Dr Julia is the recipient of a number of research grants and is the author of several publications, including scholarly works based on her research. Her key research interests are in Health Promotion in Active Females (Female Athlete Triad, Exercise and Pregnancy), and Improvement of Patient Outcomes in moderate Knee Osteoarthritis.
Dr Julia has been primary an co-primary investigator in research developed by Sunnybrook and Women’s College Health Sciences Centre with the support of the Musculoskeletal Grant Program, Orthopaedics and Arthritic Institute and the Evidence-Based Medicine Fund. Her research has focused on program and exercise evaluation for pregnant and athlete triad women:
Dr Julia has also participated in a non peer reviewed research programs:
1. Alleyne J., Peticca P.1998 and 2008 Exercise and Pregnancy Position Statement and Discussion Paper, Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, March 2008
* This position statement has formed the basis of clinical practice on the topic of Exercise and Pregnancy and continues to build on the literature knowledge. The impact has been seen as it was referenced in many professional presentations, patient booklets and media interviews. The content is a platform for intra and interprofessional collaborations.
2. Alleyne J, Burry A.,2007, General Medical Problems of the Athlete, Clinical Sports Medicine: Medical Management and Rehabilitation, Edited by Frontera W, Micheli L, Herring S, Silver J, Pg. 61-72, Elsevier Inc. Philadelphia, USA ISBN-13 9781416024439
* This book Chapter emphasizes the non-musculoskeletal health issues that athletes face and that practitioners should be aware of to provide complete care. This book chapter was the basis of presentations at the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine and the American College of Sport Medicine.Publication attached.
3. Bennel K, Alleyne J, 2006 Women and activity related issues across the lifespan, Clinical Sport Medicine, 3rd Edition, Edited by Khan K, Brukner P, McGraw-Hill Publishers, pg 749-772, ISBN: 0074715208
* This chapter was important to include in a general sport medicine book so that unique issue for the female athlete could be presented in a lifecycle approach. The integration of this material for the general reader will enhance awareness and hopefully improve care.
4. Alleyne J, 2005, Exercise and Pregnancy, Mosby’s Family Practice Sourcebook: An Evidence-Based Approach to Care, 4th Edition, Edited by Evans, M, Meuser J, Mosby Canada Pg 550-552, ISBN-13 978-0-7796-9906-3
* This was the first edition of the Family Practice Sourcebook where a chapter on Exercise and Pregnancy was included. There are many competing areas competency that a sourcebook must include and this signified that the evidence of exercise prescription in pregnancy was important and recognized.
5. Alleyne J., Christensen K., 2001, Breast Health, International Encyclopedia of Women and Sport, Edited by Christensen K, Guttmann A, Pfister G., Volume 1, Page 178-182, Macmillan Reference USA, ISBN-10: 0028649540
* The area of breast health has often been ignored when related to sport and athletics, this chapter signified the interest of the reader and publisher to provide women with accurate and appropriate information. This publication continued to create interest in the area in the general press.
Dr. Julia has participated in editorial boards for a number of sport medicine related publications since 1998. Between 2001 and 2003 she was the Editor in Chief of the publication Active Woman Canada (Mill Pond Publishing). Her previous roles include:
Dr Julia owns the following patents:
Dr. Julia Alleyne is a sport medicine physician and physiotherapist and is currently the MSK Lead for Outpatients at Toronto Rehab and is the Chief Medical Officer for the Invictus Games in 2017 in Toronto. She holds academic appointments with the University of Toronto, Department of Family and Community Medicine. She was Chief Medical Officer for the Canadian Olympic team in London 2012, and the 2015 PanAm Games in Toronto.