Maike is a health behaviour change scientist with more than 10 years’ experience in research and practice. She holds a Masters Degree in Psychology, majoring in Health Psychology, and a PhD in Public Health. During her PhD, Maike identified effective strategies to reduce sitting time in the office workplace. Being an avid ambassador of translational research, Maike also works as workplace health consultant at UQ’s Cancer Prevention Centre, where she has also been a regular tutor and guest lecturer since 2012.
At the Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine, Maike is responsible for the evidence-based development, implementation and evaluation of a sedentary behaviour intervention targeting frail older adults. Her interventions allow Maike to apply her passion for health coaching, using her training in Neurolinguistic Programming as well as Acceptance Commitment Training for workplace contexts.