Michele Callisaya

Assoc Professor


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Personal profile


A/Prof Michele Callisaya is an NHMRC Boosting Dementia Leadership fellow and physiotherapist at Monash University and Peninsula Health. She is also a Senior Lecturer at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania. She completed her PhD at the University of Tasmanian and held an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship at Monash University (2012-2015) investigating the role of the brain in mobility impairments and falls in older people.

Research interests

Michele is passionate about promoting the role of physiotherapy for people living with cognitive impairment, dementia and stroke.  Her work has led to a better understanding of the role of cognition on physical functioning and adverse events such as falls.  Her current projects include using technology to improve the physical and cognitive function of older people and investigating ways to improve activity after stroke.

Education/Academic qualification

Medical Sci, PhD, Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Award Date: 10 Dec 2010

Physiotherapy, Bach app sci (physio), La Trobe University

Award Date: 31 Dec 1992

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Feb 2015 → …

University of Tasmania

Research area keywords

  • Dementia
  • Stroke
  • falls prevention
  • cognitive impairment
  • exercise
  • Technology
  • Rehabilitation

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Research Output

Adherence to the Australian Dietary Guidelines Is Not Associated with Brain Structure or Cognitive Function in Older Adults

Zabetian-Targhi, F., Srikanth, V. K., Beare, R., Moran, C., Wang, W., Breslin, M., Smith, K. J. & Callisaya, M. L., 1 Jun 2020, In : The Journal of nutrition. 150, 6, p. 1529-1534 6 p.

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Identifying subgroups of community-dwelling older adults and their prospective associations with long-term knee osteoarthritis outcomes

Munugoda, I. P., Pan, F., Wills, K., Mattap, S. M., Cicuttini, F., Graves, S. E., Lorimer, M., Jones, G., Callisaya, M. L. & Aitken, D., May 2020, In : Clinical Rheumatology. 39, 5, p. 1429-1437 9 p.

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“Connecting patients and therapists remotely using technology is feasible and facilitates exercise adherence after stroke”

Simpson, D. B., Bird, M-L., English, C., Gall, S. L., Breslin, M., Smith, S., Schmidt, M. & Callisaya, M. L., 17 Feb 2020, In : Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation. 27, 2, p. 93-102 10 p.

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Activity Monitors for Increasing Physical Activity in Adult Stroke Survivors

Lynch, E. A., Jones, T. M., Simpson, D. B., Fini, N. A., Kuys, S., Borschmann, K. N., Kramer, S. F., Johnson, L. G., Callisaya, M. L., Mahendran, N., Janssen, H., English, C. & on behalf of the ACTIOnS Collaboration, Jan 2019, In : Stroke. 50, 1, p. e4-e5 2 p.

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Open Access

Associations of health literacy with risk factors for diabetic foot disease: a cross-sectional analysis of the Southern Tasmanian Health Literacy and Foot Ulcer Development in Diabetes Mellitus Study

Chen, P., Callisaya, M., Wills, K., Greenaway, T. & Winzenberg, T., 30 Jul 2019, In : BMJ Open. 9, 7, 10 p., e025349.

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Open Access