Post Doctoral - Researcher
Adelaide Medical School
Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences
Dr Brenton Hordacre - TITLEHOLDER.
Brenton Hordacre is an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow working with the Body in Mind Research group at the University of South Australia. His research is focused on understanding and improving stroke recovery. Using state-of-the-art neurophysiological techniques, Brenton is investigating the role of cortical connectivity in stroke recovery and how different interventions can optimise the connectivity profile for best recovery. He has expertise in both non-invasive brain stimulation and electroencephalography (EEG) to understand and investigate brain function.
Brenton has published over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at over 20 International and National conferences, including multiple invited plenary sessions and keynote presentations. He has been awarded over $600,000 in research funds and currently holds editorial board positions on two International physiotherapy journals.
Prior to his current appointment, Brenton completed both a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of South Australia, 2010) and a PhD titled 'Novel Assessments of Gait and Mobility Function in Transtibial Amputees' (Flinders University, 2014). After completion of his PhD, Brenton was employed at the University of Adelaide (2014-2017) as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. His work was primarily focused on an NHMRC funded project titled 'Characterising post-stroke cortical plasticity in humans - identifying a critical window for rehabilitation'.
Brenton continues to maintain a clinical position at the Repatriation General Hospital as a Senior Physiotherapist. He is also actively involved in the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and currently holds a position on the APA – SA Branch Council.
Dr Brenton Hordacre - TITLEHOLDER.
Brenton Hordacre is an NHMRC Early Career Research Fellow working within Innovation in IMPlementation And Clinical Translation (IIMPACT) at the University of South Australia.
Prior to his current appointment, Brenton completed both a Bachelor of Physiotherapy (University of South Australia, 2010) and a PhD titled 'Novel Assessments of Gait and Mobility Function in Transtibial Amputees' (Flinders University, 2014).
After completion of his PhD, Brenton was employed at the University of Adelaide (2014-2017) as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow. He was a member of the NeuroMotor Plasticity and Development (NeuroPAD) group at Adelaide University, leading a steering committee for journal clubs and research seminars from 2015-17.
Brenton continues to maintain a clinical position within SA Health as a Senior Physiotherapist. He is also actively involved in the Australian Physiotherapy Association, and currently holds a position on the APA – SA Branch Council.
Year Citation 2019 Sandran, N., Hillier, S., & Hordacre, B. (2019). Strategies to implement and monitor in-home transcranial electrical stimulation in neurological and psychiatric patient populations: a systematic review. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 16(1), 58.
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2019 Serrada, I., Hordacre, B., & Hillier, S. L. (2019). Does sensory retraining improve sensation and sensorimotor function following stroke: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 13, 402-1-402-16.
2019 Hordacre, B., Ghosh, R., Goldsworthy, M., & Ridding, M. (2019). Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation-EEG Biomarkers of Poststroke Upper-Limb Motor Function. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 104452.
2018 Moezzi, B., Pratti, L. M., Hordacre, B., Graetz, L., Berryman, C., Lavrencic, L., . . . Goldsworthy, M. (2018). Characterization of young and old adult brains: An EEG functional connectivity analysis.
2018 Berryman, C., Hordacre, B., & Di Pietro, F. (2018). Sensory gating in the ipsilateral somatosensory cortex during voluntary activity: what might this mean for chronic limb pain?. Journal of Physiology, 596(9), 1533-1534.
2018 Hordacre, B., & Goldsworthy, M. (2018). Commentary: cooperation not competition: bihemispheric tDCS and fMRI show role for ipsilateral hemisphere in motor learning. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 12, 97-1-97-3.
2018 Hordacre, B., Moezzi, B., & Ridding, M. (2018). Neuroplasticity and network connectivity of the motor cortex following stroke: a transcranial direct current stimulation study. Human Brain Mapping, 39(8), 3326-3339.
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2018 Hordacre, B. (2018). The role of telehealth to assist in-home tdcs: opportunities, promising results and acceptability. Brain Sciences, 8(6), 102-1-102-11.
