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Daina Sturnieks

Current Appointments

Senior Research Scientist (Conjoint)
Conjoint Senior Research Scientist, NeuRA
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Dr Sturnieks has a PhD in human biomechanics (UWA). She is Senior Lecturer in Anatomy at UNSW Medicine and Conjoint Senior Research Scientist at NeuRA. 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 into community, aged care and hospital settings and is Executive Board Member of the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society.


2023 Mar

Correlations between Reach, Lean and Ladder Tipping Risk

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1155535202

2022 Dec

The rising cost of falls – Health researchers are calling for action

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.13157

2022, 01 Nov

Visuospatial working memory and obstacle crossing in young and older people

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1151071757

2022 Nov

139 Preventing falls with motor-cognitive training: a 12-month randomised controlled trial

View full conference-paper on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1153973959

2022 Oct

Situational factors that influence overreaching on a ladder during a gutter clearing task among older adults

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2022.103794

2022, 01 Jun

Impact of pathological conditions on postural reflex latency and adaptability following unpredictable perturbations: A systematic review and meta-analysis

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1147281617

2022, 30 May

Risk factors for falls in community-dwelling older people with mild cognitive impairment: a prospective one-year study

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1148297003

2022 Jan

Impact of ageing, fall history and exercise on postural reflexes following unpredictable perturbations: A systematic review and meta-analyses.

View full journal-article on http://europepmc.org/abstract/med/35104475

2021, 04 Nov

Biomechanics of Balance and Falling

View full book-chapter on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1142923063

2021, 04 Nov

Cognitive-Motor Interventions and Their Effects on Fall Risk in Older People

View full book-chapter on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1142923076

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