I am working with stroke patient data at Guide Dogs SA/NT. I am investigating the sensitivity of different neuropsychological tests to predict spatial neglect behaviour, a common consequence of stroke. Current clinical tests involving simple paper and pencil tasks are not thought to be sensitive enough to detect subtle forms of neglect behaviour in stroke patients. We put this to the test by comparing the performance in the paper and pencil tests to the performance in a walking task.
Supervisor: Dr Tobias Loetscher and Lindy Williams (School of Health Sciences)