Dr Sam Stuart
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- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 1245
- Fax: +44 (0) 191 208 1290
- Address: Clinical Ageing Research Unit
Campus for Ageing and Vitality
Institute of Neuroscience
Institute for Ageing
Newcastle upon Tyne
I obtained my undergraduate degree from the University of Sunderland in 2009. I completed my post-graduate pre-registration physiotherapy degree at Northumbria University in 2013. I obtained my PhD in 2016 from Newcastle University, which focused on vision, cognition and gait in Parkinson's disease, and how interventions such as visual cues influence these factors.
2013 - 2016 PhD Neuroscience - Newcastle University
Title: 'Vision and Gait in Parkinson's disease: impact of cognition and response to visual cues'
Supervisors: Professor Lynn Rochester, Dr. Sue Lord and Dr. Brook Galna
2011 - 2013 MSc Physiotherapy (pre-registration) - Northumbria University
Dissertation: 'Normative Values in Lumbar Flexion Control Tests: A Pilot Study'
Supervisor: Gerard Hargreaves
2006 - 2009 BSc (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science - University of Sunderland
Dissertation: 'Ground Reaction Force Analysis of Golf Swings'
Supervisor: Dr. Ray White
- Research Associate, Newcastle University, UK
- Sports Physiotherapist, Newcastle University Rugby Football Club, UK
- Physiotherapist, On Medical Ltd., Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
- Honorary Clinical Physiotherapist (Band 5), Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK
- Institute of Neuroscience, Newcastle University
- Newcastle University Institute for Ageing, Newcastle University
Health and care professions council (HCPC)
Chartered society of physiotherapy (CSP)
International Movement Disorders Society (MDS)
International Society of Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR)
British Neuroscience Association (BNA)
- Research Assistant - NIHR BRU Newcastle, Newcastle University, UK
- Sports Physiotherapist, Consett Rugby Football Club, UK
- Occupational Health Technical Instructor (Band 4), Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust, UK
- Teaching Assistant, Teaching Personnel, UK
- Sport Science Laboratory Technician, Durham University, UK
- Special Needs Camp Counselor, Indian Trails Camp - Camp America Program, Michigan, USA
BAM Website: http://research.ncl.ac.uk/bam
LinkedIn Profile: http://uk.linkedin.com/in/samuelstuart
ResearchGate Profile: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Samuel_Stuart/?ev=hdr_xprf
Orcid ID: orcid.org/0000-0001-6846-9372
- Parkinson's disease
I am a Research Associate for the Brain and Movement (BAM) Research Group, led by Professor Lynn Rochester. Currently I am under going post-doctoral research on a study examining cortical activity during gait in young, old and Parkinson's disease participants, which uses a mobile functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) device.
- International Journal of Evidence-based Healthcare
- Gait & Posture
- Journal of Neurology
- Sports Medicine
- PLOS ONE
- Medical Engineering & Physics
- NIHR Health Services and Delivery Research (Grant Reviewer)
Editorial Board Member
- Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Current Updates on Neurology and Neuroscience
- Member of Advisory Board “An introduction to the scientific foundations of eye movement research and its applications”, published by Springer and edited by Christoph Klein (Freiburg/Bangor/Cologne) and Ulrich Ettinger (Bonn).
- Grindley Grant, Experimental Psychology Society in 2017 (£500)
- Movement Disorders Society Congregation Fee Bursary in 2017 (£250)
- Royal Society - Partnership Grant Scheme in 2016 (£1500) - Co-applicant
- World Parkinson's disease Congress Travel Grant in 2016 ($900)
- Guarantors of Brain: Travel grant 2016 (£600)
- British Geriatric Society; Therapist Study Grant 2016 (£300)
- Private Physiotherapy Educational Foundation; Individual Scholarship Scheme B1 in 2015 (£1500)
- Movement Disorders Society Study Bursary 2015 ($1000)
- British Geriatric Society; Therapist Study Grant 2015 (£300)
- Institute of Neuroscience PhD Student Travel Grant 2015 (£500)
- Private Physiotherapy Educational Foundation; Individual Scholarship Scheme B1 in 2014 (£1870)
- Best Allied Health Professional Poster Award at NIHR BRC/BRU post-graduate research showcase (£500 award)
- Co-facilitated a Parkinson’s UK patient and public involvement meeting, CARU, Newcastle, December, 2015.
