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Marie-Louise Bird

Marie-Louise Bird

Lecturer

Room C111, Building C, Newnham Campus

+61 3 6324 5497 (phone)

+61 3 6324 3685 (fax)

Marie-Louise.Bird@utas.edu.au

Recent advances in accessibility to personal and smart technology have impacted on how we measure and promote physical activity and exercise. Marie-Louise brings nearly 20 years of clinical practice as a physiotherapist to inform her teaching and research roles at the University. She models a commitment to life-long learning in her academic and professional life. She is skilled at managing diverse workloads and enjoys working as part of a team.

Biography

Dr Marie-Louise Bird studied physiotherapy at the University of Queensland and worked clinically for 15 years in a variety of acute hospital, community and rural settings. This background has provided depth for her teaching and research interests. As well this has impacted on the professional and leadership roles she has nationally.

She has led projects in rural health and for the Australian Physiotherapy Association in education, reflecting her commitment to lifelong learning. She has lectured at the University of Tasmania since 2004. She is the Tasmanian representative on the Gerontology Physiotherapy Association, and a former member of AHPRA. She is an invited reviewer for The Physiotherapy Research Fund grant applications serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Fitness Research.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia, 2012. Thesis: The Effect of Exercise and Physical Activity on Intrinsic Physical Fall Risks
  • Bachelor of Physiotherapy, University of Queensland, Australia. 1983
  • Diploma of Education (Adult Learning), University of New England, Australia. 1999 
  • Diploma of Pilates for Rehabilitation, Polestar International. 2011

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Australian Physiotherapy Association
  • Gerontology Physiotherapy Australia
  • Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics
  • Pilates Alliance Australia
  • Tasmanian Clinical Education Network
  • PARTNER

Committee associations

  • National Committee Gerontology Physiotherapy Australia
  • Mentor for Polestar Pilates International
  • Co-organiser academic writing group

Administrative expertise

Project management in professional development education including online learning.

Teaching

foundation musculoskeletal, respiratory and nervous system anatomy; Applied neuroscience, functional anatomy with problem solving, clinical reasoning and pattern recognition relating to motion analysis, gait and posture.

Teaching expertise

Dr Bird coordinates units and provides lectures, tutorials and practical classes in Anatomy and Physiology for undergraduate health and exercise science students.

Teaching responsibility

Dr Bird is the unit coordinator for the units:

She also teaches in the three nursing bioscience units:

Research Appointments

  • Member AHPRA
  • Editorial Board 'Journal of Fitness Research'

Research Invitations

  • Invited speaker Charles Perkins Symposium (2014)
  • Invited speaker Australian Physiotherapy Association national conference (October 2015)
  • Invited reviewer Preventive Medicine 
  • Developmental Neuroscience 
  • Aging and Clinical and Experimental Research 
  • PLOS One 
  • American Journal of Preventative Medicine 
  • Journal of Fitness Research 
  • BMC Public Health 
  • European Journal of Sports Science 
  • International Journal of Exercise Science 
  • Journal of the American Geriatric Society 
  • Age and Aging
  • Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

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Expertise

  • Technology based interventions for rehabilitation
  • Exercise for fall risk reduction

Research Themes

Dr Bird's research aligns with the university's research theme of Better Health. The main focus of Dr Bird's research is to improve engagement of older adults with relevant types of physical activity and exercise, with the goal of reducing sedentary behaviour and reducing fall risks. To do this she works within the 'Exercise' and 'SPORT' groups in the School of Health Sciences. Present topics of particular interest include the growing area of use of technology for functional clinical assessment and interventions across diverse populations. Examples include measurement and enhancement of activity in community older adults, to kinect based software for rehabilitation in stroke. As well exercise interventions to reduce fall risk remain a passion. She currently has research links with the National Aging Research Institute (NARI), Menzies Institute for Medical Research.

Collaboration

Local

  • Australian Independent Retirees
  • Menzies Medical Research Institute

National

  • Monash Medical Research Institute
  • Centre for Research Excellence, Stroke rehabilitation and Recovery
  • University of Sunshine Coast (Professor Stuart Smith)
  • University of Melbourne (Professor John Wark)
  • Curtin University (Professor Keith Hill)

International

  • One Voice Centre for Integrative Studies, New York (Joan Melton)
  • Jintronix Software Corporation, Montreal

Current projects

  • Development of a website Clinical Educators (CEs) supervising physiotherapy students during their professional practice placements.
  • Development of a tablet based application designed for use in clinical practice and health research to streamline the collection and recording of pain, fatigue and exertion data from clients (FREE).

