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Since March 2023, Dr. Kramer has been a valuable member of the Brain Recovery and Rehabilitation Research Group at Monash University's Department of Neuroscience. Prior to this, she completed a two-year fellowship at Deakin University, where she studied the importance of cardiorespiratory exercise programs for stroke survivors. In 2022, Dr. Kramer was recognized for her research excellence with the Institute for Health Transformation, Deakin University receiving a Early to Mid-Career Research Award.

Dr Kramer has a background in Physiotherapy and worked as a clinical therapist in stroke rehabilitation in the Netherlands for 10 years. In 2018 she completed her PhD investigating the safety and tolerability of cardiorespiratory exercise and physical activity early after a stroke. As a postdoctoral researcher, she honed her skills in clinical trials, non-invasive brain imaging, co-design, and consumer engagement. Her research has resulted in over 45 publications and over $2.5M in research funding, with over $140,000 as CIA.

Dr. Kramer's expertise in exercise for stroke rehabilitation has earned her invitations to speak at prestigious international conferences, including the World Stroke Congress, European Stroke Conference, and the Stroke Society of Austrasia Annual Scientific Meeting. Her work has garnered the attention of stroke and neurorehabilitation researchers worldwide. She currently collaborates with teams in Denmark and Canada.

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

Neuroscience, PhD, Cardiorespiratory fitness training early after stroke, University of Melbourne

1 Mar 20144 Sept 2018

Award Date: 4 Sept 2018

Physiotherapy, Master of Science, Physical activity early after stroke, Utrecht University


Award Date: 22 Sept 2008

External positions

Honorary, Alfred Health

1 Mar 2023 → …

Research area keywords

  • Stroke
  • Rehabilitation
  • clinical research
  • Exercise
  • mobility
  • fitness
  • cardiovascular disease risk factors
  • Fatigue

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