Associate Professor Chris Barr

Associate Professor

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Tonsley (2.12)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Associate Professor Chris Barr BSc(hons) MRes PhD is a Bioengineer and lecturer in clinical rehabilitation, and Health Sciences Teaching Program Director in the College of Nursing and health Sciences. Chris completed his PhD in Kinematic Analysis of the Osteoarthritic Knee at the University of Strathclyde, UK. Chris coordinates the research stream of the Masters of Clinical Rehabilitation course at Flinders University, and supervises a wide range of projects locally, nationally and internationally. His other teaching areas are in Exercise Therapy and New Technologies in Rehabilitation. Chris specialises in gait and motion analysis, and his current research areas of interest are falls and balance in the elderly, gait in Multiple Sclerosis, and exercise therapy for rehabilitation. Chris is also registered as an Exercise Scientist with Exercise Sports Science Australia (ESSA).

Qualifications
BSc (hons) Physiology, Sports Science and Nutrition (University of Glasgow, UK)
MRes Bioengineering (University of Strathclyde, UK)
PhD Bioengineering -  Kinematic Analysis of the Osteoarthritic Knee (University of Strathclyde, UK)
Key responsibilities
Topic coordinator:

REHB8034  Rehabilitation Research Methods  (4.5 units)

REHB9101  Clinical Rehabilitation Research Project Design  (4.5 units) 
REHB9102  Clinical Rehabilitation Research Project Implementation and Evaluation  (13.5 units)

REHB8021  Advanced Rehabilitation Practice Project Design  (4.5 units) 
REHB8022  Advanced Rehabilitation Practice Project Implementation and Evaluation  (9 units)

REHB8014  Virtual Reality and Robotics in Neuro-rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
REHB8015  Applied Exercise Therapy in Rehabilitation  (4.5 units)
REHB8104  Neurological Gait, balance, and Wearable Sensors (4.5 units)
Research expertise
Biomedical engineering
Digital health
Physiology
Quantitative methods
Research interests
Fatigue, Gait and Balance in Multiple Sclerosis
Functional Electrical Stimulation for foot Drop in Multiple Sclerosis
Falls and Balance in the Elderly
Knee Kinematics in Osteoarthritis
Topic coordinator
REHB9101 Clinical Rehabilitation Research Project Design
REHB9102 Clinical Rehabilitation Research Project Implementation and Evaluation
REHB8034 Rehabilitation Research Methods
REHB8015 Applied Exercise Therapy in Rehabilitation
REHB9103 Advanced Rehabilitation Project Implementation and Evaluation
REHB8042 Neurological Gait and Balance Analysis and Wearable Sensor Technology in Rehabilitation
REHB8014 Using Virtual Reality and Robotics in Neuro-rehabilitation
Supervisory interests
Balance
Exergaming in rehabilitation
Gait
Physical activity
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: Wearable technology in clinical populations (1), Telehealth (1), robotic rehabilitation and cardiovascular work (1)
Associate supervisor: New technologies in rehabilitation (1)
Completion
Principal supervisor: Assessing neglect using TMS (1)
Associate supervisor: Special seating prescription (1), novel assessment of gait and mobility function in transtibial amputees (1)
Publications

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