Associate Professor Diana Perriman

BSc.App Phys. (USyd), MSc. (U.East London), PhD (ANU)
Associate Director Higher Degree Research Students, Medical School
Research Coordinator, Trauma & Orthopaedic Research Unit, Canberra Hospital
Associate Professor, ANU Medical School

Associate Professor Diana Perriman is the clinical research lead for the Trauma and Orthopaedic Research Unit (TORU). TORU is based at the Canberra Hospital and Associate Director HDR Students in the Medical School.

Associate Professor Perriman teaches research methods and supervises medical student, clinician and higher degree research within the discipline of orthopaedics. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Canberra and co-supervises Higher-Degree and Honours Physiotherapy students. Associate Professor Perriman studied Physiotherapy at Sydney University and practiced clinically for more that 20 years both in Australia and the UK. During this time she gained an MSc with Distinction from the University of East London. She obtained her PhD from ANU in 2011 for her thesis examining thoracic kyphiosis and aging. Since this time she has managed and led the clinical research arm at TORU with membership of the scientific advisory committee for ACT Health Ethics, immediate past deputy Chair of the ANU Medical School Research Project Committee, Member of the ANU Medical School Research Committee, co-convenor of the Advanced Research Project Course and Associate Director of HDR for the medical school. She is well connected to the clinical community in her TORU role and also as immediate past president of the ACT Australian Physiotherapy Association. 

Research interests

Research interests

Clinical Trials

Orthopaedic Trauma Outcomes 

Orthopaedic Arthroplasty Outcomes 

Whiplash

Knee kinematics

Researcher's projects

Kinematics of knee replacement (Pickles Knee Study)

Biomechanics of hamstring Injury

Morphological Changes in Whiplash

Femoroacetabular Impingement Outcomes

Infection in lower limb arthroplasty

Outcomes following gluteal tendon repair

Preventing the second fracture 

Towards an enhanced staging systme for head and neck cancer

Developing a better solution for posterior pelvic fracture

Outcomes after Dual Mobility Hip arthroplasty.

