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Researcher: Callisaya, M (Dr Michele Callisaya)

Fields of Research

Geriatrics and Gerontology
Rheumatology and Arthritis
Preventive Medicine
Central Nervous System
Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases)
Aged Health Care
Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Exercise Physiology
Immunogenetics (incl. Genetic Immunology)
Primary Health Care
Public Health and Health Services
Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
Medical and Health Sciences
Medical Biochemistry: Carbohydrates
Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Human Movement and Sports Science
Health Counselling

Research Objectives

Health Related to Ageing
Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Cardiovascular System and Diseases
Preventive Medicine
Diagnostic Methods
Disability and Functional Capacity
Health and Support Services
Behaviour and Health
Health Policy Evaluation
Injury Control
Nervous System and Disorders
Health Education and Promotion
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Special Needs Education
Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'FIND Technology': Investigating the feasibility, efficacy and safety of controller-free interactive digital rehabilitation technology in an inpatient stroke population: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial; Trials
A population-based study of sensorimotor factors affecting gait in older people; Age and Ageing
A single case study using Jintronix software for stroke rehabilitation and Kinect motion tracking for physical rehabilitation using a putt to stand aid and standby table; Smart Strokes 2014 Conference
Abdominal obesity and brain atrophy in type 2 diabetes mellitus; PLoS One
Accuracy, validity, and reliability of an electronic visual analog scale for pain on a touch screen tablet in healthy older adults: A clinical trial; Interactive Journal of Medical Research
Activity monitors for increasing physical activity in adult stroke survivors; Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
Ageing and gait variability-a population-based study of older people; Age and Ageing
Alcohol consumption in Vietnam, and the use of 'standard drinks' to measure alcohol intake; Alcohol and Alcoholism
Assessment: what does technology add to practice
Assistive technologies to overcome sarcopenia in ageing; Maturitas
Associations of health literacy with diabetic foot outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis; Diabetic Medicine
Both baseline and change in lower limb muscle strength in younger women are independent predictors of balance in middle age: A 12-Year population-based prospective study; Journal of Bone and Mineral Research
Brain aging and gait; Aging Health
Brain structural change and gait decline: a longitudinal population-based study; Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Can interactive, motion-capture-based rehabilitation in an inpatient stroke population increase physical activity levels for people undergoing rehabilitation for stroke?; 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia
Cerebral White Matter Lesions, Gait, and the Risk of Incident Falls A Prospective Population-Based Study; Stroke
Cognitive function modifies the effect of physiological function on the risk of multiple falls - a population-based study; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Cognitive function, gait, and gait variability in older people: a population-based study; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Cognitive status, fast walking speed and walking speed reserve-the Gait and Alzheimer Interactions Tracking (GAIT) study; GeroScience
Declining Prevalence of Tobacco Smoking in Vietnam; Nicotine & Tobacco Research
Development of a low-cost upper limb rehabilitation system using BCI, eye-tracking and direct visual feedback; 11th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies
Effects of exercise on type 2 diabetes mellitus-related cognitive impairment and dementia; Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Falls, cognitive impairment, and gait performance: results from the GOOD Initiative; Journal of The American Medical Directors Association
Feasibility of a multi-modal exercise program on cognition in older adults with Type 2 diabetes - a pilot randomised controlled trial; BMC Geriatrics
Frailty and cerebral small vessel disease: A cross-sectional analysis of the Tasmanian Study of Cognition and Gait (TASCOG); Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Fruit and vegetable consumption in Vietnam, and the use of a ‘standard serving’ size to measure intake; The British Journal of Nutrition
Gait initiation time is associated with the risk of multiple falls - A population-based study; Gait & Posture
Gait phenotype from mild cognitive impairment to moderate dementia: results from the GOOD initiative; European Journal of Neurology
Gait, gait variability and the risk of multiple incident falls in older people: a population-based study; Age and Ageing
Gender differences in physical activity levels of older people with type 2 diabetes mellitus; Journal of Physical Activity & Health
Global and regional associations of smaller cerebral gray and white matter volumes with gait in older people; PLoS ONE
Go Home, Sit Less: The Impact of Home Versus Hospital Rehabilitation Environment on Activity Levels of Stroke Survivors; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Gray matter volume covariance patterns associated with gait speed in older adults: a multi-cohort MRI study; Brain Imaging and Behavior
Greater Daily Defined Dose of antihypertensive medication increases the risk of falls in older people-A population-based study; Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Guidelines for assessment of gait and reference values for spatiotemporal gait parameters in older adults: The biomathics and Canadian gait consortiums initiative; Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
GWAS analysis of handgrip and lower body strength in older adults in the CHARGE consortium; Aging Cell
Heritability and genome-wide association analyses of human gait suggest contribution of common variants; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Influence of health literacy on foot outcomes in diabetes: a systematic review protocol; 7th International symposium on the diabetic foot
