Board of Directors
Professor Malcolm Granat
School of Health Sciences, University of Salford, Manchester, UK
Malcolm Granat is a Professor of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Salford. He is engaged in research looking at the quantification of free-living physical behaviours in a range of populations and conditions.
Dr. Bronwyn K. Clark
School of Public Health, The University of Queensland, Australia
Dr. Bronwyn Clark is a post-doctoral research fellow in the Cancer Prevention Research Centre at the School of Population Health based at Herston. She was awarded her PhD on the topic of measurement of adults’ sedentary behaviour in May 2012. Since that time she has worked as a part-time research fellow focussing on measures of sedentary behaviour and the quality of these measures for health behaviour and epidemiological studies.
Professor Alan Donnelly
Professor Donnelly teaches the undergraduate programmes of Sport and Exercise Science, Physiotherapy, and taught postgraduate programmes in Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy.
Professor Jorunn Helbostad
Department of Neuromedicine and Movement Science, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Jorunn L Helbostad is physiotherapist by background and holds a professor position at the Department of Neuroscience at the Faculty of Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). She is leading the cross disciplinary research network, Human Motor Control, as part of NTNUs thematic area of priority Medical Technology. Her research focuses on movement disorders, gait and balance disorders, and falls in older persons, as well as on assessment of gait and physical activity by use of body worn sensors.
Dr. Miriam Cabrita
Innovation Sprint, the Netherlands
Miriam Cabrita is a biomedical engineer by background and currently a researcher at a R&D company in the field of digital therapeutics. Miriam’s research focuses on exploring the use of mobile technology in the measurement, understanding, and coaching of physical activity in daily life to design personalized strategies for the prevention and management of chronic diseases.
Professor Jeff Hausdorff
For the past twenty years, Dr. Hausdorff has studied neurodynamics and the application of statistical physics to the study of gait, heart rate dynamics, and brain function, with a special focus on gait variability, “fractal” physiology, and falls in older adults and patients with neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s disease.
Dr. Sarah Keadle
Dr. Sarah Keadle is an assistant professor in the Department of Kinesiology, California Polytechnic State University. Her research interests are examining the dose-response relationship between physical activity, sedentary behavior and cancer prevention and understanding the impact of different measurement tools on the interpretation of these relationships.
Oregon Health & Science University, Department of Neurology and Balance Disorders Laboratory
Martina Mancini is Assistant Professor at Oregon Health & Science University, Department of Neurology, and co-director of the Balance Disorders Laboratory. She is a bioengineer focusing on using technologies to characterize movement and brain activity to determine the role of the central nervous system in integrating sensory information in individuals with movement or cognitive impairments. Objective metrics of movement, combined with neurophysiological information, allow to determine optimal variables to integrate with sensory feedback, resulting in more effective rehabilitation interventions. Ultimately, this approach could bring new possibilities to monitor and condition functional mobility on a daily basis directly at home.
Dr. Karin Allor Pfeiffer
Department of Kinesiology, Michigan State University, USA
Dr. Karin Pfeiffer is a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and faculty in the Center for Physical Activity and Health at Michigan State University (MSU). Dr. Pfeiffer’s main areas of expertise are in measurement of physical activity and interventions to increase physical activity. Most of her work in both areas involves pediatric populations.
Dr. Richard (Rick) Troiano
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Dr. Richard (Rick) Troiano is a Program Director in the Risk Factor Assessment Branch of the Epidemiology and Genomics Research Program in NCI’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS). Dr. Troiano promotes the validation and use of accelerometer-based devices in the assessment of physical activity in research and population surveillance. He is interested in promoting improved understanding of the information obtained from devices and self-reports and the analytic implications of different data sources.
Dr. David R. Bassett, Jr.
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Professor and Interim Department Head, Exercise Physiology, University of Tennessee Knoxville, USA
David Bassett’s main research interest is the measurement of physical activity and energy expenditure in humans, especially with objective methods. He and his colleagues have studied the validity and reliability of pedometers, accelerometers, and heart rate monitors, and have developed new methods to measure physical activity in free-living people. Bassett has used pedometers to measure walking in various populations. Bassett has collaborated with researchers in the transportation policy and planning field to publish a study on walking, cycling, and obesity rates in fifteen countries on three continents. They reported that Europeans walked and cycled more than North Americans and Australians, and that levels of active transportation were inversely related to obesity rates in these countries. Currently, he and his colleagues are studying relationships between physical activity and obesity using state-level data within the US.
Professor Hans Bussmann
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Hans Bussmann is Associate Professor at Erasmus MC. He is responsible for the research within the research line MoveFit, aiming at understanding and optimizing physical behaviour and fitness in people with chronic conditions.