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Professor Winston Byblow

BHK (Windsor), MSc PhD (Simon Fraser)

Biography

I am Director of the Movement Neuroscience Laboratory at The University of Auckland where I mentor postgraduate students, postdoctoral fellows and mid-career academics. My research specialisation is in neurophysiology, neurorehabilitation, neuromodulation and neural plasticity, and human brain imaging relevant to recovery of motor function after stroke and movement disorders such as dystonia and Parkinson’s disease. I routinely serve on scientific and grant awarding committees including the Biomedical Science Panel for the Marsden Fund, on biomedical assessing committees for the Health Research Council of NZ, and on the Medicine and Public Health Panel for the Tertiary Education Committee (TEC) National Panel. I am co-Editor-in-Chief of Experimental Brain Research, Springer’s longest running neuroscience serial, and an Editorial Board member of several journals. I frequently gives public lectures on topics as part of International Brain Awareness Week and Neurological Foundation appeal week.

Research | Current

I have numerous projects on offer in areas of motor neurophysiology, neurorehabilitation, neuromodulation and neural plasticity, the effects of physical activity and acute exercise on brain function, human brain imaging relevant to recovery of motor function after stroke  and Parkinson’s disease. If you are intersted in pursuing a PhD on one of these topics under my supervision, the University will offer a guaranteed Doctroal scholarship to applicants with GPE of 8.0 or above. 

https://www.auckland.ac.nz/en/study/scholarships-and-awards/scholarship-types/postgraduate-scholarships/doctoral-scholarships.html

 

 

 

Teaching | Current

EXERSCI 305 Movement Neuroscience

EXERSCI 708 Advanced Seminar in Movmeent Neuroscience

EXERSCI 714  Special Topics in Human Neurophysiology and Neuroimaging

Responsibilities

Health Theme Leader (Faculty of Science)

Areas of expertise

  • Movement neuroscience
  • Stroke recovery
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Movement Disorders
  • Motor Control
  • Neurophysiology
  • Brain Stimulation

Committees/Professional groups/Services

  • Centre for Advanced MRI Advisory Board
  • Faculty of Science Research Steering Committee
  • Department of Exercise Sciences Research Committee
     
  • Society for Neuroscience
  • American Heat Association (Stroke)
  • American Society for Neurorehabilitation

co-Editor-in-Chief, Experimental Brian Research

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Trudgen, A., Cirillo, J., & Byblow, W. D. (2019). Somatosensory and transcranial direct current stimulation effects on manual dexterity and motor cortex function: A metaplasticity study. Brain stimulation, 12 (4), 938-947. 10.1016/j.brs.2019.02.010
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Cirillo
  • Mooney, R. A., Ackerley, S. J., Rajeswaran, D. K., Cirillo, J., Barber, P. A., Stinear, C. M., & Byblow, W. D. (2019). The Influence of Primary Motor Cortex Inhibition on Upper Limb Impairment and Function in Chronic Stroke: A Multimodal Study. Neurorehabilitation and neural repair, 33 (2), 130-140. 10.1177/1545968319826052
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cathy Stinear, Alan Barber, John Cirillo
  • Cirillo, J., Semmler, J. G., Mooney, R. A., & Byblow, W. D. (2018). Conventional or threshold-hunting TMS? A tale of two SICIs. Brain stimulation, 11 (6), 1296-1305. 10.1016/j.brs.2018.07.047
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Cirillo
  • Cirillo, J., Cowie, M. J., MacDonald, H. J., & Byblow, W. D. (2018). Response inhibition activates distinct motor cortical inhibitory processes. Journal of Neurophysiology, 119 (3), 877-886. 10.1152/jn.00784.2017
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44704
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: John Cirillo
  • Connell, L. A., Smith, M.-C., Byblow, W. D., & Stinear, C. M. (2018). Implementing biomarkers to predict motor recovery after stroke. NeuroRehabilitation, 43 (1), 41-50. 10.3233/nre-172395
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Marie-Claire Smith, Cathy Stinear
  • Ortega-Auriol, P. A., Besier, T. F., Byblow, W. D., & McMorland, A. J. C. (2018). Fatigue Influences the Recruitment, but Not Structure, of Muscle Synergies. Frontiers in human neuroscience, 1210.3389/fnhum.2018.00217
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42553
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Thor Besier, Angus McMorland
  • McCambridge, A. B., Stinear, J. W., & Byblow, W. D. (2018). Revisiting interhemispheric imbalance in chronic stroke: A tDCS study. Clinical neurophysiology : official journal of the International Federation of Clinical Neurophysiology, 129 (1), 42-50. 10.1016/j.clinph.2017.10.016
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/41081
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: James Stinear
  • Stinear, C. M., Byblow, W. D., Ackerley, S. J., Smith, M.-C., Borges, V. M., & Barber, P. A. (2017). PREP2: A biomarker-based algorithm for predicting upper limb function after stroke. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology, 4 (11), 811-820. 10.1002/acn3.488
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44067
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Cathy Stinear, Marie-Claire Smith, Alan Barber

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Primary office location

BUILDING 907 - Bldg 907
368 KHYBER PASS
NEWMARKET
AUCKLAND 1023
New Zealand

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