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Dr Gill Barry

Associate 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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  • Comparison of low-dose maximal-intent versus controlled-tempo resistance training on quality-of-life, functional capacity, and strength in untrained healthy adults: a comparative effectiveness study, Pearson, L., Fox, K., Keenan, A., Behm, D., Stuart, S., Goodall, S., Barry, G. 23 Mar 2024, In: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Coproduction and Usability of a Smartphone App for Falls Reporting in Parkinson Disease, Wales, J., Moore, J., Naisby, J., Ratcliffe, N., Barry, G., Amjad, A., Godfrey, A., Standerline, G., Webster, E., Morris, R. 1 Feb 2024, In: Physical Therapy
  • Effects of inspiratory muscle training on thoracoabdominal volume regulation in older adults: a randomised controlled trial, Manifield, J., Alexiou, C., Megaritis, D., Baker, K., Adams, N., Barry, G., Vogiatzis, I. 10 May 2024, In: Respiratory Physiology & Neurobiology
  • 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
  • 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. Mar 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
  • Stroboscopic visual training: The potential for clinical application in neurological populations, Das, J., Walker, R., Barry, G., Vitório, R., Stuart, S., Morris, R. 23 Aug 2023, In: PLOS Digital Health
  • 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
  • The integration of technology into a home-based visuo-cognitive training intervention for people with Parkinson’s: Is the future digital?, Das, J., Barry, G., Walker, R., Vitorio, R., Morris, R., Stuart, S. 15 Jun 2023, In: PLoS One
  • Validity and reliability of the DANU Sports System for walking and running gait assessment, Mason, R., Barry, G., Robinson, H., O'Callaghan, B., Lennon, O., Godfrey, A., Stuart, S. Nov 2023, In: Physiological Measurement

  • 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 T. 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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