Mirjam Pijnappels has been appointed Professor of ‘Mobility in ageing’

Mirjam Pijnappels has been appointed Professor ‘Mobility in ageing’ at the department of Human Movement Sciences.

Jaap van Dieën, head of the section Neuromechanics of the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences: “The appointment of Mirjam reflects our appreciation for her contribution to the research of the department and for her involvement in dissemination and valorisation. We expect that the appointment of Mirjam will lead to further growth of research on mobility in ageing.”

The goal of this chair is to further investigate the effects of ageing on neuromuscular and cognitive aspects of mobility. This involves research on mobility on a functional level as well as daily life activities by combining experimental lab-studies with epidemiological studies. The obtained knowledge and assistive technology will be implemented to maintain and promote mobility in older adults.

Career
Mirjam Pijnappels is currently associate professor at the section Neuromechanics of the Faculty of Behavioural and Movement Sciences. She obtained her master’s degree in Biomedical Health Sciences at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and obtained her PhD in 2004 at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam at the former Faculty of Human Movement Sciences. After obtaining her PhD, Mirjam continued her work at the faculty and acquired various NWO grants (Veni, Vidi, TOP). Her appointment is a Fenna Diemer-Lindeboom Chair.