Michele Callisaya

Assoc Professor

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Personal profile


A/Prof Michele Callisaya is a Senior Research Fellow at the Peninsula Clinical School. She is also a Principal Research Fellow at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research, University of Tasmania.

Michele has a background in physiotherapy having worked in the field of rehabilitation for over 20 years. She completed her PhD at the University of Tasmanian and held an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship at Monash University (2012-2015) and a NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Leadership Fellowship (2017-2021).  

Michele's research investigates 1) risk factors for falls, frailty and dementia and 2) improving access to allied health and rehabilitation therapy for people living with dementia.

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 focus on improving access to rehabilitation for people with dementia.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medical Sci, PhD, Ageing, gait and falls risk, University of Tasmania

Award Date: 10 Dec 2010

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

Award Date: 31 Dec 1992

External positions

Senior Research Fellow, University of Tasmania

Feb 2015 → …

University of Tasmania

Research area keywords

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

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