Dr Jasmine Menant
Senior Research Fellow
Current AppointmentsSenior Principal Research Fellow, NHMRC
Key Research Areas
Professor Stephen Lord is a Senior Principal Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia. He has published over 400 papers in the areas of balance, gait and falls in older people and is acknowledged as a leading international researcher in his field. His research follows two main themes: the identification of physiological risk factors for falls and the development and evaluation of fall prevention strategies. Key aspects of this research have been the elucidation of sensorimotor factors that underpin balance and gait and the design and evaluation of exercise programs for older people including those at increased risk of falls, i.e. people with Parkinson’s disease, stroke, dementia and frailty. His methodology and approach to fall-risk assessment has been adopted by many researchers and clinicians across the world and he is actively engaged in initiatives aimed at implementing falls prevention evidence into policy and practice.
In December 2019, Stephen was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by the President of the British Geriatrics Society in recognition for his contribution to falls research.
The rising cost of falls – Health researchers are calling for action
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.13157
2022, 07 Nov
Use of a physiological profile to document upper limb motor impairment in ageing and in neurological conditions
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1113/JP283703
Quantifying upper-limb motor impairment in people with multiple sclerosis: A physiological profiling approach
View full journal-article on http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.rehab.2021.101625
2022, 13 Jun
A Case Management Program at Home to Reduce Fall Risk in Older Adults (the MAGIC Study): Protocol for a Single-Blind Randomized Controlled Trial
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.2196/34796
2022, 16 Mar
The use of predictive fall models for older adults receiving aged care, using routinely collected electronic health record data: a systematic review.
View full journal-article on https://europepmc.org/articles/PMC8923829
2022, 09 Mar
Modifiable intrinsic factors related to occupational falls in older workers.
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/ggi.14370
2022, 08 Mar
What helps older people persevere with yoga classes? A realist process evaluation of a COVID-19-affected yoga program for fall prevention.
View full journal-article on https://europepmc.org/articles/PMC8901433
2022, 01 Mar
Patterns of health service use before and after a statewide fall prevention initiative for older adults at risk of falls.
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1111/ajag.13053
2022, 04 Feb
Short Daily-Life Walking Bouts and Poor Self-Reported Health Predict the Onset of Depression in Community-Dwelling Older People: A 2-Year Longitudinal Cohort Study.
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2021.12.042
2022, 31 Jan
Impact of ageing, fall history and exercise on postural reflexes following unpredictable perturbations: A systematic review and meta-analyses.
View full journal-article on https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mad.2022.111634
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