Dr Saurab Sharma
Research Associate

Dr Saurab Sharma

2020           PhD in Medicine (University of Otago, New Zealand)

2013          Master of Physiotherapy, Musculoskeletal (Manipal University, India)

Medicine & Health
School of Health Sciences

Dr Saurab Sharma is an IASP (International Association for the Study of Pain) John J. Bonica Postdoctoral Research Fellow studying pain conditions.  He completed his PhD at the University of Otago, New Zealand which was marked as a thesis of exceptional quality. He also received the University of Otago Emerging Pain Researcher Award in 2021. He has published >55 peer-reviewed papers and has received more than Australian $ 400,000 worth of research grants. He is one of the Commissioners for the Lancet Commission on Osteoarthritis. He has also contributed to two World Health Organisation (WHO) initiatives and two book chapters on pain and osteoarthritis. He is also an active member of three IASP committees. He has presented invited talks at premier conferences including World Pain Congress, World Physiotherapy Congress and Osteoarthritis Research Society International Conference. 

Dr Sharma aims to improve the lives of people living with pain and other long-term conditions by developing interventions that are culturally appropriate, inexpensive, effective and safe. His current research focuses on understanding the role of culture in chronic pain, developing global strategies to improve musculoskeletal health, developing and testing interventions for complex pain conditions, and developing interventions for culturally and linguistically diverse communities and low-resourced settings/countries. 

Dr Sharma is currently leading a consortium for low back pain in low- and middle-income countries (learn more, https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35536248/)

