Prudence Plummer, PhD, PT
Prudence Plummer, PhD, PT

Prudence Plummer, PhD, PT
Associate Professor

Division of Physical Therapy
Department of Allied Health Sciences
3020 Bondurant Hall, CB# 7135
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7135
Office: (919)843-8658 Fax: (919)966-3678

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Postdoctoral training, University of California Los Angeles, Department of Neurology, 2006-2008

Postdoctoral training, University of Florida, Brooks Center for Rehabilitation Studies, 2004-2006

PhD, La Trobe University, School of Physiotherapy, 2004

Graduate Certificate, Health Statistics, Swinburne University of Technology, 2000

BS, La Trobe University, School of Physiotherapy, 2000

Research Interests

Interactions between cognitive and motor performance in older adults and adults with neurological disorders

Efficacy of dual-task gait training after stroke

Intrinsic and extrinsic factor influencing dual-task interference

Dual-task interference during texting and walking

Dynamic prioritization of attention during dual-task walking


PHYT 752 Evidence Based Practice II

HMSC Spring Seminar

Professional Societies

American Society of Neurorehabilitation

American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine

American Heart Association

International Society for Posture and Gait Research


2010 Kenerson Faculty Scholarship Award

2004 Graduate Research Prize, La Trobe University

2003 Felice Rosemary Award Trust Fund Scholarship

2000-2003  Australian Postgraduate Award recipient

1999 Research Prize, Physiotherapy Research Foundation, Australia

1999 Research Prize, Australian Physiotherapy Association (Victorian Branch)

1997 Golden Key International Honor Society, La Trobe University chapter


Please see this PubMed Link for list of peer review publications