiotherapy), Auckland University of Technology

Overview:

Dr David Rice is Associate Head of Research in the School of Clinical Sciences and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy where he teaches at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels in areas including pain mechanisms and management, functional anatomy, biomechanics and exercise physiology. David also has an appointment at Waitemata Pain Services in the Department of Anaesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine at North Shore Hospital and is the current President Elect of the New Zealand Pain Society.

David’s main research interests are in the neuromuscular consequences and management of joint injury and arthritis, orthopaedics, postsurgical pain and the mechanisms and management of chronic pain conditions. He has been a recipient or co-recipient of of more than $2 million of research funding, including external research funding from organisations such as the Health Research Council of New Zealand, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Australia New Zealand College of Anaesthetists and Neurological Foundation of New Zealand.

David has ongoing research collaborations in North America, Europe, Japan and Australia. He has been the recipient of co-recipient of several national and international research awards, including from the International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, Australia New Zealand College of Anaesthetists, New Zealand Pain Society and Descent and Ishimoto Memorial Foundation for the Promotion of Sports Science.

Research interests:

Clinical Neurophysiology, Pain Mechanisms, Chronic Pain Management, Postoperative Pain, Joint Injury, Arthritis, Orthopaedics, Exercise Rehabilitation, Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation, Quantitative Sensory Testing

Teaching summary:

Pain Mechanisms and Management, Biomechanics, Exercise Physiology, Postgraduate Supervision (Masters and PhD)

Fields of research:

  • Anaesthesiology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy (Excl. Physiotherapy)
  • Rheumatology and Arthritis
  • Surgery
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Motor Control
  • Sports Medicine
  • Neurosciences
  • Sensory Systems
  • Medical Physiology
  • Other Medical and Health Sciences
  • Sensory Processes, Perception and Performance

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • President Elect, New Zealand Pain Society (2020 - ongoing)
  • Member, Australia New Zealand Musculoskeletal Clinical Trials Network (2019 - ongoing)
  • Member, Royal Society of New Zealand (2018 - ongoing)
  • Member - External Advisory Panel, Accident Compensation Corporation (2016)
  • Expert Reviewer, New Zealand Research Review: Rehabilitation (2016)
  • Expert Reviewer, New Zealand Research Review: Anaesethesia and Pain Management (2015 - ongoing)
  • Chair - Education Committee, Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand (2014 - 2015)
  • Member, International Association for the Study of Pain (2013 - ongoing)
  • National Executive Member, Sport and Exercise Physiotherapy New Zealand (2011 - 2015)
  • Member, New Zealand Pain Society (2011 - ongoing)
  • Member, Physiotherapy New Zealand (2007 - ongoing)

Award, prize, fellowship, and scholarship

  • Broadfoot Trust Prize for "Outstanding Pain Research". New Zealand Pain Society, New Zealand Pain Society (2019)
  • Best Free Paper Prize: Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australia New Zealand College of Anaesthetists Annual Meeting, Sydney, Australia, Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australia New Zealand College of Anaesthetists (2018)
  • Health Research Council of New Zealand Emerging Researcher Award, Health Research Council of New Zealand (2018 - ongoing)
  • Research Excellence in Sports Science. The Descent and Ishimoto Memorial Foundation for the Promotion of Sports Science, Japan, The Descent and Ishimoto Memorial Foundation for the Promotion of Sports Science (2018)
  • Broadfoot Trust Prize for "Outstanding Pain Research". New Zealand Pain Society, New Zealand Pain Society (2017)
  • Russell Cole Memorial ANZCA Research Award. Faculty of Pain Medicine, Australia New Zealand College of Anaesthetists., Australia New Zealand College of Anaesthetists. (2017)
  • AUT University Vice-Chancellors Research Excellence Award for Best Emerging Researcher, Auckland University of Technology (2016)
  • Best Oral Presentation. 41st Annual Scientific Conference of the New Zealand Pain Society, New Plymouth, New Zealand., New Zealand Pain Society (2016)
  • Best Oral Presentation: New Zealand Applied Neuroscience Conference, New Zealand Applied Neurosciences (2014)
  • Best Oral Presentation. 39th Annual Scientific Conference of the New Zealand Pain Society, Dunedin, New Zealand., New Zealand Pain Society (2014)
  • AUT Vice Chancellor's Research Excellence Award for Best Emerging Research Team, AUT University (2013)
  • Best Oral Presentation: 38th Annual Scientific Conference of the New Zealand Pain Society, Hamilton, New Zealand., New Zealand Pain Society (2013)
  • Best Poster Presentation: 37th Annual Scientific Conference of the New Zealand Pain Society, Wellington, New Zealand, New Zealand Pain Society (2012)
  • Best Oral Presentation: 37th Annual Scientific Conference of the New Zealand Pain Society, Wellington, New Zealand., New Zealand Pain Society (2012)
  • Basmajian Award for Best Student Research. International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology, International Society of Electrophysiology and Kinesiology (2010)
  • PhD Career Development Award: Health Research Council and Accident Compensation Corporation, Health Research Council and Accident Compensation Corporation (2008)

