Rebecca St George

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Rebecca St George

Research Fellow
Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre

Medical Sciences 1, Level 4 , Hobart CBD Campuses

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Fields of Research

  • Motor control (420703)
  • Geriatrics and gerontology (320210)
  • Neurology and neuromuscular diseases (320905)
  • Neurosciences (320999)
  • Cognitive neuroscience (520203)
  • Sensory processes, perception and performance (520406)
  • Decision making (520402)
  • Behavioural neuroscience (520202)
  • Central nervous system (320903)
  • Psychophysiology (520206)
  • Sensory systems (320907)
  • Biomechanics (420701)
  • Psychology of ageing (520106)
  • Physiotherapy (420106)
  • Cognition (520401)
  • Computational neuroscience (incl. mathematical neuroscience and theoretical neuroscience) (320904)
  • Aged health care (420301)

Research Objectives

  • Clinical health (200199)
  • Health related to ageing (200502)
  • Expanding knowledge in the biological sciences (280102)
  • Expanding knowledge in psychology (280121)
  • Diagnosis of human diseases and conditions (200101)
  • Expanding knowledge in the health sciences (280112)
  • Artificial intelligence (220403)
  • Prevention of human diseases and conditions (200104)
  • Treatment of human diseases and conditions (200105)
  • Allied health therapies (excl. mental health services) (200301)


Total publications


Journal Article

(29 outputs)
2022Li R, St George RJ, Wang X, Lawler K, Hill E, et al., 'Moving towards intelligent telemedicine: Computer vision measurement of human movement', Computers in Biology and Medicine pp. 105776. ISSN 0010-4825 (In Press) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.compbiomed.2022.105776 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Li R; Wang X; Lawler K; Hill E; Garg S; Bai Q; Alty J


2022St George RJ, Jayakodv O, Healey R, Breslin M, Hinder MR, et al., 'Cognitive inhibition tasks interfere with dual-task walking and increase prefrontal cortical activity more than working memory tasks in young and older adults', Gait and Posture, 95 pp. 186-191. ISSN 0966-6362 (2022) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2022.04.021 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Healey R; Breslin M; Hinder MR; Callisaya ML


2021Cosgrone J, Hinder MR, St George RJ, Picardi C, Smith SL, et al., 'Significant cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease exacerbates the reliance on visual feedback during upper limb reaches', Neuropsychologia, 157 Article 107885. ISSN 0028-3932 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2021.107885 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Hinder MR; Alty JE


2021St George RJ, Hinder MR, Puri R, Walker E, Callisaya ML, 'Functional near-infrared spectroscopy reveals the compensatory potential of pre-frontal cortical activity for standing balance in young and older adults', Neuroscience, 452 pp. 208-218. ISSN 0306-4522 (2021) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2020.10.027 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Hinder MR; Puri R; Walker E; Callisaya ML


2020Menant JC, Maidan I, Alcock L, Al-Yahya E, Cerasa E, et al., 'A consensus guide to using functional near-infrared spectroscopy in posture and gait research', Gait & Posture, 82 pp. 254-265. ISSN 0966-6362 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2020.09.012 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29


2020St George RJ, Day BL, Butler AA, Fitzpatrick RC, 'Stepping in circles: how locomotor signals of rotation adapt over time', Journal of Physiology, 598, (11) pp. 2125-2136. ISSN 0022-3751 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1113/JP279171 [eCite] [Details]


2020St George RJ, Di Giulio I, Day BL, 'Visual field motion during a body pull affects compensatory standing and stepping responses', Journal of Physiology, 598, (10) pp. 1929-1941. ISSN 0022-3751 (2020) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1113/JP275436 [eCite] [Details]


2018St George RJ, Gurfinkel VS, Kraakevik J, Nutt JG, Horak FB, 'Case studies in neuroscience: A dissociation of balance and posture demonstrated by camptocormia', Journal of Neurophysiology, 119, (1) pp. 33-38. ISSN 0022-3077 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1152/jn.00582.2017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3


2016Di Giulio I, St George RJ, Kalliolia E, Peters AL, Limousin P, et al., 'Maintaining balance against force perturbations: impaired mechanisms unresponsive to levodopa in Parkinson's disease', Journal of Neurophysiology, 116, (2) pp. 493-502. ISSN 0022-3077 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1152/jn.00996.2015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22


