Gary W Thickbroom




K Makowiecki (2012-) Characterising the effects of pulsed magnetic fields in normal and abnormal brains: consequences of altered intracellular calcium levels and timecourse of events.

J Stewart (2009-) Corticomotor excitability and cerebral dominance.

WP Teo (2009-2012) Exploring the limits of human motor control in healthy subjects and patient’s with Parkinson’s disease

L G Johnson (2006-12) An investigation into the postural control and balance in people with Parkinson’s disease and possible therapeutic approaches to improve postural instability and balance confidence.

L Murray (2005-11) Interventional TMS: temporal dynamics.

R F H Cash (2007-11) Timing-dependent mechanisms of cortical plasticity.

D Faulkner (2001-2008) Motor dexterity in stroke.

N Benwell (2003-2006) ‘Inhibitory mechanisms of central fatigue’. Passed with disctinction.

D J Edwards (2002-2005) ‘Effect of passive movement on human corticomotor excitability”.

A J Pearce (1996-2000) ‘Neurophysiology of cortical motor pathways during motor tasks’.

S A Wilson (1992-1994) ‘Transcranial magnetic stimulation mapping of human motor cortex’.


M Tarran (B Med Sci: 2012-) Homeostatic plasticity in motor cortex.

Dr T Redman, MBBS, (2005) ‘Cerebral palsy – central changes with treatment’


Kelly Munro (2013) Charles Darwin University “The effect of acute aerobic exercise on brain plasticity”

Alison Barnes (2009) University of Western Australia, Engineering “Development of a robotic dexterity device”

M Brady (2008) Curtin University, ‘Neuroplasticity with ageing’. First class. Australian Physiotherapy Foundation Prize for the Honours student awarded the highest dissertation mark.

L Che (2008) Edith Cowan University, ‘Corticomotor excitability with active and passive movement’. First class.

E Kang (2003) University of Western Australia, ‘Cortical control of bilateral hand movement’

R Smans (2003) University of Western Australia, ‘Neuroimaging of stuttering’

N Benwell (2002) Central mechanisms of fatigue. Awarded first-class high distinction

D Edwards (2000-2001) Curtin University ‘The effects of passive limb movement on corticomotor excitability’. Awarded, first-class.

R Sammut (1993) University of Western Australia ‘Transcranial magnetic stimulation of human motor cortex: muscle responses in the lower limb’. Passed 2A.

Medical Student Research Supervision

Taggart, Foo, Lem (2013-14) Modulating plasticity in human somatosensory cortex.
Cruice, Foster, Ross (2013) The effects of peripheral direct current stimulation on compound muscle action potentials and conduction velocity in the ulnar nerve.
Fiori, Chen, Kovacs (2013) Corticomotor excitability to the lower limb with spinal transcutaneous direct current stimulation.
Hudson, Samar, Lih (2012) The effect of a constant low-level magnetic field over a peripheral nerve on corticomotor excitability.
Van der Linden, Kelly, Flynn (2012) Effects of static magnets on working memory.
Patterson, Pevcic, Windnagel (2011) Effects of moderate intensity static magnetic fields on corticospinal excitability. Included a study of relative frequency and threshold tracking methods for determining motor threshold.
Chin (2010) Electromagnetic bursting following the cortical silent period induced by TMS
Silbert, Gibbons (2009) Modulating cortical plasticity during a motor task
Riaz (2008) The effects of map size variations in determining an accurate centre site in TMS mapping.

Postgraduate examiner

PhD (University of Melbourne, 2013)

PhD (Adelaide University, 2012)

PhD (Adelaide University, 2009)

Hons (Curtin University, 2006)

AMS (University of Melbourne, 2006)

Hons (Curtin University, 2004)

PhD (Edith Cowan University, 2003)

MSc (Swinburne University of Technology, 2003)

PhD (University of Auckland, 2003)

PhD (University of Sydney, 2002)

MSc (University of Auckland, 2001)