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Dr

Kim van Schooten


Current Appointments

Research Fellow
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Kim van Schooten is a senior postdoctoral fellow at NeuRA and conjoint senior lecturer at UNSW 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.


Publications

2024, 01 Jun

Brain and brawn in balance: Central processing speed and muscle torque development speed are independently associated with the ability to recover balance with feet-in-place

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1170615377

2024, 02 Feb

Protocol of a 12-week eHealth programme designed to reduce concerns about falling in community-living older people: Own Your Balance randomised controlled trial

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1168540469

2024, 24 Jan

Effects of a multicomponent physical activity programme, Mobility-Fit, compared with a standard care lower limb strengthening programme, to promote safe mobility among older adults in care facilities: protocol for a cluster randomised controlled trial

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1168240987

2023, 24 Nov

Association of Prospective Falls in Older People With Ubiquitous Step-Based Fall Risk Parameters Calculated From Ambulatory Inertial Signals: Secondary Data Analysis

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.2196/49587

2023, 01 Oct

Fall risk stratification of community-living older people. Commentary on the world guidelines for fall prevention and management

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1165313953

2023, 01 Oct

Theoretical framework of concerns about falling in older people: the role of health literacy

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1164761907

2023, 02 Jun

Association of prospective falls in older people with ubiquitous step-based fall risk parameters calculated from ambulatory inertial signals: retrospective observational data analysis study (Preprint)

View full preprint on https://doi.org/10.2196/preprints.49587

2023, 01 Jun

A Self-Guided Online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy to Reduce Fear of Falling in Older People: a Randomised Controlled Trial

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1148382929

2023, 24 Apr

Feasibility, Reliability, and Safety of Remote Five Times Sit to Stand Test in Patients with Gastrointestinal Cancer

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers15092434

2023, 01 Apr

Circumstances of Falls During Sit-to-Stand Transfers in Older People: A Cohort Study of Video-Captured Falls in Long-Term Care

View full journal-article on https://app.dimensions.ai/details/publication/pub.1152787400