Dr Paul Rothmore

Paul Rothmore
Senior Lecturer
School of Public Health
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

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Dr Paul Rothmore

Paul Rothmore is an experienced researcher and educator with a specific interest in the area of occupational health and injury prevention. He has more than 20 years' experience and has worked as an Occupational Health Physiotherapist, OHS Manager and academic.

His current research interests include the development of a behaviour change method to improve the implementation of ergonomics advice, the prevention of musculoskeletal disorders in the aged care sector, young worker education and injury prevention in the ageing workforce.

Paul is a Specialist Physiotherapist in Occupational Health (as awarded by the Australian College of Physiotherapists) and  is the Academic Lead of the Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Unit.

Paul is a member of the ICOH Scientific Committees on Ageing & Work and Musculoskeletal Disorders. He is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists.



Date Position Institution name
2009 Senior Lecturer University of Adelaide


Date Institution name Country Title
1993 University of South Australia Australia Bachelor of Applied Science (Honours) - Physiotherapy

Postgraduate Training

Date Title Institution Country
PhD The University of Adelaide Australia
Master of Ergonomics La Trobe University Australia


Year Citation
2017 Rothmore, P., Aylward, P., Gray, J. & Karnon, J. (2017). A long-term evaluation of the stage of change approach and compensable injury outcomes-a cluster-randomised trial. Ergonomics, 60, 5, 628-635.
2017 Rothmore, P., Aylward, P., Oakman, J., Tappin, D., Gray, J. & Karnon, J. (2017). The stage of change approach for implementing ergonomics advice – Translating research into practice. Applied Ergonomics, 59, Pt A, 225-233.
2016 Oakman, J., Rothmore, P. & Tappin, D. (2016). Intervention development to reduce musculoskeletal disorders: Is the process on target?. Applied Ergonomics, 56, 179-186.
2015 Doda, D., Rothmore, P., Pisaniello, D., Briggs, N., Stewart, S., Mahmood, M. & Hiller, J. (2015). Relative benefit of a Stage of Change approach for the prevention of musculoskeletal pain and discomfort: A cluster randomised trial. Occupational and Environmental Medicine, 72, 11, 784-791.
2015 Rothmore, P., Aylward, P. & Karnon, J. (2015). The implementation of ergonomics advice and the stage of change approach. Applied Ergonomics: human factors in technology and society, 51, 370-376.
2014 Stewart, S., Rothmore, P., Doda, D., Hiller, J., Mahmood, M. & Pisaniello, D. (2014). Musculoskeletal pain and discomfort and associated worker and organizational factors: a cross-sectional study. Work, 48, 2, 261-271.
2014 Rothmore, P. R., Aylward, P. & Karnon, J. (2014). Ergonomics and musculoskeletal injury prevention interventions in healthcare: are they worth it?. Ergonomics Australia, 8, 1, 1-5.
2013 Rothmore, P., Karnon, J. & Aylward, P. (2013). Implementation of interventions to prevent musculoskeletal injury at work - lost in translation?. Physical Therapy Reviews, 18, 5, 344-349.
2012 Marsh, C. & Rothmore, P. (2012). Ageing workers in the healthcare environment: a review of available information to assist employers. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 28, 2, 93-100.
2012 Marsh, C. & Rothmore, P. (2012). The ageing workforce: Is this a HSE issue?. Journal of Health, Safety and Environment, 28, 2, -.
2002 Rothmore, P. (2002). Lead aprons, radiographers and discomfort. The Journal of Occupational Health and Safety, 18, 4, 357-365.

Book Chapters

Year Citation
2015 Rothmore, P. R. & Boucaut, R. (2015). Occupational Health and Safety. In S. Patole (Ed.), Management and Leadership – A Guide for Clinical Professionals (pp. 123-136). Switzerland: Springer.

Conference Papers

Year Citation
2010 Doda, D., Pisaniello, D., Rothmore, P., Mahmood, M., Hiller, J., Winefield, H. ... Stewart, S. (2010). A survey of musculoskeletal pain / discomfort and organisational factors in South Australian workplaces. New Zealand Ergonomics Society (NZES) Conference. New Zealand.

Conference Items

Year Citation
2014 Rothmore, P. R., Pisaniello, D., Aylward, P. & Karnon, J. (2014). Implementation of Interventions to Prevent Musculoskeletal Injury at Work - a Behaviour Change Approach. 50th Annual Conference of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia. Adelaide.
2011 Doda, D., Pisaniello, D., Rothmore, P., Hiller, J., Mahmood, A., Stewart, S. ... Boucaut, R. (2011). Prevention of workplace musculoskeletal disorders based on a stage of change approach: preliminary findings from an intervention study in South Australia. International Conference on Epidemiology in Occupational Health. Oxford, UK.

Report for External Bodies

Year Citation
2014 Rothmore, P. R., Saniotis, A. & Pisaniello, D., (2014). A Toolkit for the Integration of WHS in University Curricula - Validation and Extension Research,
2013 Pisaniello, D., Rothmore, P., Stewart, S., Crea, J., Tkaczuk, M., Jankewicz, G. & Gaskin, S. E., (2013). Hazard Surveillance for the Primary Prevention of Occupational Asthma: A National Demonstration Project,
2011 Rothmore, P. R., Pisaniello, D., Stewart, S., Karnon, J., Boucaut, R. & Harrison, J., (2011). Improving Enterprise-Level Interventions Designed to Reduce Musculoskeletal Disorders in the Workplace,
2011 Rothmore, P. R., Pisaniello, D. & Stewart, S., (2011). Development and Trial of a Toolkit for the Evaluation and Integration of OHS in University Curricula,

Committee Memberships

Date Role Committee Institution Country
2016 - ongoing Board Member Australian College of Physiotherapists - Board of Censors Australia
2008 - ongoing Member Australian College of Physiotherapists - Proefessional Practice Standards Committee Australia

Editorial Boards

Date Role Editorial Board Name Country
2015 - ongoing Member Environmental Health and Preventive Medicine Japan
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