The WABRC publication list below is primarily related to WABRC collaborative work and does not include the extensive publication history of respective WABRC members.


Tan J, Ng CA, Hart NH, Rantalainen T, Sim M, Scott D, Zhu K, Hands B, Chivers P. Reduced Peak Bone Mass in Young Adults With Low Motor Competence. J Bone Miner Res. 2023 May;38(5):665-677. doi: 10.1002/jbmr.4788. Epub 2023 Mar 9.PMID: 36795323


Dr Timo Rantalainen. APEG 2022 Talk: Bone Loading and Skeletal Development A narrated power point by WABRC member Timo Rantalainen presented in the APEG Bone Day Meeting 2022

McCaskie C, Siafarikas A, Cochrane Wilkie J, Sutton V, Chivers P, Hart NH, Murphy MC. The Benefits to Bone Health in Children and Pre-School Children with Additional Exercise Interventions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients. 2022 Dec 27;15(1):127. doi: 10.3390/nu15010127.

Association of developmental coordination disorder and low motor competence with impaired bone health: A systematic review.Tan J, Murphy M, Hart NH, Rantalainen T, Bhoyroo R, Chivers P.Res Dev Disabil. 2022 Oct;129:104324. doi: 10.1016/j.ridd.2022.104324. Epub 2022 Aug 12.

Ng, C.-A., Scott, D., Sim, M., Zhu, K., Siafarikas, A., Hart, N. H., Tan, J., & Chivers, P. (2022). Physical activity estimated by osteogenic potential and energy expenditure has differing associations with bone mass in young adults: The Raine Study. Archives of Osteoporosis, 17(1), 67.

Jocelyn Tan; Anna-Mari Ylä-Kojola; Johan G. Eriksson; Minna K. Salonen; Niko Wasenius; Nicolas H. Hart; Paola Chivers; Timo Rantalainen; Aulikki Lano; Harri Piitulainen. (2022). Effect of Childhood Developmental Coordination Disorder on Adulthood Physical Activity; Arvo Ylppö Longitudinal Study.  Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports Epub ahead of print. Feb 17, 2022.

Murphy, M. C., George, H.-A., Naqi, M., Owen, P. J., Chivers, P., & Hart, N. H. (2022). Musculoskeletal injury epidemiology in law enforcement and firefighter recruits during physical training: a systematic review. BMJ Open Sport & Exercise Medicine, 8(1), e001289.


Tan, J., Hart, N. H., Rantalainen, T., & Chivers, P. (2021). Association between developmental coordination disorder or low motor competence, and risk of impaired bone health across the lifespan: protocol for a systematic review and meta-analysis. JBI Evidence Synthesis, 19(5).


Tan, J. Siafarikas, A., Rantalainen, T., Hart, N.H., McIntyre, F., Hands, B., Chivers, P. (2020). Impact of a multimodal exercise program on tibial bone health in adolescents with Development Coordination Disorder: an examination of feasibility and potential efficacy. Journal of Musculoskeletal and Neuronal Interactions. 20 (4): 445-471.

Nicolas H. Hart, Robert U. Newton, Jocelyn Tan, Timo Rantalainen, Paola Chivers, Aris Siafarikas, Sophia Nimphius. (2020). Biological basis of bone strength: anatomy, physiology and measurement. Journal of Musculorskeletal and Neuronal Interactions. 1-25.

Jenkins, M., Hart, N. H., Nimphius, S., Chivers, P., Rantalainen, T., Rothacker, K. M., Beck, B. R., Weeks, B. K., McIntyre, F., Hands, B., Beeson, B. P., & Siafarikas, A. (2020). Characterisation of peripheral bone mineral density in youth at risk of secondary osteoporosis – a preliminary insight. Journal of Musculoskeletal & Neuronal Interactions, 20(1), 27-52.


