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Dr Michael Cole Name: Dr Michael Cole
Senior Lecturer (Exercise Science)
Phone
+617 3623 7674
Organisational Area
Faculty of Health Sciences
Department
School of Behavioural and Health Sciences (QLD)
Location
Brisbane
Building 211 (1100 Nudgee Road, Banyo QLD 4014)-Level 1-Room 211.1.06
Biographical Information

Dr Michael Cole is a Senior Lecturer in Motor Control and Neuroscience within the School of Exercise Science at the Australian Catholic University. Michael received his PhD from the University of South Australia in 2009 for his research focussing on possible biomechanical mechanisms of low back pain in golfers. Prior to commencing with the Australian Catholic University, Michael was employed as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at the Queensland University of Technology (2005 to 2010), where he developed a keen interest in improving quality of life for people with Parkinson’s disease.

Michael has an extensive background in the field of biomechanics and exercise science, with specific research interests in the areas of neuroscience and sports and clinical biomechanics. In 2011, Michael was awarded an Early Career Researcher Fellowship from the National Health & Medical Research Council to identify potential biomechanical and neuromuscular factors that contribute to the higher prevalence of postural instability and falls in people with Parkinson’s disease. In addition to this program of research, Michael also has a particular interest in evaluating the safety and efficacy of a variety of different interventions for people with Parkinson's disease and other neurological disorders.

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles (Original Research)

1.    Hubble, R. P., Silburn, P. A., Naughton, G. A., Cole, M. H. (2019). Trunk exercises improve balance in Parkinson disease: A blind phase II randomised-controlled trial. Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, 43(2), 96-105.

2.    Mentiplay, B. F., Williams, G., Tan, D., Adair, B., Pua, Y., Bok, C. W., Bower, K. J., Cole, M. H., Ng, Y. S., Lim, L. S., Clark, R. A. (in press). Gait velocity and joint power generation after stroke: Contribution of strength and balance. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

3.    van Andel, S., Cole, M. H., Pepping, G. J. (2019). Associations between gait-related falls and gait adaptations when stepping onto a curb: A prospective falls study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 27(3), 309-315.

4.    Marsh, R., Cole, M. H., Dissanayaka, N. W., Au, T. R., Clewett, S., O'Sullivan, J. D., Silburn, P. A. (2019). The CuePed trial: How does environmental complexity impact cue effectiveness? A comparison of tonic and phasic visual cueing in simple and complex environments in a Parkinson&rsquos disease population with freezing of gait. Parkinson&rsquos Disease, 2019, Article 2478980.

5.    McGuckian, T. B., Cole, M. H., Chalkley, D., Jordet, G., Pepping, G. J. (2019). Visual exploration when surrounded by affordances: Frequency of head movements is predictive of response speed. Ecological Psychology, 31(1), 30-48.

6.    Chambers, R., Gabbett, T. J., Cole, M. H. (2019). Validity of a microsensor-based algorithm for detecting scrum events in rugby union. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 14(2), 176-182.

7.    Chambers, R., Gabbett, T. J., Josman, C., Bown, R., Stidgeon, P., Cole, M. H. (2019). Automatic detection of one-on-one tackles and ruck events using microtechnology in rugby union. Journal of Science & Medicine in Sport, 22(7), 827-832.

8.    Warman, G. E., Cole, M. H., Chalkley, D., Johnston, R., Pepping, G. J. (in press). Using microtechnology to quantify torso angle during match-play in field hockey. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

9.    Black, G. M., Gabbett, T. J., Johnston, R. D., Cole, M. H., Naughton, G., Dawson, B. (2019). A skill profile of the national women&rsquos Australian football league (AFLW). Science and Medicine in Football, 3(2), 138-142.

10. Black, G. M., Gabbett, T. J., Naughton, G., Cole, M. H., Johnston, R. D., Dawson, B. (in press). The influence of contextual factors on running performance in female Australian Football match-play. Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research.

11. Conway, Z. J., Silburn, P. A., Thevathasan, W., O&rsquoMaley, K., Naughton, G. A., Cole, M. H. (2019). Alternate subthalamic nucleus deep brain stimulation parameters to manage motor symptoms of Parkinson&rsquos disease: Systematic review and meta-analysis. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice, 6(1), 17-26.