- Involvement with research group social media accounts through Twitter and YouTube
- Chartered Society of Physiotherapy - Frontline Magazine; Printed comment 'A better way' (16th March 2016)
Continued Professional Development
- Foundation Acupuncture Course (6 days): Acuphys
- Introduction to Good Clinical Practice (GCP): A practical guide to ethical and scientific quality standards in clinical research, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
- Informed Consent and Ethics, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
- IRAS and NHS Permissions Training, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
- Patient and Public Involvement, National Institute for Health Research (NIHR)
- CPR and AED training, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS trust
- Manual Handling (Levels 1 and 2), Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS trust
- Infection Control and Prevention, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS trust
- Oxygen cylinder training, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS trust
- Introduction to Matlab, Newcastle University
- Advanced Matlab, Newcastle University
- Practical Statistics 1, Newcastle University
- Practical Statistics 2, Newcastle University
- New Research student Induction, Newcastle University
- Research Ethics, Newcastle University
- Health and Safety for Research Students, Newcastle University
- Managing your PhD, Newcastle University
- Learning Agreement, Intellectual Property Rights and Project Approval, Newcastle University
- ePortfolio and PDP, Newcastle University
- Introduction to Statistical Considerations in Experimental Research, Newcastle University
- Endnote, Newcastle University
- Academic Integrity and Plagiarism, Newcastle University
- Recording your Research (Lab books, Research diaries etc.), Newcastle University
- Systematic Reviews Workshop, Newcastle University
Guest Lecturer - Sport and Exercise Science BSc (Hons), Newcastle University:
- SES1003 : Introduction to Biomechanics
- SES2005 : Applied Biomechanics
Royal Society - teaching Newcastle Discovery School STEM students on a joint project
Supervision of undergraduate and postgraduate research projects
Invited talk at Northumbria University regarding careers after a Physiotherapy degree, February, 2016
Invited talk at Sunderland University regarding careers after a Sport and Exercise Science degree, October, 2014
- Guidance to work experience students at On Medical Ltd
- Placement supervision at Consett RFC of BSc Sport Therapy students from Newcastle College
- Technical support to undergraduate sport science dissertation projects
Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust
- Educational Lead (Forensic service): Taught adults with learning disabilities NVQ/ASDAN Maths and English
- Primary and Secondary schools: Taught children with and without special educational needs or behavioural problems a variety of pe-prepared material as a class or one to one
- Rochester L, Stuart S, Galna B, Lord S. A protocol to examine vision and gait in Parkinson's disease: Impact of cognition and response to visual cues. F1000Research 2016, 4, 1379.
- Stuart S, Alcock L, Galna B, Lord S, Rochester L. The measurement of visual sampling during real-world activity in Parkinson's disease and healthy controls: A structured literature review. Journal of Neuroscience Methods 2014, 222, 175-188.
- Stuart S, Alcock L, Galna B, Godfrey A, Lord S, Rochester L. Retest reliability of the Dikablis eye-tracker when sitting, standing and walking. In: 25th British Ocular Motor Group (BOMG) Annual Meeting. 2013, Manchester.
- Stuart S, Galna B, Lord S, Rochester L. Visual sampling during walking in Parkinson’s disease: impact of visual cues and task complexity. In: 7th Annual NIHR Trainee meeting 2013. 2013, Leeds, England.
- Stuart S, Galna B, Lord S, Rochester L, Godfrey A. Quantifying saccades while walking: Validity of a novel velocity-based algorithm for mobile eye tracking. In: 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. 2014, Chicago, Illinois: IEEE.
- Stuart S, Alcock L, Galna B, Lord S, Rochester L. Re-test reliability and accuracy of the Dikablis eye-tracker when sitting, standing and walking. In: 2nd World Congress of the International Society of Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR). 2014, Vancouver, Canada: International Society for Posture & Gait Research.
