Dr. Munira Sultana – Post-Doctoral Fellow

Munira is a Postdoctoral Fellow in Gait and Brain Lab at Parkwood Institute supervised by Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso. She obtained her PhD in Health Science from Western University. Her PhD thesis involved reduction of behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia with virtual stimulation therapy. She also is a physician (Dhaka University, Bangladesh) with a Masters in Public Health (Sydney University, Australia). She spent eight years in clinical and academic research on cognitive health in Canada, and five years in community health research in various parts of the world (Bangladesh, India, Nepal, and Kenya). Her research interests are cognitive health, person centered care, and health innovation. She is curious to learn how biological mechanisms play a role in dementia progression. She is working to characterize those individuals at a higher risk of dementia based on their metabolomics profile, slowing of gait, and decline in cognition.




Dr. Canan Birimoglu Okuyan – Visiting Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Canan Birimoglu Okuyan is currently a visiting postdoctoral fellow at the Gait and Brain Laboratory / Lawson Research Institute at the University of Western Ontario supervised by Prof. Dr. Manuel Montero-Odasso. She is also an assistant professor in the Department of Public Health Nursing at Sakarya University of Applied Sciences, Turkey. She has studied at the Turku University of Applied Science in Turku/Finland during her PhD. Also, she worked as a visiting researcher at the Manchester Metropolitan University in Manchester/UK. Dr. Okuyan received her PhD in the Department of Public Health Nursing, Gazi University. Dr. Okuyan has been recently awarded a Postdoctoral fellowship from TUBITAK. She is currently investigating the Falls and Gait in Older Adults with Mild Cognitive Impairment.




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