Michelle Stahlhut

Michelle Stahlhut is a researcher at CCRP and attached to the MOVEOUT-SPECIAL study. She holds a bachelor's degree in physiotherapy from 2006 and has a background as specialist in pediatric physiotherapy. In 2018 Michelle finished a PhD degree from Lund University. Her research focuses on validation of outcome measures, characterization of physical activity and sedentary behavior as well as development and evaluation of interventions that promote participation in light physical activities in children and adults with multiple disabilities.

During 2023-2025 Michelle is a project leader of the MOVEOUT-SPECIAL study. The aim of this study is to develop and evaluate 'education outside the classroom' in special schools to strengthen physical activity and wellbeing in children with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  


Selected publications

Downs J, Blackmore AM, Wong K, Buckley N, Lotan M, Elefant C, Leonard H, Stahlhut M. Can telehealth increase physical activity in individuals with Rett syndrome? A multicentre randomized controlled trial. Dev Med Child Neurol. 2022 Oct 25.

Bisgaard AM, Wong K, Højfeldt AK, Larsen JL, Schönewolf-Greulich B, Rønde G, Downs J, Stahlhut M. Decline in gross motor skills in adult Rett syndrome; results from a Danish longitudinal study. Am J Med Genet A. 2021 Dec;185(12):3683-3693.

Stahlhut M, Esbensen BA, Larsen JL, Bisgaard AM, Downs J, Nordmark E. Facilitators and Barriers of Participation in "Uptime" Activities in Girls and Women With Rett Syndrome: Perspectives From Parents and Professionals. Qual Health Res. 2019 Mar;29(4):609-619.

Stahlhut M, Downs J, Aadahl M, Leonard H, Bisgaard AM, Nordmark E. Patterns of sedentary time and ambulatory physical activity in a Danish population of girls and women with Rett syndrome. Disabil Rehabil. 2019 Jan;41(2):133-141. 

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