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Dr Rosie Morris

Senior Lecturer

Department: Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation

Rosie Morris

My research focuses on the relationship between mobility (including gait, turning, balance and falls) and cognition in older adults and people with neurological condictions (e.g. Parkinson’s disease, Dementia etc.), and the importance of this relationship to clinical practice; particularly Physiotherapy. To conduct my research and understand the relationships involved I use novel digital technologies that could be applied within clinical practice in the future. Ultimately, my research aims to develop new understanding of neurological impairment and enhance clinical assessment and rehabilitation. 

 

I completed my NIHR funded doctoral research at Newcastle University, which focused on gait as a biomarker for cognitive decline in people with Parkinson’s disease with additional work focusing on the gait-cognition relationship in people with PD in the ‘real-world’ environment. I completed a postdoctoral training year at Newcastle University working on a project that focused on non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation as an intervention to increase cholinergic output and how this related to gait and cognition performance. Following this I became a postdoctoral fellow at Oregon Health and Science University (USA), where my main focus was on a large NIH-funded national study (Pacific-UDALL) assessing the role of Parkinson’s disease genotype and how this influences the gait-cognition relationship.

 

  • Please visit the Pure Research Information Portal for further information
  • Factors Influencing Habitual Physical Activity in Parkinson’s Disease: Considering the Psychosocial State and Wellbeing of People with Parkinson’s and Their Carers, Mc Ardle, R., Del Din, S., Morris, R., Alcock, L., Yarnall, A., Burn, D., Rochester, L., Lawson, R. 24 Jan 2022, In: Sensors
  • iFall: An instrumented application for falls reporting in Parkinson's disease, Morris, R., Standerline, G., Webster, E., Moore, J., Godfrey, A., Amjad, A. Feb 2022, In: Physiotherapy
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • Cholinergic Basal Forebrain Volumes Predict Gait Decline in Parkinson's Disease, Wilson, J., Yarnall, A., Craig, C., Galna, B., Lord, S., Morris, R., Lawson, R., Alcock, L., Duncan, G., Khoo, T., O'Brien, J., Burn, D., Taylor, J., Ray, N., Rochester, L. 1 Mar 2021, In: Movement Disorders
  • Lab-on-a-chip: wearables as a one stop shop for free-living assessments, Morris, R., Mancini, M. 9 Jul 2021, Digital Health, Cambridge, US, Academic Press

  • Neurosciences PhD May 30 2017
  • Physiotherapy MSc January 01 2013
  • Neurosciences BSc (Hons) June 01 2010
  • Member Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) 2019

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