Karin Volkers

faculteit der gedrags- en bewegingswetenschappen ( sectie klinische neuropsychologie )



Highlighted publications

Volkers KM and Scherder EJA (2011). Impoverished environment, cognition, aging and dementia. Rev Neurosci 22(3):259-266.

Volkers KM, de Kieviet JF, Wittingen HP, Scherder EJA (2011). Lower limb muscle strength (LLMS): Why sedentary life should never start? A review. Arch Gerontol Geriatr, doi:10.1016/j.archger.2011.04.018.

Volkers KM and Scherder EJA (2011). The effect of regular walks on various health aspects in older people with dementia: protocol of a randomized-controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics 11(1):38.

Work in progress

Volkers KM, Eggermont LH, van Dijk T, Hollander AP, Scherder EJA. The intensity of chair aerobics in older assisted-living people (in preparation).

Volkers KM, Scherder EJA. Cognition, anxiety, depression and the rest-activity rhythm in dementia (in preparation).




  • Supervisor of Bachelor and Master theses (2008 – continuing)
  • Supervisor of trainees (2008 – continuing)
  • Guest lecture Master of Physiotherapy (HU) (2008 continuing)
  • Guest lecture Minor 'Ouderen en Samenleving' (Windesheim) (2010 - continuing)
  • Guest lecture Minor 'Psychogeriatrie' (De Haagse Hogeschool) (2011)
  • Guest lecture in seminar 'Rationele Oefentherapie: Focus op lage rugklachten' (2009 - continuing)

Personal interests

The effects of physical activity on cognition, physical fitness, health, pain and agitation.

Job experience

January 2013 - now

                 Stichting Philadelphia zorg

                 Coördinator Kenniscentrum

May 2012 - now

                 Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University, Amsterdam


May 2010 - Dec 2012

                 Stichting Philadelphia zorg

                 Policy advisor

Jan 2008 – May 2012

                 Department of Clinical Neuropsychology, VU University, Amsterdam

                 Ph.D. student

Aug 2006 – Jan 2007

                 Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center, Boston University School of Medicine,     

                 Boston, MA, USA



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