Projects per year
Elisabeth is a physiotherapist and Assistant Professor at the University of Canberra with a particular interest in neurological physiotherapy. She has experience in the rehabilitation of people with neurological disorders spanning the range of acute, rehabilitation and community settings. She has a particular interest in the evidence-based rehabilitation of people after stroke and Parkinson's disease. Elisabeth's current research projects have a focus on improving physical activity in people after stroke and Parkinson's disease, as well as improving ways to teach the skills required for neurological rehabilitation to physiotherapy students.
Areas of Teaching
Neurological interventions, with a focus on interventions that are evidence based, resource efficient and provided in a multidisciplinary team context.
* Increasing physical activity in people after stroke and Parkinson's disease
* The use of self-management to improve the health of people with chronic neurological conditions
* The use of equipment and technology to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of stroke and PD rehabilitation
* Strategies for improving education of physiotherapy students in stroke rehabilitation
PhD, University of Sydney
1 Jul 2010 → 9 Dec 2015
Award Date: 9 Dec 2015
Master, University of Sydney
Mar 2006 → Jun 2009
Award Date: 10 Dec 2009
Bachelor, University of Sydney
Feb 1996 → Nov 1999
Award Date: 30 Nov 1999
HDR co-supervisor, University of Sydney1 Jul 2016 → 31 Dec 2020
1/01/19 → 31/12/22
4/12/17 → 25/09/18
Flynn, A., Preston, E. & Canning, C.
1/11/17 → 1/01/20
Preston, E., Ada, L., Dean, C. & Mahendran, N.
1/03/16 → 30/06/18
The utility and value of The Physiotherapy eSkills Training Online resource during work-integrated learning: A mixed methods studyPreston, E., Chapple, C., Mayland, E., Ada, L. & Hale, L., 2020, In : Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences and Practice. 18, 1, p. 1-10 10 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen Access
Home-based prescribed exercise improves balance-related activities in people with Parkinson’s disease and has benefits similar to centre-based exercise: A systematic reviewFlynn, A., Allen, N., Dennis, S., Canning, C. & Preston, E., Oct 2019, In : Journal of Physiotherapy. 65, 4, p. 189-199 11 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › ArticleOpen AccessFile5 Citations (Scopus)23 Downloads (Pure)
PRESTON, E. & Lee, K. M., 2019, 22 p. Queensland : Library for All.
Research output: Textual Creative Works › Other contribution
Critically appraised paper: Long-term, individualised physical activity and exercise coaching does not improve maintenance of motor function after stroke [commentary]PRESTON, E., 1 Oct 2018, In : Journal of Physiotherapy. 64, 4, p. 264 1 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Comment/debateOpen AccessFile7 Downloads (Pure)
Profile of upper limb recovery and development of secondary impairments in patients after stroke with a disabled upper limb: an observational study.Ada, L., PRESTON, E., LANGHAMMER, B. & Canning, C., Jun 2018, In : Physiotherapy Theory and Practice. p. 1-7 7 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article
Elisabeth PRESTON (Speaker)22 Aug 2017
Activity: Talk or presentation › Invited talk