Is interactive, motion-capture rehabilitation effective on functional outcomes in an inpatient stroke population: A randomised control trial; 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia
Lifestyle modifications to improve musculoskeletal and bone health and reduce disability – A life-course approach; Best Practice & Research: Clinical Rheumatology
Longitudinal associations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, physical activity, knee pain and dysfunction and physiological falls risk in community-dwelling older adults; Experimental Gerontology
Longitudinal associations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D, physical activity, and knee pain and dysfunction with muscle loss in community-dwelling older adults; Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Longitudinal relationships between cognitive decline and gait slowing: the Tasmanian Study of Cognition and Gait; Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Lower limb muscle strength is associated with poor balance in middle-aged women: linear and nonlinear analyses; Osteoporosis International
Measuring fatigue and perceived exertion in rehabilitation; 2​nd European Stroke Organisation Conference
Measuring ultrasound images of abdominal and lumbar multifidus muscles in older adults: A reliability study; Manual Therapy
Misclassification of blood pressure of Vietnamese adults when only a single measurement is used; Journal of the American Society of Hypertension
Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome and Falls Risk: A Multi-Center Study; Journal of Alzheimer's Disease
Motoric cognitive risk syndrome: multicountry prevalence and dementia risk; Neurology
Musculoskeletal chest wall pain
National survey of risk factors for non-communicable disease in Vietnam: prevalence estimates and an assessment of their validity; BMC Public Health
Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Interventions for Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Related to Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Disturbances in Aging; Type 2 Diabetes and Dementia
Physical activity in Vietnam: estimates and measurement issues; PLoS One
Poor Gait Performance and Prediction of Dementia: Results From a Meta-Analysis; Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
Progression of White Matter Hyperintensities of Presumed Vascular Origin Increases the Risk of Falls in Older People; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences
Prospective associations of low muscle mass and function with 10-year falls risk, incident fracture and mortality in community-dwelling older adults; Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
Reexamining the effect of antihypertensive medications on falls; Hypertension
Risk of falls in older people during fast-walking - The TASCOG study; Gait and Posture
Self-reported exercise prevalence and determinants in the long term after stroke: The North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study; Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases
Sensorimotor Factors Affecting Gait Variability in Older People - A Population-Based Study; Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences
Sex Modifies the Relationship between Age and Gait: A Population-Based Study of Older Adults; Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences
Silent Infarcts and Cerebral Microbleeds Modify the Associations of White Matter Lesions With Gait and Postural Stability; Stroke
Spatiotemporal gait characteristics associated with cognitive impairment: A multicenter cross-sectional study, the Intercontinental 'Gait, cOgnitiOn & Decline' initiative; Current Alzheimer Research
Study Protocol of “Find Technology”: a randomised control trial investigating the feasibility and efficacy of controller-free interactive digital technology in an inpatient stroke population; European Stroke Organisation Conference
Sub-cortical infarcts and the risk of falls in older people: combined results of TASCOG and Sydney MAS studies; International Journal of Stroke
Subject-matter considerations is assessing the fit of a linear regression model; Australasian Epidemiologist
Test-retest reliability of measurements of abdominal and multifidus muscles using ultrasound imaging in adults aged 50-79 years; Musculoskeletal Science and Practice
The assessment of abdominal and multifidus muscles and their role in physical function in older adults: a systematic review; Physiotherapy
The association between ambulatory activity, body composition and hip or knee joint replacement due to osteoarthritis: a prospective cohort study; Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
The association of clinic-based mobility tasks and measures of community performance and risk; PM & R
The complex genetics of gait speed: genome-wide meta-analysis approach; Aging
The development of a low-cost upper limb rehabilitation system using BCI, eye-tracking and direct visual feedback; Virtual Reality: Recent Advances for Health and Wellbeing
The efficacy of interactive, motion capture-based rehabilitation on functional outcomes in an inpatient stroke population: a randomized controlled trial; Clinical Rehabilitation
The importance of waist circumference and body mass index in cross-sectional relationships with risk of cardiovascular disease in Vietnam; PLoS ONE
Thinking on your feet –the interplay between cognition, gait and falls; 2016 ANZFPS Conference
Type 2 diabetes mellitus and biomarkers of neurodegeneration; Neurology
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus as a causal factor for dementia – is there sufficient evidence from interventional studies?; Australasian Epidemiologist
Type 2 diabetes mellitus, brain atrophy and cognitive decline in older people: a longitudinal study; Diabetologia
Ultrasound imaging: Reliability of measurements of abdominal and multifidus muscle thickness and multifidus cross-sectional area of adults aged 50-79 years; Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference
Vitamin D supplements for trunk muscle morphology in older adults: secondary analysis of a randomized controlled trial; Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
White matter lesion progression: genome-wide search for genetic influences; Stroke

