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Dr Gill Barry

Assistant Professor

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Following my undergraduate study, I completed an MSc in Sport and Exercise Science from Teesside University and more recently completed my PhD in Physiotherapy from Teesside University in 2013. Previous to my post at Northumbria I was a Research Associate at the Institute of Neuroscience at Newcastle University and Associate Lecturer in Biomechanics at Sunderland University.

Gill Barry

My current research themes are in the measurement of physical activity in older adults and people with neurodegenerative disorders in particular Parkinson’s disease (PD) in a home based setting and the assessing physiological effects of emerging new technologies (exergaming/fitness Apps/wearable technology). I have an interest in virtual reality enviornments and the application in terms of retraining gait and posture.

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  • Correction to: COVID-19: self-reported reductions in physical activity and increases in sedentary behaviour during the first national lockdown in the United Kingdom (Sport Sciences for Health, (2023), 19, 1, (139-146), 10.1007/s11332-022-01012-0), Swain, P., James, E., Laws, J., Strongman, C., Haw, S., Barry, G., Chung, H., Gordon, D. 8 Apr 2023, In: Sport Sciences for Health
  • Does acupuncture improve overactive bladder symptoms? A protocol for a qualitative study to explore patient experiences of receiving acupuncture for OAB symptoms, Hargreaves, K., Naisby, J., Barry, G., Baker, K. 1 Mar 2023, In: Continence Reports
  • Technological solution for the assessment and rehabilitation of visuo-cognition in Parkinson’s disease, Das, J., Morris, R., Barry, G., Celik, Y., Godfrey, A., McDonald, C., Walker, R., Vitório, R., Stuart, S. 3 Apr 2023, In: Expert Review of Medical Devices
  • Wearables for Running Gait Analysis: A Systematic Review, Stuart, S., Mason, R., Pearson, L., Barry, G., Young, F., Lennon, O., Godfrey, A. 1 Jan 2023, In: Sports Medicine
  • COVID-19: self-reported reductions in physical activity and increases in sedentary behaviour during the first national lockdown in the United Kingdom, Swain, P., James, E., Laws, J., Strongman, C., Haw, S., Barry, G., Chung, H., Gordon, D. 26 Oct 2022, In: Sport Sciences for Health
  • Effects of maximal‑versus submaximal‑intent resistance training on functional capacity and strength in community‑dwelling older adults: a systematic review and meta‑analysis, Pearson, L., Behm, D., Goodall, S., Mason, R., Stuart, S., Barry, G. 1 Dec 2022, In: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Exploring the feasibility of technological visuo-cognitive training in Parkinson’s: Study protocol for a pilot randomised controlled trial, Das, J., Morris, R., Barry, G., Vitorio, R., Oman, P., McDonald, C., Walker, R., Stuart, S. 7 Oct 2022, In: PLoS One
  • Eye Movement in Neurological Disorders, Das, J., Graham, L., Morris, R., Barry, G., Godfrey, A., Walker, R., Stuart, S. 21 Jun 2022, Eye Tracking, New York, NY, Humana Press Inc.
  • Suitability of a low-cost wearable sensor to assess turning in healthy adults, Mason, R., Byerley, J., Baker, A., Powell, D., Pearson, L., Barry, G., Godfrey, A., Mancini, M., Stuart, S., Morris, R. 30 Nov 2022, In: Sensors

  • Julia Das Exploring the feasibility and effects of technological visual training as a potential rehabilitation tool in Parkinson’s Start Date: 05/05/2023
  • Rachel Mason Objective Running Gait Measurement with Wearable Sensors for Sports Medicine and Performance Analysis Start Date: 15/09/2022
  • James Manifield Effects of inspiratory muscle training in older adults Start Date: 01/10/2018 End Date: 25/11/2022
  • Robin Tahmosybayat The feasibility of exergaming to improve postural control in community-dwelling older adults Start Date: 01/10/2015 End Date: 11/06/2019
  • Liam Pearson The Effect of Maximal-Intent, Minimal-Dose Resistance Training on Functional Capacity in Older Adults. Start Date: 18/01/2021

  • Physiotherapy PhD August 31 2013
  • Sports Science MSc August 31 2008
  • Sports Science BSc (Hons) August 31 2007
  • Fellow (FHEA) Higher Education Academy (HEA) 2016
  • Student British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) 2014

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