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Jasmine Menant

Current Appointments

Senior Research Fellow
Conjoint Lecturer, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Medicine
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Jasmine has a background in exercise science and gained a PhD in applied physiology/biomechanics from the University of New South Wales in 2008. In addition to conducting mechanistic studies of gait and balance, Jasmine has also been coordinating several prospective falls risk cohort studies of older adults and a large NHMRC-funded randomised controlled trial of multifaceted interventions to improve dizziness symptoms in older adults.

Her research interests are threefold:

  1. to investigate sensory, cognitive and neuromuscular factors contributing to postural stability, stepping and gait in aging and clinical populations (neurodevelopmental disorders, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis, chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy…);
  2. to understand risk factors for falls in older people and clinical groups
  3. to determine the effects of exercise interventions on falls and other health outcomes in ageing and clinical groups.


2023, 20 Apr

Cognitive and physical declines and falls in older people with and without mild cognitive impairment: a 7-year longitudinal study

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610223000315

2022 Nov

Visuospatial working memory and obstacle crossing in young and older people

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-022-06458-9

2021 Sep

Evidence of slow and variable choice-stepping reaction time in cancer survivors with chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2021.07.010

2021 Jun

Predictors of development and persistence of musculoskeletal pain in community‐dwelling older people: A two‐year longitudinal study

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/ggi.14172

2020 Dec

People With Parkinson’s Disease Exhibit Reduced Cognitive and Motor Cortical Activity When Undertaking Complex Stepping Tasks Requiring Inhibitory Control

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1177/1545968320969943

2018, 24 Jul

Reducing the burden of dizziness in middle-aged and older people: A multifactorial, tailored, single-blind randomized controlled trial

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002620