Profil of Dr. Christian Schlenstedt, PhD

Current positions

  • Research Associate
  • Leader of research group Neuromechanics & Neurorehabilitation

Academic qualifications

  • PhD, University of Kiel, Germany (2015)
  • Magister Artium (M.A.) and State Examination: Sports Science (Kinesiology), Mathematics and French, University of Freiburg, Germany (2009)

Professional Experiences

  • Research stay, Balance Disorders Laboratory, Oregon Health & Science University, Dr. Fay Horak, Portland, Oregon, USA (2016)
  • Research Training, Study Group „Neuroscience and Motor Control“, Department of Sports Science, University of La Coruna, Spain; Funding: European Commission funding program Leonardo da Vinci (2010)
  • Research Training, Laboratory of movement science, University Hospital, Brest, France (2008)
  • Research Assistant, Study Group Gymlab, Department of Sports Science, University of Freiburg, Germany (2006-2007)

Membership in professional societies

  • American Society of Neurorehabilitation (ASNR)
  • Deutsche Parkinson Gesellschaft (DPG)
  • European College of Sport Science
  • International Society for Posture and Gait Research (ISPGR)
  • Society for Neuroscience (SfN) 


  • Commendation Research Prize for Neuro-Rehabilitation, Fürst Donnersmarck Foundation, Berlin, Germany
  • 2. Place Young Scientist Award German Association of Sports Science (Reinhard Daugs Research Prize), Munich, Germany

Review Activities

  • Acta Neurologica Scandinavica, Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery, Deutsche     Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), Disability and Rehabilitation, Experimental Brain Research, Journal of Applied Physiology, Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Journal of Neurological Sciences, Journal of Neurology, Journal of Parkinson's Disease, Journal of Sport and Health Science, Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research, Neurological Research, Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, Neuroscience, Physical Therapy, PLOS ONE, Transactions on Neural Systems & Rehabilitation Engineering