Dr Marie-Claire Smith

BHSc (Physiotherapy) AUT., PhD University of Auckland

Biography

Marie-Claire Smith completed her PhD in Health Sciences in 2017. She is an experienced physiotherapist with an interest in stroke research and is currently working as a research fellow in the Department of Medicine.

Research | Current

Marie-Claire's research interests are predicting and improving recovery and outcomes after stroke. She is currently leading a multicentre trial investigating how to predict both whether and when a patient will walk independently after stroke. She is also involved in a project trialling a type of biofeedback to improve symmetry in walking after stroke. This research involves the use of clincial, neuroimaging, neurophsyiology and biomechanical assessment tools. A strong focus of this research is that it is relevant and translatable to clincial practice.

Areas of expertise

Physiotherapy, Neurorehabilitation, Stroke, Neuroscience

Committees/Professional groups/Services

NZ registered physiotherapist

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Cirillo, J., Mooney, R. A., Ackerley, S. J., Barber, P. A., Borges, V. M., Clarkson, A. N., ... Stinear, C. M. (2020). Neurochemical balance and inhibition at the subacute stage after stroke. Journal of neurophysiology, 123 (5), 1775-1790. 10.1152/jn.00561.2019
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alan Barber, Cathy Stinear, Winston Byblow, John Cirillo, Victor Borges
  • Smith, M.-C., Ackerley, S. J., Monigatti, E. J., Scrivener, B. J., & Stinear, C. M. (2020). Determining the Functional Status of the Corticospinal Tract Within One Week of Stroke. Journal of visualized experiments : JoVE (156).10.3791/60665
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cathy Stinear
  • Stinear, C. M., Smith, M.-C., & Byblow, W. D. (2019). Prediction Tools for Stroke Rehabilitation. Stroke, 50 (11), 3314-3322. 10.1161/strokeaha.119.025696
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Winston Byblow, Cathy Stinear
  • Smith, M.-C., Ackerley, S. J., Barber, P. A., Byblow, W. D., & Stinear, C. M. (2019). PREP2 Algorithm Predictions Are Correct at 2 Years Poststroke for Most Patients. Neurorehabilitation and neural repair, 33 (8), 635-642. 10.1177/1545968319860481
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Winston Byblow, Cathy Stinear, Alan Barber
  • Stinear, C., Byblow, W., Barber, A., Ackerley, S., Smith, M.-C., & Cramer, S. (2018). Biomarker-based patient selection improves stroke rehabilitation trial efficiency. bioRxiv10.1101/459776
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cathy Stinear, Alan Barber, Winston Byblow
  • Connell, L. A., Smith, M.-C., Byblow, W. D., & Stinear, C. M. (2018). Implementing biomarkers to predict motor recovery after stroke. NeuroRehabilitation, 43 (1), 41-50. 10.3233/nre-172395
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Winston Byblow, Cathy Stinear
  • Stinear, C. M., Byblow, W. D., Ackerley, S. J., Smith, M.-C., Borges, V. M., & Barber, P. A. (2017). PREP2: A biomarker-based algorithm for predicting upper limb function after stroke. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 4 (11), 811-820. 10.1002/acn3.488
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cathy Stinear, Winston Byblow, Victor Borges, Alan Barber
  • Smith, M. C., Barber, P. A., & Stinear, C. M. (2/10/2017). TWIST: An algorithm to predict Time to Walk Independently after STroke. Poster presented at Exposure Conference, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand.
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Alan Barber, Cathy Stinear

Contact details

Primary office location

M&HS BUILDING 507 - Bldg 507
Level 2, Room 2037
28 PARK AVE
GRAFTON
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand