Associate Professor: Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, University of South Australia

Associate Professor Susan Hillier is an academic and clinician with teaching and research interests in the broad field of neuroscience and rehabilitation. One of her main research areas is on the effectiveness of rehabilitation approaches after stroke - this includes the role of afferent stimulation or training, as well as models of rehabilitation (eg NHMRC Project Funded CIRCIT/7 day per week trial; NSF funded Yoga for stroke; NSF funded Music therapy for stroke). The influence of rehabilitation on neuroplasticity is also a focus. Susan also has an interest in movement education and intervention approaches for other populations such as children with developmental coordination disorder or people who are ageing. She also works for the international Centre for Allied Health Evidcence at UniSA -examples of past projects include: • NHMRC Evidence Guidelines review – formulation of grades of evidence documents • DECS – Systematic review - children with coordination difficulties • DECS – Systematic review – Educators within multi-disciplinary frameworks • Queensland Health – Best Practice sheets – Upper limb stroke rehabilitation(2005); Lower limb and mobility rehabilitation (2008); updated 2011 • Queensland Health – Outcomes compendium for Community Rehabilitation (2007) • NHMRC – GAR – past Advisor for National Stroke Foundation Rehabilitation and Acute Stroke Guidelines, Venous Leg Ulcer Guidelines.

Experience

  • –present
    Associate Professor: Neuroscience and Rehabilitation, University of South Australia