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Dr Samuel Stuart

Director and Senior Research Fellow

Sam is an honorary clinical physiotherapist at Northumbria Healthcare NHS foundation trust, as well as an academic researcher at Northumbria University. He completed his NIHR biomedical research unit funded PhD in neuroscience at Newcastle University. He previously held a Parkinson's Foundation Post-doctoral Fellowship for Basic Scientists, and currently holds a Parkinson's Foundation Clinical Research Award. 
His research interests involve the roles that sensory or cognitive function play in mobility and function, particularly within neurological populations such as Parkinson's disease or mild traumatic brain injury. He is also interested in the use and development of novel clinical assessment and rehabilitation tools, using modern technology and wearables.

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Dr Rosie Morris

Co-Director and Senior Lecturer in Neurological Physiotherapy

Rosie is an honorary clinical physiotherapist at Northumbria Healthcare NHS foundation trust, as well as an academic at Northumbria University. Her research interests include the role that cognition plays in mobility in those with neurological conditions, particularly Parkinson's disease.

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Dr Rodrigo Vitorio

Research Fellow

Rodrigo is a human movement scientist with an array of experience with clinical research. His research interests include the examination of the neuroscience underpinning human movement in clinical populations, and how interventions can influence this.

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Julia Das

PhD Candidate
Honorary Clinical Physiotherapist

Julia is an honorary clinical physiotherapist at Northumbria Healthcare NHS foundation trust, and a PhD candidate and associate lecturer at Northumbria University. Her research interests are in neurological physiotherapy assessment and rehabilitation, specifically with conditions such as Parkinson's disease.

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Rachel Mason

PhD Candidate

Rachel is a a biomechanist with previous experience in clinical gait analysis in the NHS and sport performance monitoring in the English Institute for Sport (EIS). Her research interests lie in biomechanical and performance analysis of sport, specifically focusing on the use of novel technologies in this field.

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Collaborators

Academic / Clinical

Dr Alan Godfrey (Digitial Health Group), Northumbria University
Dr Gill Barry, Northumbria University
Assistant Professor Martina Mancini, Oregon Health & Science University
Associate Professor Laurie King, Oregon Health & Science University
Professor Richard Walker, Northumbria Healthcare NHS foundation trust
Professor Fay Horak, Oregon Health & Science University
Karen Welman, Stellenbosch University
Professor Scott Makeig, University of California San Diego

Industry

Senaptec Inc.
DANU Sport
Head Diagnostics
Mymo
Output Sports
DorsaVi

Joint MSc / MRes Students

Chantelise Watkins, Department of Sport Science, Stellenbosch University
Megon Sam, Department of Sport Science, Stellenbosch University

Joint PhD students

Dylan Powell, Department of Computer and Information Science, Northumbria University
Yunus Celik, Department of Computer and Information Science, Northumbria University
Fraser Young, Department of Computer and Information Science, Northumbria University
Liam Pearson, Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, Northumbria University

 

Available Positions

Current Opportunities at Physiotherapy Innovation Laboratory

Start Date: October 2021

PhD Student

New collaborative PhD research study with Head Diagnostics. 

'Detecting neurological injury and disease with a novel eye-tracking device' (Ref: RDFC21/HLS/SER/STUART)