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Dr Daina Louise Sturnieks

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Dr Sturnieks has a PhD in human biomechanics (UWA). She is Laboratory Manager for the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at NeuRA including a state-of-the-art Balance and Gait Analysis Laboratory. Her research focuses on understanding biomechanical, sensorimotor and neurocognitive contributions to balance and falls in older people and clinical groups, and randomised controlled trials of novel interventions to prevent falls involving...view more

Dr Sturnieks has a PhD in human biomechanics (UWA). She is Laboratory Manager for the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at NeuRA including a state-of-the-art Balance and Gait Analysis Laboratory. Her research focuses on understanding biomechanical, sensorimotor and neurocognitive contributions to balance and falls in older people and clinical groups, and randomised controlled trials of novel interventions to prevent falls involving balance, stepping and cognitive training. Dr Sturnieks is active in translating research findings, is Executive Board Member of the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society.

Research Interests:
Research interests include studies to understand human balance, walking and falls in the elderly, including sensory, motor and cognitive contributions. Randomised controlled trials of motor and cognitive training to improve balance and prevent falls in elderly and clinical populations. Fall prevention intervention translation to community, aged care and hospital settings.

Broad Research Areas:
Neuroscience, Ageing, Physiology, Balance, Gait, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Exercise Training, Cognitive Training

Qualifications:
BAppSci, PhD


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ILP, Honours, Masters, PhD.

In topics related to balance control, fall risk in older and clinical populations, fall prevention interventions, translation of balance training and fall prevention programs in community, hospital, aged care settings. 

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