Elizabeth Binns

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Senior Research Officer

Email: liz.binns@aut.ac.nz

ORCID: ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4026-4161

Academic appointments:

  • Senior Research Officer, AUT University (2000 - ongoing)

Qualifications:

  • MHSc, Auckland University of Technology

Overview:

My research interests are in older adults through the spectrum of community dwellers through to people living in Residential Aged Care, with the overarching goal of improving the quality of life of New Zealanders through movement. My research is embedded in clinical practice and is aligned with both physiotherapy and gerontology disciplines.

Research interests:

My research focuses on falls prevention in older adults.

Teaching summary:

PHTY608 Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation

Fields of research:

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy (Excl. Physiotherapy)
  • Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases

Professional activities:

Appointment, affiliation, and membership

  • Faculty representative to AUTEC, AUT (2019 - ongoing)
  • President, Physiotherapy New Zealand (2016 - ongoing)

Research outputs:

Books

  • Stavric, V., Towersey, N., Saywell, N., Stewart, J., Stretton, T., Signal, N., . . . Rosie, J. (2014). Neuro ToolBox: A guide to physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques in neurological populations. Auckland, New Zealand: AUT University.

Journal articles

  • Taylor, L., Parsons, J., Taylor, D., Binns, E., Lord, S., Edlin, R., . . . Kerse, N. (2020). Evaluating the effects of an exercise program (Staying UpRight) for older adults in long-term care on rates of falls: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 21. doi:10.1186/s13063-019-3949-4

  • Dixon, C. J., Knight, T., Binns, E., Ihaka, B., & O'Brien, D. (2017). Clinical measures of balance in people with type two diabetes: A systematic literature review. Gait and Posture, 58. doi:10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.08.022

  • Taylor, D., Binns, E., & Signal, N. (2017). Upping the ante: Working harder to address physical inactivity in older adults. Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 30(5). doi:10.1097/YCO.0000000000000349

  • Taylor, D., Hale, L., Schluter, P., Waters, D., Binns, E., McCracken, H., . . . Wolf, S. (2012). The effectiveness of tai chi as a community-based falls prevention intervention: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 60(5). Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22587850

  • Binns, E., & Taylor, D. (2011). The effect of the Otago Exercise Programme on strength and balance in community dwelling older women. NZ Journal of Physiotherapy, 39(2). Retrieved from http://www.physiotherapy.org.nz/

  • Binns, E., & Taylor, D. (2006). Falls prevention in New Zealand. [Abstract]. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 34(104).

  • Binns, E. (2006). Falls prevention in the practice. The Practice Nurse, 6(3).

  • Binns, E. (2005). An innovative approach to physiotherapy workforce development regarding culture. Focus on Health Professional Education, 6(3). Retrieved from http://search.informit.com.au.ezproxy.aut.ac.nz/fullText;dn=149613;res=AEIPT

  • Binns, E. (2005). An innovative approach to workforce development. Focus on Health Professional Education, 6(3).

Conference contributions

  • Pearson, J., Vandal, A., Binns, E., & Taylor, D. (2015). A case study in analytical planning: Investigating the sensitivity of outcome measures to a tai chi intervention in people with multiple sclerosis. In Joint Conference of the New Zealand Statistical Association and the Operations Research Society of New Zealand. Christchurch.

  • Taylor, D., & Binns, E. (2014). Falls prevention: Is there life after the Otago Exercise Programme and Tai Chi?. In Physiotherapy New Zealand Conference 2014: Linking the chain. Auckland.

  • Binns, E., Taylor, D., Hale, L., Scluter, P., Waters, D., McCracken, H., & Wolf, S. (2011). Tai Chi for falls prevention: The effect of group exercise. In World Physical Therapy 2011. Amsterdam.

  • Binns, E., & Taylor, D. (2011). A service delivery model of Constraint-Induced Movement Therapy in an undergraduate clinical education setting. In World Physical Therapy 2011. Amstredam.

  • Taylor, D., Hale, L., Schluter, P., Waters, D., Binns, E., McCracken, H., . . . Wolf, S. (2011). A randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Tai Chi as a communitybased falls prevention intervention. In 16th International WCPT Congress. Amsterdam.

  • Taylor, D., Hale, L., Schluter, P., Waters, D., Binns, E., McCracken, H., . . . Lord, S. (2011). A randomised controlled trial investigating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of Tai Chi as a community based falls prevention intervention. In The 2011 Conference for General Practice. Auckland.

