Invited Speaker, Neurology
Professor, University of Newcastle, NSW
Prof English (BAppl Sci (Physio), PhD) leads a team of researchers whose work focuses on understanding the effects of physical activity, aerobic exercise and sedentary behaviours in people after stroke.
Over her career she has completed many clinical trials related to physical activity after stroke. Current work includes a telehealth delivered exercise and diet intervention, a laboratory-based dose-finding trial on breaking up sitting time and a cluster randomized trial (UK based) on an intervention to reduce sedentary behaviour. Professor English is the Co-Chair of the Stroke Living Clinical Guidelines – the first Living Guideline in the Australia and the only Living Guideline for Stroke. In response to COVID-19, she rapidly led the development of a telehealth resource page (located Stroke Foundation website) and a Community of Practice to support clinicians pivot to telehealth delivery of care for stroke survivors unable to access face-to-face treatment.