12. Maniar, N., Schache, A. G., Cole, M. H., Opar, D. A. (2019). Lower-limb muscle function during sidestep cutting. Journal of Biomechanics, 82, 186-192.

13. van Andel, S., Cole, M. H., Pepping, G. J. (2019). Influence of age and falls incidence on tau guidance of centre of pressure movement during gait initiation. Gait and Posture, 70, 104-108.

14. Perera, T., Tan, J. L., Cole, M. H., Yohanandan, S. A. C., Silberstein, P., Cook, R., Peppard, R., Aziz, T., Coyne, T., Brown, P., Silburn, P. A., Thevathasan, W. (2018). Balance control systems in Parkinson&rsquos disease and the impact of pedunculopontine area stimulation. Brain, 141(10), 3009-3022.

15. Creaby, M., & Cole, M. H. (2018). Gait characteristics and falls in Parkinson's disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 57, 1-8.

16. McGuckian, T. B., Cole, M. H., Jordet, G., Chalkley, D., Pepping, G. J. (2018). Don&rsquot turn blind! The relationship between exploration before ball possession and on-ball performance in association football. Frontiers in Psychology, 9, Article 2520.

17. van Andel, S., Cole, M. H., Pepping, G. J. (2018). Regulation of locomotor pointing across the lifespan: Investigating age-related influences on perceptual-motor coupling. PLoS One, 13(7), e0200244.

18. Psarakis, M., Greene, D., Cole, M. H., Lord, S. R., Hoang, P., Brodie, M. A. D. (2018). Wearable technology reveals gait compensations, unstable walking patterns and fatigue in people with Multiple Sclerosis. Physiological Measurement, 39(7), 075004.

19. Conway, Z. J., Blackmore, T., Silburn, P. A., Cole, M. H. (2018). Dynamic balance control during stair negotiation for older adults and people with Parkinson disease. Human Movement Science, 59, 30-36.

20. van Andel, S., Cole, M. H., Pepping, G. J. (2018). Perceptual-motor regulation in locomotor pointing while approaching a curb. Gait and Posture, 60, 164-170.        

21. Hubble, R. P., Naughton, G., Silburn, P. A., Cole, M. H. (2018). Trunk exercises improve gait symmetry in Parkinson disease: A blind phase II randomised-controlled trial. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(3), 151-159.

22. McGuckian, T. B., Cole, M. H., Pepping, G. J. (2018). A systematic review of the technology-based assessment of visual perception and exploration behaviour in association football. Journal of Sports Sciences, 36(8), 861-880.

23. Black, G. M., Gabbett, T. J., Johnston, R. D., Cole, M. H., Naughton, G., Dawson, B. (2018). The influence of physical qualities on activity profiles of female Australian football match-play. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(4), 524-529.

24. Black, G. M., Gabbett, T. J., Johnston, R. D., Naughton, G., Cole, M. H., Dawson, B. (2018). The influence of rotations on match running performance in female Australian Football midfielders. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 13(4), 434-441.

25. Black, G. M., Gabbett, T. J., Johnston, R. D., Cole, M. H., Naughton, G., Dawson, B. (2018). Physical fitness and peak running periods during female Australian football match-play. Science and Medicine in Football, 2(3), 246-251.

26. Cole, M. H., Sweeney, M., Conway, Z. J., Blackmore, T., Silburn, P. A. (2017). Imposed faster and slower walking speeds influence gait stability differently in Parkinson fallers. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 98(4), 639-648.

27. Murray, N. B., Black, G. M., Whiteley, R. J., Gahan, P., Utting, A., Cole, M. H., Gabbett, T. J. (2017). Automatic detection of pitching and throwing events in baseball with inertial measurement sensors. International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance, 12(4), 533-537.

28.  Cole, M. H., Naughton, G. A., Silburn, P. A. (2017). Neuromuscular impairments are associated with impaired head and trunk stability during gait in Parkinson fallers. Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, 31(1), 34-47.

29.  Conway, Z. J., Silburn, P. A., Blackmore, T., Cole, M. H. (2017). Evidence of compensatory joint kinetics during stair ascent and descent in Parkinson&rsquos disease. Gait and Posture, 52, 33-39.

30.  van Andel, S., Cole, M. H., Pepping, G. J. (2017). A systematic review on perceptual-motor calibration to changes in action capabilities. Human Movement Science, 51, 59-71.

