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Academic Biography

Dr Jonathan Robinson is a Senior Lecturer in Research Methods at Teesside University. He came to work within the School of Health and Social Care following the completion of a BSc in Sports Therapy, an MSc in Physiotherapy, and a PhD in Rehabilitation. Jonathan was awarded a Doctoral Scholarship within the University in 2009 and his PhD thesis is titled ' The Effects of Exergaming Technology on Postural Sway, User-Acceptance and Flow Experience in People with Multiple Sclerosis'.

During his PhD Jonathan acted as a physiotherapy researcher on a number of research projects, investigating the effects of textured insoles in people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Jonathan teaches research methods and statistical analysis across a range of clinical programmes such as nursing, radiography and physiotherapy, from BSc to Doctoral degrees.

Summary of Research Interests

Jonathan's research interests are based around the relatively new concept of exergaming – the use of computer gaming technology as an exercise or rehabilitation tool. Through the completion of his PhD, these interests have extended out to clinical groups; specifically, people with Multiple Sclerosis.

Specifically, these include:

  • Exergaming
  • Virtual rehabilitation
  • Exercise in Multiple Sclerosis
  • Balance Training

External positions

Postgraduate Tutor

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Research Output 2009 2018

  • 4 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Paper
  • 1 Review article
83 Downloads (Pure)
Open Access
Quality of Life
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Open Access
Multiple Sclerosis
Randomized Controlled Trials
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Effect of textured insoles on balance and gait in people with multiple sclerosis: an exploratory trial

Dixon, J., Hatton, A. L., Robinson, J., Gamesby-Iyayi, H., Hodgson, D., Rome, K., Warnett, R. & Martin, D., 2014, In : Physiotherapy. 100, 2, p. 142-149

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access

The Effect of Textured Insoles on Gait in People with Multiple Sclerosis: An Exploratory Study: Effect of Textured Insoles on Gait in MS

Dixon, J., Gamesby, H., Robinson, J., Hodgson, D., Hatton, A., Warnett, R., Rome, K. & Martin, D., 2011, In : Physiotherapy Research International. 17, 2, p. 121-122

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Multiple Sclerosis
Wear of materials
1 Citation (Scopus)
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User-acceptance and flow in two gaming platforms used for exercise

Robinson, J., Van Schaik, P., MacSween, A., Dixon, J. & Martin, D., 4 Aug 2011, International Conference on Virtual Rehabilitation, ICVR 2011. Thalmann, D. (ed.). IEEE, 5971853

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Open Access
Exercise Therapy
Surveys and Questionnaires

Press / Media

Playing on a Wii Fit could help MS sufferers

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1 item of Media coverage

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Exergaming improves balance of people with Multiple Sclerosis

Jonathan Robinson


1 item of Media coverage

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Ask Well: Do Ball Chairs Offer Benefits?

Jonathan Robinson


1 Media contribution

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