Location
139 Barker St, Randwick NSW 2031
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Eyles JP; Sharma S; Telles RW; Namane M; Hunter DJ; Bowden JL, 2022, 'Implementation of Best-Evidence Osteoarthritis Care: Perspectives on Challenges for, and Opportunities From, Low and Middle-Income Countries', Frontiers in Rehabilitation Sciences, vol. 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fresc.2021.826765
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ferreira-Valente A; Sharma S; Torres S; Smothers Z; Pais-Ribeiro J; Abbott JH; Jensen MP, 2022, 'Correction to: Does Religiosity/Spirituality Play a Role in Function, Pain‑Related Beliefs, and Coping in Patients with Chronic Pain? A Systematic Review (Journal of Religion and Health, (2022), 61, 3, (2331-2385), 10.1007/s10943-019-00914-7)', Journal of Religion and Health, vol. 61, pp. 2386 - 2387, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00928-1
    Journal articles | 2022
    Ferreira-Valente A; Sharma S; Torres S; Smothers Z; Pais-Ribeiro J; Abbott JH; Jensen MP, 2022, 'Does Religiosity/Spirituality Play a Role in Function, Pain-Related Beliefs, and Coping in Patients with Chronic Pain? A Systematic Review', Journal of Religion and Health, vol. 61, pp. 2331 - 2385, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00914-7
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kc S; Sharma S; Ginn K; Reed D, 2022, 'A comparison between measurement properties of four shoulder-related outcome measures in Nepalese patients with shoulder pain', Quality of Life Research, vol. 31, pp. 1897 - 1906, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-022-03080-8
    Journal articles | 2022
    Kobayashi S; Allen K; Bennell K; Bowden JL; Briggs AM; Burgess A; Hinman RS; Holden M; Østerås N; Godaker Risberg MA; Sharma S; van der Esch M; Eyles JP, 2022, 'A Framework to Guide the Development of Health Care Professional Education and Training in Best Evidence Osteoarthritis Care', Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, vol. 38, pp. 361 - 384, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cger.2021.11.008
    Journal articles | 2022
    Moseley AM; Fernandez-Hernando D; Saragiotto BT; Sharma S; Maharjan E; Elkins MR, 2022, 'The Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro) has better free full-text access than PubMed: An observational study', BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL THERAPY, vol. 26, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2022.100392
    Journal articles | 2022
    Nazari G; Bobos P; Lu S; Reischl S; Sharma S; Le CY; Vader K; Held N; MacDermid JC, 2022, 'Effectiveness of instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization for the management of upper body, lower body, and spinal conditions. An updated systematic review with meta-analyses', Disability and Rehabilitation, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2022.2070288
    Journal articles | 2022
    Pathak A; Sharma S, 2022, 'Relevance and applicability of ICF Core Sets for adults with cerebral palsy in low- and middle-income countries', Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, vol. 64, pp. 533, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.15113
    Journal articles | 2022
    Pathak A; Wilson R; Sharma S; Pryymachenko Y; Ribeiro DC; Chua J; Abbott JH, 2022, 'Measurement Properties of the Patient-Specific Functional Scale and Its Current Uses: An Updated Systematic Review of 57 Studies Using COSMIN Guidelines', Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, vol. 52, pp. 262 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2022.10727
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sharma S; Higgins C; Cameron P; Bimali I; Hales TG; Bennett MI; Colvin L; Smith BH, 2022, 'Validation of the Nepali Version of the Self-reported Leeds Assessment of Neuropathic Symptoms and Signs (S-LANSS) in Adults With Chronic Pain and Predominantly Low-literacy Levels', Journal of Pain, vol. 23, pp. 424 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2021.09.004
    Journal articles | 2022
    Sharma S; Mcauley JH, 2022, 'Low Back Pain in Low- and Middle-Income Countries, Part 1: The Problem', Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, vol. 52, pp. 233 - 235, http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2022.11145
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wilson R; Chua J; Pryymachenko Y; Pathak A; Sharma S; Abbott JH, 2022, 'Prioritizing Healthcare Interventions: A Comparison of Multicriteria Decision Analysis and Cost-Effectiveness Analysis', Value in Health, vol. 25, pp. 268 - 275, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jval.2021.08.008
    Journal articles | 2021
