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Technology and health care for the elderly medical research studies

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Paula van Wyk, PhD

University of Windsor

Principal Investigator:

2013 Knowledge Synthesis Grant -- Post-discharge rehabilitation interventions for older adults with cognitive impairment following a hip fracture (KS 2013-05)

Dr. Paula van Wyk is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor, having recently completed a post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. McGilton at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, focused on patient recovery post hip fracture. She obtained her doctorate in the Ergonomics and Aging Laboratory at Western University, following completion of a Masters degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Windsor, and an undergraduate degree in Health Sciences and the Sociology of Aging. Dr. van Wyk's research has primarily focused on safety in health care, specifically looking at the ergonomics of patient lifts and transfers. She has also been involved with mental health research initiatives in long-term care homes.