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Professor Dylan Edwards

Professor of Neuroscience

Staff Member Details
Telephone: +61 8 6304 2341
Mobile: +19145525600
Email: d.edwards@ecu.edu.au
Campus: Joondalup  
Room: JO19.3105  

Professor Dylan Edwards holds multiple positions internationally. At ECU, Edwards is the Director of NeuroRehabilitation and Robotics Laboratory which has several lines of research addressing recovery of functional movement in humans following neurological damage caused by stroke, cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, or other neurological conditions. In addition, Edwards leads the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute (MRRI) in Philadelphia, PA, US. MRRI consists of 10 laboratories with an annual operating budget over $6M and is part of a US top 10 rehabilitation hospital, MossRehab. At MRRI, Edwards is also Director of the Human Motor Recovery Laboratory, which aims to understand the basis of motor symptoms and motor recovery in order to inform and develop rehabilitation treatment strategies. These follow from his work in New York leading a long-standing collaboration between Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Boston, as well as Burke-Cornell Neurological Institute in New York, to bridge engineering, neurology, and rehabilitation medicine. This cross disciplinary collaboration led to over a decade of extramural funding in studies of human motor recovery. This work resulted in scientific advancements in rehabilitation outcome predictors, non-invasive brain stimulation techniques, and rehabilitation robotics, in method as well as application.

Professor Edwards is recognized as leader in the field of Neurorehabilitation, having served two terms (6 years) on the board of directors, and recently the strategic planning committee, for the American Society for Neurorehabilitation. He has educational leadership and administration experience. He initiated and chaired an international meeting on the State of the Science in Post-Stroke Motor Recovery at ECU in 2018, with leaders in the field; co-chaired a successful Continuing Medical Education course at Harvard Medical School for a decade (2008-2018); co-founded the annual NYC Neuromodulation Symposium; and co-founded and co-directed the New York Rehabilitation Robotics Symposium. Edwards has over a decade of experience in academia, including teaching, administration, mentoring, curriculum development and the historical transition to electronic teaching platforms. He has given invited lectures at the US Institute of Medicine (National Academy of Sciences, Washington DC); and been invited as a speaker on scientific rigor of non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS) at the US National Institute of Health (NIH). He has been an invited expert on the international technical training standards committee for NIBS (International Federation for Clinical Neurophysiology); and on rehabilitation robotics for the US Food and Drug Administration. Edwards has served as the principal investigator or co-investigator on several national and international grants and commissions since 2009 with accumulated earning amount to over $10 million. He has further served on Data Safety Monitoring Boards of NIH funded studies; as well as served as an invited reviewer for federal competitive grants in the US, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

Current Teaching

  • Intensive Course in Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA)
  • Transcranial Current Stimulation (at Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA)

Professional Associations

  • American Society for Neurorehabilitation - Board of Directors
  • Harvard Medical School - Data and Safety Monitoring Board Member
  • International Society for Restorative Neurology - Charter Member
  • Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation - Editorial Board Member
  • Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair - Editorial Board Member
  • New York Academy of Sciences - Member
  • The Burke Medical Research Institute, Burke Rehabilitation Hospital - Clinical Research Administrator

Awards and Recognition

  • 2016 FCN Committee for International Brain Stimulation Training Guidelines.
  • 2016 NIH/NINDS, NSD-A Translational Program, Invited Reviewer, Chicago, June.
  • 2016 NIH/NIMH, Obama- White House, Brain Initiative, Invited Expert Reviewer, Washington DC.
  • 2016 International Federation for Clinical Neurophysiology (IFCN) Invited Committee Member for Training Guidelines in Noninvasive Brain Stimulation.
  • 2015 NIH/NICHD Special Emphasis Panel: Interventions for Stroke.
  • 2013 ‘State of the Science’ Address on Transcranial Brain Stimulation, by invitation, The United States Institute of Medicine, The National Academy of Sciences.
  • 2013 New York Science Leaders' discussion by invitation, Aust Governor General, New York Academy of Sciences.
  • 2013 Clinical Award, Advancement of Neuromodulation Clinical Trials. New York City Neuromodulation International Meeting.
  • 2012 Appointed to the Board of Directors, American Society of Neurorehabilitation.
  • 2007 Science and Innovation Awards, Neuromuscular Research, Dept. Ind. & Res., Govt Western Australia.
  • 2007 Science and Innovation Awards, Neuromuscular Research, Dept. Ind. & Res., Govt Western Australia.
  • 2006 Science and Innovation Award, Neuromuscular Research, Dept. Ind. & Res., Govt. Western Australia.
  • 2004 Clinical Research Fellowship, Studies of Non-invasive Brain Stimulation, The Fac.Med.Dent, The University of Western Australia.
  • 2004 Whitfield Fellowship Award, Studies of Non-invasive Brain Stimulation, The Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry, The University of Western Australia.

