Sarah Kraeutner

Degrees / Credentials

BSc (Hons), University of Victoria
MSc, Dalhousie University
PhD, Dalhousie University


Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Arts, UBCO


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Dr. Sarah Kraeutner is an Assistant Professor of Psychology and the lead investigator of the NIMBL (Neuroplasticity, Imagery, and Motor Behaviour Lab) at the University of British Columbia – Okanagan. Dr. Kraeutner received her PhD in Psychology & Neuroscience at Dalhousie University in 2019 as a Killam Laureate. Prior to her current position, she was a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellow at the University of British Columbia – Vancouver, in the Department of Physical Therapy.

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The NIMBL is dedicated to research in the areas of motor learning and stroke-related neuroscience, encompassing both basic and applied neuroscience. Our overarching goal is to improve motor learning and relearning after brain injury. Basic work focuses on understanding brain function and plasticity associated with motor learning through non-physical forms of practice. Applied work focuses on informing, developing, and testing interventions using non-physical forms of practice, and tools to aid such practice, to promote recovery after stroke.


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