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Kim Delbaere

Current Appointments

Senior Principal Research Scientist
Conjoint Associate Professor, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, UNSW Research Fellow – Career Development Fellowship (Level 2), NHMRC
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Kim Delbaere is a Senior Principal Research Scientist at NeuRA and Director of Innovation & Translation at the Falls, Balance & Injury Research Centre, supported by the Australian NHMRC, and Professor at University of New South Wales, Sydney. She graduated in 2001 as a master in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at the Ghent University (Belgium) and completed her PhD in 2005 on falls in older people. In 2006, she moved to Australia to work at NeuRA on fear of falling in older people.

Her research has contributed to the understanding of physical, psychological and cognitive factors causing falls. Her multidisciplinary approach incorporates elements from physiotherapy, psychology, brain imaging and software engineering towards preventing falls and promoting healthy ageing. Kim has been successful at developing novel methods of applying technology to healthy ageing for over 10 years, in both healthy older people and a range of chronic diseases. Her contributions to medical research have been recognised through two prestigious NHMRC excellence awards and numerous successful NHMRC applications, including a current NHMRC Investigator grant.


2023 Jan

Community co‐selection of measures to evaluate the health and wellbeing impact of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community running groups

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2022, 22 Dec

Responsiveness of Daily Life Gait Quality Characteristics over One Year in Older Adults Who Experienced a Fall or Engaged in Balance Exercise

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2022 Dec

The rising cost of falls – Health researchers are calling for action

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2022, 09 Oct

Disentangling interventions to reduce fear of falling in community-dwelling older people: a systematic review and meta-analysis of intervention components

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2022 Jun

Effect of eHealth-delivered exercise programmes on balance in people aged 65 years and over living in the community: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomised controlled trials

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2022, 30 May

Risk factors for falls in community-dwelling older people with mild cognitive impairment: a prospective one-year study

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2021, 23 Jun

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

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2021, 06 Apr

E-health StandingTall balance exercise for fall prevention in older people: results of a two year randomised controlled trial

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2021 Mar

Determinants of concern about falling in adults with age‐related macular degeneration

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2020, 06 Jul

Mobile Phone Technologies in the Management of Ischemic Heart Disease, Heart Failure, and Hypertension: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

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