Prof. dr. Alice Nieuwboer

Alice Nieuwboer is a full professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences at KU Leuven (Belgium). Coming from a clinical background as a physical therapist, she now leads a sizable and collaborative research lab for rehabilitation in Parkinson’s disease (PD) (PRO-lab).  Her team has made several original contributions to gait and motor control research in Parkinson’s disease (PD), addressing which deficits underlie freezing of gait (FOG). Alice runs several clinical trials in collaboration with international partners, investigating whether digital mobility outcomes derived from free-living gait can measure freezing and how FOG can be helped with cueing and split-belt training.