Barbara is a Professor in the School of Medical and Health Sciences. She is Unit Coordinator for three units within the Neurological Rehabilitation post graduate programs:
Barbara currently teaches in:
Barbara is an APA Neurological Physiotherapist and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists (Original Contribution). She has over thirty years of clinical and academic experience in neurological rehabilitation. She previously ran a post graduate program in neurological rehabilitation at the University of Western Australia (2004-16).
Current areas of research include the management of spasticity for people with acquired brain injury, self management support for people with long term neurological conditions, measuring outcomes in neurological rehabilitation, interventions to improve improve recovery of arm function after acquired brain injury, predicting outcomes of rehabilitation for people with lateropulsion (pusher syndrome) and facilitating more efficient referral to rehabilitation in local health jurisdictions in Western Australia.
She is a Principal Investigator on the Systematic Profiling in Neurological Conditions program within the School of Medical and Health Sciences at ECU.
She is an Editorial Board member for Disability & Rehabilitation (Taylor & Francis, UK), and the New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy.
Rehabilitation outcomes, spasticity management, customing treatment programs for people with neurological rehabilitation conditions.
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