    Briggs AM; Huckel Schneider C; Slater H; Jordan JE; Parambath S; Young JJ; Sharma S; Kopansky-Giles D; Mishrra S; Akesson KE; Ali N; Belton J; Betteridge N; Blyth FM; Brown R; Debere D; Dreinhöfer KE; Finucane L; Foster HE; Gimigliano F; Haldeman S; Haq SA; Horgan B; Jain A; Joshipura M; Kalla AA; Lothe J; Matsuda S; Mobasheri A; Mwaniki L; Nordin MC; Pattison M; Reis FJJ; Soriano ER; Tick H; Waddell J; Wiek D; Woolf AD; March L, 2021, 'Health systems strengthening to arrest the global disability burden: Empirical development of prioritised components for a global strategy for improving musculoskeletal health', BMJ Global Health, vol. 6, pp. e006045 - e006045, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjgh-2021-006045
    Journal articles | 2021
    Briggs AM; Jordan JE; Kopansky-Giles D; Sharma S; March L; Schneider CH; Mishrra S; Young JJ; Slater H, 2021, 'The need for adaptable global guidance in health systems strengthening for musculoskeletal health: a qualitative study of international key informants', Global Health Research and Policy, vol. 6, pp. 24, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s41256-021-00201-7
    Journal articles | 2021
    Ferreira-Valente A; Solé E; Sánchez-Rodríguez E; Sharma S; Pathak A; Jensen MP; Miró J; De La Vega R, 2021, 'Does Pain Acceptance Buffer the Negative Effects of Catastrophizing on Function in Individuals with Chronic Pain?', Clinical Journal of Pain, vol. 37, pp. 339 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/AJP.0000000000000930
    Journal articles | 2021
    KC S; Sharma S; Ginn K; Reed D, 2021, 'Measurement properties of the Nepali version of the Quick-DASH in patients with shoulder pain', Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, vol. 56, pp. 102437, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2021.102437
    Journal articles | 2021
    KC S; Sharma S; Ginn KA; Reed D, 2021, 'Measurement properties of translated versions of the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index: A systematic review', Clinical Rehabilitation, vol. 35, pp. 410 - 422, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269215520963199
    Journal articles | 2021
    King LK; Epstein J; Cross M; Buzzi M; Buttel T; Cembalo SM; Spitz E; Adams CL; Adebajo A; Bennell K; Blanco B; Courage U; Décary S; Gill M; Gill TK; Hajji R; Hinman RS; Jones A; Li LC; Mather K; Mani R; Nasef SI; Oo WM; Østerås N; Otobo TM; Ramiro S; Sharma S; April KT; Touma Z; Whittaker JL; Wluka AE; Grosskleg S; Hunter DJ; Shea B; Hawker GA; Callahan LF; March L; Guillemin F, 2021, 'Endorsement of the domains of knee and hip osteoarthritis (OA) flare: A report from the OMERACT 2020 inaugural virtual consensus vote from the flares in OA working group', Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, vol. 51, pp. 618 - 622, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.03.010
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lewis JS; Stokes EK; Gojanovic B; Gellatly P; Mbada C; Sharma S; Diener I; O'Sullivan P, 2021, 'Reframing how we care for people with persistent non-traumatic musculoskeletal pain. Suggestions for the rehabilitation community', Physiotherapy (United Kingdom), vol. 112, pp. 143 - 149, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2021.04.002
    Journal articles | 2021
    Lim WS; Sharma S; Devan H, 2021, 'Physiotherapists’ attitudes towards and challenges of working in a referral-based practice setting–a systematic scoping review', European Journal of Physiotherapy, vol. 23, pp. 332 - 343, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21679169.2020.1739748
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pathak A; Abbott HJ; Sharma S; Ribeiro DC; Heinemann AW, 2021, 'Content validity of the Brief and Comprehensive ICF Core Sets for common disabling conditions in a developing country', International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, pp. 159 - 165, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/MRR.0000000000000470
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pathak A; Sharma S; Heinemann AW; Stratford PW; Ribeiro DC; Abbott JH, 2021, 'Development and assessment of a verbal response scale for the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS) in a low-literacy, non-western population', Quality of Life Research, vol. 30, pp. 613 - 628, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-020-02640-0
    Journal articles | 2021
    Pryymachenko Y; Wilson R; Sharma S; Pathak A; Abbott JH, 2021, 'Are manual therapy or booster sessions worthwhile in addition to exercise therapy for knee osteoarthritis: Economic evaluation and 2-year follow-up of a randomized controlled trial', Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, vol. 56, pp. 102439, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msksp.2021.102439
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sharma S; Correia H; Pathak A; Terwee CB; Abbott JH; Maharjan R; Sharma S; Sharma J; Maharjan S; Reed D; Jensen MP, 2021, 'Translation and cross-cultural adaptation of Nepali versions of the Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS®) Pain Intensity, Pain Interference, Pain Behavior, Depression, and Sleep Disturbance short forms in chronic musculoskeletal pain', Quality of Life Research, vol. 30, pp. 1215 - 1224, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11136-020-02745-6
