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Kathryn Squibb

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Room 357-04 , Medical Science 2

+61 3 6226 4233 (phone)

Kathryn.Squibb@utas.edu.au

Dr Kathryn Squibb is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Menzies Institute for Medical Research at the University of Tasmania using ultrasound, DXA and High Resolution peripheral Quantitative CT (HRpQCT) to investigate musculoskeletal conditions in a number of projects. Roles in these projects include sonography, radiography, data analysis and writing of manuscripts.

Biography

Kathryn is a diagnostic radiographer and sonographer. Prior to joining Menzies Institute for Medical Research she spent several years working in medical imaging in rural and regional Tasmania. From 2002-2004 she was also employed as a casual Tutor and Associate Lecturer at the University of Tasmania assisting with teaching anatomy and physiology to nursing, biomedical science, health science, human movement and radiography students. This position also involved acting as an examiner for Voce Vivas and anatomy practical exams, marking written exam papers, and acting as coordinator for the joint Medical Imaging degree with CSU, Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Medical Imaging).

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2013. Australian rural radiographers: radiographic interpretation, communication and disclosure of their radiographic opinion
  • MAppSc (MedUltrasound), Charles Sturt University, Australia, 2002. The Development of Guidelines for Dealing with Patients Who Are Diagnosed At Ultrasound as Having Miscarried: An Action Research Approach
  • GradDipUltrasonography, RMIT, Australia, 1998
  • DipDiagRad, University of Tasmania, Australia, 1987

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR)
  • Advanced Practice Advisory Panel (APAP of the AIR)
  • Australian and New Zealand Medical Radiations Research Network (ANZMRRN)

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Expertise

Imaging acquisition and analysis using:

  • Ultrasound
  • Radiography
  • High Resolution peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (HRpQCT)
  • DXA

Research Themes

Kathryn's research aligns with the University of Tasmania's research theme of Better Health and within Menzies Institute for Medical Research the Musculoskeletal Health and Diseases theme.

Kathryn's research involves investigating musculoskeletal disease such as osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and plantar heel pain.

Current projects

Kathryn is involved in a number of research projects investigating musculoskeletal conditions.

  • TBone Study: 25 Year Follow-up
  • Tasmanian Older Adult Cohort (TASOAC) Study
  • Plantar Heel Pain Study (PHEEPS)
  • Diabetes Family History Study (DFHS)

Fields of Research

  • Radiology and organ imaging (320222)
  • Epidemiology (420299)
  • Rheumatology and arthritis (320223)
  • Endocrinology (320208)
  • Health services and systems (420399)
  • Primary health care (420319)
  • Health policy (440706)
  • Physiotherapy (420106)

Research Objectives

  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Behaviour and health (200401)
  • Expanding knowledge in the health sciences (280112)
  • Health policy evaluation (200205)
  • Health education and promotion (200203)
  • Evaluation of health and support services (200299)
  • Public health (excl. specific population health) (200499)

Publications

Total publications

21

Journal Article

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2020Ma C, Pan F, Yang Y, Laslett L, Squibb K, et al., 'Distal radius bone microarchitecture: what are the differences between age 25 and old age?', Archives of Osteoporosis, 15, (1) Article 16. ISSN 1862-3522 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11657-020-0696-9 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ma C; Pan F; Laslett L; Winzenberg T; Jones G

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2020Ma C, Wu F, Pan F, Laslett L, Shah A, et al., 'Bone microarchitecture, volumetric or areal bone mineral density for discrimination of vertebral deformity in adults: a cross-sectional study', Journal of Clinical Densitometry pp. 1-10. ISSN 1094-6950 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jocd.2020.05.005 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Ma C; Wu F; Pan F; Laslett L; Shah A; Winzenberg T; Jones G

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2019Mattap SM, Laslett LL, Squibb K, Wills K, Otahal P, et al., 'Hand examination, ultrasound and its association with hand pain and function in community-based older adults', Arthritis Care & Research pp. 1-28. ISSN 2151-464X (2019) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/acr.24128 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Mattap SM; Laslett LL; Wills K; Otahal P; Pan F; Aitken D; Winzenberg T; Jones G

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2018Hu D, Remash D, Russell RD, Greenaway T, Rattigan S, et al., 'Impairments in adipose tissue microcirculation in Type 2 diabetes mellitus assessed by real-time contrast-enhanced ultrasound', Circulation: Cardiovascular Imaging, 11, (4) Article e007074. ISSN 1942-0080 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1161/CIRCIMAGING.117.007074 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Remash D; Russell RD; Greenaway T; Rattigan S; Jones G; Premilovac D; Richards SM; Keske MA

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2018Hu D, Russell RD, Remash D, Greenaway T, Rattigan S, et al., 'Are the metabolic benefits of resistance training in type 2 diabetes linked to improvements in adipose tissue microvascular blood flow?', American Journal of Physiology: Endocrinology and Metabolism, 315, (6) pp. E1242-E1250. ISSN 0193-1849 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1152/ajpendo.00234.2018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Russell RD; Remash D; Greenaway T; Rattigan S; Jones G; Ross RM; Premilovac D; Richards SM; Keske MA

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2018Yang Y, Pan F, Wu F, Squibb K, Thomson R, et al., 'Familial resemblance in trabecular and cortical volumetric bone mineral density and bone microarchitecture as measured by HRpQCT', Bone, 110 pp. 76-83. ISSN 8756-3282 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.bone.2018.01.033 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Yang Y; Pan F; Wu F; Winzenberg T; Jones G

