Professor Paulette Van Vliet

Professor Paulette Van Vliet

Society Health and Disability Researcher

Office - DVC (Research and Innovation) (Physiotherapy)

Career Summary

Biography

Professor van Vliet is an ARC Future Fellow at the University of Newcastle. Research interests are recovery of upper limb motor control after stroke, evaluation/development of physiotherapy intervention for stroke patients, and motor skill acquisition. Current research focuses on the temporal coordination of reach-to-grasp in patients with stroke.

Research Expertise
Recovery of upper limb motor control after stroke Evaluation and development of physiotherapy intervention for people with stroke Motor skill acquisition following stroke

Collaborations
Professor van Vliet works within the PRC for Brain and Mental Health and collaborates with researchers at the Universities of Birmingham, University of Norwich, University of Western England and Glasgow Caledonian University.

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Nottingham - UK
  • Master of Science, Loughborough University - UK
  • Registered Physiotherapist, Physiotherapy Board of Australia

Keywords

  • feedback
  • motor control
  • motor learning
  • physiotherapy
  • rehabilitation
  • stroke
  • stroke
  • upper limb

Fields of Research

Code Description Percentage
110317 Physiotherapy 65
110904 Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases 15
170299 Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified 20

Professional Experience

UON Appointment

Title Organisation / Department
Society Health and Disability Researcher University of Newcastle
Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)
Australia

Academic appointment

Dates Title Organisation / Department
1/02/2011 - 1/10/2015 Fellow ARC

ARC - Discovery - Future Fellowships

University of Newcastle
Australia
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Grants and Funding

Summary

Number of grants 39
Total funding $7,592,516

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20171 grants / $835,872

Improving arm function after stroke using task specific training$835,872

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Dr Leeanne Carey, Dr Allie Turton, Doctor Patrick McElduff, Professor Gert Kwakkel
Scheme Project Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2017
Funding Finish 2020
GNo G1600423
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

20161 grants / $9,600

ComPoSE - Combined Physical and Sensory training to improve arm function after stroke $9,600

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Professor Michael Nilsson, Miss Urvashy Gopaul, Ms Huiqiao Tian
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2016
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1600920
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20157 grants / $2,740,518

Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery$1,223,727

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Julie Bernhardt, Professor Michael Nilsson, Dr Leeanne Carey, Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Dr Dominique Cadilhac, Professor Christopher Bladin, Professor Sandy Middleton, Professor Geoff Donnan, Professor Mark Parsons, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi
Scheme Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) - Centres of Clinical Research Excellence
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1401448
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Centre for Research Excellence in Stroke Rehabilitation and Brain Recovery$1,223,727

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Associate Professor Julie Bernhardt, Professor Michael Nilsson, Dr Leeanne Carey, Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Dr Dominique Cadilhac, Professor Christopher Bladin, Professor Sandy Middleton, Professor Geoff Donnan, Professor Mark Parsons, Conjoint Professor Chris Levi
Scheme Centres of Research Excellence (CRE) - Centres of Clinical Research Excellence
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2019
GNo G1401448
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Portable motor rehab device to improve arm movement after stroke$241,064

Funding body: NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)

Funding body NHMRC (National Health & Medical Research Council)
Project Team Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Doctor James Welsh, Professor Michael Nilsson, MELISSA Knight, Professor Irene Hudson, Mr Jeffrey Julian, Mr Luke Simmons
Scheme Development Grants
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1400746
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Effects of aerobic exercise combined with task-specific training on neuroplasticity in (sub) chronic stroke$36,000

Funding body: National Stroke Foundation

Funding body National Stroke Foundation
Project Team Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Professor Michael Nilsson
Scheme Seed Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2016
GNo G1500579
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Jennie Thomas Medical Research Travel Grant$10,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Professor Michael Nilsson, Professor Robin Callister, Miss Sarah Valkenborghs
Scheme Jennie Thomas Medical Research Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1500652
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Emlyn and Jennie Thomas Postgraduate Medical Research Scholarship (extension)$5,000

Funding body: Hunter Medical Research Institute

Funding body Hunter Medical Research Institute
Project Team Miss Ashlee Dunn, Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Professor Robin Callister, Professor Neil Spratt
Scheme Postgraduate Research Scholarship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501024
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Stroke Society of Australasia, Melbourne Australia, 2-4 September 2015$1,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Paulette Van Vliet
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2015
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1501044
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20142 grants / $95,000

Establishment of a chronic neck pain research program for the investigation of neural and kinematic biomarkers as new targets for treatment$75,000

Funding body: Ramaciotti Foundations

Funding body Ramaciotti Foundations
Project Team Associate Professor Suzanne Snodgrass, Associate Professor Peter Stanwell, Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Professor Darren Rivett, Doctor Patrick McElduff
Scheme Establishment Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2015
GNo G1300857
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Funding to assist participant recruitment in stroke limb research studies$20,000

Funding body: Hunter New England Local Health District

Funding body Hunter New England Local Health District
Project Team Professor Paulette Van Vliet
Scheme Stroke Service
Role Lead
Funding Start 2014
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1401529
Type Of Funding Other Public Sector - State
Category 2OPS
UON Y

20132 grants / $16,350

Charting the course for safe care: The Personally Controlled Electronic Health Record (PCEHR) and adults with communication disabilities$9,995

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Associate Professor Bronwyn Hemsley, Professor Paulette Van Vliet
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1301089
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Clinical efficacy of functional strength training for upper limb motor recovery early after stroke: neural correlates and prognostic indicators$6,355

Funding body: MRC Medical Research Council UK

Funding body MRC Medical Research Council UK
Project Team Professor Valerie Pomeroy, Professor Paulette Van Vliet
Scheme Efficacy and Mechanism Evaluation programme
Role Lead
Funding Start 2013
Funding Finish 2013
GNo G1300618
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

20126 grants / $39,494

Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS): A new modality in stroke rehabilitation$17,367

Funding body: National Stroke Foundation

Funding body National Stroke Foundation
Project Team Mrs Jodie Marquez, Professor Mark Parsons, Associate Professor Jim Lagopoulos, Associate Professor Frini Karayanidis, Professor Paulette Van Vliet
Scheme Research Grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101038
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Development of a prototype to measure arm coordination$10,000

Funding body: University of Newcastle

Funding body University of Newcastle
Project Team Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Doctor James Welsh, Professor Irene Hudson
Scheme Linkage Pilot Research Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200699
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Visual Cue training to improve walking and turning after stroke: a pilot study$7,378

Funding body: Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust

Funding body Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust
Project Team Ms Kristen Hollands, Professor Paulette Van Vliet, Professor Cath Sackley, Dr Andrew Wimperis, Dr Kathryn Wilde
Scheme Research Project
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1101003
Type Of Funding International - Competitive
Category 3IFA
UON Y

Correlation between elbow and hand movements in a modified reach to grasp task after stroke$3,000

Funding body: National Stroke Foundation

Funding body National Stroke Foundation
Project Team Miss Kate Broome, Professor Paulette Van Vliet
Scheme Honours Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200714
Type Of Funding Grant - Aust Non Government
Category 3AFG
UON Y

Stroke Society of Australasia 2012 Scientific Meeting, Sydney Convention Centre 29-31 August 2012$875

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Paulette Van Vliet
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200718
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

Stroke Society of Australasia 2012 Scientific Meeting, Sydney Convention Centre, Sydney, 29 - 31 August 2012$874

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Paulette Van Vliet
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2012
Funding Finish 2012
GNo G1200891
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20112 grants / $1,555,985

Clinical efficacy of functional strength training for upper limb motor recovery early after stroke: neural correlates and prognostic indicators$1,554,935

Funding body: Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research, UK

Funding body Medical Research Council and National Institute for Health Research, UK
Project Team

Valerie Pomeroy

Scheme Efficacy and Mechanisms Programme
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2014
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Stroke Society Australiasia Annual Scientific Meeeting, Adelaide Convention Centre, 14 - 16 September 2011$1,050

Funding body: University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine

Funding body University of Newcastle - Faculty of Health and Medicine
Project Team Professor Paulette Van Vliet
Scheme Travel Grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2011
Funding Finish 2011
GNo G1100836
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON Y

20103 grants / $1,402,328

Mapping, recovery and remediation of arm coordination deficits after stroke$693,602

Funding body: ARC (Australian Research Council)

Funding body ARC (Australian Research Council)
Project Team Professor Paulette Van Vliet
Scheme Future Fellowships
Role Lead
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2014
GNo G1000441
Type Of Funding Aust Competitive - Commonwealth
Category 1CS
UON Y

Visual cue training to improve walking and turning after stroke.$437,665

Funding body: NIHR National Institute for Health Research

Funding body NIHR National Institute for Health Research
Project Team

Dr Kristen Hollands

Scheme Research for Patient Benefit
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Pilot study for a random-ized controlled trial of task-specific reach-to-grasp training at home.$271,061

Funding body: Stroke Association UK

Funding body Stroke Association UK
Project Team

Dr Ailie Turton

Scheme Project grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2010
Funding Finish 2013
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20092 grants / $179,904

Comparison of arm coordination in patients with parietal and cerebellar lesions and pilot therapy study.$153,000

Funding body: Stroke Association UK

Funding body Stroke Association UK
Project Team

Professor Alan Wing

Scheme Research Bursary
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2012
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

GRASP - Feedback device for stroke rehabilita-tion.$26,904

Funding body: East Midlands Development Agency

Funding body East Midlands Development Agency
Project Team

Paulette van Vliet

Scheme Innovation Fellowship
Role Lead
Funding Start 2009
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20071 grants / $210,018

Changes to whole body coordination during walking after stroke: quantitative analyses and pilot therapy study$210,018

Funding body: Stroke Association UK

Funding body Stroke Association UK
Project Team

Paulette van Vliet

Scheme Project grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2007
Funding Finish 2010
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20065 grants / $93,151

Motion analysis system$37,876

Funding body: Remedi

Funding body Remedi
Project Team

Paulette van Vliet

Scheme Project grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Feedback device for stroke rehabilitation$36,592

