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University Medical Center Groningen

dr. S. de Groot

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Current employment

- Senior researcher Reade, Centre for Rehabilitation and Rheumatology, Amsterdam

- Assistant professor, Center of Human Movement Sciences, UMCG, University of Groningen

 

Education/Training

2003                           Ph.D. in Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

1997                           M.Sc. in Human Movement Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

 

Work Experience

Dates

Appointment

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Tenured/fixed

1999

Junior Researcher at the University of Nijmegen (The Netherlands), Department of Physiology, on the project “FES cycling for people with a spinal cord injury”.

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Fixed-term

1999-2003

Ph.D. student on the project “Manual wheelchair propulsion: biophysical aspects of learning” at the Faculty of Human Movement Sciences, VU University Amsterdam.

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Fixed-term

2004-Present

Senior researcher Reade, Centre for Rehabilitation and Rheumatology, Amsterdam

 

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Tenured

2009-Present

Assistant professor, Center of Human movement sciences, UMCG, University of Groningen

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Tenured

 

 

International activities

  • February-August 1997: research internship at the Rick Hansen Center, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, Canada.
  • August-December 2001: research project at the department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, USA.
  • March-April 2012: research project at ICORD, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.
  • International collaborations with ICORD in Vancouver (Dr. B. Sawatzky and Dr. V. Claydon), Swiss Paraplegic Research in Nottwil, Switzerland (Dr. I. Eriks-Hoogland, Dr. G. Müller), Peter Harrison Center of Loughborough University, UK (Prof. Dr. V. Tolfrey-Goosey), The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, University of Miami, USA (Dr. R. Cowan).

 

Other academic or research activities

  • Coordinator research program ‘Restoration of mobility in SCI rehabilitation’ (www.scionn.nl)
  • Coordinator research program ‘Active Lifestyle Rehabilitation Interventions in persons with chronic Spinal Cord injury (ALLRISC)’ (www.scionn.nl)
  • Secretary research committee Dutch-Flemish SCI Association
  • Involvement in the organization of the conference ‘Rehabilitation: mobility, exercise and sport’ in 2009, 2014 and 2018 (www.rehabmove2018.com).             
  • Section Editor Spinal Cord (www.nature.com/sc/about.html).

Scholarships, grants and prizes

2001

International Student Travel Award by the International Society of Biomechanics

2011

ICORD Distinguished Visiting Scholar

2010

Systematic evaluation of individual wheelchair propulsion, the wheelchair-user in­terface and wheelchair mechanics with the Optipush in the rehabilitation clinic. ZonMw Innovatieprogramma Revalidatie. €45,456. Applicant.

2010

Active LifestyLe Rehabilitation Interventions in aging Spinal Cord injury (ALLRISC). ZonMW Revalidatieonderzoeksprogramma II. VSBFonds Nuts Ohra subsidieronde. €1.129.343. Co-applicant.

2010

Cycle test and training protocol for adults with cerebral palsy. Dr. W.M. Phelps-Stichting voor Spastici. € 36.550. Applicant.

2014

Effectiveness of functional power training on walking ability in young children with cerebral palsy. Wetenschappelijk College Fysiotherapie. € 39.877,-. Co-PI. Applicant.

2014

Effectiveness of functional power training on walking ability in young children with cerebral palsy. Mitialto. € 42.275,-. Co-PI. Applicant.

2015

Effectiveness of functional power training on walking ability in young children with cerebral palsy. Revalidatiefonds. € 45.641,-. Co-PI. Applicant.

2015

Effectiveness of functional power training on walking ability in young children with cerebral palsy. Duyvensz-Nagel Stichting. € 25.000,-. Co-PI. Applicant.

2016

HandbikeBattle: overcoming mountains & pushing limits. Revalidatiefonds. € 100.000,-. Co-PI. Applicant.

2016

HandbikeBattle: overcoming mountains & pushing limits. Mitialto. € 15.000,-. Co-PI. Applicant.

 

Other relevant information

Co-promotor of PhD projects

2013

C. van Koppenhagen, MD. Life satisfaction and exercise capacity in SCI.

2014

I. Eriks-Hoogland, MD. Shoulder problems in persons with SCI.

2014

A. Bakkum, MSc. Hybrid bicycle training in persons with SCI.

2015

J. van der Scheer, MSc. Low-intensity wheelchair training in persons with SCI.

2015

R. Vegter, MSc. Wheelchair skill acquisition: motor learning

2017

C. Smit, MD. Electrical stimulation & seating pressure in persons with SCI.

2017

L. van Vulpen, Msc. Functional strength training in children with CP.

2018

M. Leving, MSc. Learning wheelchair propulsion in SCI rehabilitation.

2020

I.Kouwijzer, Msc, MD. Effects of participating in the HandbikeBattle.

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Laatst gewijzigd:13 april 2017 08:52

Contactgegevens

Antonius Deusinglaan 1
9713 AV Groningen
Nederland