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Predicting chronic ankle disability

This project consists of a series of studies to identify mechanisms of ongoing symptoms and disability after ankle injury, to design and test treatments to prevent ongoing symptoms, more...

Supervisor(s): Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor), Hiller, Claire (Dr)

Early intervention for lymphoedema

We will investigate whether early intervention halts progression of lymphoedema. more...

Supervisor(s): Kilbreath, Sharon (Professor)

New insights into the low back pain problems: opportunities for doctoral studies

Our understanding of back pain is still in its infancy, despite decades of focussed study, and therefore many opportunities exist for PhD students to explore the full spectrum of is more...

Supervisor(s): Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor), Ferreira, Paulo (Associate Professor)

Investigation of the lifestyle factors associated with low back pain, factors that determine a positive alliance between patients and therapists and motion analysis and muscle recruitment in low back pain.

This research aims to investigate the best management for low back pain as well as establish the lifestyle factors associated with the prevalence of the condition and the motor cont more...

Supervisor(s): Ferreira, Paulo (Associate Professor), Refshauge, Kathryn (Professor)

Proprioceptive, vibration-induced illusions of visual motion

Human perception of the world is based on input from multiple senses. This project investigates how proprioception from neck muscles and vision combine to yield perception of object more...

Supervisor(s): Seizova-Cajic, Tatjana (Dr)

Visual influences on tactile motion aftereffect

Human perception of the world is based on input from multiple senses. This project investigates how touch and vision combine to yield perception of object motion. more...

Supervisor(s): Seizova-Cajic, Tatjana (Dr)

Adaptation to tactile motion

Our senses convey information about the energy in the environment (such as light or pressure) but not with absolute accuracy. By studying ‘inaccuracies' in perception, such as more...

Supervisor(s): Seizova-Cajic, Tatjana (Dr)

Perception of motion in touch: Skin stretch and displacement across the skin as motion cues

When a hand moves over a surface, or an object slides across the skin, we feel not only what the surface is like, but the characteristics of the motion itself, such as its speed and more...

Supervisor(s): Seizova-Cajic, Tatjana (Dr)

Improving long-term outcomes following lower moror neurone facial nerve paralysis

Communication is one of the main functions of the human face. We interact with others through facial expressions which occur as a reponse to social situations and environmental stim more...

Supervisor(s): Coulson, Susan (Dr)