- Research Focus
PhD Commenced: 2018
Supervisors: Professor Renuka Visvanathan and Dr Agathe Jadczak
Scholarship: University of Adelaide International Wildcard Scholarship, CRE Frailty in Healthy Ageing Top-up Scholarship
Thesis title: Evaluating the knowledge, attitude and strategies for reducing sedentary behaviour and increasing physical activity among older patients, carers and health professionals in hospitals – A qualitative study
Unyime Jasper is a physiotherapist with extensive experience working with older people. Jasper’s research is focused on preventing frailty, immobility and sedentary lifestyle in older people. He also has interest in healthy ageing over the life course. He holds a Master of Science in Gerontology.
Jasper’s current research is focused on the use of early bed/chair exercises to prevent frailty, sedentary lifestyle and immobility in older people following hip fracture.
B.MR (Physiotherapy), University of Maiduguri, Nigeria
M.Sc Gerontology, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Member, Nigeria Society of Physiotherapy (2012 – present)