Associate Professor John   Booth
Adjunct Associate Professor

Associate Professor John Booth

  • 2000 PhD.  The University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia.
  • 1991-1994 MExSc.The University of Sydney, NSW, Australia. 
  • 1986–1989 Bachelor of Health & Physical Education. The University of Wollongong, NSW, Australia
medicine-health
Exercise Physiology

John is a renowned Exercise Physiologist based on leadership in his profession as a clinician and clinical educator. His teaching, research and clinical practice is in exercise for musculoskeletal pain, with a special interest in chronic pain. He lead the development of musculoskeletal and workplace rehabilitation curriculum at UNSW that equips new graduates with the real-life skills required for professional practice.  

He has made significant contributrions to the exercise physiology profession over the last 2 decades through national committees, providing expert opinion, and the delivery of clinical education events including webinars, podcasts, and workshops. Since 2017 John has been a mentor for clincians in regional Australia as part of the Pain Revolution's vision that all Australians have access to the knowledge, skills and local support to overcome persistent pain. He was recognised as a fellow by Exercise and Sports Science Australia in 2020 for his contribution to the exercise physiology profession and community.

Phone
+61 2 9385 8710
Location
Sydney, UNSW

Publications

  • Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Cashin AG; Lee H; Bagg MK; O'Hagan E; Traeger AC; Kamper SJ; Folly T; Jones MD; Booth J; McAuley JH, 2020, 'A systematic review highlights the need to improve the quality and applicability of trials of physical therapy interventions for low back pain', Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, vol. 126, pp. 106 - 115, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jclinepi.2020.06.025
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Booth J; Moseley GL; Schiltenwolf M; Cashin A; Davies M; Hübscher M; Demoulin C, 2020, 'Exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain: A biopsychosocial approach', Kinesitherapie, vol. 20, pp. 78 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.kine.2020.02.012
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Ram A; Booth J; Thom J; Jones MD, 2020, 'Exercise and education for knee osteoarthritis—What are accredited exercise physiologists providing?', Musculoskeletal Care, vol. 18, pp. 425 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/msc.1477
    Journal articles | 2020
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Burrows NJ; Barry BK; Sturnieks DL; Booth J; Jones MD, 2020, 'The Relationship between Daily Physical Activity and Pain in Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis', Pain Medicine (United States), vol. 21, pp. 2481 - 2495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/PM/PNAA096
    Journal articles | 2018
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Wewege MA; Booth J; Parmenter BJ, 2018, 'Aerobic vs. resistance exercise for chronic non-specific low back pain: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation, vol. 31, pp. 889 - 899, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/BMR-170920
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Booth J; Moseley GL; Schiltenwolf M; Cashin A; Davies M; Hübscher M, 2017, 'Exercise for chronic musculoskeletal pain: A biopsychosocial approach', Musculoskeletal Care, vol. 15, pp. 413 - 421, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/msc.1191
    Journal articles | 2017
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Jones MD; Valenzuela T; Booth J; Taylor JL; Barry BK, 2017, 'Explicit Education About Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia Influences Pain Responses to Acute Exercise in Healthy Adults: A Randomized Controlled Trial', Journal of Pain, vol. 18, pp. 1409 - 1416, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2017.07.006
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Jones MD; Booth J; Taylor JL; Barry BK, 2016, 'Limited association between aerobic fitness and pain in healthy individuals: A cross-sectional study', Pain Medicine (United States), vol. 17, pp. 1799 - 1808, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnv084
    Journal articles | 2016
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Jones MD; Taylor JL; Booth J; Barry BK, 2016, 'Exploring the mechanisms of exercise-induced hypoalgesia using somatosensory and laser evoked potentials', Frontiers in Physiology, vol. 7, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fphys.2016.00581
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Hübscher M; Tu S; Stanton T; Moseley GL; Wand BM; Booth J; McAuley JH, 2015, 'Movement restriction does not modulate sensory and perceptual effects of exercise-induced arm pain', European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 115, pp. 1047 - 1055, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00421-014-3085-5
    Journal articles | 2015
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Burrows N; Sturnieks D; Booth J; Barry B, 2015, 'The Relationship Between Daily Physical Activity And Pain In Individuals With Knee Osteoarthritis', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, vol. 47, pp. 363 - 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000477413.49610.b0
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Jones M; Booth J; Taylor JL; Barry BK, 2014, 'Aerobic training increases pain tolerance in healthy individuals', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 46, pp. 1640 - 1647, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0000000000000273
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Burrows NJ; Booth J; Sturnieks DL; Barry BK, 2014, 'Acute resistance exercise and pressure pain sensitivity in knee osteoarthritis: a randomised crossover trial', Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, vol. 22, pp. 407 - 414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2013.12.023
