Neuroscience & Non-Communicable Diseases Seminar Series
Speaker: Dr Stefanie Mikolaizak, Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA)
Stefanie Mikolaizak is a postdoctoral fellow at Robert Bosch Medical Foundation in Germany, The University of Sydney and NeuRA. She is a registered physiotherapist, having obtained her PhD in public health and community medicine from UNSW Sydney in 2016. She has over 10 years of falls-prevention and ageing research experience, including management of both local and international multidisciplinary projects. She recently completed her post-doc in Germany, which included coordinating the German clinical site of a large multi-centre European wide intervention trial (PreventIT).
PreventIT (Early risk detection and prevention in ageing people by self-administered assessment and a behavioural change intervention, delivered by use of smartphones and smartwatches) is a European Horizon 2020 Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and personal health project. The aim is to develop and test a personalised behaviour change intervention on physical activity aimed at young older adults that has the potential to prevent accelerated functional decline at older age.
All welcome. Drinks and nibbles from 3:30pm, seminar starts, 4pm.