Research Areas and Interests

  • Motor rehabilitation following neurological damage.
  • Promoting Neuroplasticity.
  • Non-invasive brain stimulation techniques.
  • Rehabilitation robotics.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science (Physiotherapy), Curtin University of Technology.
  • Bachelor of Applied Science Honours, Curtin University of Technology.
  • Doctor Of Philosophy, The University of Western Australia, 2005.

Research Outputs

Journal Articles

  • Fried, P., Santarnecchi, E., Antal, A., Bartres-Faz, D., Bestmann, S., Carpenter, L., Celnik, P., Edwards, D., Farzan, F., Fecteau, S., George, M., He, B., Kim, Y., Leocani, L., Lisanby, S., Loo, C., Luber, B., Nitsche, M., Paulus, W., Rossi, S., Rossini, P., Rothwell, J., Sack, A., Thut, G., Ugawa, Y., Ziemann, U., Hallett, M., Pascual-Leone, A. (2021). Training in the practice of noninvasive brain stimulation: Recommendations from an IFCN committee. Clinical Neurophysiology, 132(3), 819-837. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2020.11.018.

Book Chapters

Journal Articles

  • Tozlu, C., Edwards, D., Boes, A., Labar, D., Tsagaris, KZ., Silverstein, J., Lane, HP., Sabuncu, M., Liu, C., Kuceyeski, A. (2020). Machine learning methods predict individual upper-limb motor impairment following therapy in chronic stroke. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 34(5), 428-439. https://doi.org/10.1177/1545968320909796.
  • Nascimento, D., Pimentel, B., Souza, R., Leite, J., Edwards, D., Santos, T., Louzada, F. (2020). Dynamic time series smoothing for symbolic interval data applied to neuroscience. Information Sciences, 517(May 2020), 415-426. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ins.2019.12.026.
  • Zumbansen, A., Black, S., Chen, J., Edwards, D., Hartmann, A., Heiss, W., Lanthier, S., Lesperance, P., Mochizuki, G., Paquette, C., Rochon, E., Rubi-Fessen, I., Valles, J., Kneifel, H., Wortman-Jutt, S., Thiel, A. (2020). Non-invasive brain stimulation as add-on therapy for subacute post-stroke aphasia: a randomized trial (NORTHSTAR). European Stroke Journal, 5(4), 402-413. https://doi.org/10.1177/2396987320934935.
  • Nascimento, D., Pinto-Orellana, M., Leite, J., Edwards, D., Louzada, F., Santos, T. (2020). BrainWave Nets: Are Sparse Dynamic Models Susceptible to Brain Manipulation Experimentation?. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 14(26-Nov-20), Article number 527757. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2020.527757.
  • Wuennemann, M., Mackenzie, S., Lane, H., Peltz, A., Ma, X., Gerber, L., Edwards, D., Kitago, T. (2020). Dose and staffing comparison study of upper limb device-assisted therapy. NeuroRehabilitation: an interdisciplinary journal, 46(3), 287-297. https://doi.org/10.3233/NRE-192993.

