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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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  • 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. 16 Jul 2022, In: BMC Sports Science, Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Technological visuo-cognitive training in Parkinson's disease: Protocol for a randomised cross-over trial, Das, J., Morris, R., Barry, G., Walker, R., Stuart, S. Feb 2022, In: Physiotherapy
  • Validation of a low-cost wearable sensor to assess turning in healthy adults, Byerley, J., Mason, R., Baker, A., Powell, D., Pearson, L., Barry, G., Godfrey, A., Mancini, M., Stuart, S., Morris, R. Feb 2022, In: Physiotherapy
  • Visual cueing for turning deficit in Parkinson's disease: Freezer vs non-freezer response, Butterfield, A., Das, J., Morris, R., Barry, G., Walker, R., Mancini, M., Stuart, S. Feb 2022, In: Physiotherapy
  • Visual Cues for Turning in Parkinson’s Disease, Das, J., Vitorio, R., Butterfield, A., Morris, R., Graham, L., Barry, G., McDonald, C., Walker, R., Mancini, M., Stuart, S. 7 Sep 2022, In: Sensors
  • Visual exploration while walking with and without visual cues in Parkinson's disease: The influence of freezing of gait, Armitage, J., Das, J., Morris, R., Barry, G., Walker, R., Mancini, M., Stuart, S. Feb 2022, In: Physiotherapy
  • Wearables for Running Gait Analysis: A Systematic Review, Stuart, S., Mason, R., Pearson, L., Barry, G., Young, F., Lennon, O., Godfrey, A. 4 Sep 2022, In: Sports Medicine
  • Yoga provision for individuals living with Multiple Sclerosis: Is the future online?, Wilson-Menzfeld, G., Naisby, J., Baker, K., Morris, R., Robinson, J., Barry, G. 29 Apr 2022, In: PLoS One
  • 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

  • Rachel Mason Objective Running Gait Measurement with Wearable Sensors for Sports Medicine and Performance Analysis Start Date: 15/09/2022
  • 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 Effectiveness of Different Modalities of Resistance Training on Quality-of-Life outcomes in Older Adults Start Date: 18/01/2021
  • James Manifield Effects of inspiratory muscle training in older adults Start Date: 01/10/2018

  • 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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