2015St George RJ, Carlson-Kuhta P, King LA, Burchiel KJ, Horak FB, 'Compensatory stepping in Parkinson's disease is still a problem after deep brain stimulation randomized to STN or GPi', Journal of Neurophysiology, 114, (3) pp. 1417-1423. ISSN 0022-3077 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1152/jn.01052.2014 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 15Web of Science - 14


2014Huisinga JM, St George RJ, Spain R, Overs S, Horak FB, 'Postural response latencies are related to balance control during standing and walking in patients with multiple sclerosis', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 95, (7) pp. 1390-1397. ISSN 0003-9993 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2014.01.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 38Web of Science - 38


2014St George RJ, Carlson-Kuhta P, Nutt JG, Hogarth P, Burchiel KJ, et al., 'The effect of deep brain stimulation randomized by site on balance in Parkinson's disease', Movement Disorders, 29, (7) pp. 949-953. ISSN 0885-3185 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/mds.25831 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 31Web of Science - 29


2013Huisinga JM, Mancini M, St George RJ, Horak FB, 'Accelerometry reveals differences in gait variability between patients with multiple sclerosis and healthy controls', Annals of Biomedical Engineering, 41, (8) pp. 1670-1679. ISSN 0090-6964 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s10439-012-0697-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 65Web of Science - 66


2012Menant JC, St George RJ, Ftizpatrick RC, Lord SR, 'Perception of the Postural Vertical and Falls in Older People', Gerontology, 58, (6) pp. 497-503. ISSN 0304-324X (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1159/000339295 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 15


2012Spain RI, St George RJ, Salarian A, Mancini M, Wagner JM, et al., 'Body-worn motion sensors detect balance and gait deficits in people with multiple sclerosis who have normal walking speed', Gait & posture, 35, (4) pp. 573-578. ISSN 0966-6362 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2011.11.026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 202Web of Science - 182


2012St George RJ, Carlson-Kuhta P, Burchiel KJ, Hogarth P, Frank N, et al., 'The effects of subthalamic and pallidal deep brain stimulation on postural responses in patients with Parkinson disease', Journal of Neurosurgery, 116, (6) pp. 1347-1356. ISSN 0022-3085 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3171/2012.2.JNS11847 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 61Web of Science - 58


2011Robertson LT, St George RJ, Carlson-Khuta P, Hogarth P, Burchiel KJ, et al., 'Site of deep brain stimulation and jaw velocity in Parkinson disease', Journal of neurosurgery, 115, (5) pp. 985-994. ISSN 0022-3085 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3171/2011.7.JNS102173 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 22


2011St George RJ, Day BL, Fitzpatrick RC, 'Adaptation of vestibular signals for self-motion perception', The Journal of physiology, 589, (4) pp. 843-853. ISSN 0022-3751 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2010.197053 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 40Web of Science - 35


2011St George RJ, Fitzpatrick RC, 'The sense of self-motion, orientation and balance explored by vestibular stimulation', Journal of Physiology, 589, (4) pp. 807-813. ISSN 0022-3751 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1113/jphysiol.2010.197665 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 60Web of Science - 55


2010King LA, St George RJ, Carlson-Kuhta P, Nutt JG, Horak FB, 'Preparation for compensatory forward stepping in Parkinson's disease', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 91, (9) pp. 1332-1338. ISSN 0003-9993 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2010.05.013 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 53Web of Science - 50


2010Menant JC, St George RJ, Fitzpatrick RC, Lord SR, 'Impaired depth perception and restricted pitch head movement increase obstacle contacts when dual-tasking in older people', Journal of Gerontology, 65, (7) pp. 751-757. ISSN 1079-5006 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glq015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 27


2010St George RJ, Nutt JG, Burchiel KJ, Horak FB, 'A meta-regression of the long-term effects of deep brain stimulation on balance and gait in PD', Neurology, 75, (14) pp. 1292-1299. ISSN 0028-3878 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3181f61329 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 197Web of Science - 175


2009Menant JC, St George RJ, Sandery B, Fitzpatrick RC, Lord SR, 'Older people contact more obstacles when wearing multifocal glasses and performing a secondary visual task', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 57, (10) pp. 1833-1838. ISSN 0002-8614 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2009.02436.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 25Web of Science - 19


