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; Hart, N.H.; Rantalainen, T; Chivers, P. Association between developmental coordination disorder or low motor competence, and risk of impaired bone health across the lifespan, JBI Evidence Synthesis: November 06, 2020 – Volume Online First – Issue – doi: 10.11124/JBIES-20-00112.

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. 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., Nimphius,S., Chivers,P., Rantalainen,T., Rothacker,K., Beck,B., Weeks,B., McIntyre,F., Hands,B., Beeson,B., & Siafarikas,A. (2020). Characterisation of peripheral bone mineral density in youth at risk of secondary osteoporosis – a preliminary insight. Journal of Musculoskeletal and 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, Ahead of Print. 

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. Epub ahead of print. 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. J Clin Densitom. 21(2):260-268.

Wadia, U., Soon, W., Chivers, P., Thambiran, A., Burgner, D., Cherian, S., & Siafarikas, A. (2018). Randomised Controlled Trial Comparing Daily Versus Depot Vitamin D3 Therapy in 0–16-Year-Old Newly Settled Refugees in Western Australia Over a Period of 40 Weeks. Nutrients, 10(3), 348. doi:10.3390/nu10030348.


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. J Musculoskelet Neuronal Interact. 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. Med Exerc Sports Sci.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. Med Exerc Sports Sci. 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.