Research Assistants are responsible for the data collection in the collaboration centres. They contact the patients directly and coordinate the clinical assesments. Research assistants are resposnsible for data entry and data quality.
Since 2016 Isabelle Debecker is research assistant and responsible for the SwiSCI data collection in Rehab Basel. She has graduated as occupational therapist in 1992 in France. Next to her occupation she studied educational sciences in Lyon and completed her masters degree in 2015. Isabelle is a member in the ethics committee of the Swiss societiy for occupational therapists (ErgotherapeutInnen-Verband Schweiz). Besides her responsibility as research assistant she still works as occupational therapist in Rehab Basel.
Corinne Funk works as research assistant at the Clinical Trial Unit at the Swiss Paraplegic Centre. Since her master’s degree in human movement science and sports at the ETH Zurich, she has been working in clinical research and since 2016 she is responsible for the conduction and coordination of the SwiSCI study in the clinical setting.
Elisabeth Jacob is research fellow in the clinical trial unit of the Swiss Paraplegic-Centre (SPZ) in Nottwil. Since 2015 she is responsible for the operationalization of the SwiSCI clinical study in the SPZ. Before Elisabeth worked as physiotherapist in various neurological departments specialized in spinal cord injury and stroke. With her Master‘s degree in neurorehabilitation research at the university of Krems Elisabeth combines therapeutic and scientific expertise.
Iris Krüsi is SwiSCI research assistant at the Spinal Cord Injury Center of the University Hospital Balgrist. As nurse she worked at the internal medicine department and the Spinal Cord Injury Center of the University Hospital Balgrist. In 2013 she earned the Bachelor's degree in care at the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.
Caroline Mayor is a graduate nurse. She has serveral work experiences in both care and relationships spheres like psychiatry and addictology. She works at the rehabilitation clinic in Sion since 2005, where she has provided care in the paraplegic and orthopedic departments. In 2011, in parallel to her job with patients with spinal injuries, she completes a CAS in wounds and healing. Since March 2017, she decided to join the research assistant team from SwiSCI to address a new challenge in the Clinique romande de réadaptation Sion.
Evelyn Rickenbacher works as research assistant at the Clinical Trial Unit at the Swiss Paraplegic Center (SPZ). After her Bachelor's degree in physiotherapy she worked as a physiotherapist for a couple of years. Since 2018 she is responsible for the operationalization of the SwiSCI study in the SPZ. Previously she was working in clinical research in pharmaceutical industry and medical oncology for 9 years. Parallel to her work in clinical research she completed the Diploma of Advanced Studies (DAS) in Clinical Trial Practice and Management at the University of Basel in 2018.
Since 2013 Andrea Prusse works as study coordinator at the university clinic Balgrist. She works for different studies, like for example SwiSCI. As graduate nurse she worked in different emergency and intensive care departments in Switzerland, before she became active in clinical research. For many years, she is in charge of coordinating clinical studies.
Carmen Rinaldo works as research fellow at REHAB Basel since Mai 2018. She is in charge for several clinical studies including SwiSCI. She earned her Master’s degree at the ETH Zurich in Neurosciences in 2018. The topic of her Master’s thesis was a clinical trial about electrical spinal cord stimulation that was conducted at the Balgrist University Hospital.
Cornelia Stress works as Study Nurse at the University Clinic Balgrist since 2019 and her work includes the SwiSCI study. In 2015 she received her Master’s degree in Psychology with focus in cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience from the University of Zurich, Switzerland. After graduation, she worked as Research Assistant and in clinic Neuropsychology.
Caroline Stumm is research assistant working for SwiSCI at REHAB Basel. After her Bachelor's degree in physiotherapy she worked as physiotherapist and course instructor for a couple of years. In 2011 she earned the Master of Public Science at the University of Fulda holding a position as research assistant in a prevention project.