Alessandra Del Felice is an academic clinician in the area of Neurorehabilitation. Her basic training has been as a neurologist, with a special interest in neurophysiology and neurorehabilitation, and holds a Ph.D. in Neuroscience.
Her current research area allows her to draw on her experience and skills in neurophysiology to improve methodology and outcome measures in this important area of rehabilitation, stressing the interdisciplinary nature of this research. Techniques that she masters include gait analysis, electromyography (EMG), electroencephalography (EEG), transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), EEG-TMS co-registrations, and EEG signal analysis.
Her current research portfolio includes EEG-EMG co-registration during overground gait in healthy subjects and during exsoskleteon gait in post-stroke subjects during gait; development of rehabilitative protocols and wearable devices to reduce loss of balance in the elderly; validation of inertial sensors for gait in clinical practice; early biomarkers of recovery after stroke; recovery and long term prognostic markers after coma.
She has an extensive collaborative research network, with current national and international collaborations (University of Verona, Italy; University of Bologna, Italy; University of Antwerp, Belgium; King’s College, London; University of Dublin, IRL; University of Ulster, UK; University College London, UK; Harvard University, USA).
She has more than 70 peer reviewed articles or book chapters to her name. She has been given several awards for her work and these include the 2013 Italian Clinical Neurophysiology Society Young Investigator Award, the 2008 Italian Neuroepidemiology Association “Giulia Benassi” Prize and the 2004 “G.Pampiglione “ Prize by the Italian Neurological Society. She has attracted funding at UNIPD, with an on-going H2020 and a bilateral Italy-USA governmental funded project, and several national grants.
She is the responsible person of the Movement Analysis Laboratory and the Outpatient Clinic for Rehabilitation of Motor Disorders and of her Institution.
Lab Neuromove: www.neuroscienze.unipd.it/neuromove