Associate Professor Yumna Albertus

Neuromuscular physiology Researcher, Division of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine

Research Interests

My research mainly focuses on neuromuscular physiology and biomechanics, where I am investigating the neuromuscular effects of exercise rehabilitation in certain clinical conditions. My research has ranged from rehabilitation using robotic over-ground walking in spinal cord injury, exercise-based rehabilitation in cardiovascular disease, elite para-athletes with Cerebral Palsy. I also use innovative technology to monitor human movement and neuromuscular changes over time, including measuring single motor-unit activity. This allows for a deeper understanding into the physiology of muscle and the ability to investigate the effects of rehabilitation and exercise on neuroplasticity in the activation of more motor units.

Research Areas

Neurophysiology & Neuroanatomy • Cognitive & Behavioural Neuroscience