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Researcher: St George, RJ (Dr Rebecca St George)

Fields of Research

Motor control
Neurosciences
Geriatrics and gerontology
Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Behavioural neuroscience
Sensory processes, perception and performance
Cognitive neuroscience
Biomechanics
Sensory systems
Decision making
Psychology of ageing
Cognition
Computational neuroscience (incl. mathematical neuroscience and theoretical neuroscience)

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Health related to ageing
Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Expanding knowledge in the health sciences
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Prevention of human diseases and conditions

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A consensus guide to using functional near-infrared spectroscopy in posture and gait research; Gait & Posture
A meta-regression of the long-term effects of deep brain stimulation on balance and gait in PD; Neurology
Accelerometry reveals differences in gait variability between patients with multiple sclerosis and healthy controls; Annals of Biomedical Engineering
Adaptation of vestibular signals for self-motion perception; The Journal of physiology
Balance disorders in the elderly
Body-worn motion sensors detect balance and gait deficits in people with multiple sclerosis who have normal walking speed; Gait & posture
Case studies in neuroscience: A dissociation of balance and posture demonstrated by camptocormia; Journal of Neurophysiology
Choice stepping response and transfer times: effects of age, fall risk, and secondary tasks; Journal of Gerontology
Compensatory stepping in Parkinson's disease is still a problem after deep brain stimulation randomized to STN or GPi; Journal of Neurophysiology
Effects of spatial and nonspatial memory tasks on choice stepping reaction time in older people; Journals of Gerontology
Functional near-infrared spectroscopy reveals the compensatory potential of pre-frontal cortical activity for standing balance in young and older adults; Neuroscience
Impaired depth perception and restricted pitch head movement increase obstacle contacts when dual-tasking in older people; Journal of Gerontology
Maintaining balance against force perturbations: impaired mechanisms unresponsive to levodopa in Parkinson's disease; Journal of Neurophysiology
Mobility training after hip fracture: a randomised controlled trial; Age and ageing
Neuropsychological, sensory and motor changes with ageing; The Ageing Brain
Older people contact more obstacles when wearing multifocal glasses and performing a secondary visual task; Journal of the American Geriatrics Society
Perception of the Postural Vertical and Falls in Older People; Gerontology
Postural response latencies are related to balance control during standing and walking in patients with multiple sclerosis; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Preparation for compensatory forward stepping in Parkinsonís disease; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Significant cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease exacerbates the reliance on visual feedback during upper limb reaches; Neuropsychologia
Site of deep brain stimulation and jaw velocity in Parkinson disease; Journal of neurosurgery
Sleep Quality and Falls in Older People Living in Self- and Assisted-Care Villages; Gerontology
Stepping in circles: how locomotor signals of rotation adapt over time; Journal of Physiology
The effect of deep brain stimulation randomized by site on balance in Parkinson's disease; Movement Disorders
The effects of subthalamic and pallidal deep brain stimulation on postural responses in patients with Parkinson disease; Journal of Neurosurgery
The effects of water exercise on physical functioning in older people; Australasian Journal on Ageing
The sense of self-motion, orientation and balance explored by vestibular stimulation; Journal of Physiology
Trunk orientation, stability, and quadrupedalism
Visual field motion during a body pull affects compensatory standing and stepping responses; Journal of Physiology
Walking Stability and Sensorimotor Function in Older People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Research Projects

Research Candidate Supervision