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sharma S; Jensen MP, 2021, 'Cross-cultural adaptations of patient-reported outcome measures can be very useful', Annals of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, vol. 64, pp. 101325, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2019.09.012
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sharma S; Wilson R; Pryymachenko Y; Pathak A; Chua J; Gwynne-Jones D; Bennell KL; Metcalf B; Hinman RS; Hunt MA; Boon-Whatt L; Abbott JH, 2021, 'Reliability, validity, responsiveness, and minimum important change of the Stair Climb Test in adults with hip and knee osteoarthritis.', Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken), http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/acr.24821
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sole E; Sharma S; Ferreira-Valente A; Pathak A; Sanchez-Rodriguez E; Jensen MP; Miro J, 2021, 'The Associations Between Sleep Disturbance, Psychological Dysfunction, Pain Intensity, and Pain Interference in Children with Chronic Pain', PAIN MEDICINE, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pm/pnab333
    Journal articles | 2021
    Sánchez-Rodríguez E; Ferreira-Valente A; Pathak A; Solé E; Sharma S; Jensen MP; Miró J, 2021, 'The role of perfectionistic self-presentation in pediatric pain', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18020591
    Journal articles | 2021
    Toupin-April K; Décary S; de Wit M; Meara A; Barton JL; Fraenkel L; Li LC; Brooks P; Shea B; Stacey D; Légaré F; Lydiatt A; Hofstetter C; Proulx L; Christensen R; Voshaar M; Suarez-Almazor ME; Boonen A; Meade T; March L; Jull JE; Campbell W; Alten R; Morgan EM; Kelly A; Kaufman J; Hill S; Maxwell LJ; Guillemin F; Beaton D; El-Miedany Y; Mittoo S; Westrich Robertson T; Bartlett SJ; Singh JA; Mannion M; Nasef SI; de Souza S; Boel A; Adebajo A; Arnaud L; Gill TK; Moholt E; Burt J; Jayatilleke A; Hmamouchi I; Carrott D; Blanco FJ; Mather K; Maharaj A; Sharma S; Caso F; Fong C; Fernandez AP; Mackie S; Nikiphorou E; Jones A; Greer-Smith R; Sloan VS; Akpabio A; Strand V; Umaefulam V; Monti S; Melburn C; Abaza N; Schultz K; Stones S; Kiwalkar S; Srinivasalu H; Constien D; King LK; Tugwell P, 2021, 'Endorsement of the OMERACT core domain set for shared decision making interventions in rheumatology trials: Results from a multi-stepped consensus-building approach', Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism, vol. 51, pp. 593 - 600, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.semarthrit.2021.03.017
    Journal articles | 2020
    Croft P; Sharma S; Foster NE, 2020, 'Primary care for low back pain: We don't know the half of it', Pain, vol. 161, pp. 663 - 665, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/j.pain.0000000000001752
    Journal articles | 2020
    Nepal GM; Basaula M; Sharma S, 2020, 'Inter-rater reliability of Timed Up and Go test in older adults measured by physiotherapist and caregivers', European Journal of Physiotherapy, vol. 22, pp. 325 - 331, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21679169.2019.1623313
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sharma S; Ferreira-Valente A; Williams ACDC; Abbott JH; Pais-Ribeiro J; Jensen MP, 2020, 'Group differences between countries and between languages in pain-related beliefs, coping, and catastrophizing in chronic pain: A systematic review', Pain Medicine (United States), vol. 21, pp. 1847 - 1862, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/PM/PNZ373
    Journal articles | 2020
    Sharma S; Jha J; Pathak A; Neblett R, 2020, 'Translation, cross-cultural adaptation, and measurement properties of the Nepali version of the central sensitization inventory (CSI)', BMC Neurology, vol. 20, pp. 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12883-020-01867-1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Brown P; Zhou Y; Tan AC; El-Esawi MA; Liehr T; Blanck O; Gladue DP; Almeida GMF; Cernava T; Sorzano CO; Yeung AWK; Engel MS; Chandrasekaran AR; Muth T; Staege MS; Daulatabad SV; Widera D; Zhang J; Meule A; Honjo K; Pourret O; Yin CC; Zhang Z; Cascella M; Flegel WA; Goodyear CS; van Raaij MJ; Bukowy-Bieryllo Z; Campana LG; Kurniawan NA; Lalaouna D; Hüttner FJ; Ammerman BA; Ehret F; Cobine PA; Tan EC; Han H; Xia W; McCrum C; Dings RPM; Marinello F; Nilsson H; Nixon B; Voskarides K; Yang L; Costa VD; Bengtsson-Palme J; Bradshaw W; Grimm DG; Kumar N; Martis E; Prieto D; Sabnis SC; Amer SEDR; Liew AWC; Perco P; Rahimi F; Riva G; Zhang C; Devkota HP; Ogami K; Basharat Z; Fierz W; Siebers R; Tan KH; Boehme KA; Brenneisen P; Brown JAL; Dalrymple BP; Harvey DJ; Ng G; Werten S; Bleackley M; Dai Z; Dhariwal R; Gelfer Y; Hartmann MD; Miotla P; Tamaian R; Govender P; Gurney-Champion OJ; Kauppila JH; Zhang X; Echeverría N; Subhash S; Sallmon H; Tofani M; Bae T; Bosch O; Cuív PO; Danchin A; Diouf B; Eerola T; Evangelou E; Filipp F; Klump H; Kurgan L; Smith SS; Terrier O; Tuttle N, 2019, 'Large expert-curated database for benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search', Database, vol. 2019, pp. 1 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/database/baz085
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kc S; Sharma S; Ginn K; Almadi T; Reed D, 2019, 'Nepali translation, cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of the Shoulder Pain and Disability Index (SPADI)', Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery and Research, vol. 14, pp. 284, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s13018-019-1285-8
    Journal articles | 2019
    Kc S; Sharma S; Ginn K; Almadi T; Subedi H; Reed D, 2019, 'Cross-cultural adaptation and measurement properties of the Nepali version of the DASH (disability of arm, shoulder and hand) in patients with shoulder pain', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, vol. 17, pp. 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-019-1105-1
    Journal articles | 2019
    Ribeiro DC; Abbott JH; Sharma S; Lamb SE, 2019, 'Process evaluation of complex interventions tested in randomised controlled trials in musculoskeletal disorders: A systematic review protocol', BMJ Open, vol. 9, pp. e028160, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-028160
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharma S; Blyth FM; Mishra SR; Briggs AM, 2019, 'Health system strengthening is needed to respond to the burden of pain in low-and middle-income countries and to support healthy ageing', Journal of Global Health, vol. 9, pp. 020317, http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.09.020317
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharma S; Jensen MP; Moseley GL; Abbott JH, 2019, 'Results of a feasibility randomised clinical trial on pain education for low back pain in Nepal: The Pain Education in Nepal-Low Back Pain (PEN-LBP) feasibility trial', BMJ Open, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-026874
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharma S; Jensen MP; Pathak A; Sharma S; Pokharel M; Abbott JH, 2019, 'State of clinical pain research in Nepal: A systematic scoping review', Pain Reports, vol. 4, pp. e788, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PR9.0000000000000788
    Journal articles | 2019
    Sharma S; Traeger AC; Mishra SR; Sharma S; Maher CG, 2019, 'Delivering the right care to people with low back pain in low- and middle-income countries: The case of Nepal', Journal of Global Health, vol. 9, pp. 010304, http://dx.doi.org/10.7189/jogh.09.010304
    Journal articles | 2018
    Pathak A; Sharma S; Jensen MP, 2018, 'The utility and validity of pain intensity rating scales for use in developing countries', Pain Reports, vol. 3, pp. e672, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/PR9.0000000000000672
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Abbott JH; Jensen MP, 2018, 'Why clinicians should consider the role of culture in chronic pain', Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy, vol. 22, pp. 345 - 346, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjpt.2018.07.002
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Jensen MP; Moseley GL; Abbott JH, 2018, 'Pain education for patients with non-specific low back pain in Nepal: Protocol of a feasibility randomised clinical trial (PEN-LBP Trial)', BMJ Open, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2018-022423
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Palanchoke J; Haxby Abbott J, 2018, 'Cross-cultural adaptation and validation of the Nepali translation of the patient-specific functional scale', Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, vol. 48, pp. 659 - 664, http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2018.7925
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Pathak A; Abbott JH; Jensen MP, 2018, 'Measurement properties of the Nepali version of the Connor Davidson resilience scales in individuals with chronic pain', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, vol. 16, pp. 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-018-0884-0
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Pathak A; Abbott JH; Maharjan S; Jensen M, 2018, 'Psychometric properties of nepali versions of the connor davidson resilience scales and the pain catastrophising scale in individuals with chronic pain', The Journal of Pain, vol. 19, pp. S59 - S59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2017.12.150
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Pathak A; Jha J; Jensen MP, 2018, 'Socioeconomic factors, psychological factors, and function in adults with chronic musculoskeletal pain from rural Nepal', Journal of Pain Research, vol. 11, pp. 2385 - 2396, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S173851
