Dr Terry Gorst
Senior Research Fellow
Peninsula Medical School (Faculty of Health)
Senior Research Fellow and Digital Health Technology Lead; Applied Parkinson's Research Group, Peninsula Medical School. My role is to carry out leadership, management, engagement and collaboration activities to support the working of the Group. I oversee the digital health technology (DHT) and home-based care pathway programmes, develop the practical and scientific foundation for these, and assist in developing the Group’s research strategy.
I also hold an NIHR Clinical Research Network (CRN) Research Associate post to support my role as an honorary research physiotherapist within University Hospital Plymouth NHS Trust.
1995 BA (Joint Hons) Sports Science & Psychology, University of Wales, Bangor, UK
2008 BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, University of Plymouth, Plymouth, UK2017 PhD Faculty of Health & Human Sciences, University of Plymouth, UK
Health and Care Professions Council: PH89527
Chartered Society of Physiotherapy: 093380Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology: 10605
Associate Lecturer, BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
Lecturer: MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation: Pathomechanics and Rehabilitation of Gait and Balance; Advancing the Management of Long Term Neurological Conditions; and Neurological Rehabilitation - Sensorimotor Disorders.
My interest is in the use and application of digital technology and wearables for early Parkinson’s disease detection, personalising therapy and monitoring disease progression, as well as the use of such technologies in the development of innovative care and research pathways.
I also have a clinical-research interest in the role of physical activity and exercise in the management of neurological conditions, in particular Parkinson’s disease.
Key publications are highlightedJournals
Gorst T, Marsden J, Freeman J. Lower limb somatosensory discrimination is impaired in people with Parkinson's disease: novel assessment and associations with balance, gait and falls Movement Disorders Clinical Practice Article number mdc3.12831 15 Aug 2019
Gorst T, Cooke J, Dominey T, et al. Evaluating the usability of ‘NMS Assist’: a non-motor symptoms (NMS) monitoring app for people with Parkinson’s disease and their care partners. Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Design4Health, Amsterdam, NL, 1 July 2020. Editors: Kirsty Christer, Claire Craig & Paul Chamberlain ISBN: 978-1-8381117-0-0
Reports & invited lectures
Understanding the somatosensory aspects of movement in stroke and Parkinson’s (invited). Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Neurology (ACPIN) annual conference, March 2018, Manchester, UK
Helping our patients move…more. Platform Presentation (invited) Parkinson ’s UK Conference, April 2016, Devon, UK
Practical challenges after stroke: Promoting exercise-efficacy and physical activity in sub-acute stroke. Platform presentation (invited) Welsh Stroke Conference. Cardiff, Wales. June 2016
A cross sectional study investigating foot and ankle impairments in people with stroke. Platform presentation European Stroke Conference, April 2016. Venice, Italy.
Promoting Exercise efficacy in sub-acute stroke. Platform Presentation (invited) UK Stroke Forum. Liverpool, UK. December 2015
Foot and ankle impairments affect mobility and balance in stroke (FAiMiS); the views of people with stroke. Platform presentation, Institute for Health & Community, Post Graduate Conference, University of Plymouth, June 2014, Plymouth, UK
VISTA: An exercise, self- management and secondary prevention service in community-dwelling stroke. Platform presentation at UK Stroke Forum December 2014, Harrogate, UK
Promoting exercise, self- management and secondary prevention in community-dwelling stroke. Platform presentation at Physiotherapy UK, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, October 2014, Birmingham, UK
Foot and ankle impairments affect mobility and balance in stroke (FAiMiS); the views of people with stroke. Platform presentation at Physiotherapy UK, Chartered Society of Physiotherapy Congress, October 2014, Birmingham, UK