Prof. dr. Frederike van Wijck

Frederike van Wijck is a human movement scientist with a qualification in physiotherapy from The Netherlands, and currently Professor of neurological rehabilitation sciences at Glasgow Caledonian University in the UK, where she co-directs the Research Centre for Health and co-leads the Stroke and Neurological Rehabilitation Research Group (SYNERGY). Her research interests focus on enhancing functional recovery after stroke, using skill acquisition, physical activity, behavioural change strategies and technologies, with the aim to enable people to achieve their personal goals. Collaborative work on physical activity after stroke led to the first UK Exercise and Fitness Training after Stroke course and a published textbook.  Frederike is president of the Society for Research in Rehabilitation in the UK, secretary of the European Forum for Research in Rehabilitation, and founding member of the Scottish Stroke Allied Health Professions Forum.  She is a member of the Cochrane Stroke Group Editorial team. Frederike loves the Scottish outdoors, which affords endless opportunities for exploring new skills.