Fields of Research

  • Preventive Medicine (111716)
  • Exercise Physiology (110602)
  • Physiotherapy (110317)
  • Motor Control (110603)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Human Movement and Sports Science (110699)
  • Nutrition and Dietetics (111199)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy) (110321)
  • Biomechanics (110601)
  • Health Promotion (111712)
  • Education Assessment and Evaluation (130303)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Education (139999)
  • Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases (110904)
  • Science, Technology and Engineering Curriculum and Pedagogy (130212)
  • Medical Physiology (111699)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Educational Technology and Computing (130306)
  • Respiratory Diseases (110203)
  • Rheumatology and Arthritis (110322)
  • Metabolic Medicine (110107)
  • Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies (190404)
  • Neurosciences (110999)
  • Health and Community Services (111708)
  • Technology (109999)
  • Geriatrics and Gerontology (110308)
  • Public Nutrition Intervention (111104)
  • Computer-Human Interaction (080602)
  • Sports Medicine (110604)

Research Objectives

  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Health (929999)
  • Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) (920599)
  • Nutrition (920411)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Disability and Functional Capacity (920403)
  • Nervous System and Disorders (920111)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) (920408)
  • Evaluation of Health Outcomes (920204)
  • Education and Training Systems (930599)
  • Carer Health (920202)
  • Teaching and Instruction Technologies (930203)
  • Learner and Learning (930199)
  • Nursing (920210)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Education and Training (939999)
  • Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions) (920199)
  • Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis) (920116)
  • Teacher and Instructor Development (930202)
  • Cancer and Related Disorders (920102)
  • The Performing Arts (incl. Theatre and Dance) (950105)
  • Injury Control (920409)
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing (920112)

Publications

Total publications

71

Highlighted publications

(2 outputs)
YearTypeCitationAltmetrics
2014Journal ArticleBird M-L, Fell J, 'Positive long-term effects of pilates exercise on the aged-related decline in balance and strength in older, community-dwelling men and women', Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 22, (3) pp. 342-347. ISSN 1063-8652 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/JAPA.2013-0006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Fell J

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2011Journal ArticleBird M, Hill KD, Ball M, Hetherington S, Williams AD, 'The long-term benefits of a multi-component exercise intervention to balance and mobility in healthy older adults', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics: An International Journal Integrating Experimental, Clinical and Social Studies on Ageing, 52, (2) pp. 211-216. ISSN 0167-4943 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2010.03.021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 30

Co-authors: Ball M; Hetherington S; Williams AD

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Journal Article

(23 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Beckett JM, Bird ML, Pittaway J, Ahuja KDK, 'Online dietary advice for the symptomatic management of multiple sclerosis: a scoping review protocol', JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports, 15, (2) pp. 230-235. ISSN 2202-4433 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Beckett JM; Pittaway J; Ahuja KDK

2017Elmer S, Bridgman H, Williams A, Bird ML, Murray S, et al., 'Evaluation of a Health Literacy Program for Chronic Conditions', Health Literacy Research and Practice, 1, (3) pp. e100-e108. ISSN 2474-8307 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3928/24748307-20170523-01 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Elmer S; Bridgman H; Williams A; Murray S; Jones RP; Cheney M

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2017McLaine S, Ginn KA, Fell JW, Bird ML, 'Isometric shoulder strength in young swimmers', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport ISSN 1440-2440 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2017.05.003 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McLaine S; Fell JW

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2017Cannell J, Jovic E, Rathjen A, Lane K, Tyson AM, et al., 'The efficacy of interactive, motion capture-based rehabilitation on functional outcomes in an inpatient stroke population: a randomized controlled trial', Clinical Rehabilitation pp. 1-10. ISSN 0269-2155 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0269215517720790 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cannell J; Rathjen A; Tyson AM; Callisaya ML; Ahuja KD

