Personale docente


ALESSANDRA DEL FELICE

Ricercatore a tempo determinato di tipo A

Telefono: - Email: alessandra.delfelice@unipd.it

MED/34

I am a young academic clinician in the area of Neurorehabilitation. My basic training was as a neurologist, with a special interest in neurophysiology. My current research area allows me to draw on my experience and skills in neurophysiology to improve methodology and outcome measures in rehabilitation. I have an established track record in EEG-TMS and EEG-fMRI co-registration, neuromonitoring and neurostimulation, and EEG signal analysis.; My current research portfolio includes gait analysis in Dravet syndrome, correlating this with phenotypic and genomic information; EEG-EMG co-registration during over-ground gait in healthy subjects and during exso-skeleton gait in post-stroke subject; precocious robotic lower limb rehabilitation in Stroke Unit; External Shock Wave Therapy in conciousness disorders; neurophysiological recovery mechanisms after orthopedic surgery; neurostimulation to improve rehabilitation outcomes in Parkinson Disease and neuropathic pain based on tailored paradigms; determinants in upper limb recovery. I am instrumental in setting up a registry for long-term outcome of acquired brain lesions and in determining early prognostication markers of outcome in such a population.; I have created an extensive national and international collaborative research network, and I currently have several collaborations in place (Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milano, Italy; University of Verona, Italy; University of Bologna, Italy; University of Antwerp, Belgium; UCL, London, UK). I am experienced in coordinating multidisciplinary research teams (bioengineers, neuropathologists, immunologists, surgeons, geneticists and clinicians.;Techniques that I master include: gait analysis, electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG) and high-density EEG, muscular and nerve ultrasound (US), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), EEG-TMS and EEG-fMRI co-registrations, sleep scoring, neuromonitoring in the operation room, and EEG signal analysis. As a Cochrane reviewer, I also have a sound background in epidemiology and systematic reviews. I have over 30 peer reviewed articles to my name and my current H factor is 7, in keeping with the duration of my research career, during which I have been a visiting student at the Epilepsy Unit, Institute of Neurology, University College London, and a visiting scholar at the Epilepsy Surgery Unit, University Hospital, Innsbruck, Austria. I have experience in supervising and mentoring graduate and post-graduates students from different disciplines including MSc and PhDs as well as junior physical and rehabilitation medicine and neurology trainees, physiotherapists and neurophysiology technicians.; My work has been given several awards including the 2013 Italian Clinical Neurophysiology Society Young Investigator Award, the 2008 Italian Neuroepidemiology Association “Giulia Benassi” Prize for the best neuroepidemiology work and the 2004 “G.Pampiglione “ prize for the best graduation thesis on epilepsy by the Italian Neurological Society.; I am also an active clinician currently responsible for the care of a large number of people. In my career I have looked after or have been involved in the care of over 2300 patients. I have performed more than 1000 EMGs and have reported more than 500 EEGs.

Curriculum completo di ALESSANDRA DEL FELICE

Lunedi' dalle 14.00 alle 15.00

Riabilitazione, Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova

Gait analysis in Dravet syndrome

EEG-EMG co-registration during over-ground gait in healthy subjects and during exso-skeleton gait in post-stroke subject

Precocious robotic lower limb rehabilitation in Stroke Unit

External shock wave therapy (ESWT) in disorders of conciousness (DOCs)

Neurophysiological mechanisms of recovery after orthopedic surgery

Neurostimulation to improve rehabilitation outcomes in Parkinson Disease and neuropathic pain based on tailored paradigms

Determinants in upper limb recovery