Researcher biography

Lucy Thomas is a lecturer and researcher in the Division of Physiotherapy at the University of Queensland. She completed her Doctor of Philosophy at the University of Newcastle in 2013, with thesis entitled ' Minimising risk factors for cervical spine manipulation'. She holds a Master of Medical Science from the University of Newcastle 'Valdity of the Doppler velocimeter as a pre-manipulative screening tool for vertebral artery flow'. She is also a registered Musculoskeletal Physiotherapist with postgraduate qualifications (Grad Dip App Sc (Manipulative Physiotherapy) from the University of Sydney. Her doctoral research focussed on investigating risk factors and clinical presentation of patients presenting with craniocervical arterial dissection, as well as examining blood flow changes in the cervical arteries with head movement. Lucy has a particular interest in the safety of manual treatment of the neck, and the evaluation and management of cervical spine disorders including headache and dizziness.