Niri Naidoo




Diploma in Management Development UKZN (2004)

Masters in Education University of Natal, CHED (2003)
Thesis title: Assessment of physiotherapy students' practical skills using OSPE and practical evaluation.

Masters in Medical Science University of Natal, Nelson R Mandela School of Medicine (2000)
Thesis title: The effects of pulsed shortwave, laser, infrared and ultraviolet radiation on open wound injuries in the hand.

BSc (Physiotherapy) University of Durban-Westville (1984)

Research focus areas

Neuromusculoskeletal injuries (including hand rehabilitation)

Higher Education practice and assessment methods

Childhood Obesity and physical activity

Selected Publications

Naidoo N. 2004 The Use of Portfolios for continuing assessment of Physiotherapy students in clinical practice settings. South African Journal of Physiotherapy October 2004; Volume 60: Number 4: 31-34

Naidoo N. 2006 The Role and importance of Mentoring in Physiotherapy. South African Journal of Physiotherapy. September 2006; Volume 62; Number 3: 2-5

Naidoo N, Marr J, Singh V, Du Toit B, Narisamulu N. 2008 The Evolution of Physiotherapy in Animal Rehabilitation in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. South African Journal of Physiotherapy, July 2008; Volume 64: Number 2: 12-17

Naidoo N, Hiemstra J. 2009 The prevalence of height, weight and limb dominance for ankle injuries in male comrades marathon runners. South African Journal of Physiotherapy, March 2009; Volume 64: Number 2: 2-87

Naidoo N, Buhler L. The perceptions, attitudes and knowledge of Physiotherapy and chiropractic students regarding each others' professional practice. South African Journal of Physiotherapy; July 2009: Volume: 65: Number 2: 32-38

McKenzie J, Braswell B, Jelsma J, Naidoo N. 2011 A case for the use of Q-methodology in disability research: Lessons learned from a training workshop Journal of Disability and Rehabilitation Vol 33: 10; 1-8

Clenzos N, Naidoo N, Parker R. 2013 Physiotherapists’ knowledge of pain: A cross-sectional, correlational study of members of the South African Sports and Orthopaedic Manipulative Special Interest Groups. SAJSM, 25(4): 95-100

Draper C, Basset S, de Villiers A, Lambert EV, HAKSA writing groupNaidoo N and HAKSA team. 2014 South Africa: 2014 Report card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth. Journal of Physical Activity and Health,11 (Supp 1), S98 – S104 

Naidoo N, Camp C, Kgokong D, Mbatha, Rhodes D, Umuneza N, Weber G2014 Childhood Obesity and Playground Behaviour in Children With Intellectual Disabilities: Is There an Association?Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11 (Supp 1), S203

Uys M, Grobler MN, Naidoo N, Tremblay MS, Lambert EV.2014 Validation of Key Components of the Canadian: Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) in 10 Year-Old South African Children. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 11(Supp 1), S205

Chiwaridzo M, Naidoo N. 2014 Prevalence and associated characteristics of recurrent non-specific low back pain in Zimbabwean adolescents: a cross-sectional study. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders 2014, 15:381