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Senior Lecturer, Human Movement, University of South Australia

Dr. Maarten Immink is Senior Lecturer, Human Movement in the School of Health Sciences. His research investigates cognitive and affective factors that influence human performance. He teaches in the areas of motor learning and control within the human movement and clinical exercise physiology undergraduate degree programs. He is also an accredited yoga and meditation teacher.


  • –present
    Senior Lecturer, Human Movement, University of South Australia
  • 2012–2013
    Program Director, Clinical Exercise Physiology, University of South Australia
  • 2010–2012
    Program Director, Human Movement, University of South Australia


  • 1999 
    Texas A&M University, PhD
  • 1995 
    Texas A&M University, MS
  • 1992 
    Texas A&M University, BA (Biology/Chemistry)


  • 2014
    Randomized Controlled Trial of Yoga for Chronic Poststroke Hemiparesis: Motor Function, Mental Health, and Quality of Life Outcomes. , Topics in Stroke Rehabilitation
  • 2014
    Brief mindfulness-based therapy for chronic tension-type headache: A randomized controlled pilot study. , Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy
  • 2014
    Fatigue in neurological disorders: A review of self-regulation and mindfulness-based interventions., Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior
  • 2013
    Mindfulness training does not reduce generalized hyperalgesia in chronic tension-type headache., Journal of Pain Management
  • 2013
    Mindfulness training does not reduce inflammatory cytokine levels in chronic tension-type headache. , Journal of Pain Management
  • 2012
    Yoga and exercise for symptoms of depression and anxiety in people with post-stroke disability: A pilot randomised controlled trial. , Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
  • 2011
    Becoming connected: the lived experience of yoga participation after stroke. , Disability and Rehabilitation

Research Areas

  • Human Movement And Sports Science (1106)
  • Neurosciences (1109)
  • Cognitive Sciences (1702)