Dr Vincenzo Cascioli
M: Tech (Chiro); PhD (Ergonomics)

ICL Clinic Director

About me

I started my position as Clinic Director at Murdoch University Chiropractic Clinic in August 2008 following a 12 year career in university based chiropractic education (University of Glamorgan, United Kingdom; University of Johannesburg, South Africa). Before relocating to sunny Australia, my previous roles and experiences have included: Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Clinic Director, Acting Head of School, Private Practice, and Expert Witness work for the General Chiropractic Council (UK).

I hold a Masters degree in Chiropractic (South Africa) and  a PhD in the field of ergonomics (assessment of comfort and discomfort during sitting). I am registered chiropractor in Australia and the United Kingdom, and am a member of the Chiropractic and Osteopathic College of Australasia.

Research areas

Sitting, Comfort, Discomfort: Assessment of comfort and discomfort during prolonged sitting.

Collaborating Institutions:

  • University of South Wales, Clinical Technology & Diagnostics Research Unit, Wales, United Kingdom, CF37 1DL. + visit their website

Current projects

In progress:

Amorin-Woods L., Parkin-Smith G., Cascioli V., Kennedy D. An exploratory trial of a package of manual and manipulative therapy for spinal pain in a substance misuse rehabilitation therapeutic community. Australian New Zealand Clinical Trials Registration # ACTRN12611001100987.

Amorin-Woods L., Parkin-Smith G., Cascioli V., Kennedy D. A web based analytical survey study to determine the perceptions and attitudes of chiropractic Interns towards outreach and community service with a view to inform the future planning of meaningful outreach initiatives “The Chiropractic Interns; Attitudes towards Outreach (CIAO) Study”. ACTRN12611001100987).

Amorin-Woods L., Chapman P, Cascioli V., Intern perceptions of an Indigenous field placement and cultural awareness programme. Approval granted by Murdoch University Human Ethics Research Committee # 2011-241.


Awards and grants

  • Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence (Professional Services) 2014. Nominated.
  • Rotary Allied Health Excellence Awards 2014. “Excellence in Teaching and Mentoring”. Nominated.
  • WA Clinical Supervision Awards 2013. “Lifetime contribution to clinical supervision”: Finalist
  • Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association (ATCA) Awards 2012. “Significant Contribution to the Therapeutic Community Movement in Australasia: Program, Service or Intervention”. The Palmerston-Murdoch Pilot Project: Awarded
  • Western Australian Alcohol and other Drug Excellence Awards, 2012. ‘Recognising outstanding alcohol and other drug practice’. The Palmerston-Murdoch Pilot Project: Nominated
  • Chiropractic Associated of Australia, Presidential Certificate of Appreciation 2012. “For services rendered to lead student learning in the care of the less advantaged”: Awarded.



  • Cascioli V, Liu Z, Heusch AI, McCarthy PW. 2016. A methodology using In-Chair Movements as an objective measure of discomfort for the purpose of statistically distinguishing between similar seat surfaces. Applied Ergonomics. In press.
  • Amorin-Woods L, Parkin-Smith GF, Cascioli V, Kennedy D. 2016. Manual care of residents with spinal pain within a therapeutic community. Therapeutic Communities. In press.
  • Liu Z, Wang L, Luo Z, Heusch AI, Cascioli V, McCarthy PW. 2015. Microenvironment temperature prediction between body and seat interface using autoregressive data-driven model. Journal of Tissue Viability 24: 131-139.
  • Liu Z, Luo Z, Wei J, Liu M, Chen T, Chen L, Heusch AI, Cascioli V, McCarthy PW. 2013. Noise removal applied to a temperature signal from body and seat contact surface based on the EMD method. International Journal of Signal Processing and Pattern Recognition 6(4): 431-440.
  • Liu Z, Li E, Li J, Cascioli V, Heusch AI, McCarthy PW. 2012. Objective evaluation of sitting comfort based on body-seat interface temperature (Chinese). Journal of Chinese Ergonomics. 18(1): 62-65.
  • Cascioli V, Heusch AI, McCarthy PW. 2011. Does prolonged sitting with limited legroom affect the flexibility of a healthy subject and their perception of discomfort? International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics. 41(5): 471-480.
  • Cascioli V, Liu Z, Heusch AI, McCarthy PW. 2011. Settling down time following initial sitting and its relationship with comfort and discomfort. Journal of Tissue Viability. 20(4): 121-129.
  • Liu Z, Cascioli V, Heusch AI, McCarthy PW. 2011. Studying thermal characteristics of seating materials by recording temperature from 3 positions at the seat-subject interface. Journal of Tissue Viability. 20(3): 73-80.
  • Liu Z, Luo Z, Cascioli V, Mazzeo L, Heusch AI, McCarthy PW. 2011. Initial study of body-seat interface measurement parameters (in Chinese). Instrument Technique and Sensor. 336 (1): 92-95.
  • McCarthy PW, Liu Z, Heusch AI, Cascioli V. 2009. Assessment of humidity and temperature sensors and their application to seating. Journal of Medical Engineering and Technology. 33(6): 449-453.
  • Liu Z, Cascioli V, Heusch AI, McCarthy PW. 2008. Real time humidity and temperature assessment at the interface between seating surface and user. [Abstract]. Annual Scientific Meeting of the Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine. 2-4th September 2008. Bath, UK.
  • Cascioli V. Corr P. Till AG. 2003. An investigation into the production of intra articular gas bubbles and increase in joint space in the zygapophyseal joints of the cervical spine following spinal manipulation in asymptomatic Subjects. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics. 26(6): 356-364.

Dod F. Cascioli V. 2003. The importance of training intensity and foot type with regard to injury rates in club and recreational runners. European Journal of Chiropractic. 51: 167-172.


  • Cascioli V. Webster M. Manipulative skills for the pregnant patient (Chapter 14: 421-440). Chiropractic Manipulative Skills 2nd Ed. D. Byfield. Elsevier. 2005.
  • Byfield D. Cascioli V. Heusch D. McCarthy P. Webster M. The posterior joint syndromes: Zygapophyseal and sacroiliac joints (Chapter 8:215-242). Low Back Syndromes: Integrated Clinical Management. C.E. Morris. McGraw Hill 2006.



  • WA Health Department AOD conference “Making it Happen: Improving
    Services through Collaboration”
    . August 6-8 2012, Perth Western
    Australia.  Amorin-Woods L., Parkin-Smith G., Cascioli V., Kennedy D. An exploratory (pilot) non-randomised controlled trial examining chiropractic care within a therapeutic community in terms of student and patient oriented outcomes.” The Palmerston-Murdoch Pilot Project; P-MPP”. ACTRN12611001100987.
  • Australasian Therapeutic Communities Association Symposium 2012“Stigma, and other Barriers to Treatment”. Launceston, TASMANIA. Amorin-Woods L., Parkin-Smith G., Cascioli V., Kennedy D. An exploratory (pilot) non-randomised controlled trial examining chiropractic care within a therapeutic community in terms of student and patient oriented outcomes.” The Palmerston-Murdoch Pilot Project”.  ACTRN12611001100987.