Chivers, P., Rantalainen, T.; McIntrye, F., Hands, B., Weeks, B., Beck, B., Hart, N. and Siafarikas, A. (2019). Suboptimal bone status for adolescents with Low Motor Competence and Developmental Coordination Disorder – it’s sex specific. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 84, 57-65. doi:10.1016/j.ridd.2018.07.010


Jenkins M, Nimphius S, Hart NH, Chivers P, Rantalainen T, Reuter K, Borland ML, McIntyre F, Stannage K, Siafarikas A. (2018). Appendicular fracture epidemiology of children and adolescents: A 10-year case review in Western Australia (2005 to 2015). Archives in Osteoporosis. 13(1): 63 DOI: 10.1007/s11657-018-0478-9

Jenkins, M. A., Hart, N. H., Rantalainen, T., Chivers, P., Newton, R. U., & Nimphius, S. (2018). Reliability of upper-limb diaphyseal mineral and soft-tissue measurements using peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography (pQCT). Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions, 18(4), 438-445.

Hart, N. H., Newton, R. U., Weber, J., Spiteri, T., Rantalainen, T., Dobbin, M., . . . Nimphius, S. (2018). Functional Basis of Asymmetrical Lower-Body Skeletal Morphology in Professional Australian Rules Footballers. Journal of strength and conditioning research / National Strength & Conditioning Association. 34(3) 791-799. doi:10.1519/jsc.0000000000002841

Rantalainen T, Chivers P, Beck BR, Robertson S, Hart NH, Nimphius S, Weeks B, McIntyre F, Hands B, Siafarikas A. (2018). Please don’t move – evaluating motion artifact from pQCT scans using textural features. Journal of Clinical Densitometry. 21(2):260-268.


Hart NH, Ireland A, Nimphius S, Rantalainen T, Siafarikas A, Newton RU. (2017). Mechanical basis of bone strength: Influence on bone material, bone structure and muscle action. Journal of Musculoskeletal Neuronal Interactions. 17(3): 114-139.

Hart NH, Newton RU, Spry NA, Taaffe DR, Chambers SK, Feeney KT, Joseph DJ, Redfern AD, Ferguson T, Galvão DA. (2017). Can exercise suppress tumour growth in advanced prostate cancer patients with sclerotic bone metastases? A randomised, controlled study protocol examining feasibility, safety and efficacy. BMJ Open. 7(3): e014458.

Galvão DA, Taaffe DR, Spry NA, Cormie P, Joseph DJ, Chambers SK, Chee R, Peddle-McIntyre CJ, Hart NH, Baumann FT, Denham J, Baker MK, Newton RU. (2017). Exercise preserves physical function in prostate cancer patients with bone metastases. Medicine and Exercise in Sports Science.50(3): 393-399.


Rantalainen T, Weeks BK, Nogueira RC, Beck BR. (2016). Long bone robustness during growth: A cross-sectional pQCT examination of children and young adults aged 5-29 years. Bone. 93:71-78.

Hart NH, Nimphius S, Weber J, Spiteri T, Rantalainen T, Dobbin M, Newton RU. (2016). Response: Ghost or Real Musculoskeletal Asymmetry in Football Players? Med Exerc Sports Sci. 48(12), 2581-2582.

Hart NH, Nimphius S, Weber J, Spiteri T, Rantalainen T, Dobbin M, Newton RU. (2016). Musculoskeletal Asymmetry in Football Athletes: A product of limb function over time. Medicine and Exercise in Sports Science. 48(7), 1379-1387.

Rantalainen T, Hart NH, Nimphius S, Wundersitz D. (2016). Associations between step duration variability and Inertial Measurement Unit derived gait characteristics. J Appl Biomech. 32(4), 401-406.

Hart NH, Nimphius S, Spiteri T, Cochrane JL, Newton RU. (2016). Segmental musculoskeletal examinations using Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA): positioning and analysis considerations. J Sport Sci Med. 14(3):620-626.

WABRC foundational work

Hands, B., Chivers, P., McIntryre, F., Bervenotti Filho, C.,  Blee, T.,  Beeson, B., Bettenay, F., and Siafarikas, A. (2015). Peripheral quantitative computed tomography (pQCT) reveals low bone mineral density in adolescents with motor difficulties. Osteoporosis International. 26(6): 1809-1818. DOI: 10.1007/s00198-015-3071-8.