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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.


2024, 11 Feb

Effect of cognitive training on cognitive function in community‐dwelling older people with mild‐to‐moderate dementia: A single‐blind randomised controlled trial

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.13283

2024, 13 Jan

Poor mobility and lower limb weakness are associated with three distinct depressive symptom trajectories over 6 years in older people

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.13273

2024 Jan

Exergame and cognitive training for preventing falls in community-dwelling older people: a randomized controlled trial

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1038/s41591-023-02739-0

2024 Jan

Treadmill induced belt-accelerations may not accurately evoke the muscle responses to obstacle trips in older people

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1168187533

2023, 01 Dec

Prefrontal and Motor Planning Cortical Activity during Stepping Tasks Is Related to Task Complexity but Not Concern about Falling in Older People: A fNIRS Study

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1166701755

2023, 01 Oct

Combined Reactive and Volitional Step Training Improves Balance Recovery and Stepping Reaction Time in People With Parkinson’s Disease: A Randomised Controlled Trial

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1165131080

2023, 01 Jun

Risk Factors for Falls and Fall-Related Fractures in Community-Living Older People with Pain: A Prospective Cohort Study

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1158592970

2023, 01 May

The effects of optic flow on postural stability: Influence of age and fall risk

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1156291041

2023, 01 May

Training reactive balance using trips and slips in people with multiple sclerosis: A blinded randomised controlled trial

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1156094143