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Researcher: Alty, JE (Dr Jane Alty)

Fields of Research

Neurology and neuromuscular diseases
Central nervous system
Geriatrics and gerontology
Health services and systems
Computer vision
Preventative health care
People with disability
Health informatics and information systems
Peripheral nervous system
Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Medical biotechnology
Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Neurosciences
Artificial intelligence
Primary health care
Epidemiology
Analytical biochemistry
Sensor technology (incl. chemical aspects)
Applications in health
Intensive care
Motor control

Research Objectives

Clinical health
Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions
Behaviour and health
Evaluation of health and support services
Preventive medicine
Health policy evaluation
Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services)
Health related to ageing
Other health
Mental health
Injury prevention and control
Health inequalities
Information systems, technologies and services

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

A history of dystonia: Ancient to modern; Movement Disorders Clinical Practice
A new evolutionary algorithm-based home monitoring device for Parkinson's dyskinesia; Journal of Medical Systems
A smartphone camera reveals an 'invisible' Parkinsonian tremor: A potential pre-motor biomarker?; Journal of Neurology
Cognitive reserve in the baseline data of Tasmanian Healthy Brain Project: No effect of age or interaction with gender; The fourth annual NHMRC National Institute for Dementia Research (NNIDR) Australian Dementia Forum
Computer vision of smartphone video has potential to detect functional tremor; Journal of the Neurological Sciences
Cost effectiveness analysis of a device to monitor levodopa-induced dyskinesia in Parkinsonís patients; ISPOR 18th Annual European Congress
Exercise and dementia†prevention; Practical Neurology
Health at the writing desk of John Ruskin: a study of handwriting and illness; Medical Humanities
How to use pen and paper tasks to aid tremor diagnosis in the clinic; Practical Neurology
Inferring the long duration response to levodopa in Parkinson's disease; Parkinsonism and Related Disorders
Lesson of the month 2: Transient reversible amnesia in multiple sclerosis; Clinical Medicine
Multiple plasmacytoma with multiple neurological presentations: A difficult case; Practical Neurology
Multiple system atrophy mimicked by multi-organ pathology; Practical Neurology
Objective assessment of bradykinesia in Parkinson's disease using evolutionary algorithms: Clinical validation; Translational Neurodegeneration
Oromandibular dystonia: a diagnosis not to miss; British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Pulmonary artery dissection: An emerging cardiovascular complication in surviving patients with chronic pulmonary hypertension; Heart
Study of levodopa response in Parkinson's disease: observations on rates of motor progression; Movement Disorders
Supervised classification of bradykinesia in Parkinsonís disease from smartphone videos; Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
The discerning eye of computer vision: can it measure Parkinson's finger tap bradykinesia?; Journal of The Neurological Sciences
Time series clustering to examine presence of decrement in Parkinsonís finger-tapping bradykinesia; 42nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society (EMBC)
Using epigenetic networks for the analysis of movement associatedwith levodopa therapy for Parkinsonís disease; Biosystems
What type of tremor did the medieval 'Tremulous Hand of Worcester' have?; Brain
When myopathy breaks the rules: A late-onset distal presentation; BMJ Case Reports
Which figure copy test is more sensitive for cognitive impairment in Parkinson's disease: Wire cube or interlocking pentagons?; Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery

Research Projects

Blood-based biomarkers for neurodegeneration and dementia; Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation (RHHRF)
HDAC6 inhibition to rescue axon degeneration in ALS; FightMND (FMND)
The future in our hands: Screening for preclinical Alzheimer's disease by analysing hand movements; National Health & Medical Research Council (NHMRC)

Research Candidate Supervision