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Prof Susan Whitney visits as William Evans Fellow 2015

Monday, 10 August 2015

Prof Susan Whitney (University of Pittsburgh) will be visiting the Centre for Health, Activity, and Rehabilitation Research, School of Physiotherapy, as a William Evans Fellow. Susan will be hosted by Prof Leigh Hale (Dean, School of Physiotherapy).  Susan is a well renowned Physiotherapist specialising in balance and vestibular research.

Susan will be visiting the School from the 19th October until the 5th November. During her visit Susan will be presenting a number of seminars and courses, and a public lecture on the 21st October. Further information on Susan's visit will be posted on the School's Research page.

About Susan Whitney

Susan L. Whitney, DPT, PhD, NCS, ATC, FAPTA received her PhD in motor development/motor learning from the University of Pittsburgh and her professional physical therapy education from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. Currently, she is a professor in physical therapy in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and in the Department of Otolaryngology in the Department of Medicine. She is the Program Director of the Centers for Rehab Services (CRS) Balance and Vestibular Rehabilitation Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Whitney is supported by an NIH grant from NIDCD to study the effect of vibrotactile feedback in persons with vestibular disorders. Dr. Whitney has authored or coauthored over 100 articles on Medline and is currently engaged in research related to concussion in children and young adults plus falls in persons with dizziness and balance disorders.

Further information:  physio.research@otago.ac.nz