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2018 Welsby, E., Ridding, M., Hillier, S., & Hordacre, B. (2018). Connectivity as a Predictor of Responsiveness to Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation in People with Stroke: Protocol for a Double-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial.. JMIR research protocols, 7(10), e10848.
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2018 Hordacre, B., Moezzi, B., & Ridding, M. (2018). Towards Targeted Brain Stimulation in Stroke: Connectivity as a Biomarker of Response. Journal of Experimental Neuroscience, 12, 1179069518809060.
2018 Moezzi, B., Schaworonkow, N., Plogmacher, L., Goldsworthy, M. R., Hordacre, B., McDonnell, M., . . . Triesch, J. (2018). Simulation of electromyographic recordings following transcranial magnetic stimulation. Journal of Neurophysiology, 120(5), 2532-2541.
2017 B, H. (2017). Instrumented Analysis of Spatial Temporal Gait Variability as a Marker of Falls Risk to Assist Clinical Practice: A Brief Review. Journal of Novel Physiotherapy and Physical Rehabilitation, 014-020.
2017 Goldsworthy, M., & Hordacre, B. (2017). Dose-dependency of transcranial direct current stimulation: implications for neuroplasticity induction in health and disease. The Journal of Physiology, 595(11), 3265-3266.
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2017 Darvishi, S., Ridding, M., Hordacre, B., Abbott, D., & Baumert, M. (2017). Investigating the impact of feedback update interval on the efficacy of restorative brain-computer interfaces. Royal Society Open Science, 4(8), 170660-1-170660-11.
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2017 Hordacre, B., Bradnam, L., & Crotty, M. (2017). Reorganisation of the primary motor cortex following lower-limb amputation for vascular disease: A pre-post amputation comparison. Disability and Rehabilitation, 39(17), 1-8.
2017 Hordacre, B., Moezzi, B., Goldsworthy, M., Rogasch, N., Graetz, L., & Ridding, M. (2017). Resting state functional connectivity measures correlate with the response to anodal transcranial direct current stimulation. European Journal of Neuroscience, 45(6), 837-845.
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2017 Hordacre, B., Goldsworthy, M., Vallence, A., Darvishi, S., Moezzi, B., Hamada, M., . . . Ridding, M. (2017). Variability in neural excitability and plasticity induction in the human cortex: a brain stimulation study. Brain Stimulation, 10(3), 588-595.
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2016 Sharpee, T. O., Destexhe, A., Kawato, M., Sekulić, V., Skinner, F. K., Wójcik, D. K., . . . Chhabria, K. (2016). 25th Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting CNS-2016, Seogwipo City, South Korea, July 2-7, 2016 Abstracts. BMC NEUROSCIENCE, 17(S1), 112 pages.
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2016 Hordacre, B., Rogasch, N., & Goldsworthy, M. (2016). Commentary: Utility of EEG measures of brain function in patients with acute stroke. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 10(DEC2016), 3 pages.
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2016 Hordacre, B., Ridding, M., & Bradnam, L. (2016). The potential for non-invasive brain stimulation to improve function after amputation. Disability and Rehabilitation, 38(15), 1521-1532.
2016 Goldsworthy, M., Hordacre, B., & Ridding, M. (2016). Minimum number of trials required for within- and between-session reliability of TMS measures of corticospinal excitability. Neuroscience, 320, 205-209.
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2016 Hordacre, B., Immink, M., Ridding, M., & Hillier, S. (2016). Perceptual-motor learning benefits from increased stress and anxiety. Human Movement Science, 49, 36-46.
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2015 Hordacre, B., Crotty, M., Pham, C., & Karnon, J. (2015). Evaluating the Performance of Amputee Services at Neighbouring Hospital: A Risk Adjusted Performance Analysis. The journal of aging research & clinical practice, Online. 2015 Hordacre, B., Barr, C., Patritti, B., & Crotty, M. (2015). Assessing gait variability in transtibial amputee fallers based on spatial-temporal gait parameters normalized for walking speed. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 96(6), 1162-1165.