  • Binns, E., Taylor, D., Hale, L., Schluter, P., Waters, D., McCracken, H., . . . Wolf, S. (2011). Tai Chi for falls prevention: The effect of group exercise. In 16th International WCPT Congress. Amsterdam.

  • Binns, E., & Taylor, D. (2011). A service delivery model of Constraint-Induced movement therapy utilising clinical education. In 16th International WCPT Congress. Amsterdam.

  • Binns, E., Taylor, D., Kayes, N. M., & McPherson, K. M. (2009). Does Tai Chi improve strength and balance in people with Multiple Sclerosis: A pilot study. In APA Conference Week - National Neurology Group. Sydney.

  • Binns, E., Taylor, D., Smith, C., & Holt, K. (2006). Community-based falls prevention in West Auckland. In The Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners Conference 2006 Handbook (pp. 70). Auckland.

  • Binns, E., D'Brass, J. E. M., & Taylor, D. (2006). The effectiveness, challenges and solutions of delivering the Otago Exercise Programme in New Zealand. In Australian Falls Prevention Conference Handbook (pp. 41). Brisbane.

  • Binns, E. (2005). The Otago Exercise Programme (OEP): Do strength and balance improve? [Abstract]. In Joint Conference of the National Neurology & Gerontology Groups of the Australian Physiotherapy Association Final Program and Abstracts. : National Neurology & Gerontology Groups. Retrieved from http://www.gggg2005.com.au/

  • Binns, E. (2005). The Otago Exercise Programme (OEP): Do strength and balance improve? [Abstract]. In Neurology Group 2005 Symposium Programme and Book of Abstracts. : The New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists.

  • Binns, E. E. (2004). A model of community partnership and physiotherapy delivery that is culturally appropriate. [Abstract]. In 1st Neurological Physiotherapy Conference of the National Neurology Group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association: Conference proceedings (pp. 30). : National Neurology Group of the Australian Physiotherapy Association.

Reports

  • Taylor, D., & Binns, E. (2009). Co-ordination and training of practice nurses to deliver the Otago Exercise Programme to older persons. Wellington.

  • Kerse, N., Robertson, M. C., Taylor, D., Parsons, J., Calder, M., Binns, E., & al, E. (2009). Staying upright in Rest Home care trial. Wellington.

  • Taylor, D., Binns, E., & Stretton, T. (2009). Otago Exercise Programme: Report on nurse delivered and physiotherapist delivered programmes in New Zealand. Wellington.

  • Taylor, D., & Binns, E. (2008). Co-ordination and training of practice nurses to deliver the Otago Exercise Programme to older persons. Wellington.

  • Taylor, D., Binns, E., & Stretton, T. (2008). Otago Exercise Programme: Report on nurse delivered and physiotherapist delivered programmes in New Zealand. Wellington: Accident Compensation Corporation.

  • Taylor, D., & Binns, E. (2007). Otago Exercise Programme: Report on nurse delivered and physiotherapist delivered programmes in New Zealand. Auckland.

  • Taylor, D., & Binns, E. (2007). Co-ordination and training of practice nurses to deliver the Otago Exercise Programme to older persons. Auckland.

  • Taylor, D., & Binns, E. (2007). Co-ordination and training of nurses to deliver the Otago Exercise Programme to older persons. Auckland.

  • Taylor, D., & Binns, E. (2006). Co-ordination and training of practice nurses to deliver the Otago Exercise Programme to older persons. Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Taylor, D., & Binns, E. (2006). Otago Exercise Programme: Report on nurse delivered and physiotherapist delivered programmes in New Zealand. Auckland, New Zealand.

Theses

  • Binns, E. (2005). The Otago Exercise Programme (OEP): Do strength and balance improve?. (AUT University, Auckland).

Oral presentations

  • Binns, E. (2007). Clinical Updates. Auckland, New Zealand.

  • Binns, L., & Kayes, N. (2006). Barriers to activity in people with multiple sclerosis. Auckland, New Zealand.

Other outputs

  • Binns, E., Kerse, N., Peri, K., Cheung, G., & Taylor, D. (2020). Program fidelity challenges discovered during a feasibility randomized controlled trial of group falls prevention exercises.. SAGE Research Methods Cases. doi:10.4135/9781529742626

  • Clark, H., Nicholls, D., & Binns, E. (2008). Book reviews. In New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy (Iss. 2).

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