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Pathak A; Maharjan R; Abbott JH; Correia H; Jensen M, 2018, 'Psychometric properties of nepali versions of PROMIS short from measures of pain intensity, pain interference, pain behaviour, depressions, and sleep disturbance', The Journal of Pain, vol. 19, pp. S59 - S59, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2017.12.152
    Journal articles | 2018
    Sharma S; Thibault P; Abbott JH; Jensen MP, 2018, 'Clinimetric properties of the nepali version of the pain Catastrophizing scale in individuals with chronic pain', Journal of Pain Research, vol. 11, pp. 265 - 276, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S153061
    Journal articles | 2017
    Sharma S; Palanchoke J; Reed D; Haxby Abbott J, 2017, 'Translation, cross-cultural adaptation and psychometric properties of the Nepali versions of numerical pain rating scale and global rating of change', Health and Quality of Life Outcomes, vol. 15, pp. 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12955-017-0812-8
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma S; Balthillaya G; Rao R; Mani R, 2016, 'Short term effectiveness of neural sliders and neural tensioners as an adjunct to static stretching of hamstrings on knee extension angle in healthy individuals: A randomized controlled trial', Physical Therapy in Sport, vol. 17, pp. 30 - 37, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ptsp.2015.03.003
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma S; Cleland J, 2016, 'Effect of tensioner neural mobilization on the flexibility of contralateral lower extremity', Manual Therapy, vol. 25, pp. e118 - e118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2016.05.214
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma S; Jensen M, 2016, '(125) The words people use to describe chronic pain: A cross-cultural comparison', The Journal of Pain, vol. 17, pp. S7 - S7, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpain.2016.01.028
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma S; Nepal GM; Khadgi B; Acharya RS, 2016, 'Physiotherapist's role in a disaster situation- An experience of nepal earthquake 2015', Manual Therapy, vol. 25, pp. e113 - e113, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.math.2016.05.204
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma S; Pathak A; Jensen MP, 2016, 'Words that describe chronic musculoskeletal pain: Implications for assessing pain quality across cultures', Journal of Pain Research, vol. 9, pp. 1057 - 1066, http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/JPR.S119212
    Journal articles | 2016
    Sharma S; Shrestha N; Jensen MP, 2016, 'Pain-related factors associated with lost work days in nurses with low back pain: A cross-sectional study', Scandinavian Journal of Pain, vol. 11, pp. 36 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sjpain.2015.11.007
    Journal articles | 2015
    Reed D; Shakya NR; Pokhrel S; Sharma S, 2015, 'The Role of Physical Therapists in the Medical Response Team Following a Natural Disaster: Our Experience in Nepal', JOURNAL OF ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS PHYSICAL THERAPY, vol. 45, pp. 644 - 646, http://dx.doi.org/10.2519/jospt.2015.0108
    Journal articles | 2015
    Sharma S; Balthillaya G; Danait R; Mani R, 2015, 'Effectiveness of neural sliders and neural tensioners as an adjunct to static stretching on hamstrings flexibility: a randomized controlled trial', Physiotherapy, vol. 101, pp. e1372 - e1372, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.physio.2015.03.1311
  • Conference Abstracts | 2021
    Pathak A; Wilson R; Sharma S; Pryymachenko Y; Ribeiro D; Chua J; Abbott H, 2021, 'An updated systematic review on measurement properties of the Patient-Specific Functional Scale', in QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, SPRINGER, Vol. 30, pp. S166 - S166, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000712224700362&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2020
    Pathak A; Sharma S; Heinemann A; Ribeiro DC; Abbott JH, 2020, 'Adaptation of patient-reported outcome measures in a low-literacy non-western population: an example of the Patient-Specific Functional Scale (PSFS)', in QUALITY OF LIFE RESEARCH, SPRINGER, pp. S60 - S60, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000584632700139&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Datasets | 2018
    Sharma S; Palanchoke J; Reed D; Abbott JH, 2018, Global Rating of Change--Nepali Version, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t68048-000
    Datasets | 2018
    Sharma S; Palanchoke J; Reed D; Abbott JH, 2018, Numerical Pain Rating Scale--Nepali Version, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/t68233-000

