Dr Kate Hayward


School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences


Research Interests

  • Research aims
    Kate’s graduate work built upon her clinical experience and focused on people with severe upper limb paresis after stroke. Here, she evaluated the use of novel training interventions (e.g., SMART Arm, outcome-triggered electrical stimulation), along with identifying clinical factors associated with functional recovery. To extend on her graduate work in people with severe paresis, Kate is now using multimodal neuroimaging to explore the dynamic capacity of the severely damaged brain to identify possible brain-derived factors associated with functional recovery. Taken together, her research focuses on understanding how recovery occurs in individuals with severe upper limb impairment after stroke and the development of novel training interventions for these individuals.


  • Bachelor of Physiotheraphy with Honours, JCU
  • Graduate Certificate in Research Commercialisation, The University of Queensland
  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland


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Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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