Research outputs:

Journal articles

  • Konishi, Y., McNair, P. J., Rice, D. A., Ochiai, S., & Hagino, T. (2020). Stretch reflex changes in ACL deficient individuals and healthy controls during normal and surprise landings. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports. doi:10.1111/sms.13810

  • Lewis, G. N., Wartolowska, K. A., Parker, R. S., Sharma, S., Rice, D. A., Kluger, M., & McNair, P. J. (2020). A higher grey matter density in the amygdala and midbrain is associated with persistent pain following total knee arthroplasty. Pain Medicine. doi:10.1093/pm/pnaa227

  • Skarin, M. U., Rice, D. A., McNair, P. J., & Kluger, M. T. (2019). Orthostatic intolerance following hip arthroplasty: Incidence, risk factors and effect on length of stay. A prospective cohort study.. European Journal of Anaesthesiology, 36(2), 123-129. doi:10.1097/EJA.0000000000000940

  • Chiang, D. L. C., Rice, D. A., Helsby, N. A., Somogyi, A. A., & Kluger, M. T. (2019). The prevalence, impact, and risk factors for persistent pain after breast cancer surgery in a New Zealand population. Pain Medicine, 20(9), 1803-1814. doi:10.1093/pm/pnz049

  • Rice, D., Nijs, J., Kosek, E., Wideman, T., Hasenbring, M. I., Koltyn, K., . . . Polli, A. (2019). Exercise-induced hypoalgesia in pain-free and chronic pain populations: State of the art and future directions. Journal of Pain, 20(11), 1249-1266. doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2019.03.005

  • Rice, D. A., Mannion, J., Lewis, G. N., McNair, P. J., & Fort, L. (2019). Experimental knee pain impairs joint torque and rate of force development in isometric and isokinetic muscle activation. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 119(9), 2065-2073. doi:10.1007/s00421-019-04195-6

  • Rice, D., McNair, P., Huysmans, E., Letzen, J., & Finan, P. (2019). Best evidence rehabilitation for chronic pain part 5: Osteoarthritis. Journal of Clinical Medicine, 8(11), 1-31. doi:10.3390/jcm8111769

  • Lewis, G. N., Rice, D. A., Kluger, M., & McNair, P. J. (2018). Transcranial direct current stimulation for upper limb neuropathic pain: A double-blind randomized controlled trial. European Journal of Pain, 22(7), 1312-1320. doi:10.1002/ejp.1220

  • Magni, N., McNair, P., & Rice, D. (2018). Sensorimotor performance and function in people with osteoarthritis of the hand: A case-control comparison. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 47(5), 676-682.

  • Burri, A., Rice, D., Kluger, N., & Kluger, M. (2018). Ethnic- and sex-related differences in pain characteristics, psychological distress and pain-related disability in patients attending a New Zealand teaching hospital pain service. New Zealand Medical Journal, 131(1470). Retrieved from https://www.nzma.org.nz/

  • Burri, A., Ogata, S., Rice, D., & Williams, F. M. K. (2018). Twelve-year follow-up of chronic pain in twins: Changes in environmental and genetic influence over time. European Journal of Pain, 22(8), 1439-1447. doi:10.1002/ejp.1233

  • Lewis, G. N., Parker, R. S., Sharma, S., Rice, D. A., & McNair, P. J. (2018). Structural brain alterations before and after total knee arthroplasty: A longitudinal assessment. Pain Medicine, 19(11), 2166-2176. doi:10.1093/pm/pny108

  • Rice, D. A., Kluger, M. T., McNair, P. J., Lewis, G. N., Somogyi, A. A., Borotkanics, R., . . . Walker, M. (2018). Persistent postoperative pain after total knee arthroplasty: a prospective cohort study of potential risk factors. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 121(4), 804-812. doi:10.1016/j.bja.2018.05.070

  • Burri, A., Ogata, S., Rice, D., & Williams, F. (2018). Pain catastrophizing, neuroticism, fear of pain, and anxiety: Defining the genetic and environmental factors in a sample of female twins. PLoS ONE, 13(3), 1-15. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0194562

  • Parker, R. S., Lewis, G. N., Rice, D. A., & McNair, P. J. (2017). The association between corticomotor excitability and motor skill learning in people with painful hand arthritis. The Clinical Journal of Pain, 33(3). Retrieved from https://journals.lww.com/

  • Rice, D. A., Parker, R. S., Lewis, G. N., Kluger, M. T., & McNair, P. J. (2017). Pain catastrophizing is not associated with spinal nociceptive processing in people with chronic widespread pain. Clinical Journal of Pain, 33(9). doi:10.1097/AJP.0000000000000464

