Dr Andy Kerr


Biomedical Engineering

Personal statement

My primary research interest is the study of human movement. This has been shaped from many years as a physiotherapist; practising, teaching and researching. I am currently working on a number of projects using technology to support and optimise neurorehabilitation. I am particularly interested in the recovery of community mobility. I would be intersted in supervising PhD students with an interest in technology enabled rehabilitation.


Biomechanical correlates for recovering walking speed following a stroke. The potential of tibia to vertical angle as a therapy target
Kerr Andy, Rowe Philip, Clarke Allan, Chandler Elizabeth, Smith Jess, Ugbolue Chris, Pomeroy Valerie
Gait and Posture Vol 76, pp. 162-167 (2020)
Automated movement feedback for recovering independence in the sit-to-stand movement in an older population : a pilot randomised controlled trial of a novel system
Ho Siu Fai, Thomson Avril, Moylan Tricia, McGuckin Julie, Kerr Andrew
OBM Geriatrics Vol 3 (2019)
Community cycling exercise for stroke survivors is feasible and acceptable
Kerr Andy, Cummings Joanne, Barber Mark, McKeown Marie, Rowe Philip, Mead Gillian, Doucet Amy, Berlouis Katherine, Grealy Madeleine
Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation Vol 26, pp. 485-490 (2019)
Quantifying sit-to-stand and stand-to-sit transitions in free-living environments using the activPAL thigh-worn activity monitor
Pickford Chris G, Findlow Andrew H, Kerr Andy, Banger Matthew, Clarke-Cornwell Alexandra M, Hollands Kristen L, Quinn Terry, Granat Malcolm H
Gait and Posture Vol 73, pp. 140-146 (2019)
Treadmill training augmented with real-time visualisation feedback and function electrical stimulation for gait rehabilitation after stroke : a feasibility study
Phongamwong Chanwit, Rowe Philip, Chase Karen, Kerr Andrew, Millar Lindsay
BMC Biomedical Engineering Vol 1 (2019)
Factors that contribute to the use of stroke self-rehabilitation technologies : a review
Vourganas Ioannis, Stankovic Vladimir, Stankovic Lina, Kerr Andrew
JMIR Biomedical Engineering Vol 4 (2019)

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Professional activities

Stroke Rehabilitation Biodesign Workshop
West of Scotland Geriatric Medicine training day
Clinical Gait Analysis
University of Glasgow
Visiting lecturer
Keynote/plenary speaker
Society for Research in Rehabilitation (External organisation)

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Using the Kinect optical sensor to track functional movements of the hand: Testing a new model for application in stroke rehabilitation
Kazakidi, Asimina (Principal Investigator) Kerr, Andy (Principal Investigator)
20-Jan-2016 - 04-Jan-2017
Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP 2016-2017 University of Strathclyde) | Chase, Karen
Kerr, Andy (Principal Investigator) Rowe, Philip (Co-investigator) Chase, Karen (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2016 - 01-Jan-2020
Supporting Sit-To-Stand Rehabilitation Using Smartphone Sensors to provide tactile feedback
Kerr, Andy (Principal Investigator) Dunlop, Mark (Co-investigator)
02-Jan-2015 - 01-Jan-2016
KTP - PAL Technologies
Kerr, Andy (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2018
EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Medical Devices and Health Technologies | Collins, Ross
Kerr, Andy (Principal Investigator) Thomson, Avril (Co-investigator) Collins, Ross (Research Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 01-Jan-2019
Feasibility of a randomised controlled trial of a community based, cycling exercise programme to improve physical and psychological outcomes in stroke survivors
Grealy, Madeleine (Principal Investigator) Kerr, Andy (Co-investigator) Rowe, Philip (Co-investigator)
01-Jan-2014 - 30-Jan-2016

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Biomedical Engineering
Graham Hills Building

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