1996 Allied Health Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Sandra (Sandy) Brauer holds a Bachelor of Physiotherapy with First Class Honours and a University Medal from the University of Queensland.
Sandy was awarded the Scholarship to complete PhD entitled "Mediolateral postural stability: Changes with age and in fallers" at the University of Queensland.
Studied at: University of Queensland
Impaired postural control, or poor balance, can have devastating effects on the lives of individuals, resulting in falls, dependence, and reduced quality of life. A/Prof Brauer leads a number of studies to better understand the underlying motor control mechanisms contributing to altered postural control, particularly in populations with neurological disorders or advanced age, and use this information to better develop physiotherapy assessment techniques and rehabilitation strategies. This research has subsequently developed to encompass prevention strategies and the investigation of the cost-effectiveness of intervention, to better facilitate the translation of research evidence into clinical practice.
Scholarship Year: 1996
Fields of Interest
Science, Allied Health, Physiotherapy