Our Publications

The research conducted in the Swallowing Neurorehabilitation Research lab has been published widely. The full-text database links are provided below. If you’re not able to access these, you can access some of the manuscripts through the Flinders Academic Commons in the format they were submitted in for final publication in the respective journal. Also refer to our other collaborative publications.


Barker A, Doeltgen S, Lynch E, Murray J (2019). Perceived barriers and enablers for implementing water protocols in acute stroke care: A qualitative study using the Theoretical Domains Framework. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology 21 (3), 286-294


Lively, E.J., McAllister, S. and Doeltgen, S. (2019). Variables impacting the time taken to wean children from enteral tube feeding to oral intake. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 68(6) pp. 880-886.


Doeltgen, S.H., Attrill, S.L. and Murray, J. (2019). Supporting the Development of Clinical Reasoning of Preprofessional Novices in Dysphagia Management. SEMINARS IN SPEECH AND LANGUAGE, 40(3) pp. 151-161.


Doeltgen, S.H., Rigney, L., Cock, C., Omari, T. (2018). Effects of cortical anodal transcarnial direct current stimulation on swallowing biomechanics. Neurogastroenterology & Motility. doi: 10.1111/nmo.13343.


Murray, J., Doeltgen, SH. (2018) Just add water: can water protocols improve dysphagia management outcomes? Journal of Clinical Practice in Speech Language Pathology


Murray, J., Scholten, I.M. and Doeltgen, S.H. (2018). Factors contributing to hydration, fluid intake and health status of inpatients with and without dysphagia post-stroke. Dysphagia. doi: 10.1007/s00455-018-9886-7.


Attrill, S., White, SL., Murray, J., Hammond, S., Doeltgen, S.H. (2018). Impact of oropharyngeal dysphagia on healthcare cost and length of stay in hospital: a systematic review. BMC Health Services Research. doi.org/10.1186/s12913-018-3376-3


Ferris, L., King, S., McCall, L., Rommell, N., Scholten, I., Teague, W., Doeltgen, S., Omari, T. (2018). Piecemeal Deglutition and the Implications for Pressure Impedance Dysphagia Assessment in Pediatrics. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition. IN  PRINT, epub: 10.1097/MPG.0000000000002080.


Doeltgen, S.H., McAllister, S., Murray, J., Ward, E.C., Pretz, J.E. (2018) Reasoning and Decision Making in Clinical Swallowing Examination. Current Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Reports, 1-7


Cock, C., Doeltgen, S.H., Omari, T., Savilampi, J. (2018). Effects of remifentanil on esophageal and esophagogastric junction (EGJ) bolus transit in healthy volunteers using novel pressure‐flow analysis. Neurogastroenterology & Motility, 30(2). doi: 10.1111/nmo.13191.


Rumbach, A., Coombes, C., Doeltgen, S. (2018) A Survey of Australian Dysphagia Practice Patterns. Dysphagia, 33(2):216-226.


Ferris, L., Schar, M., McCall, L., Doeltgen, S., Scholten, I., Rommel, N., Cock, C., Omari, T., (2018). Characterization of swallow modulation in response to bolus volume in healthy subjects accounting for catheter diameter. The Laryngoscope, 128(6):1328-1334.


Miller, M., Yaxley, A., Chamberlain, D., Knowles, R., Doeltgen, S.H., Maeda, A., Sharma, Y. (2017). Reaching consensus on indicators of nutritional risk for development of a systems based approach to improve adult inpatient health outcomes. Commission Report, NSW Ministry of Health


Doeltgen, S. H., Ong, E., Scholten, I., Cock, C., Omari, T. (2017). Biomechanical Quantification of Mendelsohn Maneuver and Effortful Swallowing on Pharyngo-Esophageal Function. Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 157(5):816-823doi: 10.1177/0194599817708173


Doeltgen S, Omari TI, Savilampi J. (2016). Remifentanil alters sensory neuromodulation of swallowing in healthy volunteers: Quantification by a novel pressure-impedance analysis. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol 310: G1176–G1182. doi: 10.1152/ajpgi.00138.2016


