Research

  • We have a number of research interests with proven experience of research in:
  • Autonomic function testing
  • Rehabilitation and balance assessment
  • GI Physiology
  • Lower GI treatment

Recent papers published:

Thomas S, Fazakarley L, Thomas PW, Brenton S, Collyer S, Perring S, Scott R, Galvin K, Hillier C. Testing the feasibility and acceptability of using the Nintendo Wii in the home to increase activity levels, vitality and well-being in people with multiple sclerosis (MiivitaliSe): protocol for a pilot randomised controlled study. BMJ Open 2014;4:e005172. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2014-005172.
Perring S, Jones E. Assessment of changes in cardiac autonomic tone resulting from inflammatory response to the influenza vaccination. Clin Physiol Funct Imaging. 2012 Nov;32(6):437-44.
Proximal acid reflux treated by fundoplication predicts a good outcome for chronic cough attributable to gastro-oesophageal reflux disease. Kirkby-Bott J, Jones E, Perring S, Hosking SW. Langenbecks Arch Surg. 2011 Feb;396(2):167-71.
Automated identification of peristaltic pressure waves in oesophageal manometry investigations using the rolling correlation technique. S Perring and E Jones. Physiol. Meas. 30 (2009) 1241-1250.
Laboratory-Free Measurement of Gait Rhythmicity in the Assessment of the Degree of Impairment and the Effectiveness of Rehabilitation in Patients with Vertigo Resulting from Vestibular Hypofunction. S Perring and T Summers. Physiological Measurement (2007) 28: 697-705.
Simultaneous Measurement of Instantaneous Heart Rate and Chest Wall Plethysmography in Short-Term, Metronome Guided Heart Rate Variability Studies: Suitability for Assessment of Autonomic Dysfunction. S Perring and E Jones. Physiological Measurement (2003) Aug;24(3):745-51.
A Novel Accelerometer Tilt Switch Device for Switch Actuation in the Profoundly Disabled Patient. S Perring, A Summers, E Jones, F Bowen, K Hart. Arch Phys Med and Rehab, (2003) 84:921-3.
The use of an ultrasound time of flight system for centre of gravity location in 2 dimensions in posturography. S Perring and R Jepson. Physiological Measurement (2001) 22: 447-452.