Melanie Kleynen, MSc, PT

My background is physiotherapy (BAC, Zuyd University, 2007) and epidemiology (MSc, Maastricht University, 2010).

Since 2007 I am working for Zuyd University of Applied Sciences. In the beginning as a research assistant, currently  as researcher and lecturer. Additionally I am doing clinical work at  the brain injury department at Adelante (centre of rehabilitation in Hoensbroek, The Netherlands). Combining the three jobs, I am able link to research, education and practice on a daily basis.   

During the years and through my involvement in different projects (e.g. on Mental Practice, Performance breakdown under pressure/reinvestment, creating meaningful and natural activity programs for elderly in nursing homes)  I got more and more interested in the different perspectives of motor learning, especially in people with neurological disorders.