Journal Articles

  • Cramer, S., Dodakian, L., Le, V., See, J., Augsburger, R., McKenzie, A., Zhou, R., Chiu, N., Heckhausen, J., Cassidy, J., Scacchi, W., Smith, M., Barrett, A., Knutson, J., Edwards, D., Putrino, D., Agrawal, K., Ngo, K., Roth, E., Tirschwell, D., Woodbury, M., Zafonte, R., Zhao, W., Spilker, J., Wolf, S., Broderick, J., Janis, S. (2019). Efficacy of Home-Based Telerehabilitation vs In-Clinic Therapy for Adults After Stroke: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Neurology, 76(9), 1079-1087. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaneurol.2019.1604.
  • Silverstein, J., Cortes, M., Tsagaris, K., Climent, A., Gerber, L., Oromendia, C., Fonzetti, P., Ratan, R., Kitago, T., Icaboni, M., Wu, A., Dobkin, B., Edwards, D. (2019). Paired associative stimulation as a tool to assess plasticity enhancers in chronic stroke. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13(JUL, 2019), Article no. 792. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnins.2019.00792.
  • Santos, T., Baggio, J., Rondinoni, C., Machado, L., Weber, K., Stefano, L., Santos, A., Pontes-Neto, O., Leite, J., Edwards, D. (2019). Fractional anisotropy of thalamic nuclei is associated with verticality misperception after extra-thalamic stroke. Frontiers in Neurology, 10(July 2019), Article 697. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2019.00697.
  • Nascimento, D., Depetri, G., Stefano, L., Anacleto, O., Leite, J., Edwards, D., Santos, T., Neto, F. (2019). Entropy Analysis of High-Definition Transcranial Electric Stimulation Effects on EEG Dynamics. Brain Sciences, 9(8), Article Number 208. https://doi.org/10.3390/brainsci9080208.
  • Gerber, M., McLean, A., Stephen, S., Chalco, A., Arshad, U., Thickbroom, G., Silverstein, J., Tsagaris, K., Kuceyeski, A., Friel, K., Santos, T., Edwards, D. (2019). NeuroMeasure: A software package for quantification of cortical motor maps using frameless stereotaxic transcranial magnetic stimulation. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 13(16 April 2019), Article number 23. https://doi.org/10.3389/fninf.2019.00023.
  • Wortman-Jutt, S., Edwards, D. (2019). Poststroke Aphasia Rehabilitation: Why All Talk and No Action?. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 33(4), 235-244. https://doi.org/10.1177/1545968319834901.
  • Buchwald, A., Calhoun, H., Rimikis, S., Lowe, M., Wellner, R., Edwards, D. (2019). Using tDCS to facilitate motor learning in speech production: The role of timing. Cortex, 111(February 2019), 274-285. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cortex.2018.11.014.
  • Edwards, D., Cortes, M., Rykman-Peltz, A., Chang, J., Elder, J., Thickbroom, G., Mariman, J., Gerber, L., Oromendia, C., Krebs, H., Fregni, F., Volpe, B., Pascual-Leone, A. (2019). Clinical improvement with intensive robot-assisted arm training in chronic stroke is unchanged by supplementary tDCS. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 37(2), 167-180. https://doi.org/10.3233/RNN-180869.
  • Bikson, M., Esmaeilpour, Z., Adair, D., Kronberg, G., Tyler, W., Antal, A., Datta, A., Sabel, B., Nitsche, M., Loo, C., Edwards, D., Ekhtiari, H., Knotkova, H., Woods, A., Hampstead, B., Badran, B., Peterchev, A. (2019). Transcranial electrical stimulation nomenclature. Brain Stimulation, 12(6), 1349-1366. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2019.07.010.
  • Santos, T., Edwards, D. (2019). Non-invasive brain stimulation to treat disorders of human verticality. Neurologie und Rehabilitation, 25(2019), S50-S53. https://doi.org/10.14624/NR1904011.

Conference Publications

  • Yu, S., Perez, H., Barkas, J., Mohamed, M., Eldaly, M., Huang, T., Yang, X., Su, H., Del Mar Cortes, M., Edwards, D. (2019). A Soft High Force Hand Exoskeleton for Rehabilitation and Assistance of Spinal Cord Injury and Stroke Individuals. Proceedings of the 2019 Design of Medical Devices Conference (1-5). American Society of Mechanical Engineers. https://doi.org/10.1115/DMD2019-3268.

Journal Articles

  • Santos, T., Favoretto, D., Toostani, I., Nascimento, D., Rimoli, B., Bergonzoni, E., Lemos, T., Truong, D., Delbem, A., Makkiabadi, B., Moraes, R., Louzada, F., Bikson, M., Leite, J., Edwards, D. (2018). Manipulation of human verticality using high-definition transcranial direct current stimulation. Frontiers in Neurology, 9(Oct 2018), Article no.825. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.00825.
  • Buchwald, A., Falconer, C., Rykman-Peltz, A., Cortes, M., Pascual-Leone, A., Thickbroom, G., Krebs, H., Fregni, F., Gerber, L., Oromendia, C., Chang, J., Volpe, B., Edwards, D. (2018). Robotic arm rehabilitation in chronic stroke patients with Aphasia may promote speech and language recovery (but effect is not enhanced by supplementary tDCS). Frontiers in Neurology, 9(Oct 2018), Article no. 853. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2018.00853.
  • Bikson, M., Brunoni, A., Charvet, L., Clark, V., Cohen, L., Deng, Z., Dmochowski, J., Edwards, D., Frohlich, F., Kappenman, E., Lim, K., Loo, C., Mantovani, A., McMullen, D., Parra, L., Pearson, M., Richardson, J., Rumsey, J., Sehatpour, P., Sommers, D., Unal, G., Wassermann, E., Woods, A., Lisanby, S. (2018). Rigor and reproducibility in research with transcranial electrical stimulation: An NIMH-sponsored workshop. Brain Stimulation, 11(3), 465–480. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2017.12.008.
  • Harvey, R., Edwards, D., Dunning, K., Fregni, F., Stein, J., Laine, J., Rogers, L., Vox, F., Durand-Sanchez, A., Brockbrader, M., Goldstein, L., Francisco, G., Kinney, C., Liu, C. (2018). Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial of Navigated Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Motor Recovery in Stroke The NICHE Trial. Stroke, 49(9), 2138-2146. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.117.020607.
  • Babyar, S., Santos, T., Will-Lemos, T., Mazin, S., Edwards, D., Reding, M. (2018). Sinusoidal Transcranial Direct Current Versus Galvanic Vestibular Stimulation for Treatment of Lateropulsion Poststroke. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 27(12), 3621-3625. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2018.08.034.
  • Conceicao, L., Baggio, J., Mazin, S., Edwards, D., Santos, T. (2018). Normative data for human postural vertical: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS One, 13(9), Article number e0204122. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0204122.

Conference Publications

  • Guo, J., Yu, S., Li, Y., Huang, T., Wang, J., Lynn, B., Fidock, J., Shen, C., Edwards, D., Su, H. (2018). A Soft Robotic Exo-Sheath using Fabric EMG Sensing for Hand Rehabilitation and Assistance. 1st IEEE International Conference on Soft Robotics, RoboSoft 2018 (497-503). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/ROBOSOFT.2018.8405375.

Journal Articles

  • Cortes, M., Thickbroom, G., Elder, J., Rykman, A., Valls-Sole, J., Pascual-Leone, A., Edwards, D. (2017). The corticomotor projection to liminally-contractable forearm muscles in chronic spinal cord injury: a transcranial magnetic stimulation study. Spinal Cord, 55(4), 362-366. https://doi.org/10.1038/sc.2016.161.
  • Friel, K., Lee, P., Soles, L., Smorenburg, A., Kuo, H., Gupta, D., Edwards, D. (2017). Combined transcranial direct current stimulation and robotic upper limb therapy improves upper limb function in an adult with cerebral palsy. NeuroRehabilitation: an interdisciplinary journal, 41(1), 41-50. https://doi.org/10.3233/NRE-171455.
  • Cortes, M., Medeiros, A., Gandhi, A., Lee, P., Krebs, H., Thickbroom, G., Edwards, D. (2017). Improved grasp function with transcranial direct current stimulation in chronic spinal cord injury. NeuroRehabilitation: an interdisciplinary journal, 41(1), 51-59. https://doi.org/10.3233/NRE-171456.
  • Wortmann-Jutt, S., Edwards, D. (2017). Transcranial direct current stimulation in poststroke Aphasia recovery. Stroke, 48(3), 820-826. https://doi.org/10.1161/STROKEAHA.116.015626.
  • Putrino, D., Zanders, H., Hamilton, T., Rykman, A., Lee, P., Edwards, D. (2017). Patient engagement is related to impairment reduction during digital game-based therapy in Stroke. Games for Health Journal, 6(5), 295-302. https://doi.org/10.1089/g4h.2016.0108.
  • Edwards, D., Cortes, M., Wortman-Jutt, S., Putrino, D., Bikson, M., Thickbroom, G., Pascual-Leone, A. (2017). Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation and Sports Performance. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11(May), Article Number: 243. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2017.00243.

