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Researcher: Bird, ML (Dr Marie-Louise Bird)

Fields of Research

Preventive Medicine
Exercise Physiology
Motor Control
Aged Health Care
Human Movement and Sports Science
Physiotherapy
Nutrition and Dietetics
Higher Education
Medical and Health Sciences
Biomechanics
Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy)
Primary Health Care
Education Assessment and Evaluation
Public Health and Health Services
Education
Health Promotion
Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases
Educational Technology and Computing
Respiratory Diseases
Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy
Metabolic Medicine
Medical Physiology
Rheumatology and Arthritis
Epidemiology
Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies
Neurosciences
Technology
Geriatrics and Gerontology
Health and Community Services
Public Nutrition Intervention
Sports Medicine
Computer-Human Interaction

Research Objectives

Health Related to Ageing
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Preventive Medicine
Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health)
Health
Nutrition
Behaviour and Health
Nervous System and Disorders
Health Education and Promotion
Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being)
Evaluation of Health Outcomes
Carer Health
Nursing
Teaching and Instruction Technologies
Learner and Learning
Education and Training Systems
Health and Support Services
Education and Training
Teacher and Instructor Development
Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
Cancer and Related Disorders
The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance)
Injury Control
Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing

Career Best Publications

Positive long-term effects of pilates exercise on the aged-related decline in balance and strength in older, community-dwelling men and women; Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
The long-term benefits of a multi-component exercise intervention to balance and mobility in healthy older adults; Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics: An International Journal Integrating Experimental, Clinical and Social Studies on Ageing

