About

Moira has worked as a physiotherapist in acute and rehabilitation hospitals in Scotland specialising in neurology.  A key focus of her practice involved working in a specialised Brain Injury Rehabilitation Centre where she worked with individuals who had complex needs following acquired brain injury.  In 2013, Moira moved into teaching at James Cook University where she currently teaches into the Bachelor of Physiotherapy and co-ordinates the Master of Rehabilitation course.

Moira’s key area of interest is neurological rehabilitation - particularly in the areas of acquired brain injury and multiple sclerosis.  Her interest in brain injury and balance led to her completing a clinical trial as part of her MSc in Physiotherapy.  This trial explored the feasibility and effects of an 8-week balance re-education class for adults with acquired brain injury on balance, gait and function. 

Teaching
  • PS2004: Neuroscience in Physiotherapy (Level 2; TSV)
  • PS2005: Physiotherapy Applications Across the Lifespan (Level 2; TSV)
  • PS3003: Physiotherapy 5 (Level 3; TSV)
  • PS5101: Clinical Expert Updates for Physiotherapy (Level 5; TSV)
  • RH5200: Rehabilitation Research and Evidence Based Practice (Level 5; TSV)
  • RH5201: Rehabilitation for Disability across the Lifespan (Level 5; TSV)
  • RH5203: Research 1: A Literature Review - Part 1 of 2 (Level 5; TSV)
  • RH5204: Research 2: A Research Project - Part 2 (Level 5; TSV)
Interests
Research
  • Acquired brain injury, Stroke, Multiple sclerosis and Rehabilitation
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  • 43.114, Rehabilitation & Exercise Science (Townsville campus)

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