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Yoshiro Okubo

Current Appointments

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

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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.


2024 Apr

Treadmill induced belt-accelerations may not accurately evoke the muscle responses to obstacle trips in older people

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jelekin.2024.102857

2023 Oct

Combined Reactive and Volitional Step Training Improves Balance Recovery and Stepping Reaction Time in People With Parkinson’s Disease: A Randomised Controlled Trial

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1177/15459683231206743

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


Effect of driving training on car crashes and driving skills in older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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Occupational Fall Risk Assessment Tool for older workers

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Training reactive balance using trips and slips in people with multiple sclerosis: A blinded randomised controlled trial

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Treadmill Induced Belt-Accelerations Do Not Accurately Evoke the Muscle Responses to Obstacle Trips in Older People

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Cortical activation during gait adaptability in people with Parkinson's disease

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Impact of ageing, fall history and exercise on postural reflexes following unpredictable perturbations: A systematic review and meta-analyses

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