Funding body: Spinner Pathfinder Grant

Funding body Spinner Pathfinder Grant
Project Team

Paulette van Vliet

Scheme Commerical
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Coordination of reach-to-grasp following stroke$8,500

Funding body: School of Health Sciences

Funding body School of Health Sciences
Project Team

Paulette van Vliet

Scheme Post doctoral grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Home based therapy programmes for upper limb recovery following stroke: a Cochrane Systematic Review.$8,483

Funding body: Chest, Heart and Stroke Association

Funding body Chest, Heart and Stroke Association
Project Team

Fiona Coupar

Scheme Project grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2008
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

Adaptability of whole-body co-ordination during walking in stroke survivors and healthy adults$1,700

Funding body: School of Health Sciences

Funding body School of Health Sciences
Project Team

Kristen Hollands

Scheme Project
Role Investigator
Funding Start 2006
Funding Finish 2006
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

20051 grants / $153,000

Effects of external-focus feedback on motor skill acquisition after stroke.$153,000

Funding body: Stroke Association UK

Funding body Stroke Association UK
Project Team

Paulette van Vliet

Scheme Research Bursary
Role Lead
Funding Start 2005
Funding Finish 2009
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19981 grants / $16,156

An observation study of physiotherapy treatment of stroke patients$16,156

Funding body: Remedi

Funding body Remedi
Project Team

Paulette van Vliet

Scheme Project grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1998
Funding Finish 1999
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19971 grants / $7,140

Reliability of the Modified Ashworth Scale for the lower limb in stroke patients$7,140

Funding body: Physiotherapy Research Foundation

Funding body Physiotherapy Research Foundation
Project Team

Marjan Blackburn

Scheme Project grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1997
Funding Finish 1998
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19951 grants / $166,600

Comparison of a UK and a Movement Science approach to the treatment of stroke$166,600

Funding body: Stroke Association UK

Funding body Stroke Association UK
Project Team

Paulette van Vliet

Scheme Project grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1995
Funding Finish 1999
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19941 grants / $10,200

Purchase of motion analysis system$10,200

Funding body: Physiotherapy Research Foundation

Funding body Physiotherapy Research Foundation
Project Team

Paulette van Vliet

Scheme Project grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1994
Funding Finish 1996
GNo
Type Of Funding External
Category EXTE
UON N

19931 grants / $6,800

Development of teaching package on Biomechanics Workstation software for analysing movement$6,800

Funding body: Coventry University

Funding body Coventry University
Project Team

Paulette van Vliet

Scheme Development grant
Role Lead
Funding Start 1993
Funding Finish 1994
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N

19901 grants / $54,400

Exercise-induced muscle damage: causes and prevention$54,400

Funding body: Coventry University

Funding body Coventry University
Project Team

Mike Gleeson

Scheme Project grant
Role Investigator
Funding Start 1990
Funding Finish 1993
GNo
Type Of Funding Internal
Category INTE
UON N
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Research Supervision

Number of supervisions

Completed5
Current4

Total current UON EFTSL

Masters0.1
PhD0.3

Current Supervision

Commenced Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2017 PhD The cognitive neuroscience of multisensory processing and agency in stroke survivors: from theory to rehabilitation PhD (Medicine), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2017 PhD Aerobic Exercise to Increase Efficacy of Task-Specific Training for the Upper Limb after Stroke: A Feasibility Study PhD (Human Physiology), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 PhD ComPoSE - Combined Physical and SEnsOry training to improve arm function after stroke PhD (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor
2014 Masters Head Moulding in Preterm Infants: Incidence, Severity and Risk Factor M Philosophy (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Co-Supervisor

Past Supervision

Year Level of Study Research Title Program Supervisor Type
2016 PhD The Measurement and Improvement of Fitness Post Stroke PhD (Physiotherapy), Faculty of Health and Medicine, The University of Newcastle Principal Supervisor
2013 PhD Hand-arm coordination after stroke Psychology, University of Birmingham Co-Supervisor
2011 PhD External focus feedback for motor skill acquisition after stroke Physiotherapy, University of Birmingham Principal Supervisor
2010 PhD Stroke-related differences in axial body segment coordination during preplanned and reactive changes in walking direction. Physiotherapy, University of Birmingham Principal Supervisor
2007 PhD Perception and action after stroke: the effect of affordance on the reach-to-grasp movement Physiotherapy, University of Nottingham Co-Supervisor
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Research Collaborations

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Country Count of Publications
United Kingdom 63
Australia 38
United States 12
Sweden 3
Germany 1
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Professor Paulette Van Vliet

Position

Society Health and Disability Researcher
Office - DVC (Research and Innovation)
Research and Innovation Division

Focus area

Physiotherapy

Contact Details

Email paulette.vanvliet@newcastle.edu.au
Phone 02 4921 7833
Fax 024921 7053

Office

Room HA56
Building Hunter Building
Location Callaghan Campus
University Drive
Callaghan, NSW 2308
Australia
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