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Dr Kimberley van Schooten

Dr Kimberley van Schooten

Kim van Schooten is a postdoctoral fellow at NeuRA and conjoint senior lecturer at UNSW Medicine supported by the Human Frontier Science Program. She obtained her Ph.D. in 2014 from the faculty of Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands). She was a Mitacs & Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research postdoctoral fellow at the faculty of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology, Simon Fraser University and the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, University of British Columbia (Canada). Her research focuses on balance control and fall risk in seniors. She is particularly interested in the underlying mechanisms of balance impairments, and methodologies for ambulatory monitoring of mobility using wearable sensors. Through a combination of experimental and epidemiological studies, she studies how people maintain and recover balance during daily-life activities, to improve our understanding of why falls occur and to reveal targets for the prevention of mobility impairments and falls.

Selected Publications

Journal articles

Wollesen B; Wildbredt A; Van Schooten KS; Lim ML; Delbaere K, 2020, 'The effects of cognitive-motor training interventions on executive functions in older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis', European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, vol. 17,
Soleimanifar M; Mazaheri M; van Schooten KS; Asgari M; Mosallanezhad Z; Salavati M; Sedaghat-Nejad E; Parnianpour M, 2020, 'Magnitude, symmetry and attenuation of upper body accelerations during walking in women: The role of age, fall history and walking surface', Maturitas, vol. 139, pp. 49 - 56,
Schootemeijer S; Weijer RHA; Hoozemans MJM; van Schooten KS; Delbaere K; Pijnappels M, 2020, 'Association between daily-life gait quality characteristics and physiological fall risk in older people', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 20, pp. 1 - 8,
Lim ML; van Schooten KS; Radford KA; Menant J; Lord SR; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H; Delbaere K, 2020, 'The Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale (IconFES) in community-dwelling older people-a longitudinal validation study.', Age Ageing,
Wollesen B; Wanstrath M; Van Schooten KS; Delbaere K, 2019, 'A taxonomy of cognitive tasks to evaluate cognitive-motor interference on spatiotemoporal gait parameters in older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis', European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, vol. 16,
van Schooten KS; Duran L; Visschedijk M; Pijnappels M; Lord SR; Richardson J; Delbaere K, 2019, 'Catch the ruler: concurrent validity and test–retest reliability of the ReacStick measures of reaction time and inhibitory executive function in older people', Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 31, pp. 1147 - 1154,
Godfrey A; Brodie M; van Schooten KS; Nouredanesh M; Stuart S; Robinson L, 2019, 'Inertial wearables as pragmatic tools in dementia', Maturitas, vol. 127, pp. 12 - 17,
van Schooten KS; Pijnappels M; van Dieën JH; Lord SR, 2019, 'Quality of daily-life gait: Novel outcome for trials that focus on balance, mobility, and falls', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 19,