31.  Hubble, R. P., Naughton, G. A., Silburn, P. A., Cole, M. H. (2016). Assessing stability in mild and moderate Parkinson's disease: Can clinical measures provide insight? Gait and Posture, 49(1), 7-13.

32.  Black, G. M., Gabbett, T. J., Cole, M. H., Naughton, G. N. (2016). Monitoring workload in throwing-dominant sports: A systematic review. Sports Medicine, 46(10), 1503-1516.

33.  Cole, M. H., Grimshaw, P. N. (2016). The biomechanics of the modern golf swing: Implications for lower back injuries. Sports Medicine, 46(3), 339-351.

34. Cole, M. H., Rippey, J., Naughton, G. A., Silburn, P. A. (2016). Use of a short-form balance confidence scale to predict future recurrent fallers in Parkinson&rsquos disease. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 97(1), 152-156.

35. Hubble, R. P., Naughton, G. A., Silburn, P. A., Cole, M. H. (2015). Wearable sensor use for assessing standing balance and walking stability in people with Parkinson&rsquos disease: A systematic review. PLoS One, 10(4), e0123705.

36. Chambers, R., Gabbett, T. J., Cole, M. H., Beard, A. (2015). The use of wearable microsensors to quantify sport-specific movements. Sports Medicine, 45(7), 1065-1081.

37. Hubble, R. P., Naughton, G. A., Silburn, P. A., Cole, M. H. (2014). Trunk muscle exercises as a means of improving postural stability in people with Parkinson&rsquos disease: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 4, e006095.

38. Cole, M. H. (2014). Professionalism, golf coaching and a master of science degree: A commentary. International Journal of Sports Science and Coaching, 9(4), 861-864.

39. Xu, D., Cole, M. H., Mengersen, K., Silburn, P. A., Qiu, F., Graepel, C., Kerr, G. K. (2014). Executive function and postural instability in people with Parkinson&rsquos disease. Parkinson&rsquos Disease, 2014, Article 684758.

40. Cole, M. H., van den Hoorn, W., Kavanagh, J. K., Morrison, S., Hodges, P. W., Smeathers, J. E., Kerr, G. K. (2014). Concurrent validity of accelerations measured using a tri-axial inertial measurement unit while walking on firm, compliant and uneven surfaces. PLoS One, 9(5), e98395.

41. Cole, M. H., Grimshaw, P. N. (2014). The crunch factor's role in golf-related low back pain. Spine Journal, 14(5), 799-807.

42.  Qiu, F., Cole, M. H., Davids, K. W., Hennig, E. M., Silburn, P. A., Netscher, H., Kerr, G. K. (2013). Effects of textured insoles on balance in people with Parkinson's disease. PLoS One, 8(12), e83309.

43.  Thevathasan, W., Cole, M. H., Graepel, C., Hyam, J. A., Jenkinson, N., Brittain, J. S., Coyne, T. J., Silburn, P. A., Aziz, T. Z, Kerr, G., Brown P. (2012). A spatiotemporal analysis of gait freezing and the impact of pedunculopontine nucleus stimulation. Brain, 135(5), 1446-1454.

44. Qiu, F., Cole, M. H., Davids, K. W., Hennig, E. M., Silburn, P. A., Netscher, H., Kerr, G. K. (2012). Enhanced somatosensory information decreases postural sway in older people. Gait and Posture, 35(4), 630-635.

45. Wilcox, R. A., Cole, M. H., Wong, D., Coyne, T., Silburn, P. A., Kerr, G. K. (2011). Pedunculopontine nucleus deep brain stimulation produces sustained improvement in primary progressive freezing of gait. Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, 82(11), 1256-1259.

46. Cole, M. H., Silburn, P. A., Wood, J. M., Kerr, G. K. (2011). Falls in Parkinson&rsquos disease: Evidence for altered stepping strategies on compliant surfaces. Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, 17(8), 610-616.

47. Wood, J. M., Lacherez, P., Black, A., Cole, M. H., Boon, M. Y., Kerr, G. K. (2011). Risk of falls, injurious falls, and other injuries resulting from visual impairment among older adults with age-related macular degeneration. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 52(8), 5088-5092.

