Prof. dr. Sander Geurts

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Alexander Geurts received both his MD (1987) and PhD (1992) degree at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. He was registered as a physiatrist by the European Board of PMR in 1997 and as a clinical epidemiologist B (SMWBO) in 2001. Since 1992, he continued his main research interest in balance, gait and functional recovery with a focus on neurorehabilitation, especially stroke rehabilitation. Since 1998, he has been (co-) chair of several national research programmes in neurorehabilitation, such as “Recovery of gait after stroke” (ZonMw 1998-2005), “Cognitive rehabilitation” (ZonMw 2000-2007), and “Restore4Stroke” (ZonMw/VSB 2010-2015; as well as (co-) PI in several other national research consortia such as “Explicit-stroke” (ZonMw 2008-2014; and Facts-2-NMD (ZonMw/PBF 2008-2014; In 2005, he became full Professor and chair of the Dept of Rehabilitation at the Radboud University Medical Centre and, since 2009, principal investigator in the research institutes Nijmegen Centre for Evidence Based Practice (NCEBP; and Donders Centre for Neuroscience (DCN; of the Radboud University. Alexander Geurts is member of the scientific advisory board of the Dutch Brain Foundation (,vice-president of the Dutch Society for Neurorehabilitation (DSNR;, and board member of the Dutch Society for Rehabilitation Medicine (VRA; He has (co-)authored more than 150 peer-reviewed medline registered articles in various fields of neurorehabilitation.