Nicola Towersey

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Lecturer

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7641

Email: nicola.towersey@aut.ac.nz

Postal Address:
Department of Physiotherapy, A-11
School of Clinical Sciences
Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences
AUT University, Private Bag 92006,
Auckland 1142, New Zealand

Qualifications:

MPhil, PgDip (Rehabilitation), BHSc (Physiotherapy)

Biography:

Nicola graduated in 2000 and spent most of her time working in various rehabilitation settings in Auckland, specialising in older adult and neurological rehabilitation.

She began working at AUT in 2008 as a full-time lecturer on the undergraduate programme, and in 2012 completed a MPhil thesis titled 'The effect of 30 minutes of peripheral electrical stimulation on corticomotor excitability, excitability of the somatosensory cortex and sensory threshold of healthy adults.'

Teaching Areas:

  • Neurological physiotherapy
  • Motor control
  • Motor learning

Research Areas:

  • Neurophysiology
  • Motor control
  • Sensation
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Upper limb rehabilitation
  • TMS

Publications:

  • Towersey, N. C. M. (2012). The effect of 30 minutes of peripheral electrical stimulation on corticomotor excitability, excitability of the somatosensory cortex and sensory threshold of healthy adults. (Master's Thesis/Postgraduate Dissertation, AUT University, Auckland).
  • Towersey, N. C. M., Taylor, D., & Lewis, G. (2010). The effect of sensory electrical stimulation on brain activity and hand sensation. In 6th World congress of neurorehabilitation. Vienna, Austria.
  • Towersey, N. C. M., & Taylor, D. (2009). Evidence for upper limb sensory electrical stimulation following stroke. In Biennial Neurosymposium. Hands up. The Neurological Upper Limb. Auckland, New Zealand.
  • Towersey, N. C. M. (2009). Neurological physiotherapy at AUT. In Physio matters. The newsletter of the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists (Iss. July, pp. 16-17).
  • Towersey, N. C. M., & Signal, N. E. J. (2008). NeuroSkills Online: The development of a multimedia resource to enhance student learning. In Conference of the New Zealand Society of Physiotherapists. Dunedin.
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