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 comparative EMG study of trunk musculature using exercise equipment; ABC7
A kinematic and kinetic case study of a netball shoulder pass; International Journal of Exercise Science
A Randomized Controlled Study Investigating Static and Dynamic Balance in Older Adults After Training With Pilates; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
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
Accidental Fall Rates in Community-Dwelling Adults Compared to Cancer Survivors During and Post-Treatment: A Systematic Review With Meta-Analysis; Oncology Nursing Forum
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
Activation of core abdominal muscles and the prevalence of exercise-related transient abdominal pain; 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference and 7th Sports Dietitians Australia Update: From Research to Practice
Activity behaviors of university staff in the workplace: a pilot study; Journal of Physical Activity & Health
Age-Related Changes in Physical Fall Risk Factors: Results from a 3 Year Follow-up of Community Dwelling Older Adults in Tasmania, Australia; International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
Allies in allied health; exercise professionals, scope of practice and interprofessional opportunities; Allied Health Professionals Symposium
Are Seasonal Variations in Vitamin D and Fall Rate Associated with Changes in Balance?; Physiotherapy Conference 2011
Assessment: what does technology add to practice
Challenges for this place or any place: student preferences for lecture ‘places’ in a blended learning environment; 38th HERDSA Annual International Conference
Changes in balance control during walking with exertion in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Protocol for a pilot study; TSANZ Tasmanian Branch Annual Scientific Meeting 2015
Clinical Pilates for engaging the ageing; Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference 2010 Research to Practice - Science and Nutrition in Exercise & Sport
Do community-dwelling adults with cancer have higher rates of accidental falls?; 6th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference
Effect of pilates exercise for improving balance in older adults: a systematic review with meta-analysis; Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Effects of resistance and flexibility exercise interventions on balance and related measure in older adults; The 18th Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Conference
Effects of resistance and flexibility exercise interventions on balance and related measures in older adults; Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Engaging older adults in technology to improve balance; 6th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference
Equipment-based Pilates induces a cardiovascular response in older adults; an observational clinical trial; Journal of Fitness Research
Exercise for preventing falls in people with cancer living in the community
Exposure to 'exergames' increases older adults' perception of the usefulness of technology for improving health and physical activity: a pilot study; JMIR Serious Games
Flexibility Flashing: trench coat not required
Foundations in Bioscience - Bridging the Gap; ANZAME 2008
Implementation of an iteratively developed stoke specific rehabilitation system; perceptions from clinicians and the health service; Stroke 2015
Implementing and evaluating online criterion referenced assessment in biomechanics; ANZAME09 Bridging Professional Islands
Improving engagement with exercise and physical activity using technology; Australian Physiotherapy Conference
Interactive games for home delivery of exercise and rehabilitation interventions for older adults: An Australian perspective; 5th Global Telehealth Conference, Global Telehealth 2016
Is an application developed for the iPad to measure pain using a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) accurate, reliable and valid?; Australian Physiotherapy Conference
Is self-reporting workplace activity worthwhile? Validity and reliability of occupational sitting and physical activity questionnaire in desk-based workers; Bmc Public Health
Long-term follow-up of determinants of seasonal variation in vitamin D status in older adults; Thirty-Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting of The Nutrition Society of Australia
Make vitamin D while the sun shines, take supplements when it doesn't; Nutrition Society of Australia and Nutrition Society of New Zealand. Thirty-fifth Annual Scientific Meeting
Make vitamin D while the sun shines, take supplements when it doesn't: a longitudinal, observational study of older adults in Tasmania, Australia; PLoS One
Measuring a professional development paradigm; 8th International Physiotherapy Congress
Measuring fatigue and perceived exertion in rehabilitation; 2​nd European Stroke Organisation Conference
Multi-tasking Muscles; The Active Centre: Integrative Training for the Voice and Body
Narration - Panacea or Problem
Online dietary advice for the symptomatic management of multiple sclerosis: a scoping review protocol; JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology - where are the boundaries for exercise prescription?; 7th National Allied Health Conference
Physiotherapy education; 8th International Physiotherapy Congress
Pilates effect on balance and falls risk in older adults: a meta analysis; 6th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference
Positive long-term effects of pilates exercise on the aged-related decline in balance and strength in older, community-dwelling men and women; Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Poster presentation; Research to Practice 2016
Professional development - barriers to access and barriers to learning. Are they the same?; 8th International Physiotherapy Congress
Recording narrations to your PowerPoint lectures presentation - what are the benefits for you?; ANZAME 2007
Seasonal Variation in Vitamin D, Activity and Strength; 9th Asia/Oceania Regional congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics
Serum [25(OH)D] status, ankle strength and activity show seasonal variation in older adults: relevance for winter falls in higher latitudes; Age and Ageing
Spinal mobility and lung function: the acute effect of pilates on vital capacity; The 8th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion in Active Ageing
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
The association between aeasonal variation in vitamin D, postural sway, and falls risk: an observational cohort study; Journal of Aging Research
The effect of transversus abdominis activation on exercise-related transient abdominal pain; Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
The effects of clinical Pilates on markers of metabolic, cardiovascular and psychological health; Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference 2010 Research to Practice-Science and Nutrition in Exercise & Sport
The effects of Pilates on measures of static and dynamic balance on community dwelling older adults; 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference and 7th Sports Dietitians Australia Update: From Research to Practice
The efficacy of Tai Chi in reducing older adults' fall risk factors; Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity Active Aging: focus on Longevity and Physical Activity
The long-term benefits of a multi-component exercise intervention to balance and mobility in healthy older adults; Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics: An International Journal Integrating Experimental, Clinical and Social Studies on Ageing
The long-term effects of continued pilates exercise in older, community dwelling men and women; The 8th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity: A Celebration of Diversity and Inclusion in Active Ageing
The reliability of strength tests performed in elevated shoulder positions using a hand-held dynamometer; Journal of Sport Rehabilitation
The social and functional benefits of low intensity physical activity for older people. The efficacy of Tai Chi for older Australian adults; 7th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity
This place or any place: student preferences for lecture ‘places’ in a blended learning environment in Bioscience; Teaching Matters 2014
This place or any place: student preferences for lecture ‘places’ in a blended learning environment in Bioscience; Teaching Matters 2014 “Places and Spaces”
Two ways of teaching anatomy; Australian and New Zealand Clinical Anatomy
Two ways of teaching anatomy; ASM of the Australina and New Zealand Society of Clinical Anatomists
We should know better – high rates of sedentary behaviours in a University workplace; The Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference

Research Projects

2012: *th International Society of Aging and Physical Activity, Scotland; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Does Balance Vary with Season in Older Tasmanians & What are the influences & Effects?; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Improving physical activity, pain and function in patients waiting for hip and knee Arthroplasty by combining targeted exercise training with behaviour change counselling.; Clifford Craig Foundation (CCFoundation)
Pilot RCT to evaluate use of Jintronix Rehabilitation System; National Stroke Foundation (StrokeF)
Seasonal Variation in Balance in Older Adults; Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF)
The investigation of abdominal muscle activation in both trained and inexperienced actors during vocalisation; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
TAZREACH Promoting Health Through Understanding

Research Candidate Supervision

Manual Handling in Child Care Work- An Investigation of Spinal Joint Laxity, Work and Lower Back Disorder in Women
The Comparison of Force Measurements and Ratios Around the Shoulder in Swimmers with and wihtout Shoulder Pain