Dr Amanda Wallace
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Dr Amanda Wallace

Lecturer in Advanced Clinical Practice

School of Health Professions (Faculty of Health)

Biography

Biography

Amanda is a neuro-specialist physiotherapist with more than 20 years experience across clinical rehabilitation, teaching and research. She has published in multiple peer review journals and is co-author of a book chapter on 'Observation and Analysis of Movement' (Physical Management for Neurological Conditions, Lennon et al, 2018).

Qualifications

PhD 2012

BSc(Hons) 1st class 1997

Professional membership

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP)

Association of Physiotherapists Interested in Neurology (ACPIN)

Key publications

Ramdharry GM, Wallace A, Hennis P, Dewar E, Dudziec M, Jones K, Pietrusz A, Reilly MM & Hanna MG (2021) 'Cardiopulmonary exercise performance and factors associated with aerobic capacity in neuromuscular diseases' Muscle & Nerve 64, (6) 683-690 , DOI
Wallace A, Tallelli P, Crook L, Austin D, Farrelll R, Hoad D, O'Keefe AG, Marsden J, Fitzpatrick R & Greenwood R (2019) 'Exploratory randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial of botulinum therapy on grasp release after Stroke (PrOMBiS)' Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair Open access
Wallace A, Pietrusz A, Dewar E, Dudziec M, Jones K, Hennis P, Sterr A, Baio G, Machado PM & Laurá M (2019) 'Community exercise is feasible for neuromuscular diseases and can improve aerobic capacity' Neurology 92, (15) e1773-e1785 , DOI
Talelli P, Wallace A, Dileone M, Hoad D, Cheeran B, Oliver R, VandenBos M, Hammerbeck U, Barratt K & Gillini C (2012) 'Theta Burst Stimulation in the rehabilitation of the upper limb: a semi-randomised, placebo-controlled trial in chronic stroke patients' Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 26, 976-987 , DOI
Wallace A, Talelli P, Dileone M, Oliver R, Ward NS, Di Lazzaro V, Rothwell JC, Greenwood R & Marsden JF (2010) 'Standardising treatment intensity of upper limb treatment in rehabilitation medicine' Clinical Rehabilitation 25, 471-478
Bunn LM, Wallace A & Cassidy E (2018) 'Observation and analysis of movement' Physical Management for Neurological Conditions Open access
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Teaching

Teaching

Teaching interests

My teaching interests include all forms of clinical research and rehabilitation. I have experience of teaching at undergraduate and post graduate level, and fulfilling the role of module lead at Plymouth University, Exeter University, Brunel University, and UCL. Responsibilities have included designing and running modules; setting exam questions; marking assignments, project proposals; attending exam board; and fulfilling the role of personal tutor and academic project supervisor. Curriculum development and quality enhancement were an integral part of each post.

Research

Research

Research interests

My research interests focus on physical rehabilitation and evaluation of complex interventions. My most recent clinical trial in exercise in neuromuscular disease resulted in a 2019 publication in the Journal neurology (impact factor 8.689). My PhD work was an investigation into the recovery of arm and hand function after stroke and involved obtaining permissions and running a clinical trial of a medicinal product (CTIMP). I currently co-supervise a PhD student at University of Plymouth co-producing a rehabilitation intervention for a rare neurological condition in children.


Grants & contracts

The ATeam: Co-producing guidance and investigating a novel complex home-based intervention to optimise long-term healthy living with ataxia telangiectasia. PI: L.Bunn.

2019 – ongoing. Action for AT £90,862

 

Evaluating the benefits of community based aerobic training on the physical health and well-being of people with neuromuscular diseases: a pilot study. PI: G.Ramdharry.

A.Wallace. E.Dewar, M.Reilly, M.Hanna, K.Butcher, A.Sterr, G.Baio. 2012-2015. NIHR Research for Patient Benefit PB-PG-0711-25151, £179,626

 

Predicting and measuring functional benefit using Botulinum Toxin in the upper limb after stroke (PrOMBiS). PI: D Werring.

A Wallace, J Marsden, R Greenwood, P Talelli, J Rothwell. 2008-2011 The Stroke Association £128,379

 

Can Theta Burst stimulation accelerate re-learning of impaired wrist and hand movements early after stroke? PI: John Rothwell.

