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Department of Chiropractic


Dr Stephney Whillier
BSc (Hons) (University of Witwatersrand), B.Ed (Biology Hons Specialist) (York University), PhD (Macquarie University), SFHEA

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Work telephone: 61 02 9850 9387
Fax: 61 02 9850 9389
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After an initial five and a half years working toward a medical degree, Stephney Whillier decided to pursue a more research oriented career, completing a B.Sc Honours (Experimental Physiology) from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa. She also has a B.Education –M.S.T (Maths, Science and Technology) from York University, Ontario, Canada; an Honours Specialist in Biology from the University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada; and a PhD, from Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. She is a senior lecturer in the Department of Chiropractic. She teaches neuroanatomy, clinical neurology and nutrition. She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a member of the editorial board, Journal of Chiropractic Education.  


1.      Byrnes K, Whillier S (2018) The effects of non-pharmaceutical interventions on symptom management in patients with mild and moderate multiple sclerosis: a meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. In Press

2.      Whillier S, Spence N, Giuriato R (2018) Innovations Presentations: Program design for evidence-based health education. Proceedings for a Conference on Empowered to Teach, Inspired to Learn:Creating Excellence in Chiropractic Education. 10th WFC/ACC Education Conference 2018. Journal of Chiropractic Education: October 2018, Vol. 32, No. 2, e-179. Doi: 

3.      Whillier S (2018) Mental Health Literacy: Competency in a biopsychosocial world. Proceedings for a Conference on Empowered to Teach, Inspired to Learn:Creating Excellence in Chiropractic Education 10th WFC/ACC Education Conference 2018. Journal of Chiropractic Education 32(2).  

4.      Whillier S, Spence N, Giuriato R (2018 Jul 27). A collaborative process for a program redesign for education in evidence-based health care. Journal of Chiropractic Education doi: 10.7899/JCE-17-31. [Epub ahead of print].

5.      Byrnes K, Wu PJ, Whillier S (2017) Is Pilates an Effective Rehabilitation Tool? A Systematic Review. Journal of Bodywork & Movement Therapies.

6.      Whillier S, Au K, Feng L, Su H (2017) A Cross-Sectional Study of Chiropractic Students’ Research Readiness using the Academic Self-Concept Analysis Scale (ASCA). Journal of Chiropractic Education 31(2):109–114 DOI 10.7899/JCE-17-2

7.      Ferrari M, Whillier S (2017) Mental Health Knowledge and Common Misconceptions in a Master of Chiropractic Final year Cohort. Journal of Mental Health Training, Education and Practice 12(3): 150-60

8.      Stephney Whillier, Rosemary Giuriato (2016) Launching a new chiropractic program at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. Abstracts of poster presentations/Abstracts of innovations presentations. Journal of Chiropractic Education: October 2016, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. e165-e176. doi:

9.      Stephney Whillier, Madeleine Ferrari (2016) Mental health knowledge in a final year chiropractic cohort: implications for learning and teaching. Abstracts of poster presentations/Abstracts of innovations presentations. Journal of Chiropractic Education: October 2016, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. e165-e176. doi:

10.  Whillier S (2016) Developing an evidenced chiropractic curriculum. TOJET The Turkish Online Journal of Educational Technology Special Issue for INTE 2016; 631-5.

11.  Whillier S, Lystad RP (2015) The Flipped Classroom for neuroanatomy: same grades and level of satisfaction. Journal Chiropractic Education 29(2): 127-133                     DOI10.7899/JCE-14-28

12.  Whillier S, Zogovic B, Spirovski D (2014) Development of an intensive mode Neuroanatomy unit utilising the Flipped Classroom, in: Our University; Our Future: Celebrating Learning and Teaching 2013 (16 - 20 September 2013 : North Ryde, NSW). Theresa Winchester-Seeto, Elizabeth Shoostovian, Vanessa Fredericks (Eds). Our university, our future: selected research from Learning and Teaching Week 2013, p13-18

13.  Whillier S, Lystad RP, Abi-Arrage D, McPhie C, Johnston S, Williams C, Rice M (2013) The learning style preferences of chiropractic students: a cross-sectional study. Journal of Chiropractic Education. 28(1): 21-7 DOI 10.7899/JCE-13-25.

14.  Rachel McCoy, Stephney Whillier, Angela Parkinson, Ghassan Hijazi, Karen Hall, Thi Nguyen (2013)A Cross Sectional Study on the Retention of Neuroanatomy Knowledge by Chiropractic students. Chiropractic Journal of Australia 43(4): 137-143.

15.  Whillier S, Lystad R (2013) Intensive Mode Delivery of a Unit of Neuroanatomy: Poorer Final Grades but High Student Satisfaction. Anatomical Sciences Education 6(5):286-93. doi: 10.1002/ase.1358

16.  Strkalj G, Beirman R, Downie A, Giuirato R, Lystad R, Whillier S (2012) Examining the Present: Preparing for the Future: A Report on the Symposium on Anatomy Education in Chiropractic Programs, held at Macquarie University on 20 July 2012. Chiropractic Journal of Australia 12/2012; 42(4):139-140.

17.  Whillier S, Lystad R (2012) The Effect of Face-to-Face Teaching on Student Knowledge and Satisfaction in an Undergraduate Neuroanatomy Course. Anatomical Sciences Education 6(4):239-245 DOI:10.1002/ase.1338

18.  Whillier S, Raftos JE, Garcia B, Chapman B, Kuchel PW (2011) Glutamine and α-ketoglutarate as glutamate sources for glutathione synthesis in human erythrocytes. FEBS Journal 278: 3152 – 3163  (IF 3.129)

19.  Whillier S, Raftos JE, Sparrow RL and Kuchel PW (2011) The Effects of Long Term Storage of Human Erythrocytes on the Glutathione Synthesis Rate and Steady-State Concentration. Transfusion 51: 1450-1459. doi: 10.1111/j.1537-2995.2010.03026.x. (IF 3.3)

20.  Whillier S, Raftos JE, Kuchel PW (2011) Oxidative Stress in Type II diabetes Mellitus and the Role of the Endogenous Antioxidant Glutathione, in Role of the Adipocyte in Development of Type 2 Diabetes, Croninger C (ed), InTech Open Access Publisher, Croatia

21.  Raftos JE, Whillier S and Kuchel PW (2010) Glutathione Synthesis and Turnover in the Human Erythrocyte : Alignment of a model based on detailed Enzyme Kinetics with Experimental Data. The Journal of Biological Chemistry 285: 23557 – 23567. (IF 5.328)

22.  Whillier, S., Raftos, J.E., Chapman, B.E., Kuchel, P.W (2009) The role of N-acetyl cysteine and cystine in glutathione synthesis in human erythrocytes. Redox Report 4(13): 115 -124.(IF 1.51)

23.  Whillier, S., Raftos, J.E., Kuchel, P.W (2008) Glutathione synthesis in red blood cells in type 2 diabetes mellitus. Redox Report 13(6):277-282.

24.  Raftos, J.E., Whillier, S., Chapman, B. E., Kuchel, P.W. (2007) Kinetics of uptake and deacetylation of N-acetylcysteine by human erythrocytes. International  Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology 39: 1698-1706. (IF 4.956)


25.  Whillier S (2001) Nutritional Pathology and the Health Care of the Future, second edition, CSNN Publishing, Ontario, Canada




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