2021                         Co-Investigator, Research Grant from the International Association for the Study of Pain to develop pain education resources and train physiotherapists on pain in Nepal, July 2021 [funding: US$ 9900]

2020 - 2022              Fellowship, John J. Bonica Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), 31st July, 2020 [funding: US$ 100,000]

2020                         University of Otago Publishing Bursary, February – April 2020 [funding: NZ$ 6750]

2019                         Grant, Maurice and Phyllis Paykel Travel Grant to attend Back and Neck Pain Forum to present a paper, 3 – 6 July 2019 [NZ$ 1000 toward travel support and registration]

2019                         Scholarship, North American Pain School (NAPS) Scholarship to attend Pain Training in Montebello, Quebec, Canada; 23 – 28 June 2019 [Can$ 1500]

2018 – 2020             Research Grant(s), Global Challenge Research Funds (x2) from the University of Dundee to collaborate on chronic pain and neuropathic pain research in Nepal [GBP 21,500]

2019                         Travel grant from Pain, Mind, and Movement Special Interest Group of International Association for the Study of Pain to attend and present at Pain Science in Motion Conference on 1 – 2 June 2019, in Savona, Italy [US$ 1000]

2019                         Grant, Pain@Otago (Pain Research theme of University of Otago) Conference travel grant, 7th March 2019 [NZ$1000]

2019                         Conference travel grant from University of Otago to present at the World Physiotherapy Conference, 10 – 13 May 2019 [NZ$ 2000]

2018                         Financial award, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) to attend World Pain Congress in Boston, the USA; 12 – 16 September 2018 [US$ 1,600 and registration waiver]

2017                         Bursary, World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) to attend and present papers at World Physical Therapy Congress 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa; 2 – 4 July 2017 [US$ 950 and registration waiver].

2017                         Scholarship, International Federation of Physiotherapy Regulator Authorities (INPTRA) to deliver a talk at INPTRA conference; 30th June and 1st July 2017 in Cape Town, South Africa [US$ 2,500 and registration waiver].

2017 – 2020             The University of Otago Doctoral Research Scholarship to pursue a PhD in Medicine at the Otago Medical School, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand; February 2017 to January 2020 [NZ$ 79,000 in Stipend and NZ$ 29,000 tuition fee scholarship].

2016                         Financial award, International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) to attend World Pain Congress in Yokohama, Japan; 26 – 30 September 2016 [US$ 1,000 and registration waiver]

2016                         Bursary, International Federation of Orthopaedic Manipulative Physical Therapists (IFOMPT), IFOMPT Congress in Glasgow, Scotland; 4th – 8th July 2016 [GBP 2,000 and registration waiver]

2015 – 2019             Developing Countries Collaborative Research Grant, International Association for Study of Pain (IASP); July 2015 – December 2019 [US$ 15,000].

2014                         Bursary, Developing country stipend for attending Cochrane Colloquium in Hyderabad, India, September 2014.

2021                         Most Promising Emerging Pain Researcher Award from Pain Research Theme at the University of Otago, New Zealand judged by an independent international review team, 9th November 2021.

2020                         Exceptional PhD thesis award (top 10% theses) titled, “Improving pain assessment, management, and research in low-income countries: An example of Nepal”, at the University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand.

2015                         First Prize, Poster Presentation at Pain Adelaide Conference, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide, Australia, 29 March 2015 [Aus$ 500].