The NeuroRehabilitation and Ageing theme aims to advance knowledge about practice with neurological and ageing populations.

We focus on developing high quality evidence to support participation in the community and enable people to engage in independent living and productive activities. Our research groups are investigating topics such as community participation, cognitive rehabilitation, fatigue, vestibular function and balance, hearing, technology, and hypertonicity in people with health conditions such as acquired brain injury and stroke, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease as well as in active ageing. The theme includes researchers from speech pathology, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, audiology and human movement science in collaboration with clinical operations.


The impact of the NeuroRehabilitation and Ageing theme includes:

  • The national and international impact of our group is recognised through research publications, service development, policy influence, research translation, clinical guidelines, workforce training and teaching.
  • Collectively, our research promotes healthy, active and independent living for people with neurological conditions and in later life.
  • Our research has demonstrated the value of rehabilitation approaches populations such as people with stroke, traumatic brain injury, dementia, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and healthy ageing.
  • Outcomes from our research have directly translated into clinical practice through the University of Queensland’s Neurological Aging and Balance Clinic, as well as services in partner organisations such as Queensland Health.
  • Our work is disseminated via workforce training programs for current and future health professionals, through the delivery of continuing professional education for clinicians and teaching into multiple programs at the University of Queensland.


    For all general current HDR student queries and enquiries related to applications contact the HDR Liaison Officer: or +61 7 3365 7123

    For all enquiries related to research in the School, contact the Senior Administration Officer (Research): or +61 7 3365 2074

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    • Dr Hannah Gullo

      Conjoint Research Fellow
      School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
    • Dr Anna Hatton

      Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy
      School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences