Dr Dorit Kunkel MPhil PhD
Dorit qualified with a Physiotherapy Diploma in her native Berlin in 1992. Her interest quickly developed in neurological rehabilitation and she now has more than 17 years’ experience in managing mixed methods, research studies and trials. After completing her PhD in 2002 at University of Southampton, Dorit specialised in fall prediction, characterisation of fall events in people with stroke and appointed as a Senior Research Fellow in 2004. In recent years, her research work has focused on exploring novel interventions to promote independence and stability, with the overarching goal to improve quality of life in people with Parkinson’s and stroke. Her skills will be readily relevant to spinal cord injury and she was delighted to have been selected to join INSPIRE in November 2017. Dorit continues the long association between the University of Southampton and INSPIRE’s National Scientific Committee.