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Research focus

Rebekah is researching the relationship between vestibular issues, noise sensitivity (hyperacusis), and psychological factors as predictors of the length of time to recover among adults with mild traumatic brain injury.

She is supervised by Associate Professor Deborah Snell and Dr Jennifer Dunn, both of the University of Otago, as well by Professor Greg O'Beirne of the University of Canterbury and Professor Susan Whitney of the the University of Pittsburgh.

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Hale, L., Miller, R., Barach, A., Skinner, M., & Gray, A. (2009). Motor Control Test responses to balance perturbations in adults with an intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, 34(1), 81-86. doi: 10.1080/13668250802683810

Hale, L., Bray, A., Littmann, A., Miller, R., Barach, A., Gray, A., & Skinner, M. (2008). A balancing act: The challenge of assessing balance in people with intellectual disability. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 52(8-9), (pp. 749). doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2788.2008.01091.x

Miller, R., & Hale, L. (2005). Constraint-induced movement therapy for a youth with a chronic traumatic brain injury. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 33(3), 85-90.