NEUROLOGICAL REHABILITATION RESEARCH GROUP

The Neurological Rehabilitation Research Group (NRRG) is a research group within the Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing and Wellness Research theme in the Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Sydney. The group consists of well-established researchers and research students with backgrounds in allied health.

The group’s research has four major themes:

  • relationships between impairment, activity limitation and participation restriction in people with neurological conditions
  • effects of allied health interventions for people with neurological conditions
  • prevention of falls
  • physical activity.

Researchers

Dr Leanne Hassett
Team Leader
Senior Lecturer/Senior Research Fellow
Faculty of Health Sciences/School of Public Health

Dr Jooeun Song
Lecturer, Discipline of Physiotherapy
Faculty of Health Sciences,
The University of Sydney

Professor Colleen Canning
Professor, Discipline of Physiotherapy
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Dr Joanna Diong
Lecturer, Biomechanical Science
Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney
Dr Natalie Allen
Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Physiotherapy
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Professor Louise Ada
Emeritus Professor, Discipline of Physiotherapy
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Dr Susan Coulson
Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Dr Annie McCluskey
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Occupational Therapy
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Dr Mi-Joung Lee
Lecturer, Discipline of Physiotherapy
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Professor Roberta Shepherd
Honorary Professor, Discipline of Physiotherapy
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Dr Serene Paul
Lecturer, Discipline of Physiotherapy
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
 

Research collaborators

Professor Cathie Sherrington
Senior Principal Research Fellow, Musculoskeletal Health Sydney,
School of Public Health, The University of Sydney
Dr Roger Adams
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Physiotherapy
Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney
Professor Simon Lewis
Professor of Cognitive Neuroscience, Brain and Mind Institute
Sydney Medical School, The University of Sydney
Professor Jacqueline Close
Principal Research Fellow
NEURA, University of NSW
Associate Professor Victor Fung
Department of Neurology, Westmead Hospital
Professor Richard Lindley
Professor of Geriatric Medicine,  The University of Sydney
Professor Stephen Lord
Senior Principal Research Fellow
NEURA, University of NSW
Associate Professor Nicholas O’Dwyer
Discipline of Exercise & Sport Science, The University of Sydney

Research assistants

Julie Bampton
Contact: Julie.bampton@sydney.edu.au

Higher degree research students

Aimi Forsythe
Topic: Flexed posture in Parkinson’s disease
Allyson Flynn
Topic: Service delivery in Parkinson’s disease
Kenny Vuong
Topic: Mobility and falls in Huntington’s disease
Vanessa Nguy
Topic: Pain in Parkinson’s disease
Ashley Rabie
Topic: The relative contribution of motor impairments to activity limitations and participation restrictions in Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).
Caitlin Hamilton
Topic: Experiences of using feedback-based technology in physical rehabilitation.
Lauren Christie
Topic: Implementation of constraint induced movement therapy in neurological rehabilitation.
 


Contact us

The Neurological Rehabilitation Research Group is part of the Physical Activity, Lifestyle, Ageing & Wellness Research theme in the Faculty of Health Sciences, The University of Sydney.

The University of Sydney's Faculty of Health Sciences is located at Lidcombe in Sydney, Australia.

Phone: +61 2 9351 9549
Fax: +61 2 9351 9278
Email: leanne.hassett@sydney.edu.au

Postal address


Neurological Rehabilitation Research Group
c/o Dr Leanne Hassett

Discipline of Physiotherapy
Faculty of Health Sciences
The University of Sydney
PO Box 170
Lidcombe NSW 1825
Australia