Paulette van Vliet PhD, MAPA, MCSP .
Education: B Appl. Sc. in Physiotherapy, Cumberland College of Health Sciences, Sydney 1982
MSc., Loughborough University 1991
PhD, Nottingham University, 1998
Thesis: ‘Investigation of Reaching Movements Following Stroke’
Clinical: 1981-1989: Training neurological patients using movement science- based approach, including 2 years as supervisor of neurological clinical placements. Continued clinical contact via teaching activity since then. Recently joined Mitchell Physiotherapy as part-time neurorehabilitation physiotherapist.
Teaching has concentrated on translation of scientific findings in stroke rehabilitation to clinical practice in the UK and Australia, via invited workshops and lectures. Paulette has accepted over 80 invitations to teach workshops on retraining upper limb function after stroke and on using practice and feedback effectively during physiotherapy treatment.
Research: Major research interests: Stroke Rehabilitation, especially rehabilitation of the hemiplegic arm, Identification of movement deficits after stroke, Feedback for retraining movement after stroke, Self efficacy in stroke
Prof. van Vliet was an ARC Future Fellow ($659,000) from 2011-2015 and co-investigator of 5 externally funded research grants on stroke rehabilitation worth $1,136,079. Throughout her career she has won $6.8M grant funding as CI from government, medical charities, commercial bodies and universities. These include the NHMRC, ARC, UK Department of Health National Institute for Health Research and the largest UK charity for stroke research, the Stroke Association. In addition, she is currently co-investigator on grant application recently awarded by the UK Medical Research Council Efficacy and Mechanisms Programme for $1.6M AUD.
The above research activity has resulted in 89 publications and over 600 citations. These include 54 peer-reviewed journal articles, with many in the top journals in physiotherapy and rehabilitation, including Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair (IF 5.398,1st out of 33 rehabilitation journals), Experimental Brain Research (IF 2.195), Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry (IF 4.622), Manual Therapy (IF 2.686) and the Cochrane Library (5.182).