Esther Molenaar is a PhD candidate within the line of research ‘Innovation of movement care’ of the research group of the same name. She is a participant in the project ‘Samen sterk voor fysieke zelfredzaamheid’ (‘Standing strong together for physical self-reliance’), for which she studies the physical self-reliance of people in Utrecht neighbourhoods.
She is also a lecturer for the master's degree programme in Geriatric Physiotherapy.
Esther is a certified physiotherapist and also obtained her master’s degree in Physical Activity and Health at the University of Maastricht. Previously, she worked as a researcher at Radboud University Medical Center, where she conducted research on dual-task training in people with Parkinson's disease. She combines her research with a role as lecturer within the Parkinson network, in the area of motor skills learning and dual-task training.
Fields of expertise
- Motor skills learning
- M. Parkinson (Parkinson’s disease)
- Physical self-reliance