- Stuart S, Alcock L, Galna B, Lord S, Rochester L. Visual sampling in Parkinson’s disease: current methodological issues. In: 2nd World Congress of the International Society of Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR). 2014, Vancouver, Canada: International Society for for Posture & Gait Research.
- Stuart S, Alcock L, Godfrey A, Lord S, Rochester L, Galna B. Accuracy and re-test reliability of mobile eye tracking in Parkinson's disease and older adults. Medical Engineering & Physics 2016, 38(3), 308-315.
- Stuart S, Galna B, Lord S, Rochester L. A protocol to examine vision and gait in Parkinson's disease: impact of cognition and response to visual cues [version 1; referees: 1 approved, 1 approved with reservations]. F1000 Research 2015, 4, 1379.
- Stuart S, Lord S, Hill E, Rochester L. Gait in Parkinson's disease: a visuo-cognitive challenge. Neuroscience & Biobehavioral Reviews 2016, 62, 76-88.
- Stuart S, Galna B, Godfrey A, Lord S, Rochester L. Look where you’re going! Do visual cues enhance visual exploration while walking in Parkinson’s disease?. In: Physiotherapy UK. 2015, Liverpool, UK: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
- Stuart S. Real-world eye tracking: what are the methodological considerations?. In: International Society of Posture and Gait Research World Congress. 2015, Seville, Spain. In Preparation.
- Stuart S, King H, Galna B, Godfrey A, Lord S, Rochester L. Visual exploration during gait in Parkinson's disease and association with cognitive characteristics. In: 19th International Congress of Parkinson's Disease and Movement Disorders. 2015, San Diego, CA, USA: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Del Din S, Hickey A, Ladha C, Stuart S, Bourke A, Esser P, Rochester L, Godfrey A. Instrumenting gait with a single wearable: an introductory tutorial. F1000 Research 2016, 5, 2323.
- Hill E, Stuart S, Lord S, Del-Din S, Rochester L. Vision, visuo-cognition and postural control in Parkinson's disease: An associative pilot study. Gait & Posture 2016, 48, 74-76.
- Stuart S, Galna B, Lord S, Rochester L. Cognition, vision and visuo-cognition in gait in Parkinson’s disease. In: International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society’s 20th International Congress of Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders. 2016, Berlin, Germany: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- Stuart S, Hickey A, Galna B, Lord S, Rochester L, Godfrey A. iTrack: instrumented mobile electrooculography (EOG) eye-tracking in older adults and Parkinson’s disease. Physiological Measurement 2017, 38(1), N16-N31.
- Stuart S, Galna B, Lord S, Rochester L. Visuo-cognition in gait in Parkinson’s disease: response to visual cues. In: 4th World Parkinson's Congress. 2016, Portland, Oregon, USA: IOS Press.
- Stuart S, Lord S, Rochester L. Physiotherapeutic management of camptocormia: a clinical case report. In: Therapy Services Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS foundation trust. 2015, Freeman Hospital, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
- Stuart S, Galna B, Lord S, Rochester L. Out of Sight, Out of Mind?. In: NIHR - Making a difference through clinical research: Opportunities for Nurses, Midwives and Allied Health Professionals: North East Regional Meeting, Affiliation: NIHR. 2015, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
- Stuart S, Galna B, Lord S, Rochester L. Visual exploration during gait in Parkinson’s disease and its cognitive correlates. In: NIHR BRU dementia trainee meeting. 2015, University College London, London, UK. In Preparation.
- Stuart S, King H, Galna B, Godfrey A, Lord S, Rochester L. Visual cues increase saccade frequency during gait in Parkinson's disease. In: North East Post-Graduate Conference. 2014, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK.
- Hickey A, Stuart S, O'Donovan K, Godfrey A. Walk on the wild side: the complexity of free-living mobility assessment. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health 2017, Epub ahead of print.
- Stuart S. International Sport Science and Sport Medicine Conference, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. London, UK: Newcastle University, 2016. International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 23, 12.
- Stuart S, Hickey A, Morris R, O'Donovan K, Godfrey A. Concussion in contact sport: a challenging area to tackle. Journal of Sport and Health Science 2017, (ePub ahead of Print).