Research Projects

A randomised controlled trial evaluating community walking for knee osteoarthritis; Arthritis Australia (AFA)
A cognitive-mobility stress test to improve the prediction of dementia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A novel, technology-based multifaceted program targeting physical, cognitive and mental well-being to reduce falls in older adults; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Ageing, Gait and Falls Risk - A Population-Based Study; Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF)
Assistive technology for motor rehabilitation; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Brain structure, gait, cognition and falls in older people; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
CArdiac REhabilitation for the Secondary prevention of Stroke (CARESS); Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Core muscles in an elderly population: predictors and associations with physical function; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Improving the cognitive and physical health of Older Australians ; Department of Education and Training (Commonwealth) (DoEdT (Cwth))
Improving the health of older Australians at risk of dementia - The role of physical function and exercise; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)
Mild cognitive impairment, gait and falls - A population-based study; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Pilot RCT to evaluate use of Jintronix Rehabilitation System; National Stroke Foundation (StrokeF)
Select Foundation Senior Research Fellowship - M. Callisaya and A. Neil; The Select Foundation (SelF)
The biological underpinnings of Motoric Cognitive Risk syndrome: a multi-center study; National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The Southern Tasmania Health Literacy and Foot Ulcer Risk Factors in Diabetes Mellitus Study (SHELLED Study); Tasmanian Community Fund (TasCF)
The Southern Tasmanian Health Literacy and foot ulcer risk factors in Diabetes Mellitus study (SHELLED study); Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation (APERF)
The Tasmanian electronic falls ascertainment tool (TASeFALL); Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Using commercially available technology to increase intensity of practice after stroke; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
Cognition and Type 2 Diabetes - A pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) exercise

Research Candidate Supervision

Abdominal and Lumbar Muscle Size, Symmetry and Control in an Elderly Population
An examination of the clinical risk factors in assessing loss of protective sensation and peripheral arterial disease, and the impact of health literacy on foot ulcer development in Diabetes
Core Muscle Function in an Elderly Population- Association with Peripheral Muscle Function and Vitamin D