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.


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)
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 (2019)
Automation enhancement and accuracy investigation of a portable single-camera gait analysis system
Yang C, Ugbolue U C, McNicol D, Stankovic V, Stankovic L, Kerr A, Carse B, Kaliarntas K, Rowe P J
IET Science, Measurement and Technology Vol 13, pp. 563-571 (2019)
Neuromechanical differences between successful and failed sit-to-stand movements and response to rehabilitation early after stroke
Kerr Andy, Clark Allan, Pomeroy Valerie M
Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair Vol 33, pp. 395-403 (2019)

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Professional activities

Keynote/plenary speaker
Society for Research in Rehabilitation (External organisation)
Kings College London
Visiting lecturer
Scottish Stroke Alliance
Novel rehabilitation technologies
University of Salford
Visiting researcher

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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
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
KTP - PAL Technologies
Kerr, Andy (Principal Investigator)
01-Jan-2015 - 31-Jan-2018
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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