  • Konishi, Y., McNair, P. J., & Rice, D. A. (2017). TENS alleviates muscle weakness attributable to attenuation of Ia afferents. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 38(3). doi:10.1055/s-0042-118183

  • Magni, N. E., McNair, P. J., & Rice, D. A. (2017). The effects of resistance training on muscle strength, joint pain, and hand function in individuals with hand osteoarthritis: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 19. doi:10.1186/s13075-017-1348-3

  • Parker, R. S., Lewis, G. N., Rice, D. A., & McNair, P. J. (2016). Is motor cortical excitability altered in people with chronic pain? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Brain Stimulation, 9(4). doi:10.1016/j.brs.2016.03.020

  • Kluger, M. T., Lewis, G., Rice, D., & McNair, P. (2015). Psychological rather than pharmacological interventions for effective prevetion of pain after knee joint replacement?. bja, 116(1), 150. doi:10.1093/bja/aev431

  • Rice, D. A., McNair, P. J., Lewis, G. N., & Dalbeth, N. (2015). The effects of joint aspiration and intra-articular corticosteroid injection on flexion reflex excitability, quadriceps strength and pain in individuals with knee synovitis: A prospective observational study. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 17(1). doi:10.1186/s13075-015-0711-5

  • Lewis, G. N., Leys, A., Rice, D. A., & McNair, P. J. (2015). Subconscious manipulation of pain expectation can modulate cortical nociceptive processing. Pain Practice, 15(2). doi:10.1111/papr.12157

  • Lewis, G. N., Rice, D. A., McNair, P. J., & Kluger, M. (2015). Predictors of persistent pain after total knee arthroplasty: A systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Anaesthesia, 114(4). doi:10.1093/bja/aeu441

  • Rice, D. A., Graven-Nielsen, T., Lewis, G. N., McNair, P. J., & Dalbeth, N. (2015). The effects of experimental knee pain on lower limb corticospinal and motor cortex excitability. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 17. doi:10.1186/s13075-015-0724-0

  • Rice, D. A., McNair, P. J., Lewis, G. N., & Mannion, J. (2015). Experimental knee pain impairs submaximal force steadiness in isometric, eccentric, and concentric muscle actions. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 17. doi:10.1186/s13075-015-0768-1

  • Lewis, G. N., & Rice, D. A. (2014). Chronic pain: We should not underestimate the contribution of neural plasticity. Critical Reviews in Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 26(1-2). doi:10.1615/CritRevPhysRehabilMed.2013010295

  • Rice, D. A., McNair, P. J., Lewis, G. N., & Dalbeth, N. (2014). Quadriceps arthrogenic muscle inhibition: The effects of experimental knee joint effusion on motor cortex excitability. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 16. doi:10.1186/s13075-014-0502-4

  • Lewis, G. N., Heales, L., Rice, D., Rome, K., & McNair, P. J. (2012). Reliability of the conditioned pain modulation paradigm to assess endogenous inhibitory pain pathways. Pain Research and Management, 17(2). Retrieved from http://www.pulsus.com/

  • Lewis, G., Rice, D. A., Jourdain, K., & McNair, P. J. (2012). Influence of stimulation location and posture on the reliability and comfort of the nociceptive flexion reflex. Pain Research and Management, 17(2). Retrieved from http://www.pulsus.com/

  • Lewis, G. N., Rice, D. A., & McNair, P. J. (2012). Conditioned pain modulation in populations with chronic pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Journal of Pain, 13(10). doi:10.1016/j.jpain.2012.07.005

  • Rice, D., McNair, P. J., & Lewis, G. N. (2011). Mechanisms of quadriceps muscle weakness in knee joint osteoarthritis: the effects of prolonged vibration on torque and muscle activation in osteoarthritic and healthy control subjects. Arthritis Research and Therapy, 13(5). Retrieved from http://arthritis-research.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/content/pdf/ar3467.pdf

  • Rice, D. A., & McNair, P. J. (2010). Quadriceps arthrogenic muscle inhibition: Neural mechanisms and treatment perspectives. Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, 40(3). doi:10.1016/j.semarthrit.2009.10.001

  • Brennan, R., Eagle, L., & Rice, D. (2009). Medicalization and marketing. Journal of Macromarketing, 30(1). Retrieved from http://jmk.sagepub.com.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/content/30/1/8.full.pdf+html

  • Rice, D., McNair, P. J., & Dalbeth, N. (2009). Effects of cryotherapy on arthrogenic muscle inhibition using an experimental model of knee swelling. Arthritis & Rheumatism, 61(1).

Book chapters

  • McNair, P. J., & Rice, D. (2014). Osteoarthritis of the ankle joint. In K. Rome, & P. J. McNair (Eds.), Management of chronic musculoskeletal disorders of the foot and lower leg. UK: Churchill-Livingstone. Retrieved from http://www.elsevierhealth.com.au/

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