Dr Brooke Adair - Nat School of Allied Health (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Accreditation in-progress - Supervisor is eligible to co-supervise with another fully accredited supervisor (Principal Supervisor)

Brooke graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2003 with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy. After several years of working in the public hospital system she focused her practice to paediatrics and childhood disability. In 2013 Brooke completed her PhD which investigated mobility and gait characteristics in children with hereditary spastic paraplegia. Brooke's current research interests include studies to better understand and enhance participation in children with disabilities as well as maintaining an interest in gait and mobility.


Phone :+61 3 9953 3780 (Melbourne)
Email :Brooke.Adair@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

physiotherapy ; Paediatric physiotherapy, cerebral palsy, ; Cerebral Palsy ; Gait ; Human Gait ; Social participation ; Rehabilitation ; physical activity in children, movement science, ;

Methods Expertise

Quantitative Research ; Functional Assessment ; Longitudinal and cross-sectional designs ;

Research Projects

Current Projects

  • How do tests of lower-limb strength and power relate to gait performance after stroke? (PhD) (Co-Supervisor)

Selected Publications


Effectiveness and feasibility of virtual reality and gaming system use at home by older adults for enabling physical activity to improve health related domains: a systematic review, in Age and Aging

Smart technologies to enhance social connectedness in older people who live at home, in Australasian Journal on Ageing (print version)


Smart-home technologies to assist older people to live well at home, in Journal of Aging Science

Rehabilitation principles in chronic neurological conditions in adults and children, in Rehabilitation in Movement Disorders


Health-related quality of life and strain in caregivers of Australians with Parkinson's disease: An observational study, in BMC Neurology

Psychometric properties of functional mobility tools in hereditary spastic paraplegia and other childhood neurological conditions, in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology (print version)

Smart technologies for older people - a systematic literature review of smart technologies that promote health and wellbeing of older people living at home, in Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society, The University of Melbourne

Robotics to enable older adults to remain living at home, in Journal of Aging Research (print version)


Systemic adverse events following botulinum toxin-A therapy in children with cerebral palsy, in Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology