Professor Peter Wilson
I started at Australian Catholic University in January 2012 as National Head, School of Psychology, and now have a research focus as Professor of Developmental Psychology and Co-DIrector, Centre for Disability and Development Research (CeDDR), http://www.acu.edu.au/ceddr. Before that I spent 12 years in the Discipline of Psychology at RMIT University where I was Research Coordinator in Psychology between 2005 and 2009, and more recently, Deputy Head (Research and Innovation) in the School of Health Sciences.  Prior to that I was a Lecturer in the School of Psychological Science at La Trobe University between 1996 and 1999.  I have a strong research interest in motor and cognitive development in children, with particular expertise in neurodevelopmental disorders of movement (like DCD and CP) and innovation in virtual rehabilitation using new technologies like virtual reality. The latter covers rehabilitation of movement and cognition in children and adults with brain injury, and in neurodevelopmental disorders. Our clinically-validated and award-winning Elements DNA (EDNA) system is currently being developed for commercial release, www.dynamicneuralarts.com.au
Published journal articles (last 7 years)
Rogers, J., Duckworth, J, Middleton, S., Steenbergen, B., & Wilson, P.H. (2019). Elements virtual rehabilitation improves motor, cognitive, and functional outcomes in adult stroke: Evidence from a randomized controlled trial. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 16(1), 56.
Imms, P., Clemente, A., Cook, M., D'Souza, W., Wilson, P.H., Jones, D., & Caeyenberghs, K. (2019). The structural connectome in traumatic brain injury: A meta-analysis of graph metrics. Neuroscience and Biobehavioural Reviews, 99, 128-137. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neubiorev.2019.01.002
Lust, J., van Schie, H., Wilson, P.H., van der Helden, J., Pelzer, B., & Steenbergen, B. (2019).  Activation of the mirror neuron system is altered in developmental coordination disorder (DCD) - Neurophysiological evidence using an action observation paradigm. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, 232.
Cavalcante Neto, J.L., Steenbergen, B., Wilson, P.H., Zamunér, A.R. & Tudella, E. (2019).  Is Wii-based motor training better than matched task-specific training for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder? A randomized controlled trial. Disability and Rehabilitation.
Blank, R., Barnett, A., Cairney, J., Green, D., Kirby, A., Polatajko, H., Rosenblum, S., Smits-Engelsman, B., Sugden, D., Wilson, P., & Vinçon, S. (2019). International clinical practice guidelines on the defintion, diagnosis, assessment, intervention and psychosocial aspects of DCD. Developmental Medicine and Child Neurology, 61(3), 242-285. https://doi.org/10.1111/dmcn.14132
Caeyenberghs, K., Duprat, R., Leemans, A., Hosseini, H., Wilson, P.H., Klooster, D., & Baeken, C. (2019). Accelerated theta burst stimulation in major depression induces decreases in modularity: A connectome analysis. Network Neuroscience, 3(1), 157-172. https://doi.org/10.1162/netn_a_00060
Aminov, A., Rogers, J., Middleton, S., Caeyenberghs, K., & Wilson, P. (2018). What do randomized controlled trials say about virtual rehabilitation in stroke? A systematic literature review and meta-analysis of upper-limb and cognitive outcomes. Journal of Neuroengineering and Rehabilitation, 15, 29.
Lust, J., Spruijt, S., Wilson, P.H., & Steenbergen, B. (2018). Motor planning in children with cerebral palsy - A longitudinal perspective. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 40, 559-566.  doi.org/10.1080/13803395.2017.1387645
Shields, N., Adair, B., Wilson, P., Froude, E., & Imms, C. (2018). Characteristics influencing participation diversity of children in activities outside school. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 72, Article number 7204205010.
Smits-Engelsman, B.C.M., Vincon, S., Blank, R., Quadrado, V., Polatajko, H.J., & Wilson, P.H. (2018). Evaluating the evidence for motor-based interventions in developmental coordination disorder: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Research in Developmental Disabilities, 74, 72-102.  doi.org/10.1016/j.ridd.2018.01.002
Caeyenberghs, K., Clemente, A., Imms, P., Egan, G., Hocking, D.R., Leemans, A., Metzler-Baddeley, C., Jones, D.K., & Wilson, P.H. (2018).  Evidence for Training-Dependent Structural Neuroplasticity in Brain-Injured Patients: A Critical Review. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 32, 99-114.  doi.org/10.1177/1545968317753076.
Adams, I.L.J., Broekkamp, W., Wilson, P.H., Imms, C., Overvelde, A. & Steenbergen, B. (2018). Role of Pediatric Physical Therapists in Promoting Sports Participation in Developmental Coordination Disorder. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 30, 106-111.
Wilson, P., Caeyenberghs, K., Dewey, D., Smits-Engelsman, B.C.M., & Steenbergen, B. (2018). Hybrid is not a dirty word: Commentary on Wade and Kazeck (2017). Human Movement Science, 57, 510-515. doi: 10.1016/j.humov.2017.02.004.