Doeltgen S.H., Omari, T.I. (2016). Correlating stroke lesion location with clinical outcomes–an example from deglutition research. European Journal of Neurology. (23.7):1139-1140 doi: 10.1111/ene.13024


Doeltgen, S.H., Bradnam, L., Young, J., Fong, E. (2015). Transcranial non-invasive brain stimulation in swallowing rehabilitation following stroke – A review of the literature. Physiology and Behaviour, 143:1-9. doi.org/10.1016/j.physbeh.2015.02.025


Doeltgen, S.H., Young, J., Bradnam, L.V. (2015). Anodal Direct Current Stimulation of the Cerebellum Reduces Cerebellar Brain Inhibition but Does Not Influence Afferent Input from the Hand or Face in Healthy Adults. The Cerebellum, 1-9. doi: 10.1007/s12311-015-0713-5.


Doeltgen, S. H. (2014). Non-invasive brain stimulation in swallowing rehabilitation: how can the evidence base inform practice?” Perspectives on Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders (Dysphagia), Special Interest Group 13. American Speech and Hearing Association, 23 (1), 15-22. Access this Special Interest Article here.


Doeltgen, S. H., McAllister, S. M., Ridding, M. C. (2012). Simultaneous application of slow-oscillation transcranial direct current stimulation and theta burst stimulation prolongs cTBS-induced suppression of corticomotor excitability in humans. European Journal of Neuroscience, 36, 2661-2668. doi: 10.1111/j.1460-9568.2012.08181.x


Doeltgen, S.H., Huckabee, M.L. (2012). Swallowing Neuro-rehabilitation: From the research laboratory to routine clinical application. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 93:207-213. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2011.08.030


Doeltgen, S. H., Ridding, M. C. (2011). Modulation of cortical motor networks following primed theta burst transcranial magnetic stimulation. Experimental Brain Research, 215:199-206. doi: 10.1007/s00221-011-2886-6


Doeltgen, S. H., Macrae, P. Huckabee, M. L. (2011). Pharyngeal pressure generation during tongue-hold swallows across age groups. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology, 20:124-130. doi: 10.1007/s00455-011-9353-1


Doeltgen, S. H., Ridding, M. C., Dalrymple-Alford, J., Huckabee, M. L. (2011). Task-dependent differences in corticobulbar excitability of the submental motor projections: Implications for neural control of swallowing. Brain Research Bulletin, 84:88-93. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2010.11.006


Doeltgen, S.H., Ridding, M. C. (2011). Low-intensity, short-interval Theta Burst Stimulation modulates excitatory but not inhibitory motor networks. Clinical Neurophysiology, 122(7):1411-1416. doi: 10.1016/j.clinph.2010.12.034


Book chapters

Huckabee, M.L. and Doeltgen, S.H. (2018).  Rehabilitation of Swallowing Disorders. In Jones, T. and Paleri, V., Scott-Brown’s Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, 8th Edition. Taylor & Francis, London. IN PRINT

Doeltgen, S.H., Bickford, J. (2018). Voice and Swallowing difficulties in parkinsonian-type Multiple System Atrophy. In. Sand, G., Allen, J., Noureai, S.A.. Laryngology: A Case-Based Approach. Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA. IN PRINT

Huckabee, M. L., & Doeltgen, S. H. Neurophysiology of Swallowing (pp. 81-106). In: Newman, R.D. & Nightingale, J.M. (Eds.) (2012) Videofluoroscopy: A Multidisciplinary Team Approach. Plural Publishing: San Diego

Huckabee, M. L., Doeltgen, S. H. (2009). Die Entwicklung von Rehabilitationsansätzen für pharyngeale Bewegungsstörungen: Die Verknüpfung von Forschung und Klinischer Arbeit. In: Hofmayer A, Stanschus S. (Ed.) Development of evidence in Dysphagiology: from screening to treatment. Schulz-Kirchner Verlag, Idstein, Germany.