Dr Katarina Ostojic
Research Associate

Dr Katarina Ostojic

Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Katarina Ostojic is a Research Associate within the Population Child Health Research Group, UNSW. She is a mixed-methods researcher with experience collaborating with local health districts and University research groups. Katarina is passionate about improving mental health, psychosocial functioning, and participation for people with a lived experience of chronic illness, particularly those with a physical disability. Katarina has experience working with children with neurodevelopmental disabilities, especially young people with cerebral palsy. She is passionate about investigating novel interventions to improve health outcomes, and working together with consumers, clinicians, and researchers to embed this knowledge into routine clinical care.

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Hodgins M; Ostojic K; Hu N; Lawson KD; Samir N; Webster A; Rogers H; Henry A; Murphy E; Lingam R; Raman S; Mendoza Diaz A; Dadich A; Eapen V; Rimes T; Woolfenden S, 2022, 'Study protocol for a real-world evaluation of an integrated child and family health hub for migrant and refugee women', BMJ Open, vol. 12, pp. e061002, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2022-061002
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ostojic K; Paget SP; Webb A; Khut GP; Morrow AM, 2022, 'Biofeedback assisted relaxation training and distraction therapy for pain in children undergoing botulinum neurotoxin A injections: a crossover randomized controlled trial', Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.15303
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ostojic K; Sharp N; Paget S; Khut G; Morrow A, 2022, 'BrightHearts: A pilot study of biofeedback assisted relaxation training for the management of chronic pain in children with cerebral palsy.', Paediatr Neonatal Pain, vol. 4, pp. 34 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/pne2.12062
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ostojic K; Sharp NL; Paget SP; Morrow AM, 2022, 'Lived experiences of pain in children and young people with cerebral palsy', Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, vol. 64, pp. 364 - 371, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.15061
    Journal articles | 2022
    Paget S; Ostojic K; Goldsmith S; Nassar N; McIntyre S, 2022, 'Determinants of Hospital-Based Health Service Utilization in Cerebral Palsy: a Systematic Review', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 103, pp. 1628 - 1637, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2021.12.003
    Journal articles | 2022
    Paget SP; McIntyre S; Goldsmith S; Ostojic K; Shrapnel J; Schneuer F; Waugh MC; Kyriagis M; Nassar N, 2022, 'Non-attendance at outpatient clinic appointments by children with cerebral palsy', Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, vol. 64, pp. 1106 - 1113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.15197
    Journal articles | 2022
    Smithers-Sheedy H; Waight E; Goldsmith S; Reid S; Gibson C; Watson L; Auld M; Badawi N; Webb A; Diviney L; Mcintyre S; Ostojic K; Kay F; Quartermaine J; Maloney E; Davies N; Hinwood G, 2022, 'Declining trends in birth prevalence and severity of singletons with cerebral palsy of prenatal or perinatal origin in Australia: A population-based observational study', Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, vol. 64, pp. 1114 - 1122, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.15195
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wilson YA; Smithers-Sheedy H; Ostojic K; Waight E; Kruer MC; Fahey MC; Baynam G; Gécz J; Badawi N; McIntyre S, 2022, 'Common data elements to standardize genomics studies in cerebral palsy', Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.15245
    Journal articles | 2021
    Harvey AR; McKinnon CT; Smith N; Ostojic K; Paget SP; Smith S; Shepherd DA; Lewis J; Morrow A, 2021, 'Establishing consensus for the assessment of chronic pain in children and young people with cerebral palsy: a Delphi study', Disability and Rehabilitation, pp. 1 - 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2021.1985632
    Journal articles | 2020
    Ostojic K; Paget S; Kyriagis M; Morrow A, 2020, 'Acute and Chronic Pain in Children and Adolescents With Cerebral Palsy: Prevalence, Interference, and Management', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 101, pp. 213 - 219, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2019.08.475
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ostojic K; Paget SP; Morrow AM, 2019, 'Management of pain in children and adolescents with cerebral palsy: a systematic review', Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, vol. 61, pp. 315 - 321, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.14088
  • Preprints | 2021
    GARG P; Dronavalli M; Ostojic K; Jalaluddin B; Vivekanandarajah S; Goodwin G; Raman S, 2021, Exploring Inequity in Childhood Neurodisability in a Disadvantaged Metropolitan Region in Australia, http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.3.rs-882679/v1

My Research Supervision

supervise UNSW Medicine ILP and Honours students