Kristen Hollands

School of Health and Society

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Contact Details

Allerton Room L701

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Current positions

Senior Research Fellow


My training began with an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology and Neurobehavioural Assessment, followed by an MSc in Biomechanics and Motor-control of locomotion (both at the University of Waterloo, Canada) and culminated in my PhD in Neurorehabilitation Sciences (University of Birmingham, UK).

Areas of research

Mobility, Ageing, Stroke, Rehabilitation

Research Interests

My research goals are to translate a better understanding of the underlying principles of the control of walking to its rehabilitation. My work spans basic laboratory based experiments (to identify impairments in walking and their putative mechanisms), systematic reviews (to examine the current statue-of-the-art in clinical evidence bases for neurorehabilitation) and randomised control trial methodologies (to test the effectiveness of new rehabilitation treatment paradigms targeted at the cause of impairments and to stimulate neuro-plasticity and functional recovery).

Qualifications and Memberships


  • 2010 PhD Neuromotor control (from University of Birmingham). - Thesis title: "Whole body coordination during walking and turning in stroke survivors and healthy elderly"
  • 2002 M.Sc. Biomechanics (from University of Waterloo, Canada).
  • 2000 B.Sc (Hons) Kinesiology and Neurobehavioral Assessment (from University of Waterloo, Canada).