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2016Bird M-L, Callisaya ML, Cannell J, Gibbons T, Smith ST, et al., 'Accuracy, validity, and reliability of an electronic visual analog scale for pain on a touch screen tablet in healthy older adults: A clinical trial', Interactive Journal of Medical Research, 5, (1) Article e3. ISSN 1929-073X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/ijmr.4910 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Callisaya ML; Gibbons T; Smith ST; Ahuja KDK

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2016Bird M-L, Cheney MJ, Williams AD, 'Accidental fall rates in community-dwelling adults compared to cancer survivors during and post-treatment: a systematic review With meta-analysis', Oncology Nursing Forum, 43, (2) pp. E64-E72. ISSN 0190-535X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1188/16.ONF.E64-E72 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cheney MJ; Williams AD

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2016Bird ML, Austin R, Fazackerley L, Almond J, 'Equipment-based Pilates induces a cardiovascular response in older adults; an observational clinical trial', Journal of Fitness Research, 5, (2) pp. 30-37. ISSN 2201-5655 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Austin R; Almond J

2016Bird ML, Cannell J, Callisaya ML, Moles E, Rathjen A, et al., ''FIND Technology': Investigating the feasibility, efficacy and safety of controller-free interactive digital rehabilitation technology in an inpatient stroke population: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial', Trials, 17, (1) Article 203. ISSN 1745-6215 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s13063-016-1318-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Callisaya ML; Tyson A

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2016McLaine S, Ginn KA, Kitic CM, Fell JW, Bird ML, 'The reliability of strength tests performed in elevated shoulder positions using a hand-held dynamometer', Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, (Technical Report 20) pp. 1-4. ISSN 1056-6716 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/jsr.2015-0034 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McLaine S; Kitic CM; Fell JW

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2016Pedersen SJ, Kitic CM, Bird ML, Mainsbridge CP, Cooley PD, 'Is self-reporting workplace activity worthwhile? Validity and reliability of occupational sitting and physical activity questionnaire in desk-based workers', Bmc Public Health, 16 Article 836. ISSN 1471-2458 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3537-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Pedersen SJ; Kitic CM; Mainsbridge CP; Cooley PD

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2015Barker AL, Bird M-L, Talevski J, 'Effect of pilates exercise for improving balance in older adults: a systematic review with meta-analysis', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96, (4) pp. 715-723. ISSN 0003-9993 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.11.021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 16Web of Science - 13

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2015Bird M-L, Shing C, Mainsbridge C, Cooley D, Pedersen S, 'Activity behaviors of university staff in the workplace: a pilot study', Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 12, (8) pp. 1128-1132. ISSN 1543-3080 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2014-0259 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Shing C; Mainsbridge C; Cooley D; Pedersen S

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2015Bird ML, Clark B, Millar J, Whetton S, Smith S, 'Exposure to 'exergames' increases older adults' perception of the usefulness of technology for improving health and physical activity: a pilot study', JMIR Serious Games, 3, (2) Article e8. ISSN 2291-9279 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/games.4275 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Whetton S

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2014Bird M-L, Fell J, 'Positive long-term effects of pilates exercise on the aged-related decline in balance and strength in older, community-dwelling men and women', Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 22, (3) pp. 342-347. ISSN 1063-8652 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/JAPA.2013-0006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Fell J

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2014Mole JL, Bird M-L, Fell JW, 'The effect of transversus abdominis activation on exercise-related transient abdominal pain', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 17, (3) pp. 261-265. ISSN 1440-2440 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jsams.2013.05.018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2

Co-authors: Mole JL; Fell JW

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2013Bird M-L, Hill KD, Robertson I, Ball MJ, Pittaway JK, et al., 'The association between aeasonal variation in vitamin D, postural sway, and falls risk: an observational cohort study', Journal of Aging Research, 2013 Article 751310. ISSN 2090-2204 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1155/2013/751310 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5

Co-authors: Robertson I; Ball MJ; Pittaway JK; Williams AD

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2013Bird M-L, Hill KD, Robertson IK, Ball MJ, Pittaway J, et al., 'Serum [25(OH)D] status, ankle strength and activity show seasonal variation in older adults: relevance for winter falls in higher latitudes', Age and Ageing, 42, (2) pp. 181-185. ISSN 0002-0729 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afs067 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Robertson IK; Ball MJ; Pittaway J; Williams AD

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2013Bird M-L, Pittaway JK, Cusick I, Rattray M, Ahuja KDK, 'Age-Related Changes in Physical Fall Risk Factors: Results from a 3 Year Follow-up of Community Dwelling Older Adults in Tasmania, Australia', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 10, (11) pp. 5989-5997. ISSN 1660-4601 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3390/ijerph10115989 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Pittaway JK; Ahuja KDK

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2013Pittaway JK, Ahuja KDK, Beckett JM, Bird ML, Robertson IK, et al., 'Make vitamin D while the sun shines, take supplements when it doesn't: a longitudinal, observational study of older adults in Tasmania, Australia', PLoS One, 8, (3) Article e59063. ISSN 1932-6203 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059063 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 14Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Pittaway JK; Ahuja KDK; Beckett JM; Robertson IK; Ball MJ

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2012Bird M-L, Hill KD, Fell JW, 'A Randomized Controlled Study Investigating Static and Dynamic Balance in Older Adults After Training With Pilates', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93, (1) pp. 43-9. ISSN 0003-9993 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2011.08.005 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 35

Co-authors: Fell JW

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2011Bird M, Hill KD, Ball M, Hetherington S, Williams AD, 'The long-term benefits of a multi-component exercise intervention to balance and mobility in healthy older adults', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics: An International Journal Integrating Experimental, Clinical and Social Studies on Ageing, 52, (2) pp. 211-216. ISSN 0167-4943 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.archger.2010.03.021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 33Web of Science - 30

Co-authors: Ball M; Hetherington S; Williams AD

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2009Bird M-L, Hill K, Ball M, Williams AD, 'Effects of resistance and flexibility exercise interventions on balance and related measures in older adults', Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 17, (4) pp. 444-454. ISSN 1063-8652 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/japa.17.4.444 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Ball M; Williams AD

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2009Hetherington S, King SG, Visentin DC, Bird ML, 'A kinematic and kinetic case study of a netball shoulder pass', International Journal of Exercise Science, 2, (4) ISSN 1939-795X (2009) [Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Hetherington S; King SG; Visentin DC

Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Bird ML, 'Multi-tasking Muscles', The Active Centre: Integrative Training for the Voice and Body, Contemporary Arts Media, R Lewis (ed), online ISBN 978-1-86295-852-4 (2014) [Other Book Chapter]

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Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Williams AD, Bird ML, King SG, Kirschbaum M, Ogden K, 'Exercise for preventing falls in people with cancer living in the community', The Cochrane Library, (5) pp. 1-9. ISSN 1465-1858 (2015) [Substantial Review]

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Co-authors: Williams AD; King SG; Kirschbaum M; Ogden K

Conference Publication

(44 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Beckett JM, Bird ML, Pittaway JK, Ahuja KDK, 'Online dietary advice for the symptomatic management of multiple sclerosis', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia 40th Annual Scientific Meeting, 30 November - 2 December 2017, Melbourne (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Beckett JM; Pittaway JK; Ahuja KDK

2017Jovic E, Bird ML, Cannell J, Rathjen A, Lane K, et al., 'Is interactive, motion-capture rehabilitation effective on functional outcomes in an inpatient stroke population: A randomised control trial', 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia, 23 - 25 August 2017, Queenstown, New Zealand (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cannell J; Rathjen A; Tyson A; Callisaya M; Ahuja K

2017Jovic E, Bird ML, Cannell JA, Rathjen A, Lane K, et al., 'Can interactive, motion-capture-based rehabilitation in an inpatient stroke population increase physical activity levels for people undergoing rehabilitation for stroke?', 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia, 23 - 25 August 2017, Queenstown, New Zealand (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cannell JA; Rathjen A; Tyson AM; Callisaya M; Schmidt M; Ahuja KDK

2016Bird ML, Callisaya M, Roberts E, Moles K, Lane J, et al., 'Measuring fatigue and perceived exertion in rehabilitation', 2​nd European Stroke Organisation Conference, 10-12 May, 2016, Barcelona, Spain (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Callisaya M; Ahuja KDK

2016Simpson D, Callisaya M, Schmidt M, Bird ML, Teo W-P, et al., 'Assessment: what does technology add to practice', Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, pp. S89-S90. ISSN 1063-8652 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Callisaya M; Schmidt M; Brickwood K; Watson G; Williams AD