P Talelli, J Ball, G Cloud, A Wallace, R Greenwood. 2007-2009 The Stroke Association £118,872

 

Unrestricted Educational Research Award

A Wallace, J Marsden, N Ward, P Talelli, R Greenwood, J Rothwell. 2007 Ipsen Limited £10,000


Publications

Publications

Key publications

Ramdharry GM, Wallace A, Hennis P, Dewar E, Dudziec M, Jones K, Pietrusz A, Reilly MM & Hanna MG (2021) 'Cardiopulmonary exercise performance and factors associated with aerobic capacity in neuromuscular diseases' Muscle & Nerve 64, (6) 683-690 , DOI
Wallace A, Tallelli P, Crook L, Austin D, Farrelll R, Hoad D, O'Keefe AG, Marsden J, Fitzpatrick R & Greenwood R (2019) 'Exploratory randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial of botulinum therapy on grasp release after Stroke (PrOMBiS)' Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair Open access
Wallace A, Pietrusz A, Dewar E, Dudziec M, Jones K, Hennis P, Sterr A, Baio G, Machado PM & Laurá M (2019) 'Community exercise is feasible for neuromuscular diseases and can improve aerobic capacity' Neurology 92, (15) e1773-e1785 , DOI
Talelli P, Wallace A, Dileone M, Hoad D, Cheeran B, Oliver R, VandenBos M, Hammerbeck U, Barratt K & Gillini C (2012) 'Theta Burst Stimulation in the rehabilitation of the upper limb: a semi-randomised, placebo-controlled trial in chronic stroke patients' Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 26, 976-987 , DOI
Wallace A, Talelli P, Dileone M, Oliver R, Ward NS, Di Lazzaro V, Rothwell JC, Greenwood R & Marsden JF (2010) 'Standardising treatment intensity of upper limb treatment in rehabilitation medicine' Clinical Rehabilitation 25, 471-478
Bunn LM, Wallace A & Cassidy E (2018) 'Observation and analysis of movement' Physical Management for Neurological Conditions Open access