Book Chapters

  • Krebs, HI., Edwards, D., Hogan, N. (2016). Forging Mens et Manus: The MIT Experience in Upper Extremity Robotic Therapy. Neurorehabilitation Technology (333-350). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28603-7_16.

Journal Articles

  • Babyar, S., Santos-Pontelli, T., Will-Lemos, T., Mazin, S., Bikson, M., Truong, D., Edwards, D., Reding, M. (2016). Center of Pressure Speed Changes with tDCS Versus GVS in Patients with Lateropulsion after Stroke. Brain Stimulation, 9(5), 796-798. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2016.06.053.
  • Caparelli-Daquer, E., Valente, A., Nigri, F., Edwards, D., Medeiros, A. (2016). A Halo-Shaped Electrode Holder System for HD-tDCS is a Practical and Flexible Alternative to the EEG Cap 4×1-Ring Montage. Brain Stimulation, 9(1), 153-155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2015.11.001.
  • Tsagaris, Z., Labar, D., Edwards, D. (2016). A Framework for Combining rTMS with Behavioral Therapy. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience, 10(Nov), article no. 82. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnsys.2016.00082.
  • Bolognini, N., Russo, C., Edwards, D. (2016). The sensory side of post-stroke motor rehabilitation. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 34(4), 571-586. https://doi.org/10.3233/RNN-150606.
  • Bashir, S., Vernet, M., Najib, U., Perez, J., Alonso-Alonso, M., Knobel, M., Yoo, W., Edwards, D., Pascual-Leone, A. (2016). Enhanced motor function and its neurophysiological correlates after navigated low-frequency repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation over the contralesional motor cortex in stroke. Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience, 34(4), 677-689. https://doi.org/10.3233/RNN-140460.
  • Labar, D., Labar, A., Edwards, D. (2016). Long-Term Distributed Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation for Tinnitus: A Feasibility Study. Neuromodulation, 19(3), 249-253. https://doi.org/10.1111/ner.12390.
  • Grimaldi, G., Argyropoulos, G., Bastian, A., Cortes, M., Davis, N., Edwards, D., Ferrucci, R., Fregni, F., Galea, J., Hamada, M., Manto, M., Miall, R., Morales-Quezada, L., Pope, P., Priori, A., Rothwell, J., Tomlinson, S., Celnik, P. (2016). Cerebellar Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (ctDCS): A Novel Approach to Understanding Cerebellar Function in Health and Disease. The Neuroscientist: reviews at the interface of basic and clinical neurosciences, 22(1), 83-97. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073858414559409.
  • Santos-Pontelli, T., Rimoli, B., Favoretto, D., Mazin, S., Truong, D., Leite, J., Pontes-Neto, O., Babyar, S., Reding, M., Bikson, M., Edwards, D. (2016). Polarity-dependent misperception of subjective visual vertical during and after transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS). PLoS One, 11(3), Article number e0152331. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0152331.
  • Peters, H., Edwards, D., Wortman-Jutt, S., Page, S. (2016). Moving forward by stimulating the brain: Transcranial direct current stimulation in post-stroke Hemiparesis. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10(Article 394), 8p.. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00394.
  • Otal, B., Dutta, A., Foerster, A., Ripolles, O., Kuceyeski, A., Miranda, P., Edwards, D., Illic, T., Nitsche, M., Ruffini, G. (2016). Opportunities for guided multichannel non-invasive transcranial current stimulation in poststroke rehabilitation. Frontiers in Neurology, 7(Article 21), 11p.. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2016.00021.
  • Grecco, L., Oliveira, C., Galli, M., Cosmo, C., Duarte, N., Zanon, N., Edwards, D., Fregni, F. (2016). Spared primary motor cortex and the presence of MEP in Cerebral Palsy dictate the responsiveness to tDCS during gait training. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10(Article 361), 11p.. https://doi.org/10.3389/fnhum.2016.00361.

Conference Publications

  • Kreb, H., Peltz, A., Berkowe, J., Angacian, G., Cortes, M., Edwards, D. (2016). Robotic Biomarkers in RETT Syndrome: Evaluating Stiffness. 2016 6th IEEE International Conference on Biomedical Robotics and Biomechatronics (BioRob) Proceedings (680-684). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/BIOROB.2016.7523704.

