Dr Suzie Mudge

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Post Doctoral Research Fellow

Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7096

Email: suzie.mudge@aut.ac.nz

Physical Address:
Room AB110, AUT North Shore Campus,
90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote,
Auckland 0627, New Zealand 
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


Dip Phys, MHSc, PhD

Teaching Areas:

Neuro Physiotherapy

Research Areas:

Strategies for healthy living
Improving real world walking
Self-management programmes

Current Research Projects:

  • How do clinicians view their role in self-management programmes?
  • Living Well Toolkit Project
  • The effective components of self-management programmes
  • Translating research to practice: outcome measures for the Mobility Assistance Dogs Trust


Stretton, C. M., Mudge, S., Kayes, N. M., & McPherson, K. M. (2016). Interventions to improve real-world walking after stroke: A systematic review and meta-analysis.. Clin Rehabil. doi:10.1177/0269215516640863
Mudge, S., Hart, A., Murugan, S., & Kersten, P. (2016). What influences the implementation of the New Zealand stroke guidelines for physiotherapists and occupational therapists?. Disability and Rehabilitation, 1-8. doi:10.3109/09638288.2016.1146361
Mudge, S., Rewi, D., & Channon, A. (2015). Identifying an outcome measure to assess the impact of Mobility Dogs. Disability and Rehabilitation: Assistive Technology, 1-11. doi:10.3109/17483107.2015.1079267
Kayes, N. M., Mudge, S., Bright, F., & McPherson, K. (2015). Whose behavior matters? Rethinking practitioner behavior and its influence on rehabilitation. In K. McPherson, B. E. Gibson, & A. Leplege (Eds.), Rethinking rehabilitation: Theory and practice. London, UK: CRC Press/Taylor & Francis.
Mudge, S., Kayes, N., & McPherson, K. (2015). Who is in control? Clinicians' view on their role in self-management approaches: a qualitative metasynthesis.. BMJ Open, 5, e007413. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007413
Palmer, K., Thomas, J., & Mudge, S. (2014). Activity patterns in people with neurological conditions. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 42(1), 9-15.
Johnston, J., Mudge, S., Kersten, P., & Jones, A. (2013). Physiotherapy alignment with guidelines for the management of stroke in the inpatient setting. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 41(3), 102-111.
Mudge, S., Kayes, N. M., Stavric, V., Channon, A., Kersten, P., & McPherson, K. M. (2013). Living well with disability: Needs, values and competing factors. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. doi:10.1186/1479-5868-10-100.
Stretton, C., Mudge, S., Kayes, N. M., Taylor, D., & McPherson, K. M. (2013). Activity coaching to improve walking is liked by rehabilitation patients but physiotherapists have concerns: a qualitative study. Journal of Physiotherapy, 59(3), 199-206. doi:10.1016/S1836-9553(13)70184-X
Mudge, S., Stretton, C., & Kayes, N. M. (2013). Are physiotherapists comfortable with person-centred practice? An autoethnographical insight. Disability and Rehabilitation.
Mudge, S., & Monachino, G. (2013). Walking to the shops: Desired but how doable?. New Zealand Journal of Physiotherapy, 41(1), 26-29.
Saywell, N., Vandal, A. C., Brown, P., Hanger, H. C., Hale, L., Mudge, S., . . . Taylor, D. (2012). Telerehabilitation to improve outcomes for people with stroke: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. Trials, 13. doi:10.1186/1745-6215-13-233
Mudge S, Taylor D, Chang O, Wong R. (2010). Test-Retest Reliability of the StepWatch Activity Monitor Outputs in Healthy Adults. Journal of Physical Activity and Health, 7:671-676.
Davies, TC, Mudge S, Stott, NS, Ameratunga S. (2010). Enabling self-directed computer use for individuals with cerebral palsy: a systematic review of available assistive devices and technologies. Developmental Medicine & Child Neurology, 52(6):510-516.
Mudge S, Barber PA, Stott, NS. (2009). Circuit-based rehabilitation improves gait endurance but not usual walking activity in chronic stroke: a randomised clinical trial. Archives of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, 90:1989-96.
Mudge S, Stott NS. (2009). Timed walking tests correlate with daily step activity in individuals with stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 90:296-301.
Mudge S, Stott NS. (2008). Test-Retest reliability of the StepWatch Activity Monitor outputs in individuals with chronic stroke. Clinical Rehabilitation, 22:871-877.
Mudge, S., Stott, S., Walt, S. (2007). Criterion validity of the StepWatch Activity Monitor as a measure of walking activity in individuals following stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 88, 1710-5.
Mudge, S., & Stott, S. (2007). Outcome measures to assess walking ability following stroke - a systematic review of the literature. Physiotherapy, 93, 189-200.
Taylor, D., Stretton, C.M., Mudge, S., Garrett, N. (2006). Does clinic-measured gait speed differ from gait speed measured in the community in people with stroke? Clinical Rehabilitation 20(5): 438-444.