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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.

Research Interests

* 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


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Sydney

1 Jul 20109 Dec 2015

Master, University of Sydney

Mar 2006Jun 2009

Bachelor, University of Sydney

Feb 1996Nov 1999

External positions

HDR co-supervisor, University of Sydney

1 Jul 201631 Dec 2020

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Projects 2016 2020

Research Output 2011 2018

  • 10 Article
  • 2 Comment/debate
  • 1 Other contribution
Open Access
Upper Extremity
Observational Studies
Shoulder Pain

Simulation in Physiotherapy Curricula

PRESTON, E., May 2018

Research output: Textual Creative WorksOther contribution

8 Citations (Scopus)

Biofeedback improves performance in lower limb activities more than usual therapy in people following stroke: a systematic review

Stanton, R., Dean, C., Ada, L. & PRESTON, E., 2017, In : Journal of Physiotherapy. 63, 1, p. 11-16 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Lower Extremity
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)
Biofeedback (Psychology)

Lap-tray and triangular sling are no more effective than a hemi-sling in preventing shoulder subluxation in those at risk early after stroke: a randomised trial.

Ada, L., FOONGCHOMCHEAY, A., LANGHAMMER, B., PRESTON, E., Stanton, R., ROBINSON, J., PAUL, S. & Canning, C., 2017, In : European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine. 53, 1, p. 41-48 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Upper Extremity