Journal Articles

  • Schambra, H., Ogden, R., Martinez-Hernandez, I., Lin, X., Chang, Y., Rahman, A., Edwards, D., Krakauer, J. (2015). The reliability of repeated TMS measures in older adults and in patients with subacute and chronic stroke. Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience, 9(1), Article no. 335. https://doi.org/10.3389/fncel.2015.00335.
  • Thickbroom, G., Cortes, M., Rykman, A., Volpe, B., Fregni, F., Krebs, H., Pascual-Leone, A., Edwards, D. (2015). Stroke subtype and motor impairment influence contralesional excitability. Neurology, 85(6), 517-520. https://doi.org/10.1212/WNL.0000000000001828.
  • Murray, L., Edwards, D., Ruffini, G., Labar, D., Stampas, A., Pascual-Leone, A., Cortes, M. (2015). Intensity dependent effects of transcranial direct current stimulation on corticospinal excitability in chronic spinal cord injury. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(4), S114-S121. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2014.11.004.

Journal Articles

  • Hopper, D., Grisbook, T., Newnham, P., Edwards, D. (2014). The effects of vestibular stimulation and fatigue on postural control in classical ballet dancers. Journal of Dance Medicine and Science, 18(2), 67-73. https://doi.org/10.12678/1089-313X.18.2.67.
  • Edwards, D., Dipietro, L., Demirtas-Tatlidede, A., Medeiros, A., Thickbroom, G., Mastaglia, F., Krebs, H., Pascual-Leone, A. (2014). Movement-generated afference paired with transcranial magnetic stimulation: An associative stimulation paradigm. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 11(1), Article No. 31. https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-0003-11-31.

Journal Articles

  • Guleyupoglu, B., Schestatsky, P., Edwards, D., Fregni, F., Bikson, M. (2013). Classification of methods in transcranial Electrical Stimulation (tES) and evolving strategy from historical approaches to contemporary innovations. Journal of Neuroscience Methods, 219(2), 297-311. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneumeth.2013.07.016.
  • Edwards, D., Cortes, M., Datta, A., Minhas, P., Wassermann, E., Bikson, M. (2013). Physiological and modeling evidence for focal transcranial electrical brain stimulation in humans: A basis for high-definition tDCS. NeuroImage, 74(1 July 2013), 266-275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.01.042.
  • Edwards, D., Cortes, M., Thickbroom, G., Rykman, A., Pascual-Leone, A., Volpe, B. (2013). Preserved corticospinal conduction without voluntary movement after spinal cord injury. Spinal Cord, 51(10), 765-767. https://doi.org/10.1038/sc.2013.74.
  • Elder, J., Cortes, M., Rykman, A., Hill, J., Karuppagounder, S., Edwards, D., Ratan, R. (2013). The Epigenetics of Stroke Recovery and Rehabilitation: From Polycomb to Histone Deacetylases. Neurotherapeutics, 10(4), 808-816. https://doi.org/10.1007/s13311-013-0224-3.
  • Giacobbe, V., Krebs, H., Volpe, B., Pascual-Leone, A., Rykman, A., Zeiarati, G., Fregni, F., Dipietro, L., Thickbroom, G., Edwards, D. (2013). Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) and robotic practice in chronic stroke: Thedimension of timing. NeuroRehabilitation: an interdisciplinary journal, 33(1), 49-56. https://doi.org/10.3233/NRE-130927.
  • Cortes, M., Elder, J., Rykman, A., Murray, L., Avedissian, M., Stampa, A., Thickbroom, G., Pascual-Leone, A., Krebs, H., Valls-Sole, J., Edwards, D. (2013). Improved motor performance in chronic spinal cord injury following upper-limb robotic training. NeuroRehabilitation: an interdisciplinary journal, 33(1), 57-65. https://doi.org/10.3233/NRE-130928.

Journal Articles

  • Benito-Penalva, J., Edwards, D., Opisso, E., Cortes, M., Lopez-Blazquez, R., Murillo, N., Costa, U., Tormos, J., Vidal-Samso, J., Valls-Sole, J., Medina, J. (2012). Gait Training in Human Spinal Cord Injury Using Electromechanical Systems: Effect of Device Type and PatientCharacteristics. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93(3), 404-412. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2011.08.028.
  • Brunoni, AR., Nitsche, MA., Bolognini, N., Bikson, M., Wagner, T., Merabet, L., Edwards, D., Valero-Cabre, A., Rotenberg, A., Pascual-Leone, A., Ferucci, R., Priori, A., Boggio, PS., Fregni, F. (2012). Clinical research with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS): Challenges and future directions. Brain Stimulation, 5(3), 175-195. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.brs.2011.03.002.
  • Cortes, M., Black-Schaffer, RM., Edwards, D. (2012). Transcranial magnetic stimulation as an investigative tool for motor dysfunction and recovery in stroke: an overview for neurorehabilitation clinicians.. Neuromodulation, 15(4), 316-325. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1525-1403.2012.00459.x.
  • Conesa, L., Costa, U., Morales, E., Edwards, D., Cortes, M., Lean, D., Bernabeu, M., Medina, J. (2012). An observational report of intensive robotic and manual gait training in sub-acute stroke. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 9(1), article no. 13. https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-0003-9-13.

Journal Articles

  • Cortes, M., Thickbroom, G., Valls-Sole, J., Pascual-Leone, A., Edwards, D. (2011). Spinal associative stimulation: A non-invasive stimulation paradigm to modulate spinal excitability. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122(11), 2254-2259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clinph.2011.02.038.
  • Oberman, L., Edwards, D., Eldaief, M., Pascual-Leone, A. (2011). Safety of Theta Burst Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation: A systematic review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Neurophysiology, 28(1), 67-74. https://doi.org/10.1097/WNP.0b013e318205135f.
  • Bashir, S., Edwards, D., Pascual-Leone, A. (2011). Neuronavigation increases the physiologic and behavioral effects of low-frequency rTMS of primary motor cortex in healthy subjects. Brain Topography: journal of functional neurophysiology, 24(1), 54-64. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10548-010-0165-7.
  • Giacobbe, V., Volpe, B., Thickbroom, G., Fregni, F., Pascual-Leone, A., Krebs, H., Edwards, D. (2011). Reversal of TMS-induced motor twitch by training is associated with a reduction in excitability of the antagonist muscle. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 8(1), art 46. https://doi.org/10.1186/1743-0003-8-46.
  • Najib, U., Bashir, S., Edwards, D., Rotenberg, A., Pascual-Leone, A. (2011). Transcranial Brain Stimulation: Clinical Applications and Future Directions. Neurosurgery Clinics of North America, 22(2), 233-251. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nec.2011.01.002.

Journal Articles

  • Chye, MY., Nosaka, K., Murray, L., Edwards, D., Thickbroom, G. (2010). Corticomotor excitability of wrist flexor and extensor muscles during active and passive movement. Human Movement Science, 29(4), 494-501.

Journal Articles

  • McGuigan, M., Doyle, T., Newton, M., Edwards, D., Nimphius, S., Newton, R. (2006). Eccentric utilization ratio: Effect of sport and phase of training. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, 20(4), 992-995.

Journal Articles

  • Rodrigues, J., Edwards, D., Walters, S., Byrnes, ML., Thickbroom, G., Stell, R., Mastaglia, F. (2005). Gabapentin can improve postural stability and quality of life in Primary Orthostatic Tremor. Movement Disorders, 20(7), 865-886.

Conference Publications

  • Doyle, T., Newton, R., Newton, M., Edwards, D. (2004). Vertical jump height correlates with lower body power and 30m sprint times. Exercise and Sports Science Conference: From Research to Practice (1p). Central Queensland University.

Research Projects

  • Develop a systematic profiling of neurological conditions that will facilitate personalised treatment and streamline service delivery, Multiple Sclerosis Society of Western Australia, MS WA - Research funding for social and applied research, 2019 ‑ 2021, $1,200,000.
  • Low-intensity rTMS in human spinal cord injury: a translational approach, Perron Institute for Neurological and Translational Science, Neurotrauma Research Program, 2020 ‑ 2021, $67,819.
  • Medical and Health Research Infrastructure Fund 2018 (Round 22), Department of Health WA, Medical and Health Research Infrastructure, 2019 ‑ 2020, $27,887.
  • Is therapeutic brain stimulation during exercise therapy effective for enhancing functional agonist / antagonist muscle coordination in the treatment of spasticity? , Edith Cowan University, ECU Early Career Researcher - Grant, 2005 ‑ 2007, $14,941.
  • Development of Methods to Assess Standing Fatigue, Taisho Pharmaceutical Co Ltd, Grant, 2006 ‑ 2007, $106,569.
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