Associate Professor Jenny McGinley is a physiotherapist and Head of the Physiotherapy Department. Her research has focussed on the measurement and understanding of movement and function across the lifespan in healthy people and those with neurological conditions including stroke, Parkinson’s disease, cerebral palsy and autism spectrum disorder.
She has a particular interest in gait and mobility outcome measures for clinical practice and research, translation of biomechanical evidence to inform practice and in clinical trials of interventions to improve functional mobility. Her current research is now extending to focus on understanding how people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders can stay active during daily life, and the factors that influence regular physical activity.
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The fear and risk of community falls in patients following an intensive care admission: An..
Dance PREEMIE, a Dance PaRticipation intervention for Extremely prEterm children with Moto..
Displaying the 12 most recent projects by Jennifer McGinley.
Motor Functioning In Young People With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder - Combined Type: A Three - Dimensional Motion Analysis Study
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder –combined type (ADHD-CT) is a complex neuropsychiatric disorder with a progressively devastating im..
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Displaying the 118 most recent scholarly works by Jennifer McGinley.
The fear and risk of community falls in patients following an intensive care admission: An exploratory cohort study
Selina Parry, Linda Denehy, Catherine Granger, Jennifer McGinley, D Clark Files, Michael Berry, Sanjay Dhar, Rita Bakhru, Jane Larkin, Zudin Puthucheary, Ross Clark, Peter Morris
Journal article | 2020 | Australian Critical Care
BACKGROUND: Muscle weakness and impairments in physical functioning are well-recognised sequelae after critical illness. Whether i..
Dance PREEMIE, a Dance PaRticipation intervention for Extremely prEterm children with Motor Impairment at prEschool age: an Australian feasibility trial protocol.
Kate L Cameron, Jennifer L McGinley, Kim Allison, Natalie A Fini, Jeanie LY Cheong, Alicia J Spittle
Journal article | 2020 | BMJ Open
INTRODUCTION: Children born extremely preterm (EP: <28 weeks gestation) and/or extremely low birth weight (ELBW: <1000 g) are at i..
Construct validity of the 9-Hole Peg Test and Purdue Pegboard Test in people with mild to moderately severe Parkinson's disease.
Elizabeth L Proud, Kimberly J Miller, Belinda Bilney, Meg E Morris, Jennifer L McGinley
Journal article | 2019 | Physiotherapy
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the construct validity of two dexterity measures, the 9-Hole Peg Test (9HPT) and Purdue Pegboard Test (PPT..
Movement-based interventions for preschool-age children with, or at risk of, motor impairment: a systematic review
Kate L Cameron, Reem A Albesher, Jennifer L McGinley, Kim Allison, Jeanie LY Cheong, Alicia J Spittle
Journal article | 2019 | Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology
AIM: To explore the efficacy of movement-based interventions to improve motor skills in preschool-age children with, or at risk of..
Training Two-Wheel Bike Skills in Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Practice Survey of Therapists in Australia
Rachel Toovey, Alicia J Spittle, Anna Nicolaou, Jennifer L McGinley, Adrienne R Harvey
Journal article | 2019 | Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics
AIM: To describe current practices of physiotherapists and occupational therapists when training two-wheel bike skills in children..
Measurement properties and utility of performance-based outcome measures of physical functioning in individuals with facioscapulohumeral dystrophy - A systematic review and evidence synthesis
K de Valle, JL McGinley, I Woodcock, MM Ryan, F Dobson
Journal article | 2019 | Neuromuscular Disorders
Access to reliable, valid, accurate and responsive outcome measures is essential to ensure standards of care and clinical trial re..
Evaluation of the reliability and validity of the facioscapulohumeral composite outcome measure (FSH-COM) in children with facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD): study protocol
K de Valle, I Woodcock, M Ryan, K Carroll, F Dobson, J McGinley
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | Neuromuscular Disorders
Moderating Effect of Motor Proficiency on the Relationship Between ADHD Symptoms and Sleep Problems in Children With Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder-Combined Type
Nicole Papadopoulos, Vasileios Stavropoulos, Jennifer McGinley, Mark Bellgrove, Bruce Tonge, Anna Murphy, Kim Cornish, Nicole Rinehart
Journal article | 2019 | Behavioral Sleep Medicine
OBJECTIVES/BACKGROUND: A high proportion of children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder- Combined type (ADHD-CT) experi..
Factors Associated With Accidental Injuries in Children With ADHD-Combined Type: More Than a Motor Problem?
