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Dr Gill Barry

Senior Lecturer

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

PGR Supervision

  • 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 Start Date: 18/01/2021
  • James Manifield Effect of inspiratory muscle training on respiratory muscle function during exercise and daily physical activity levels in pre-frail/frail older adults Start Date: 01/10/2018

Research Themes and Scholarly Interests

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.


  • 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

Key Publications

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Acute thoracoabdominal and hemodynamic responses to tapered flow resistive loading in healthy adults, Manifield, J., Chynkiamis, N., Alexiou, C., Megaritis, D., Hume, E., Barry, G., Vogiatzis, I. Apr 2021, In: Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology
  • Acupuncture for treating overactive bladder in adults, Hargreaves, E., Baker, K., Barry, G., Harding, C., Zhang, Y., Kandala, N., Clarkson, C. 10 Jan 2020, In: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
  • Concurrent validity of the portable gFlight system compared to a force plate to measure jump performance variables, Parmar, A., Keenan, A., Barry, G. 9 Dec 2020, In: Physiological Measurement
  • Inspiratory muscle training for improving inspiratory muscle strength and functional capacity in older adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis, Manifield, J., Winnard, A., Hume, E., Armstrong, M., Baker, K., Adams, N., Vogiatzis, I., Barry, G. 31 Oct 2020, In: Age and Ageing
  • The influence of great toe valgus on pronation and frontal plane knee motion during running, Stoneham, R., Barry, G., Saxby, L., Wilkinson, M. 31 Mar 2020
  • Measurement error of 3-D kinematic and kinetic measures during overground endurance running in recreational runners between two test sessions separated by 48 hours., Stoneham, R., Barry, G., Saxby, L., Wilkinson, M. 22 Feb 2019, In: Physiological Measurement
  • Movements of older adults during exergaming interventions that are associated with the Systems Framework for Postural Control: A systematic review, Tahmosybayat, R., Baker, K., Godfrey, A., Caplan, N., Barry, G. May 2018, In: Maturitas
  • Move well: design deficits in postural based exergames. What are we missing?, Tahmosybayat, R., Baker, K., Godfrey, A., Caplan, N., Barry, G. 1 Nov 2018, 2018 IEEE Games, Entertainment, Media Conference (GEM), IEEE
  • Associations between community-based physiotherapy for musculoskeletal injury and health related quality of life (EQ-5D): a multi-centre retrospective analysis: a multi-centre retrospective analysis, Caplan, N., Robson, H., Robson, A., Barry, G., Wilkes, G. 25 Oct 2017, In: Health and Quality of Life Outcomes
  • A systematic review and meta-analysis of outcome measures to assess postural control in older adults who undertake exergaming, Tahmosybayat, R., Baker, K., Godfrey, A., Caplan, N., Barry, G. Apr 2017, In: Maturitas

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