Researcher biography

Research to improve balance and walking in older people, including those with musculoskeletal and neurological conditions

Anna Hatton is a Lecturer in Physiotherapy and Postdoctoral Early-Career Researcher within the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Originally from the UK, Anna was awarded both her BSc(Hons) in Physiotherapy and PhD in Rehabilitation Sciences from Teesside University, (Middlesbrough, UK). Anna's main research interests include balance control, gait analysis, ageing populations, footwear interventions, sensorimotor function, musculoskeletal conditions, neurological disorders, and falls prevention. To date, Anna's work has been supported through funding from major bodies including the British Geriatrics Society, Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia, and National Health and Medical Research Council. Having worked as a Research Fellow at the University of Salford (Manchester, UK), Anna arrived in Australia in 2010 to undertake a prestigious Australian Endeavour Postdoctoral Research Fellowship and Baroness Robson Travel Scholarship at Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, NSW. Thereafter, Anna moved to Brisbane to take up a position as a Joint Research Fellow in Physiotherapy between the Princess Alexandra Hospital and The University of Queensland. She commenced her current teaching and research appointment in early 2014.

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