Dr. Vida Alizad

Dr. Vida Alizad,
Brisbane, Australia

Dr. Vida
Alizad

Visiting Scholar & Clinical Educator

Institution: Queensland University of Technology & Griffith University

Location: Brisbane, Australia

Primary Research Interests: Ageing specifically in the areas of improving independence, and quality of life of older people. Movement neuroscience, specifically in the areas of application of non-invasive brain stimulation in improving gait parameters in older people and people with Parkinson’s disease with a particular focus on exploring optimal stimulation site and electrode size.

Research activities relating to the ACT™ Assessment approach:  Vida has conducted a number of validation studies to evaluate psychometric properties of ACT assessment (EASY-Care Standard Instrument) based on the Classic Test Theory and Item-Response Theory, and used this information in better understanding of the concept of functional independence from perspectives of older people across different cultures.