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Dr

Yoshiro Okubo


Current Appointments

Research Fellow
Conjoint Senior Lecturer at School of Population Health, University of New South Wales

Key Research Areas

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Dr Yoshiro Okubo obtained his PhD at the University of Tsukuba, Japan, where he investigated the influence walking had on falls in seniors. He was awarded the Graduate School of Comprehensive Human Sciences Chair Award from the University of Tsukuba as well as a Postdoctoral Fellowship for Research Abroad by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Dr Okubo is now part of the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at NeuRA. His research focuses on helping people learn to better respond to trips, slips and prevent falls. He is hopeful that this work will ensure that older people can maintain their independence as they age.


Publications

2023 Aug

Impact of mobile phone use on accidental falls risk in young adult pedestrians

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.heliyon.2023.e18366

2023, 02 Jun

Risk Factors for Falls and Fall-Related Fractures in Community-Living Older People with Pain: A Prospective Cohort Study

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph20116040

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

2021 Mar

Stepping impairment and falls in older adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis of volitional and reactive step tests

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.arr.2020.101238

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

2020, 06 Aug

Reactive Balance Adaptability and Retention in People With Multiple Sclerosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1177/1545968320929681

2020, 09 Jul

Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults with Lower Back or Knee Pain Are Associated with Cognitive and Emotional Factors

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17144960

2018, 18 Sep

Exposure to trips and slips with increasing unpredictability while walking can improve balance recovery responses with minimum predictive gait alterations

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202913

2018, 04 Jun

Exposure to unpredictable trips and slips while walking can improve balance recovery responses with minimum predictive gait alterations

View full other on https://doi.org/10.1101/333989

2015 Jan

Longitudinal association between habitual walking and fall occurrences among community-dwelling older adults: Analyzing the different risks of falling