Dr. Rebecca Diekmann
Rebecca Diekmann is a post doc in the Division of Assistant Systems and Medial Device Technology at Oldenburg University and leads a research group called “Nutrion and physical function in older adults” since 2016. She holds a doctorate (Dr. oec. troph.) from the Faculty of Agriculture in Nutrition and Economic Sciences from the University of Bonn in 2011 with a doctoral thesis on the influence of the nutritional status of older nursing home residents on physical function and mortality. Rebecca Diekmann worked as a research fellow at the Institute for Biomedicine of Aging (at the division of Internal Medicine – Geriatrics (Prof. Sieber) and at the professorship for “Nutrition for older adults” (Prof. Volkert) at the University Erlangen-Nuernberg from 2007-2013. From 2013-2016 she worked as a post doc at the Division for Geriatric Medicine at Oldenburg University (PD Dr. Bauer). Her main research areas is the assessment of needs of older adults to measure, assess and to maintain the nutritional and the mobility status. Target group are fit, independent living older adults as well as adults with disability and in need of care. Furthermore, her research areas include sarcopenia and frailty of older adults and the influence of nutritional status. She has numerous publications of articles in refereed journals and some book contributions.