Available student projects

Morphological and shape analyses of cervical muscles after whiplash

  • Lynch, J, Scarvell, J, Galvin, C et al. 2020, 'Influence of component design on in vivo tibiofemoral contact patterns during kneeling after total knee arthroplasty: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy, vol. 29, pp. 446-466.
  • Al Suman, A, Asikuzzaman, M, Webb, A et al. 2020, 'A Deformable 3D-3D Registration Framework Using Discrete Periodic Spline Wavelet and Edge Position Difference', Scopus not found, vol. 8, pp. 146116-146133.
  • Kenneally-Dabrowski, C, Brown, N, Warmenhoven, J et al. 2019, 'Late swing running mechanics influence hamstring injury susceptibility in elite rugby athletes: A prospective exploratory analysis', Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 92, pp. 112-119.
  • Kenneally-Dabrowski, C, Serpell, B, Spratford, W et al. 2019, 'A retrospective analysis of hamstring injuries in elite rugby athletes: More severe injuries are likely to occur at the distal myofascial junction', Physical Therapy in Sport, vol. 38, pp. 192-198.
  • Kenneally-Dabrowski, C, Brown, N, Lai, A et al. 2019, 'Late swing or early stance? A narrative review of hamstring injury mechanisms during high-speed running', Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, vol. 29, no. 8, pp. 1083-1091.
  • Lynch, J, Schneider, M, Perriman, D et al 2019, 'Statistical shape modelling reveals large and distinct subchondral bony differences in osteoarthritic knees', Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 93, pp. 177-184.
  • Galvin, C, Perriman, D, Lynch, J et al 2019, 'Age has a minimal effect on knee kinematics: A cross-sectional 3D/2D image-registration study of kneeling', The Knee, vol. Online, p. 15.
  • Scarvell, J, Hribar, N, Galvin, C et al 2019, 'Analysis of Kneeling by Medical Imaging Shows the Femur Moves Back to the Posterior Rim of the Tibial Plateau, Prompting Review of the Concave-Convex Rule', Physical Therapy, vol. 99, no. 3, pp. 311-318.
  • Al Suman, A, Aktar, M, Asikuzzaman, M et al 2019, 'Segmentation and reconstruction of cervical muscles using knowledge-based grouping adaptation and new step-wise registration with discrete cosines', Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering: Imaging & Visualization, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 12-25.
  • Scarvell, J, Hribar, N, Galvin, C et al 2019, 'Analysis of Kneeling by Medical Imaging Shows the Femur Moves Back to the Posterior Rim of the Tibial Plateau, Prompting Review of the Concave-Convex Rule', Physical Therapy, vol. 99, no. 3, pp. 311-318.
  • Galvin, C, Perriman, D, Newman, P et al. 2018, 'Squatting, lunging and kneeling provided similar kinematic profiles in healthy knees - A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature on deep knee flexion kinematics', The Knee, vol. 25, pp. 514-530.
  • Al Suman, A, Asikuzzaman, M, Webb, A et al. 2018, 'Inter-Subject Image Registration of Clinical Neck MRI Volumes using Discrete Periodic Spline Wavelet and Free Form Deformation', 2018 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications, DICTA 2018, ed. M Pickering, IEEE, Piscataway, United States, pp. 462-466.
  • Scarvell, J, Galvin, C, Perriman, D et al. 2018, 'Kinematics of knees with osteoarthritis show reduced lateral femoral roll-back and maintain an adducted position. A systematic review of research using medical imaging', Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 75, pp. 108-122.
  • Owers, D, Perriman, D, Smith, P et al 2018, 'Evidence for cervical muscle morphometric changes on magnetic resonance images after whiplash: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Injury: international journal of the care of the injured, vol. 49, no. 2, pp. 165-176pp.
  • Galvin, C, Perriman, D, Newman, P et al 2018, 'Squatting, lunging and kneeling provided similar kinematic profiles in healthy knees - A systematic review and meta-analysis of the literature on deep knee flexion kinematics', The Knee, vol. 25, no. 4, pp. 514-530.
  • Scarvell, J, Galvin, C, Perriman, D et al 2018, 'Kinematics of knees with osteoarthritis show reduced lateral femoral roll-back and maintain an adducted position. A systematic review of research using medical imaging', Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 75, no. 1, pp. 108-122.
  • Bourne, A, Johnston, R, Cyril, S et al 2018, 'Scoping review of priority setting of research topics for musculoskeletal conditions', BMJ Open, vol. 8, no. 12, pp. 9pp.
  • Chai, Y, Li, R, Perriman, D, Chen, S, Qin QH, et al 2018, 'Laser polishing of thermoplastics fabricated using fused deposition modelling', International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, vol. 96, no. 9-12, pp. 4295-4302.