    Journal articles | 2014
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Booth J, 2014, 'Approach to low back pain - Exercise physiology', Australian Family Physician, vol. 43, pp. 795 - 796
    Journal articles | 2010
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Booth J, 2010, 'Exercise in Musculoskeletal Pain Management', Pain Management in General Practice, vol. 1, pp. 10 - 10, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=110880107381434;res=IELHEA
    Journal articles | 2001
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Booth J; Wilsmore BR; Macdonald AD; Zeyl A; McGhee S; Calvert D; Marino FE; Storlien LH; Taylor NAS, 2001, 'Whole-body pre-cooling does not alter human muscle metabolism during sub-maximal exercise in the heat', European Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 84, pp. 587 - 590, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s004210100410
    Journal articles | 2000
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Harmer AR; McKenna MJ; Sutton JR; Snow RJ; Ruell PA; Booth J; Thompson MW; Mackay NA; Stathis CG; Crameri RM; Carey MF; Eager DM, 2000, 'Skeletal muscle metabolic and ionic adaptations during intense exercise following sprint training in humans', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 89, pp. 1793 - 1803, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jappl.2000.89.5.1793
    Journal articles | 1999
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Booth J; Marino F; Hill C; Gwinn T, 1999, 'Energy cost of sport rock climbing in elite performers', British Journal of Sports Medicine, vol. 33, pp. 14 - 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjsm.33.1.14
    Journal articles | 1998
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Marino F; Booth J, 1998, 'Whole body cooling by immersion in water at moderate temperatures', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 1, pp. 73 - 81, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1440-2440(98)80015-7
    Journal articles | 1997
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Booth J; Marino F; Ward JJ, 1997, 'Improved running performance in hot humid conditions following whole body precooling', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 29, pp. 943 - 949, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/00005768-199707000-00014
    Journal articles | 1997
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Booth J; McKenna MJ; Ruell PA; Gwinn TH; Davis GM; Thompson MW; Harmer AR; Hunter SK; Sutton JR, 1997, 'Impaired calcium pump function does not slow relaxation in human skeletal muscle after prolonged exercise', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 83, pp. 511 - 521, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/jappl.1997.83.2.511
    Journal articles | 1995
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Ruell PA; Booth J; McKenna MJ; Sutton JR, 1995, 'Measurement of sarcoplasmic reticulum function in mammalian skeletal muscle: Technical aspects', Analytical Biochemistry, vol. 228, pp. 194 - 201, http://dx.doi.org/10.1006/abio.1995.1339
  • Conference Papers | 2015
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Jones M; Booth J; Taylor JL; Barry BK, 2015, 'Exploring The Mechanisms Of Exercise-induced Hypoalgesia Using Somatosensory Evoked Potentials', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, pp. CP544 - CP544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000478304.96450.d0
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Burrows NJ; John B; Sturnieks D; Barry BK, 2013, 'The Effect Of A Single Bout Of Resistance Exercise On Pain Sensitivity In Knee Osteoarthritis', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, Indianapolis, IN, pp. 647 - 647, presented at 60th Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 28 May 2013 - 01 June 2013, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000330469705115&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2013
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Jones M; Booth J; Taylor J; Barry B, 2013, 'Aerobic Exercise Training Increases Pain Tolerance In Healthy Individuals', in MEDICINE AND SCIENCE IN SPORTS AND EXERCISE, LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS, Indianapolis, IN, pp. 197 - 197, presented at 60th Annual Meeting of the American-College-of-Sports-Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 28 May 2013 - 01 June 2013, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000330469701306&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2005
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Booth J; Day J, 2005, '11:1810. Functional restoration following lumbar disc replacement: effect of pre and post exercise treatment', in The Spine Journal, Elsevier BV, pp. S5 - S5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.spinee.2005.05.012
    Conference Papers | 2004
    Associate Professor John Booth
    Booth JD; Wilsmore BR; MacDonald AD; Zeyl A; Storlien LH; Taylor NAS, 2004, 'Intramuscular temperatures during exercise in the heat following pre-cooling and pre-heating', in Journal of Thermal Biology, pp. 709 - 715, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jtherbio.2004.08.044

Awards

  • 2020 Fellow membership to the Australian Exercise and Sports Association 
  • 2019 UNSW Medicine Education Team Award for Educational Excellence in Educational Design or Development
  • 2019 UNSW School of Medical Sciences SOMS Teacher of the Year award

Grants

  • 2019 - Tom Penrose Community Service grant, Exercise and Sports Science Australia. 
  • 2016 - Major research equipment and infrastructure initiative (MREII). 
  • 2017 The Sydney partnership for health, education, research and enterprise (SPHERE) - 4 year study for community-based study on OA treatment and management

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