2009Moseley AM, Sherrington C, Lord SR, Barraclough E, St George RJ, et al., 'Mobility training after hip fracture: a randomised controlled trial', Age and ageing, 38, (1) pp. 74-80. ISSN 0002-0729 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afn217 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 58Web of Science - 55


2009St George RJ, Delbaere K, Williams P, Lord SR, 'Sleep Quality and Falls in Older People Living in Self- and Assisted-Care Villages', Gerontology, 55, (2) pp. 162-168. ISSN 0304-324X (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1159/000146786 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 42Web of Science - 40


2008Sturnieks DL, St George RJ, Fitzpatrick RC, Lord SR, 'Effects of spatial and nonspatial memory tasks on choice stepping reaction time in older people', Journals of Gerontology, 63, (10) pp. 1063-1068. ISSN 1079-5006 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/63.10.1063 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 32


2007St George RJ, Fitzpatrick RC, Rogers MW, Lord SR, 'Choice stepping response and transfer times: effects of age, fall risk, and secondary tasks', Journal of Gerontology, 62A, (5) pp. 537-542. ISSN 1079-5006 (2007) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/62.5.537 [eCite] [Details]


2006Lord SR, Matters B, St George R, Thomas M, Bindon J, et al., 'The effects of water exercise on physical functioning in older people', Australasian Journal on Ageing, 25, (1) pp. 36-41. ISSN 1440-6381 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/j.1741-6612.2006.00138.x [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 24Web of Science - 22


2004Menz HB, Lord SR, St George RJ, Fitzpatrick RC, 'Walking Stability and Sensorimotor Function in Older People With Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 85, (2) pp. 245-252. ISSN 0003-9993 (2004) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2003.06.015 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 248Web of Science - 206


Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
2003Lord SR, St George R, 'Neuropsychological, sensory and motor changes with ageing', The Ageing Brain, CRC Press, PS Sachdev (ed) ISBN 9789026519437 (2003) [Research Book Chapter]

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(2 outputs)
2013Ivanenko YP, Wright WG, St George RJ, Gurfinkel VS, 'Trunk orientation, stability, and quadrupedalism', Frontiers in Neurology, 4, (20) pp. 1-5. ISSN 1664-2295 (2013) [Review Several Works]

DOI: 10.3389/fneur.2013.00020 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 20Web of Science - 17


2008Sturnieks DL, St George RJ, Lord SR, 'Balance disorders in the elderly', Clinical Neurophysiology, 38 pp. 467-478. ISSN 1388-2457 (2008) [Substantial Review]

DOI: 10.1016/j.neucli.2008.09.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 348Web of Science - 310


Conference Publication

(2 outputs)
2022Costa S, St George RJ, McDonald S, Wang X, Alty J, 'Diagnostic accuracy of the overlapping infinity loops, wire cube, and clock drawing tests in subjective cognitive impairment, mild cognitive impairment and dementia', Australian Dementia Research Forum 2022 (ADFR), 30-31 May 2022, Online (2022) [Conference Extract]

[eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: McDonald S; Wang X; Alty J


2021Alty J, Bai Q, St George RJ, Bindoff A, Li R, et al., 'TasTest: moving towards a digital screening test for pre-clinical Alzheimer's disease', Biomarkers ISSN 1354-750X (2021) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1002/alz.058732 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Alty J; Bai Q; Bindoff A; Li R; Lawler K; Hill E; Garg G; Bartlett L; King AE; Vickers JC


Research Supervision




PhDAdaptable Stepping Ability in Young and Older Adults2020
PhDChanges in Connectivity between Major Motor Brain Regions in Healthy Ageing: a multimodal approach2020
PhDDon't You Forget About Me: Overlooked factors in prospective memory research2020
PhDHow do we Cancel or Modify Movements?2021
PhDRapid-Choice Motor Actions: The influence of age, brain connectivity, and cognitive processing2021
PhDApplying Artificial Intelligence to Identify New Tremor Biomarkers of Dementia Risk2021
PhDThe Effects of Natural Environments and Physical Activity on Cognition and Brain Activity: Implications for Productivity, Health and Wellbeing2022
PhDStopping (in) Cognitive Decline: How is the ability to stop and adapt ongoing movements affected by neurocognitive disorders?2022