  • Saadat, S, Pickering, M, Perriman, D et al 2017, 'Fast and Robust Multi-Modal Image Registration for 3D Knee Kinematics', 2017 International Conference on Digital Image Computing: Techniques and Applications (DICTA), ed. Guo Y., Li H., Cai W., Murshed M., Wang Z., Gao, J., & Feng D.D., IEEE express conference publishing, United States of America, pp. 575-579.
  • Scarvell, J, Perriman, D, Smith, P et al 2017, 'Total Knee Arthroplasty Using Bicruciate-Stabilized or Posterior-Stabilized Knee Implants Provided Comparable Outcomes at 2 Years: A Prospective, Multicenter, Randomized, Controlled, Clinical Trial of Patient Outcomes', Journal of Arthroplasty, vol. 32, no. 11, pp. 3356-3363.e1.
  • Coulter, C, Perriman, D, Neeman, T et al 2017, 'Supervised or Unsupervised Rehabilitation After Total Hip Replacement Provides Similar Improvements for Patients: A Randomized Controlled Trial', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 98, no. 11, pp. 2253-2264.
  • Au, J, Webb, A, Buirski, G et al 2017, 'Anatomic variations of levator scapulae in a normal cohort: an MRI study', Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy, vol. 39, no. 3, pp. 337-343pp.
  • Au, J, Perriman, D, Bolton, C et al 2016, 'AO pelvic fracture classification: can an educational package improve orthopaedic registrar performance?', ANZ Journal of Surgery, vol. 86, no. 12, pp. 1019-1023pp.
  • Serpell, B, Scarvell, J, Pickering, M et al 2016, 'Vertical stiffness is not related to anterior cruciate ligament elongation in professional rugby union players', BMJ Open, vol. 2, no. 1, pp. e000150-.
  • Al Suman, A, Aktar, M, Asikuzzaman, M et al 2016, 'Atlas-based segmentation of neck muscles from MRI for the characterisation of Whiplash Associated Disorder', 8th International Conference on Digital Image Processing, ICDIP 2016, ed. Jiang X.Falco C.M., SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, Bellingham, Washington, pp. -.
  • Owen, D, Agius, P, Nair, A et al 2016, 'Factors predictive of patient outcome following total wrist arthrodesis', Bone and Joint Journal, vol. 98B, no. 5, pp. 647-653.
  • Au, J, Perriman, D, Pickering, M et al 2016, 'Magnetic resonance imaging atlas of the cervical spine musculature', Clinical Anatomy, vol. 29, no. 5, pp. 643-659.
  • Kingston, M, Perriman, D, Neeman, T et al 2016, 'Contrast agent comparison for three-dimensional micro-CT angiography: A cadaveric study', Contrast Media and Molecular Imaging, vol. 11, no. 4, pp. 319-324.
  • Serpell, B, Scarvell, J, Pickering, M et al 2015, 'Medial and lateral hamstrings and quadriceps co-activation affects knee joint kinematics and ACL elongation: a pilot study', BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, vol. 16, no. 1, pp. 348-348.
  • Do, Q, O'Byrne, S, Perriman, D et al 2015, 'Piezoresistive nanocomposite as an embedded stress sensor in instrumented knee prosthesis', Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2015, IEEE, TBC, pp. 2677-2680.
  • Aktar, M, Alam, M, Pickering, M et al 2015, 'Non-rigid registration of cervical spine MRI volumes', Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2015, IEEE, TBC, pp. 1997-2000.
  • Hossain, M, Alam, J, Pickering, M et al 2014, 'Repeat validation of a method to measure in vivo three dimensional hip kinematics using computed tomography and fluoroscopy', IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society: Conference Proceedings.
  • Au, J, Perriman, D, Neeman, T et al 2014, 'Standing or supine x-rays after total hip replacement - when is the safe zone not safe?', HIP International, vol. 24, no. 6, pp. 616-623.
  • Li, R, Patel, H, Perriman, D et al 2014, 'MICRORNA PROFILING IN WEAR PARTICLE ASSOCIATED OSTEOLYSIS', Bone and Joint Journal, vol. 96-B, no. SUPP 11 43.
  • Griffin, A, Perriman, D, Bolton, C et al 2014, 'An In Vivo Comparison of the Orientation of the Transverse Acetabular Ligament and the Acetabulum', Journal of Arthroplasty, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 574-579.
  • Perriman, D, Scarvell, J, Hughes, A et al 2012, 'Thoracic hyperkyphosis: a survey of Australian physiotherapists', Physiotherapy Research International, vol. 17, no. 3, pp. 167-178.
  • Perriman, D, Scarvell, J, Waddington, G et al 2011, 'Ultrasound assessment of the anatomical validity of T3 and L4 as sEMG recording sites', Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 44, no. 6, pp. 1025-1030.
  • Perriman, D, Scarvell, J, Hughes, A et al 2010, 'Validation of the flexible electrogoniometer for measuring thoracic kyphosis', Spine, vol. 35, no. 14, pp. E633-E640.

Clinical research and osteoarthritis