Sarah McIntyre


Star Scientific Senior Research Fellow
+612 8204 4492
PO Box 560, Darlinghurst NSW 1300

Sarah is the Star Scientific Senior Research Fellow at Cerebral Palsy Alliance responsible for running the NSW/ACT CP Register.

She is currently researching aetiological pathways to cerebral palsy for infants born at term, with the long term aim of identifying opportunities for prevention. Her other research interests include aetiology and prevention of neonatal encephalopathy, developing systems for accelerating research findings and the uptake of evidence based interventions.

Research Interests

  • Aetiological pathways to cerebral palsy
  • Aetiology and prevention of neonatal encephalopathy
  • Uptake of evidence based interventions


  • Novak, I., & McIntyre, S. (2010). The effect of Education with workplace supports on practitioners’ evidence-based practice knowledge and implementation behaviours. Australian Occupational Therapy Journal (doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1630.2010.00861.x).
  • McIntyre, S., Novak, I., & Cusick, A. (2010). Consensus research priorities for cerebral palsy: a Delphi survey of consumers, researchers, and clinicians. Dev Med Child Neurol, 52(3), 270-275.
  • Cusick, A., Convey, M., Novak, I., & McIntyre, S. (2009). Employer-sponsored occupational therapy professional development in a multicampus facility: a quality project. Aust Occup Ther J, 56(4), 229-238.
  • Smithers-Sheedy, H., McIntyre, S., Watson, L., Yeargin-Allsop, M., Blair, E., & Cans, C. (2009). Report of the international survey of cerebral palsy registers and surveillance systems.
  • Badawi, N., Novak, I., McIntyre, S., Edwards, K., Raye, S., deLacy, M., et al. (2006). Proposed new definition of cerebral palsy does not solve any of the problems of existing definitions. Dev Med Child Neurol, 48(1), 78; author reply 79.
  • Cusick, A., McIntyre, S., Novak, I., Lannin, N., & Lowe, K. (2006). A comparison of goal attainment scaling and the Canadian Occupational Performance Measure for paediatric rehabilitation research. Pediatr Rehabil, 9(2), 149-157.