Meredith Smith

Meredith Smith


School of Allied Health Science and Practice

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Meredith Smith is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy within the School of Allied Health Science and Practice. Her background is as a clinical physiotherapist in paediatrics and adult rehabilitation, with specialised skills in paediatric rehabilitation and three dimensional gait analysis. Meredith is currently completing a PhD on the topic 'Tailoring Chronic Pain Assessment for Children and Young People with Cerebral Palsy'. Meredith previously completed a Masters of Advanced Paediatric Physiotherapy Practice through Monash University, including a research translation project focusing on community physiotherapy surveillance in cerebral palsy. Meredith is a titled APA Paediatric Physiotherapist and a committee member for the APA Paediatric special interest group. Meredith also continues to work clinically at Novita and the Women's and Children's Hospital.

  • Journals

    Year Citation
    2024 Smith, M. G., Gibson, R. J., Russo, R. N., Karanicolas, S., & Harvey, A. R. (2024). Examining tools for assessing the impact of chronic pain on emotional functioning in children and young people with cerebral palsy: stakeholder preference and recommendations for modification. Quality of Life Research, 13 pages.
    2024 Smith, N. L., Gibson, N., Bear, N., Thornton, A. L., Imms, C., Smith, M. G., & Harvey, A. R. (2024). Measurement properties and feasibility of chronic pain assessment tools for use with children and young people with cerebral palsy. Disability and Rehabilitation, 15 pages.
    2024 Harvey, A., Smith, N., Smith, M., Ostojic, K., & Berryman, C. (2024). Chronic pain in children and young people with cerebral palsy: a narrative review of challenges, advances, and future directions.. BMC medicine, 22(1), 238.
    2023 Smith, N. L., Smith, M. G., Gibson, N., Imms, C., Thornton, A. L., & Harvey, A. R. (2023). Pain coping tools for children and young adults with a neurodevelopmental disability: A systematic review of measurement properties. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 65(3), 318-328.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS1 Europe PMC2
    2023 Smith, M. G., Farrar, L. C., Gibson, R. J., Russo, R. N., & Harvey, A. R. (2023). Chronic pain interference assessment tools for children and adults who are unable to self‐report: A systematic review of psychometric properties. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 65(8), 1029-1042.
    DOI Scopus4 WoS1 Europe PMC3
    2023 30th Annual Conference of the International Society for Quality of Life Research. (2023). Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation, 32(Suppl 2), 23-220.
    2022 Smith, M. G., & Patritti, B. L. (2022). Minimal Clinically Important Difference of the Gait Assessment and Intervention Tool for Adults with Stroke. Gait & Posture, 91, 212-215.
    DOI Scopus2 WoS2 Europe PMC2

Faculty of health and medical sciences early career grant (2024): $19915

School of Allied Health Science and Practice Research Development Grant (2023): $14340

Adelaide University Graduate Union/RC Heddle Award (2023): $4000


Course development:

Physiotherapy Across the Lifespan (2022)

Paediatric and Women's Health Physiotherapy (2023)

Person Centred Physiotherapy Practice (2023)



Paediatric and Women's Health Physiotherapy (2023, 2024)

Clinical Biomechanics (2022, 2024)
Person Centred Physiotherapy Practice (2023)

Physiotherapy Across the Lifespan (2022, 2023, 2024)

Physiotherapy Exercise Prescription & Physical Activity (2022)

Foundations of Health and Wellbeing (2021)

Evidence Based Practice 1 (2021, 2022)


Course Coordination

Physiotherapy Across the Lifespan (2022, 2023, 2024)

Person Centred Physiotherapy Practice (2023)

  • Committee Memberships

    Date Role Committee Institution Country
    2021 - ongoing Member Australian Physiotherapy Association - Paediatric Special Interest Group Australian Physiotherapy Association Australia
  • Position: Lecturer
  • Phone: 83137149
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  • Campus: North Terrace
  • Building: Engineering & Maths Sciences, floor 4
  • Org Unit: Physiotherapy

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