Senior Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia

My research focuses on human sensory motor physiology and over the years I have used a variety of experimental techniques and data analysis approaches to answer my research questions. These techniques and approaches did not come naturally to me. It took perseverance and a few key people along the way for me to learn what I needed to learn. In the past few years I have become interested in science in the digital age – not the science of the digital age, but rather how the practice of science has changed (or not changed) with the advent and now ubiquity of computers.

Experience

  • 2012–present
    Research Officer, Neuroscience Research Australia

Education

  • 2008 
    Queen's University (Canada), PhD
  • 2003 
    University of Ottawa (Canada), Master's degree
  • 2001 
    University of Ottawa, BSc physiotherapy

Publications

  • 2013
    Human muscle fatigue, eccentric damage and coherence in the EMG, Acta Phyiologica
  • 2013
    Is this my finger? Propriocetive illusions of body ownership and representation, Journal of Physiology
  • 2013
    Measures of fine motor skills in people with tremor disorders: appraisal and interpretation, Frontiers in Neurology
  • 2011
    Tremor during movement correlates well with disability in people with essential tremor, Movement Disorders
  • 2011
    The effect of inertial loading and contraction type on wrist tremor in individuals with essential tremor, Clinical Neurophysiology
  • 2010
    The effect of contraction intensity on force fluctuations and motor unit entrainment in individuals with essential tremor, Clinical Neurophysiology
  • 2009
    The effect of inertial loading on wrist postural tremor in essential tremor, Clinical Neurophysiology
  • 2006
    Upper extremity disability in essential tremor, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 2006
    Corticomotor excitability associated with unilateral knee dysfunction secondary to anterior cruciate ligament injury, Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy
  • 2006
    Functional mobility and postural control in essential tremor, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 2005
    Proprioceptive acuity for weight discrimination after anterior cruciate ligament injury, Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • 2003
    Differential effect of peripheral electrical stimulation and vibratory stimulation on cortico-motor excitability in lower limb muscles, Physiotherapy Canada