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Michelle McDonnell

Lecturer in Rehabilitation, University of South Australia

Dr McDonnell is a Neurological Physiotherapist who is interested in neuroplasticity and rehabilitation following stroke. Her current research is looking at the potential for aerobic exercise to improve cognition, physical functioning, quality of life and promote neuroplasticity following stroke. She also teaches physiotherapy students Rehabilitation from brain disorders.


  • 2013–present
    Lecturer, Rehabilitation, University of South Australia
  • 1996–present
    Neurological Physiotherapist, Various
  • 2009–2013
    NHMRC Research Training Fellow, University of South Australia


  • 2006 
    The University of Adelaide, PhD
  • 1996 
    University of South Australia, B App Sci Physio (Hons)