2016Smith ST, Bird ML, 'Interactive games for home delivery of exercise and rehabilitation interventions for older adults: An Australian perspective', Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, 1-2 November 2016, Auckland, New Zealand, pp. 110-118. ISSN 0926-9630 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

DOI: 10.3233/978-1-61499-712-2-110 [eCite] [Details]

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2016Bird ML, 'Poster presentation', Research to Practice 2016, 14-16 April, 2016, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Bird ML, Cannell J, Callisaya M, Moles E, Rathien A, et al., 'Study Protocol of 'Find Technology': a randomised control trial investigating the feasibility and efficacy of controller-free interactive digital technology in an inpatient stroke population', European Stroke Organisation Conference, 10-12 May, 2016, Barcelona, Spain (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Callisaya M; Tyson AM

2015Bird ML, 'Is an application developed for the iPad to measure pain using a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) accurate, reliable and valid?', Australian Physiotherapy Conference, 3-6 October, 2015, Gold Coast, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Bird ML, 'Implementation of an iteratively developed stoke specific rehabilitation system; perceptions from clinicians and the health service', Stroke 2015, 2-4 September, 2015, Melbourne, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Bird ML, Fell JW, Williams AD, 'Allies in allied health; exercise professionals, scope of practice and interprofessional opportunities', Allied Health Professionals Symposium, 20 November, 2015, Launceston, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fell JW; Williams AD

2015Bird ML, Williams AD, Ahuja KDK, Carter David, 'Changes in balance control during walking with exertion in adults with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Protocol for a pilot study', TSANZ Tasmanian Branch Annual Scientific Meeting 2015, 7-8 November, 2015, Scamander, Tasmania (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Williams AD; Ahuja KDK

2015Bird ML, 'Improving engagement with exercise and physical activity using technology', Australian Physiotherapy Conference, 3-6 October, 2015, Gold Coast, Australia (2015) [Keynote Presentation]

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2015Tarr J, Farrington S, Pittaway J, Bird M-L, Hoffman K, et al., 'Challenges for this place or any place: student preferences for lecture places' in a blended learning environment', Learning for Life and Work in a Complex World: Proceedings of the 38th HERDSA Annual International Conference, 6-9 July 2015, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 446-458. ISBN 978-0-908557-96-7 (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Tarr J; Farrington S; Pittaway J; Hoffman K; Douglas T; Beh C-L

2014Bird M-L, Cannell J, Callisaya M, Moles E, Smith S, 'A single case study using Jintronix software for stroke rehabilitation and Kinect motion tracking for physical rehabilitation using a putt to stand aid and standby table', International Journal of Stroke, 28-29 August 2014, Sydney, pp. 24. ISSN 1747-4930 (2014) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1111/ijs.12334_2 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Callisaya M

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2014Bird M-L, Shing C, Cooley PD, Mainsbridge C, Pedersen SJ, 'We should know better - high rates of sedentary behaviours in a University workplace', The Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference, 17-20 October 2013, Melbourne, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Shing C; Cooley PD; Mainsbridge C; Pedersen SJ

2014Bird ML, Cheney MJ, Williams A, 'Do community-dwelling adults with cancer have higher rates of accidental falls?', 6th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference, 16-18 November, 2014, Sydney, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cheney MJ; Williams A

2014Bird ML, Millar J, Clark BD, Whetton SG, Smith SA, 'Engaging older adults in technology to improve balance', 6th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference, 16-18 November, 2014, Sydney Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Whetton SG; Smith SA

2014Farrington S, Tarr J, Douglas T, Bird M-L, Pittaway J, et al., 'This place or any place: student preferences for lecture places' in a blended learning environment in Bioscience', Teaching Matters 2014, 2-3 December 2014, Launceston, Tasmania (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Farrington S; Tarr J; Douglas T; Pittaway J; Hoffman K; Beh CL

2014Farrington S, Tarr JE, Douglas T, Bird M-L, Pittaway JK, et al., 'This place or any place: student preferences for lecture places' in a blended learning environment in Bioscience', Places & Spaces: Proceedings of the Teaching Matters 2014 Conference, 2-3 December 2014, Launceston, Tasmania (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Farrington S; Tarr JE; Douglas T; Pittaway JK; Hoffman KM; Beh CL