Key publications are highlighted

Journals
Articles
Ramsey D, Ramdharry G, Scoto M, Muntoni F & Wallace A (2022) 'Revised Hammersmith Scale for Spinal Muscular Atrophy: inter and intra-rater reliability and agreement' PLoS ONE , DOI
Ramdharry GM, Wallace A, Hennis P, Dewar E, Dudziec M, Jones K, Pietrusz A, Reilly MM & Hanna MG (2021) 'Cardiopulmonary exercise performance and factors associated with aerobic capacity in neuromuscular diseases' Muscle & Nerve 64, (6) 683-690 , DOI
Wallace A, Tallelli P, Crook L, Austin D, Farrelll R, Hoad D, O'Keefe AG, Marsden J, Fitzpatrick R & Greenwood R (2019) 'Exploratory randomized double-blind placebo controlled trial of botulinum therapy on grasp release after Stroke (PrOMBiS)' Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair Open access
Wallace A, Pietrusz A, Dewar E, Dudziec M, Jones K, Hennis P, Sterr A, Baio G, Machado PM & Laurá M (2019) 'Community exercise is feasible for neuromuscular diseases and can improve aerobic capacity' Neurology 92, (15) e1773-e1785 , DOI
Wallace A, Pietrusz A, Dewar E, Dudziec M, Jones K, Hennis P, Sterr A, Baio G, Butcher K & Machado P (2017) 'Evaluating the benefits of community based aerobic training on the physical health and well-being of people with neuromuscular disease' Neuromuscular Disorders 27, S43-S43 , DOI
Jones KL, Sejersen T, Amato AA, Hilton-Jones D, Schmidt J, Wallace AC, Badrising UA & Rose MR (2016) 'A protocol to develop clinical guidelines for inclusion‐body myositis' Muscle & Nerve 53, (4) 503-507 , DOI
Wallace A, Dewar L, Pietrusz A, Dudziec M, Sterr A, Laura M, Skorupinska I, Skorupinska M, Hanna M & Trenell M (2015) 'Evaluating the benefits of community based aerobic training on the physical health and well-being of people with neuromuscular diseases: A pilot study' Neuromuscular Disorders 25, S273-S274 , DOI
Wallace A, Dewar L, Sterr A, Hanna M, Trenell M, Pietrusz A, Dudziec M, Hennis P, Stokes R & Reilly M (2015) 'Normative aerobic exercise values in CMT' Neuromuscular Disorders 25, S285-S286 , DOI
Ramsey D, Scoto M, Mayhew A, Ramdharry G, Wallace A & Muntoni F (2015) 'Revised Hammersmith scale for spinal muscular atrophy: Inter and intra-rater reliability and content validity from a patient perspective' Neuromuscular Disorders 25, S195-S195 , DOI
Ramdharry G, Dudziec M, Tropman D, Dewar E, Wallace A, Laura M, Grant R & Reilly M (2015) 'Exploring the causes of falls and balance impairments in people with Charcot-Marie Tooth disease' Physiotherapy 101, e1255-e1255 , DOI
Machado PM, Ahmed M, Brady S, Gang Q, Healy E, Morrow JM, Wallace AC, Dewar L, Ramdharry G & Parton M (2014) 'Ongoing Developments in Sporadic Inclusion Body Myositis' Current Rheumatology Reports 16, (12) , DOI
(2014) 'Oral Presentations' International Journal of Stroke 9, (4_suppl) 5-11 , DOI
Dileone M, Ranieri F, Musumeci G, Capone F, Talelli P, Wallace A, Rothwell JC & Di Lazzaro V (2014) 'P344: Inhibitory theta burst stimulation of affected hemisphere in chronic stroke: a proof of principle, sham-controlled study' Clinical Neurophysiology 125, S139-S140 , DOI
Di Lazzaro V, Rothwell JC, Talelli P, Capone F, Ranieri F, Wallace AC, Musumeci G & Dileone M (2013) 'Inhibitory theta burst stimulation of affected hemisphere in chronic stroke: A proof of principle, sham-controlled study' Neuroscience Letters 553, 148-152 , DOI
(2013) '2013 Meeting of the Peripheral Nerve Society, June 29-July 3, 2013, Saint-Malo, France' Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System 18, (s2) 1-131 , DOI
Talelli P, Wallace A, Dileone M, Hoad D, Cheeran B, Oliver R, VandenBos M, Hammerbeck U, Barratt K & Gillini C (2012) 'Theta Burst Stimulation in the rehabilitation of the upper limb: a semi-randomised, placebo-controlled trial in chronic stroke patients' Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair 26, 976-987 , DOI
Wallace A, Talelli P, Dileone M, Oliver R, Ward NS, Di Lazzaro V, Rothwell JC, Greenwood R & Marsden JF (2010) 'Standardising treatment intensity of upper limb treatment in rehabilitation medicine' Clinical Rehabilitation 25, 471-478
Werring DJ & Wallace A (2009) 'Commentaries' International Journal of Therapy and Rehabilitation 16, (5)
Chapters
Bunn LM, Wallace A & Cassidy E (2018) 'Observation and analysis of movement' Physical Management for Neurological Conditions Open access
Conference Papers
Wallace AC, Hennis P, Pietrusz A, Dudziec M, Dewar E, Jones K, Reilly MM, Hanna MG & Ramdharry GM (2017) 'EVIDENCE OF CARDIOPULMONARY DECONDITIONING IN CHARCOT MARIE TOOTH TYPE 1A AND SPORADIC INCLUSION BODY MYOSITIS: COMPARISON WITH NORMATIVE VALUES' S7-S8
Wallace A, Crook L, Marsden J, Talelli P, Greenwood R, Oliver R, Hoad D, Rothwell J & Werring D (2014) 'PrOMBiS (Predicting Outcome and Measuring Benefit from botulinum therapy in Stroke): A randomised controlled trial' 49-50
Wallace A, Dewar E, Skorupinska M, Laura M, Morrow JM, Sterr A, Hanna MG, Skorupinska I, Trenell M & Baio G (2013) 'EVALUATING THE BENEFITS OF COMMUNITY BASED AEROBIC TRAINING ON THE PHYSICAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF PEOPLE WITH NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES: A PILOT STUDY' 123-123
Dudziec M, Morrow JM, Tropman D, Dewar L, Wallace A, Laura AM, Grant R, Reilly MM & Ramdharry GM (2013) 'EXPLORING THE CAUSES OF FALLS AND BALANCE IMPAIRMENTS IN PEOPLE WITH NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES' 34-34
Talelli P, Wallace AC, Cheeran BJ, Nicholas WS, Could GC, Marsden J, Greenwood RJ & Rothwell J (2008) 'Theta burst stimulation (TBS) in motor rehabilitation after stroke: Preliminary results on a two-week treatment protocol for the upper limb' A478-A478
Other Publications
Wallace A Efficacy of aerobic training of people with neuromuscular diseases.