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2015 Hordacre, B., Barr, C., & Crotty, M. (2015). Community activity and participation are reduced in transtibial amputee fallers: a wearable technology study. BMJ Innovations, 1(1), 10-16.
2015 Hordacre, B., Ridding, M., & Goldsworthy, M. (2015). Response variability to non-invasive brain stimulation protocols. Clinical Neurophysiology, 126(12), 2249-2250.
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2015 Hordacre, B., Bradnam, L., Barr, C., Patritti, B., & Crotty, M. (2015). Intracortical inhibition is modulated by phase of prosthetic rehabilitation in transtibial amputees. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 9(MAY), 1-10.
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2015 McDonnell, M., Koblar, S., Ward, N., Rothwell, J., Hordacre, B., & Ridding, M. (2015). An investigation of cortical neuroplasticity following stroke in adults: Is there evidence for a critical window for rehabilitation?. BMC Neurology, 15(1), 109-1-109-4.
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2014 Hordacre, B., Bradnam, L., Barr, C., Patritti, B., & Crotty, M. (2014). Ipsilateral corticomotor excitability is associated with increased gait variability in unilateral transtibial amputees. European Journal of Neuroscience, 40(2), 2454-2462.
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2014 Hordacre, B., Barr, C., & Crotty, M. (2014). Use of an activity monitor and GPS device to assess community activity and participation in transtibial amputees. Sensors, 14(4), 5845-5859.
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2014 Hendy, K., Visser, A., Hordacre, B., & Bradnam, L. (2014). Afferent inhibition of infraspinatus primary motor cortex by stimulation of the suprascapular nerve. Brain Stimulation, 7(2), 338-339.
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2014 Maidment, Z., Hordacre, B., & Barr, C. (2014). Effect of weekend physiotherapy provision on physiotherapy and hospital length of stay after total knee and total hip replacement. Australian Health Review, 38(3), 265-270.
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2013 Hordacre, B., & Bradnam, L. (2013). Reorganisation of primary motor cortex in a transtibial amputee during rehabilitation: a case report. Clinical Neurophysiology, 124(9), 1919-1921.
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2013 Hordacre, B., Stevermuer, T., Simmonds, F., Crotty, M., & Eagar, K. (2013). Lower-limb amputee rehabilitation in Australia: analysis of a national data set 2004-10. Australian Health Review, 37(1), 41-47.
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2013 Hordacre, B., Birks, V., Quinn, S., Barr, C., Patritti, B., & Crotty, M. (2013). Physiotherapy rehabilitation for individuals with lower limb amputation: a 15-year clinical series. Physiotherapy Research International, 18(2), 70-80.
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2011 Immink, M. A., Hordacre, B. G., & Hillier, S. L. (2011). Preceding motor task learning with exposure to elevated levels of psychological stress improves short- and long-term performance in healthy adults. JOURNAL OF SPORT & EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY, 33, S78.
2017 - 2020; National Health and Medical Research Council - Early Career Fellowship (Peter Doherty), $318,768.00
2017 - 2018; Sylvia and Charles Viertel Charitable Foundation - Clinical Investigator Award, $85,000.00
2016 The University of Adelaide, School of Medicine Equipment Grant, $8,047.71
2016 The University of Adelaide; Interdisciplinary Research Funding, $42,015.00
2015 Physiotherapy Research Foundation, $10,000.00
2014 Flinders University of South Australia, $2,000.00
2013 Flinders University of South Australia, $2,000.00
2012 Foundation Daw Park, $5,000.00
2012 Flinders University of South Australia, $2,000.00
2011 - 2013 Australian Postgraduate Award, $75,000.00
2011 - 2013 Department of Rehabilitation, Aged and Extended Care, Flinders University, $15,000.00
2011 Flinders University of South Australia, $2,000.00
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