Dr K Berner
BSc Physiotherapy 2006; MSc Physiotherapy (OMT) 2009, PhD (Physiotherapy) 2019
+27 21 938 9667
Karina Berner is a researcher in musculoskeletal health and chronic disease, experienced in physiotherapy clinical practice and teaching. After receiving her PhD at Stellenbosch University, she was appointed in the first full-time research post in the Department of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Her research and academic interests include multimorbidity epidemiology, HIV-related disability, human motion analysis, and research training. She is the principal investigator of a longitudinal study in the field of multimorbidity and functional outcomes in a semi-rural South African setting and involved in research collaborations with the SU Division of Medical Physiology and World Health Organization. She supervises under- and postgraduate research and serves on the Health Research Ethics Committee. Dr Berner is coordinating the revision of Research Methods training for undergraduates in the DHRS, and currently coordinates the Research Methods 472 module in the Physiotherapy Division.