2014Pittaway J, Ahuja KDK, Beckett JM, Bird ML, Robertson I, et al., 'Long-term follow-up of determinants of seasonal variation in vitamin D status in older adults', Thirty-Eighth Annual Scientific Meeting of The Nutrition Society of Australia, 26 - 28 November, 2014, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Pittaway J; Ahuja KDK; Beckett JM; Robertson I; Ball M

2014Talevski J, Baker AL, Bird ML, Rose GE, 'Pilates effect on balance and falls risk in older adults: a meta analysis', 6th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference, 16-18 November 2014, Sydney, Australia (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2012Bird M, Fell JW, 'The long-term effects of continued pilates exercise in older, community dwelling men and women', Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 13-17 August 2012, Glasgow, Scotland, pp. S174. ISSN 1063-8652 (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fell JW

2012Bird ML, Fell JW, 'The effects of Pilates on measures of static and dynamic balance on community dwelling older adults', From Research to Practice, 19-21 April, Gold Coast, Queensland (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fell JW

2012Bird ML, Fell JW, Reid DL, 'Spinal mobility and lung function: the acute effect of pilates on vital capacity', Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 13-17 August, 2012, Glasgow, Scotland, pp. S334. ISSN 1063-8652 (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fell JW; Reid DL

2012Mole JL, Bird ML, Fell JW, 'Activation of core abdominal muscles and the prevalence of exercise-related transient abdominal pain', From Research to Practice: Proceedings of the 5th Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference and 7th Sports Dietitians Australia, 19-21 April 2012, Gold Coast, Queensland (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Mole JL; Fell JW

2012Pittaway JK, Ahuja KDK, Beckett JM, Bird ML, Robertson IK, et al., 'Make vitamin D while the sun shines, take supplements when it doesn't', Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia, 27-30 November 2012, Wollongong, Australia, pp. 654. ISSN 1836-1935 (2012) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Pittaway JK; Ahuja KDK; Beckett JM; Robertson IK; Ball MJ

2011Bird ML, Hill KD, Robertson IK, Ball MJ, Pittaway JK, et al., 'Seasonal Variation in Vitamin D, Activity and Strength', Proceedings of 9th Asia/Oceania Regional congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 23-27th October 2011, Melbourne Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robertson IK; Ball MJ; Pittaway JK; Williams AD

2011Bird ML, Hill KD, Robertson IK, Ball MJ, Pittaway JK, et al., 'Are Seasonal Variations in Vitamin D and Fall Rate Associated with Changes in Balance?', Physiotherapy Conference 2011, 27-30 October 2011, Brisbane Australia (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Robertson IK; Ball MJ; Pittaway JK; Williams AD

2010Bird M-L, Collins C, Cooley PD, Fell JW, McDonagh MV, et al., 'The effects of clinical Pilates on markers of metabolic, cardiovascular and psychological health', XXXXX, 9-11 April 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, pp. 74. ISBN 978-0-646-53190-8 (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Collins C; Cooley PD; Fell JW; McDonagh MV; Visentin DC

2010Collins C, Bird ML, Visentin DC, McDonagh MV, Fell JW, 'Clinical Pilates for engaging the ageing', Exercise & Sports Science Australia (ESSA) Conference 2010 Research to Practice - Science and Nutrition in Exercise & Sport, 9-11 April 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, pp. 74. (2010) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Collins C; Visentin DC; McDonagh MV; Fell JW

2009Bird M-L, Dornauf SB, Cornock A, Visentin DC, 'A comparative EMG study of trunk musculature using exercise equipment', Proceedings of the 7th Australasian Biomechanics Conference, November 2009, Griffith University, Gold Coast, pp. 32. ISBN 9780646524740 (2009) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Dornauf SB; Visentin DC

2009Visentin DC, Bird ML, 'Implementing and evaluating online criterion referenced assessment in biomechanics', ANZAME: The Association for Health Professional Education, 30 June - 3 July 2009, Launceston, pp. 175. ISBN 978-0-9805787-0-6 (2009) [Conference Edited]