Amanda Connolly, Joanne Fielding, Nicole Papadopoulos, Jennifer McGinley, Anna Murphy, Nicole J Rinehart
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Attention Disorders
OBJECTIVE: We explored the relationship between accidental injuries, motor impairment, and co-occurring autism spectrum disorder (..
Physical, cognitive, psychological and social effects of dance in children with disabilities: systematic review and meta-analysis
Tamara May, Emily S Chan, Ebony Lindor, Jennifer McGinley, Helen Skouteris, David Austin, Jane McGillivray, Nicole J Rinehart
Journal article | 2019 | Disability and Rehabilitation
Additional structured physical activity does not improve walking in older people (> 60 years) undergoing inpatient rehabilitation: a randomised trial
Catherine M Said, Meg E Morris, Jennifer L McGinley, Cassandra Szoeke, Barbara Workman, Danny Liew, Keith D Hill, Michael Woodward, Joanne E Wittwer, Leonid Churilov, Mary Danoudis, Julie Bernhardt
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of Physiotherapy
A home program of strength training, movement strategy training and education did not prevent falls in people with Parkinson's disease: a randomised trial
Meg E Morris, Nicholas F Taylor, Jennifer J Watts, Andrew Evans, Malcolm Horne, Peter Kempster, Mary Danoudis, Jennifer McGinley, Clarissa Martin, Hylton B Menz
Journal article | 2017 | Journal of Physiotherapy
Cathodal Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation (tDCS) to the Right Cerebellar Hemisphere Affects Motor Adaptation During Gait
Lara Fernandez, Natalia Albein-Urios, Melissa Kirkovski, Jennifer L McGinley, Anna T Murphy, Christian Hyde, Mark A Stokes, Nicole J Rinehart, Peter G Enticott
Journal article | 2017 | The Cerebellum
Balance and Falls in Acute Exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease: A Prospective Study
Cristino C Oliveira, Annemarie L Lee, Jennifer McGinley, Gary P Anderson, Ross A Clark, Michelle Thompson, Sandy Clarke, Tamara Baker, Louis B Irving, Linda Denehy
Journal article | 2017 | COPD: Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Motor trajectories from birth to 5 years of children born at less than 30 weeks' gestation: early predictors and functional implications. Protocol for a prospective cohort study.
Alicia J Spittle, Jennifer L McGinley, Deanne Thompson, Ross Clark, Tara L FitzGerald, Benjamin F Mentiplay, Katherine J Lee, Joy E Olsen, Alice Burnett, Karli Treyvaud, Elisha Josev, Bonnie Alexander, Claire E Kelly, Lex W Doyle, Peter J Anderson, Jeanie Ly Cheong
Journal article | 2016 | Journal of Physiotherapy
INTRODUCTION: Motor impairments are one of the most frequently reported adverse neurodevelopmental consequences in children born <..
A Multidisciplinary Perspective on Motor Impairment as an Early Behavioural Marker in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Tamara May, Jennifer McGinley, Anna Murphy, Trina Hinkley, Nicole Papadopoulos, Katrina J Williams, Jane McGillivray, Peter G Enticott, Richard J Leventer, Nicole J Rinehart
Journal article | 2016 | Australian Psychologist
Instrumenting gait assessment using the Kinect in people living with stroke: reliability and association with balance tests.
RA Clark, S Vernon, BF Mentiplay, KJ Miller, JL McGinley, YH Pua, K Paterson, KJ Bower
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of neuroengineering and rehabilitation
The Microsoft Kinect has been used previously to assess spatiotemporal aspects of gait; however the reliability of this system for..
Evaluation of Measures of Upper Limb Functioning and Disability in People With Parkinson Disease: A Systematic Review
Elizabeth L Proud, Kimberly J Miller, Belinda Bilney, Sulakshana Balachandran, Jennifer L McGinley, Meg E Morris
Journal article | 2015 | Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Instrumenting gait assessment using the Kinect in people living with stroke: reliability and association with balance tests
Ross A Clark, Stephanie Vernon, Benjamin F Mentiplay, Kimberly J Miller, Jennifer L McGinley, Yong Hao Pua, Kade Paterson, Kelly J Bower
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation
Evaluating the effects of increasing physical activity to optimize rehabilitation outcomes in hospitalized older adults (MOVE Trial): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial.
CM Said, ME Morris, JL McGinley, C Szoeke, B Workman, D Liew, K Hill, M Woodward, JE Wittwer, L Churilov, C Ventura, J Bernhardt
Journal article | 2015 | Trials
Background: Older adults who have received inpatient rehabilitation often have significant mobility disability at discharge. Physi..
