Prof. Jorunn Helbostad
Jorunn L Helbostad is physiotherapist of background and Professor in Medicine, Human Movement Science at NTNU. Her main expertise is in motor function at old age, with a particular focus on falls, gait analysis, activity monitoring and exercise interventions, and use of mobile health technology to enhance movement and prevent falls. At NTNU she is Deputy for research at the Department of Neuroscience, leader for a research group for Geriatrics, Movement and Stroke, and the scientific leader of the movement, neurophysiology and exercise science laboratories. She currently holds a guest professorship at the Caledonian University in Glasgow, Scotland, is Deputy for the National Board for Physical Activity, and is the associate editor for BMC Geriatrics and Gerontology. She was one of the founders of a cross disciplinary network on Human Movement Control. She has been the chair of the first Joint World Congress of ISPGR and Gait & Mental Function and in the board of the ISPGR. Helbostad was a partner in the EU thematic network, ProFaNE, on falls prevention, and has been a partner and WP leader in the EU-financed projects, FARSEEING and ProFouND. She is the principle investigator of ADAPT, an ICT fall risk assessment project funded by the Norwegian Research Council.