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Co-authors: Visentin DC

2008Bird M-L, Hill K, Ball MJ, Williams AD, 'Effects of resistance and flexibility exercise interventions on balance and related measure in older adults', Proceedings of the 18th Australasian Society for Psychophysiology Conference, 27-29 November 2008 , Hobart (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Ball MJ; Williams AD

2008Bird M-L, Tarr JE, 'Foundations in Bioscience - Bridging the Gap', Proceedings of the Australia and New Zealand Association of Medical Educators Conference, 10-13 July 2008 , Sydney (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Tarr JE

2008Hetherington S, Cooley PD, Bird ML, 'The efficacy of Tai Chi in reducing older adults' fall risk factors', Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 26-29th July 2008 , Tsukuba, JAPAN , pp. S85. ISSN 1063-8652 (2008) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Hetherington S; Cooley PD

2008Hetherington S, Cooley PD, Bird ML, 'The social and functional benefits of low intensity physical activity for older people. The efficacy of Tai Chi for older Australian adults', Proceedings of the 7th World Congress on Aging and Physical Activity, 26-29th July 2008 , Tsukuba, Japan (2008) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Co-authors: Hetherington S; Cooley PD

2007Bird M-L, 'Recording narrations to your PowerPoint lectures presentation - what are the benefits for you?', Proceedings of ANZAME, September 2007, Canberra, Australia, pp. pp31. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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2007Bird M-L, Fell JW, 'Physiotherapy and Exercise Physiology - where are the boundaries for exercise prescription?', 7th National Allied Health Conference, 18-20 July 2007, Hobart, Tasmania (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Fell JW

2007Bird M-L, Harrison LB, 'Two ways of teaching anatomy', Proceeding of the Australian and New Zealand Society for Clinical Anatomy, November 2007, Brisbane, Australia, pp. 1. (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Harrison LB

2007Bird M-L, Harrison LB, 'Two ways of teaching anatomy', Proceedings of ANZACA, November, 2007, Brisbane (2007) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Harrison LB

2004Bird M-L, 'Professional development - barriers to access and barriers to learning. Are they the same?', Proceedings of the 8th International Physiotherapy Congress, 15-18 May, 2004, Adelaide, pp. 115. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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2004Bird M-L, 'Measuring a professional development paradigm', Proceedings of the 8th International Physiotherapy Congress, 15-18 May, 2004, Adelaide, pp. 113. (2004) [Conference Extract]

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2004Bird ML, 'Physiotherapy education', Proceedings of the 8th International Physiotherapy Congress, 15-18 May, 2004, Adelaide (2004) [Chair National Conference]

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Other Public Output

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2005Bird ML, 'Narration - Panacea or Problem', Narration - panacea or problem, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, 1, 1 (2005) [Magazine Article]

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2005Bird ML, Tarr JE, 'Flexibility Flashing: trench coat not required', Flexibility Flashig: trench coat not required, University of Tasmania, Tasmania, 1, 1 (2005) [Magazine Article]