The use of the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health to understand the health and functioning experiences of people with chronic conditions from the person perspective: a systematic review
Vanessa M Alford, Shaun Ewen, Gillian R Webb, Jenny McGinley, Alison Brookes, Louisa J Remedios
Journal article | 2015 | Disability and Rehabilitation
Is There a Link Between Motor Performance Variability and Social-Communicative Impairment in Children With ADHD-CT: A Kinematic Study Using an Upper Limb Fitts' Aiming Task
Nicole Papadopoulos, Nicole J Rinehart, John L Bradshaw, John Taffe, Jennifer McGinley
Journal article | 2015 | Journal of Attention Disorders
A Systematic Review of the Efficacy of Conservative Interventions on the Gait of Ambulant Adults with Cerebral Palsy
PE Morgan, FL Dobson, JL McGinley
Journal article | 2014 | Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities
To identify, appraise and synthesize evidence regarding efficacy of conservative interventions (physiotherapeutic, pharmacological..
Feasibility and Efficacy of the Nintendo Wii Gaming System to Improve Balance Performance Post-Stroke: Protocol of a Phase II Randomized Controlled Trial in an Inpatient Rehabilitation Setting
Kelly J Bower, Ross A Clark, Jennifer L McGinley, Clarissa L Martin, Kimberly J Miller
Journal article | 2013 | Games for Health Journal
Motor proficiency and emotional/behavioural disturbance in autism and Asperger's disorder: another piece of the neurological puzzle?
Nicole Papadopoulos, Jennifer McGinley, Bruce Tonge, John Bradshaw, Kerryn Saunders, Anna Murphy, Nicole Rinehart
Journal article | 2012 | Autism: The International Journal of Research and Practice
Health-related quality of life and strain in caregivers of Australians with Parkinson's disease: An observational study
David H Kelly, Jennifer L McGinley, Frances E Huxham, Hylton B Menz, Jennifer J Watts, Robert Iansek, Anna T Murphy, Mary Danoudis, Brooke Adair, Meg E Morris
Journal article | 2012 | BMC Neurology
Protocol for a home-based integrated physical therapy program to reduce falls and improve mobility in people with Parkinson's disease
Meg E Morris, Clarissa Martin, Jennifer L McGinley, Frances E Huxham, Hylton B Menz, Nicholas F Taylor, Mary Danoudis, Jennifer J Watts, Sze-Ee Soh, Andrew H Evans, Malcolm Horne, Peter Kempster
Journal article | 2012 | BMC Neurology
An investigation of upper limb motor function in high functioning autism and Asperger's disorder using a repetitive Fitts' aiming task
Nicole Papadopoulos, Jennifer McGinley, Bruce J Tonge, John L Bradshaw, Kerryn Saunders, Nicole J Rinehart
Journal article | 2012 | Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Feasibility, Safety, and Compliance in a Randomized Controlled Trial of Physical Therapy for Parkinson's Disease
Jennifer L McGinley, Clarissa Martin, Frances E Huxham, Hylton B Menz, Mary Danoudis, Anna T Murphy, Jennifer J Watts, Robert Iansek, Meg E Morris
Journal article | 2012 | Parkinson's Disease
Cost effectiveness of preventing falls and improving mobility in people with Parkinson disease: protocol for an economic evaluation alongside a clinical trial.
Jennifer J Watts, Jennifer L McGinley, Frances Huxham, Hylton B Menz, Robert Iansek, Anna T Murphy, Emma R Waller, Meg E Morris
Journal article | 2008 | BMC Geriatrics
BACKGROUND: Cost of illness studies show that Parkinson disease (PD) is costly for individuals, the healthcare system and society...
Test-retest reliability and inter-tester reliability of kinematic data from a three-dimensional gait analysis system.
Hitoshi Tsushima, Meg E Morris, Jennifer McGinley
Journal article | 2003 | Journal of the Japanese Physical Therapy Association
This study aimed to determine the test-retest reliability and inter-tester reliability of kinematic measures in a three-dimensiona..
Stroke rehabilitation: patient activity during non-therapy time.
Tim Esmonde, Jennifer McGinley, Joanne Wittwer, Patricia Goldie, Clarissa Martin
Journal article | 1997 | Australian Journal of Physiotherapy
Since practice is a crucial variable in motor learning, this study aimed to quantify the level of motor activity during inpatient ..
Head Of Department, Physiotherapy
Doctorate of Philosophy
La Trobe University
Bachelor of Applied Science (physiotherapy)
Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences
Graduate Diploma (Neuroscience)
La Trobe University