BAppSc (Physiother, CCHS); MAppSc(ExSpSc, USyd); PhD (UNSW)
Rob Herbert is Senior Principal Research Scientist at NeuRA, NHMRC Principal Research Fellow, Conjoint Professor in the School of Medical Sciences at the University of New South Wales, Honorary Professorial Fellow at the George Institute for Global Health, and Honorary Professor in the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney.
Fellow of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences
Herbert RD. Principal Research Fellowship. NHMRC People Support Scheme 2017, $167,769; 2018, $167,769; 2019, $167,769; 2020, $167,769; 2021, $167,769 (total $838,845).
Delbaere K, Lord S, Clemson L, Close J, Howard K, Herbert R, Todd C. Engaging and supporting older people in fall prevention in the community: International implementation study. NHMRC Partnership Project. Funding from the NHMRC: 2018: $402,615; 2019: $542,360; 2020: 283,924; funding from partners: $305,920; in-kind from partners: $1,654,571 (total $3,189,391).
Hoang P, Herbert R, Gandevia S, Lord S, Greene D. Effects of eccentric training on ankle joint contracture in people with multiple sclerosis. Multiple Sclerosis Research Australia Project Grant. 2017-2019, $160,000.
Bolsterlee B and Herbert R. A quantitative atlas of three-dimensional architecture of human forearm and hand muscles in vivo. Lincoln Centre Project Grant. 2016, $22,596.
Herbert RD, Broderick C, Latimer J. Risk models to optimize prophylaxis schedules in children with haemophilia. Baxter Bioscience Investigator-Initiated Research Grant 2016-17, USD $183,295 (» AUD $260,049).
Harvey LA, Herbert R, Taylor V, Jan S, Cameron I and Hossain M. CIVIC: A randomised trial of a low-cost, community-based model of care to prevent serious complications and premature death after spinal cord injury in Bangladesh. NHMRC Project Grant APP1080259. 2015-19, $832,484.
Gandevia S, Lord S, Herbert R, Taylor J. Motor impairment: basic and applied human neurophysiology. NHMRC Program Grant 2014 $1,366,196. 2015 $1,366,196. 2016 $1,366,196. 2017 $1,366,196. 2018 $1,366,196 (total $6,830,980).
My research includes two strands. One strand investigates the epidemiology and management of motor impairments experienced by people who have had a stroke, spinal cord injury or cerebral palsy. This strand of my research involves clinical trials and observational studies. The second strand investigates mechanical properties and and physiological behaviours of human muscles in vivo using medical imaging (ultrasound imaging, MRI and diffusion tensor imaging). I am particularly interested in the mechanisms that cause the development of muscle contracture.