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Jacqueline Close


Current Appointments

Principal Research Fellow, NeuRA (Conjoint)
Conjoint Professor, UNSW Consultant Geriatrician, Prince of Wales Hospital
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Prof Jacqui Close is a consultant in Orthogeriatrics at the Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney and Clinical Director of the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia. Her primary research area is falls in people with cognitive impairment and dementia and particularly the relationship of cognitive function to postural stability, falls and fractures. She also has an epidemiological interest in the impact of falls and injury to health service use and the way in which health services are designed to prevent and manage falls and injury in older people. She sits on a number of State and National committees in relation to Aged Health and is Co-Chair of the ANZ Hip Fracture Registry, Chair of the ACSQHC Clinical Care Standards Working Group for Hip Fracture and the President of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine.


2024, 11 Feb

Effect of cognitive training on cognitive function in community‐dwelling older people with mild‐to‐moderate dementia: A single‐blind randomised controlled trial

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.13283

2023, 26 Jul

Perioperative Interventions to Improve Early Mobilisation and Physical Function after Hip Fracture: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

View full other on https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afad154

2023, 16 Mar

The impact of cement fixation on early mortality in arthroplasty for hip fracture

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1302/2633-1462.43.BJO-2023-0006.R1

2023, 15 Jan

Big Data - Big Opportunity

View full other on https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afac262

2022, 06 Nov

Fall-related health service use in Stepping On program participants and matched controls: A non-randomised observational trial within the 45 and Up Study

View full other on https://doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afac272


Linking health service utilisation and mortality data-unravelling what happens after fall-related paramedic care

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Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures in Residential Aged Care: Updated Consensus Recommendations

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2021 Oct

Scale‐up of the Stepping On fall prevention program amongst older adults in NSW: Program reach and fall‐related health service use

View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1002/hpja.413


Access to rehabilitation services for older adults living with dementia or in a residential aged care facility following a hip fracture: healthcare professionals’ views

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Care of Older People in Surgery for general surgery: a single centre experience

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