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Co-authors: Tarr JE

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

9

Total funding

$210,958

Projects

Improve Health Literacy Responsiveness; Improve Client Outcomes (2017)$70,425
Description
The aim of the project is to improve the quality of management of all clients being serviced by allied health professionals. The objectives are to develop health literacy learning modules that will facilitate allied health professionals to utilise new techniques and approaches to improve the quality management of their clients and long-term in order to:i)Improve health literacy for clinicians and clientsii)facilitate meaningful mutual functional and participatory goal settingiii)improve self-efficacy and self-management of clients.
Funding
MAIB Injury Prevention & Management Foundation ($70,425)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bird ML; Elmer SL; O'Brien JA; Schneiders MA
Year
2017
Improving physical activity, pain and function in patients waiting for hip and knee Arthroplasty by combining targeted exercise training with behaviour change counselling. (2017)$47,241
Description
Waiting for publicly funded hip or knee arthroplasty can take over 12 months, and low physical activity levels while waiting for surgery may contribute to development of multi-morbidities and reduce health benefits post-surgery. The aim of the project is to quantify the benefits of a group exercise training program with targeted behaviour change counselling on ongoing physical activity participation and health related outcomes in patients on the hip or knee arthroplasty wait list. The objectives are to compare the effectiveness of the intervention compared to a usual care control group on daily physical activity and pain ratings and markers of co-morbidities (diabetes and cardiovascular disease).
Funding
Clifford Craig Foundation ($47,241)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bird ML; Mulford J; Fell JW; O'Brien JA; Williams AD
Year
2017
Mobile Solution to Encourage Clients to Exercise at Home (2016)$5,523
Description
The aim of the project is to engage clients in home exercise programs to improve their rehabilitation outcomes, through the development of a targeted smart phone application with individualised exercises, diary and interface with clinicians. The application will allow the clinician to take a video of the client performing exercises on their own phone, which they can then refer to when completing the exercises at home to ensure they are doing them correctly. A diary component of the application will allow the dose to be set and allow adherence to exercise to be monitored remotely by the clinician. The application will make it easier for the clinician to monitor and supervise exercise between visits, with flow on benefits to the clients progress.
Funding
MAIB Injury Prevention & Management Foundation ($5,273)
Scheme
Grant-IPMF
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bird ML; Schmidt M; Williams AD; Ahuja KDK
Year
2016
TAZREACH Promoting Health Through Understanding (2015)$25,647
Description
This project will be funded through TAZREACH and seeks to address a gap in service delivery by providing a bundle of sessions designed to increase the health literacy of the participants. The sessions focus on issues pertinent to chronic disease prevention and self-management including: nutrition, physical activity, communicating with health service providers, and goal setting. Health professionals are well-placed to assist clients with low HL through education, advocacy and support, thus improving health outcomes. These sessions will be provided by health professionals from UTAS with the support of undergraduate students wherever possible.
Funding
Department of Health and Human Services Tasmania ($25,647)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Elmer SL; Murray SL; Williams AD; Bird ML; Bridgman H
Year
2015
The investigation of abdominal muscle activation in both trained and inexperienced actors during vocalisation (2015)$6,982
Description
Stage actors are trained to maximise their full breath in order to aid projection, resonance and overall breath capacity. It isalso practiced to recover the breath quickly but the impact on effort on the full abdominal muscles have not been fully investigated, as all theresearch conducted up to this day have focused on the physical sensation of the performer and external observations as opposed to examiningthe internal abdominal mechanism.The abdominal muscles are required to stabilise the spine as well as to control breath. They are also required to provide movement that are allkey aspects of physical and vocal expression for the actor. More in-depth knowledge on how these muscles work would benefit performertraining, performer health and ultimately, better performance.An investigation whereby the internal, core mechanisms of the performer (i.e., abdominal muscle activation} is needed to advance performerhealth and performance quality.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($6,982)
Scheme
Grant-Cross-Disciplinary Incentive
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Lewis R; Bird ML
Year
2015
Pilot RCT to evaluate use of Jintronix Rehabilitation System (2014)$18,663
Description
The proposed project will evaluate the feasibility of a novel interactive digital technology (Jintronix Rehabilitation System) for stroke rehabilitation that has recently become available in the US market but which as yet has not been evaluated in Australia. The project will randomly assign patients recovering from stroke into a standard outpatient rehabilitation control group or a usual care plus Jintronix Rehabilitation System intervention group. Functional outcomes will be assessed at two time points, before allocation and following eight weeks of intervention.
Funding
National Stroke Foundation ($18,663)
Scheme
Grant-Small Projects Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bird ML; Smith ST; Callisaya M; Cannell J
Year
2014
2012: *th International Society of Aging and Physical Activity, Scotland (2012)$1,200
Funding
University of Tasmania ($1,200)
Scheme
Grant-Conference Support Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bird ML
Year
2012
Does Balance Vary with Season in Older Tasmanians & What are the influences & Effects? (2010 - 2011)$17,254
Funding
Clifford Craig Foundation ($17,254)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bird ML; Ball MJ; Williams AD
Period
2010 - 2011
Seasonal Variation in Balance in Older Adults (2010)$18,023
Funding
Physiotherapy Research Foundation ($18,023)
Scheme
Grant-Beryl Haynes Memorial Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bird ML; Williams AD; Ball MJ; Hill K
Year
2010

Research Supervision

Current

2

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDThe Comparison of Force Measurements and Ratios Around the Shoulder in Swimmers with and wihtout Shoulder Pain2012
MastersDynamic Balance and Locomotion is Affected During an Exercise Task in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease2015