Olga Theou

Theou Olga Olga Theou, PhD

Dalhousie University/Nova Scotia Health Authority

Principal Investigator:

2018 Catalyst Grant Program – The Breaking “Bad Rest” Study: Interrupting sedentary time to reverse frailty levels in acute care (CAT 2018-27)

2015 Knowledge Synthesis Grant – A scoping review of evidence for measuring frailty in pre-hospital and hospital settings (FRA 2015-A-08)

Supervisor:

2018 CFN Interdisciplinary Fellow – Andrea Mayo

Dr. Olga Theou is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Dalhousie University. She is also an Affiliated Scientist of Geriatric Medicine with the Nova Scotia Health Authority and an Adjunct Senior Lecturer of Medicine with the University of Adelaide, Australia. She obtained her BSc in Physical Education and Sports Sciences at Aristotle University in Greece, MSc in Gerokinesiology from the California State University in Fullerton, and PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences with specialization in Health and Aging from Western University. She also completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the University of British Columbia Okanagan at the Department of Human Kinetics, and a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at Dahousie University. Her research interests include aging, frailty and physical activity and she has been ranked 11th worldwide in frailty expertise by Expertscape.