48. Cole, M. H., Silburn, P. A., Wood, J. M., Worringham, C. J., Kerr, G. K. (2010).  Falls in Parkinson&rsquos disease: kinematic evidence for impaired head and trunk control.  Movement Disorders, 25(14), 2369-2378.

49. Kerr, G. K., Worringham, C. J., Cole, M. H., Lacherez, P. F., Wood, J. M., Silburn, P. A. (2010). Predictors of future falls in Parkinson&rsquos disease. Neurology, 75(2), 116-124.

50.  Wood, J., Lacherez, P., Black, A., Cole, M., Boon, M. Y., Kerr, G. (2009). Postural stability and gait among older adults with age-related maculopathy. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science, 50(1), 482-487.

51. Cole, M. H., & Grimshaw, P. N. (2009). The X-Factor and its relationship to golfing performance. Journal of Quantitative Analysis in Sports, 5(1), Article 9.

52.  Cole, M. H., & Grimshaw, P. N. (2008). Trunk muscle onset and cessation in golfers with and without low back pain. Journal of Biomechanics, 41(13), 2829-2833.

53. Cole, M. H., & Grimshaw, P. N. (2008). Electromyography of the trunk and abdominal muscles in golfers with and without low back pain. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 11(2), 174-181.

54.  Cole, M. H., & Grimshaw, P. N. (2005). Compressive loads on the lumbar spine during lifting: 4D WATBAK versus inverse dynamics calculations. Applied Bionics and Biomechanics, 2(3-4), 149-159.

55. Cole, M. H., Grimshaw, P. N., & Burden, A. M. (2004). Loads on the lumbar spine during a work capacity assessment test. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 23(2), 169-178.

56. Cole, M. H., & Grimshaw, P. N. (2003). Low back pain and lifting: A review of epidemiology and aetiology. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 21 (2), 173-184.

Published Book Chapters

1.    Cole, M. H. (2019). Work, power and energy. In P. Grimshaw, M. Cole, A. Burden, & N. Fowler, Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics: 2nd Ed. (pp. 209-218). Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.

2.    Cole, M. H. (2019). Conservation of energy. In P. Grimshaw, M. Cole, A. Burden, & N. Fowler, Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics: 2nd Ed. (pp. 219-223). Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.

3.    Cole, M. H. (2019). Impacts. In P. Grimshaw, M. Cole, A. Burden, & N. Fowler, Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics: 2nd Ed. (pp. 231-242). Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.

4.    Cole, M. H. (2019). Kicking. In P. Grimshaw, M. Cole, A. Burden, & N. Fowler, Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics: 2nd Ed. (pp. 289-295). Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.

5.    Cole, M. H. (2019). Golf. In P. Grimshaw, M. Cole, A. Burden, & N. Fowler, Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics: 2nd Ed. (pp. 310-314). Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.

6.    Cole, M. H. (2019). Optoelectronic analysis. In P. Grimshaw, M. Cole, A. Burden, & N. Fowler, Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics: 2nd Ed. (pp. 317-321). Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.

7.    Cole, M. H. (2019). Wearable sensors. In P. Grimshaw, M. Cole, A. Burden, & N. Fowler, Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics: 2nd Ed. (pp. 322-331). Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.

8.    Cole, M. H. (2019). Pressure measurement. In P. Grimshaw, M. Cole, A. Burden, & N. Fowler, Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics: 2nd Ed. (pp. 342-346). Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.

9.    Cole, M. H. (2019). Data smoothing, filtering and processing. In P. Grimshaw, M. Cole, A. Burden, & N. Fowler, Instant Notes in Sport and Exercise Biomechanics: 2nd Ed. (pp. 375-382). Oxfordshire, UK: Routledge.

Research

Michael has the following research interests: -

  1. Assessment of postural instability and gait disability in neurologically-impaired populations.
  2. Evaluation of the safety and efficacy of invasive and non-invasive interventions for the treatment of balance and gait dysfunction in people with Parkinson's disease.
  3. Identification of biomechanical and neuromuscular predictors of balance, mobility and quality of life for neurologically-impaired populations.
  4. Identification of biomechanical and neuromuscular predictors of injuries commonly associated the repeated performance of sporting techniques (e.g. golf).

 

Professional Memberships

Michael is currently a member of the Movement Disorders Society, Parkinson's Queensland Incorporated and the International (ISB) and Australia & New Zealand (ANZSB) Societies of Biomechanics.

 

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