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2017Cleland V, Squibb K, Stephens L, Dalby J, Timperio A, et al., 'Effectiveness of interventions to promote physical activity and/or decrease sedentary behaviour among rural adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Obesity Reviews, 18, (7) pp. 727-741. ISSN 1467-7881 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/obr.12533 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Cleland V; Winzenberg T

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2017Russell RD, Hu D, Greenaway T, Blackwood SJ, Dwyer RM, et al., 'Skeletal muscle microvascular-linked improvements in glycemic control from resistance training in individuals with Type 2 Diabetes', Diabetes Care, 40, (9) pp. 1256-1263. ISSN 0149-5992 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2337/dc16-2750 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29

Co-authors: Russell RD; Greenaway T; Blackwood SJ; Dwyer RM; Sharman JE; Jones G; Brown AA; Otahal P; Al-Aubaidy H; Premilovac D; Hitchins S; Richards SM; Rattigan S; Keske MA

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2016Squibb KA, Smith A, Dalton L, Bull R, 'The ‘radiographer-referrer game’: image interpretation dynamics in rural practice', Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences, 63, (1) pp. 17-22. ISSN 2051-3909 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jmrs.152 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Dalton L; Bull R

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2015Cleland V, Hughes C, Thornton L, Squibb K, Venn A, et al., 'Environmental barriers and enablers to physical activity participation among rural adults: A qualitative study', Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 26, (2) pp. 99-104. ISSN 1036-1073 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1071/HE14115 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 18

Co-authors: Cleland V; Hughes C; Venn A

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2015Cleland V, Hughes C, Thornton L, Venn A, Squibb K, et al., 'A qualitative study of environmental factors important for physical activity in rural adults', PLoS One, 10, (11) Article e0140659. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140659 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Cleland V; Hughes C; Venn A

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2014Squibb K, Bull RM, Smith A, Dalton L, 'Australian rural radiographers' perspectives on disclosure of their radiographic opinion to patients', Radiography, 21, (1) pp. 25-29. ISSN 1078-8174 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.radi.2014.05.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bull RM; Dalton L

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2011Bell E, Davies L, Squibb K, Cannell R, 'Research capacity-building in primary healthcare: What works?', International Public Health Journal, 3, (4) pp. 431-439. ISSN 1947-4989 (2011) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Bell E; Davies L

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2001Bowman S, Squibb KA, 'Breaking bad news in obstetric sonographic practice', Sound Effects, (June 2001) pp. 14-18. ISSN 1447-4301 (2001) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2012Bell EJ, Davies L, Squibb KA, Cannell R, 'Research capacity-building in primary health care', Translational research for primary healthcare, Nova Science Publishers, E Bell, GP Westert & J Merrick (ed), United States, pp. 239-249. ISBN 978-1-61324-647-4 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Bell EJ

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2012Bell EJ, Davies LM, Squibb KA, Cannell R, 'Research capacity-building in primary health care', Translational research for primary healthcare, Nova Science Publishers, E Bell, GP Westert, J Merrick (ed), USA, pp. 239-249. ISBN 978-1-61324-647-4 (2012) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Bell EJ; Davies LM

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Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Squibb KA, 'Australian rural radiographers' experiences in disclosure to patients and referrers of radiographic findings', 2015 NZIMRT-AIR Scientific Meeting, 24-26 July, 2015, Wellington, New Zealand (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Squibb KA, Bull R, Smith A, Dalton L, 'Australian rural radiographers' experiences in disclosure to patients and referrers of radiographic findings', 2015 NZIMRT-AIR Scientific Meeting, 24-26 July, 2015, Wellington, New Zealand (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bull R; Dalton L

Thesis

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2013Squibb KA, 'Australian rural radiographers: radiographic interpretation, communication and disclosure of their radiographic opinion' (2013) [PhD]

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2002Squibb KA, 'The Development of Guidelines for Dealing with Patients Who Are Diagnosed At Ultrasound as Having Miscarried: An Action Research Approach' (2002) [Masters Coursework]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Cleland V, Squibb K, Hughes C, Venn A, Thornton L, et al., 'Creating environments that support active living in rural Tasmania: Findings from a qualitative study', pp. 1-18. (2014) [Report Other]

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Co-authors: Cleland V; Hughes C; Venn A

We are seeking interested researchers or clinicians looking for research experience to join our team.

Project Title:  Using advanced imaging to gain a better understanding of hand osteoarthritis

Supervisor(s) contact details:  Dr Dawn Aitken (Senior Research Fellow), Dr Kathryn Squibb (Research Fellow and Radiographer), Prof Graeme Jones (Professor of Rheumatology and Epidemiology and Head of the Musculoskeletal Unit), Contact: dawn.aitken@utas.edu.au or kathryn.squibb@utas.edu.au

Research project synopsis and aims

This project aims to gain a better understanding of hand osteoarthritis using advanced imaging modalities including x-ray, MRI, ultrasound, and micro-CT scanning. 200 older Tasmanian's between the ages of 60 – 90 years were enrolled in the study. They have provided information about hand symptoms, including pain and dysfunction and have undergone extensive scanning including x-ray, MRI, ultrasound, and a new novel micro-CT assessment to assess bone architecture. The aims of this study include:

  • To examine the relationship between symptoms and structural abnormalities measured using x-ray, MRI, ultrasound, and micro-CT.
  • To explore the association between structural abnormalities measured using each modality including bone marrow lesions, osteophytes (bony growths), joint space narrowing, and inflammation.

Ultimately this project will provide a better understanding of the pathology of hand osteoarthritis and aims to provide insight into the onset and progression of the disease. This work is highly suitable for somebody with an interest or background in musculoskeletal health.