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Geriatric Medicine Research

The Department of Geriatric Medicine is engaged in research that examines the major clinical syndromes experienced by older persons in the community: falls, mobility disorders, delirium, dementia, continence, polypharmacy and frailty.

Our research into falls prevention includes multicentre randomised controlled trials of exercise therapy in Parkinson's disease, dementia and mild cognitive impairment.

Our work on incontinence has led to multinational collaborations and an update of the Chapter on Incontinence in the Frail Elderly (6TH International Consultation on Incontinence) and participation in an International Consortium for Health Outcomes Measurement (ICHOM) for Overactive Bladder (OAB).

The safe use of medications in older persons is the focus of many of our ongoing studies.

Our Research Team

Dr George Szonyi International Consultation of Incontinence and ICHOM for OAB
Associate Professor Mark Latt Falls, Parkinson's disease, Dementia and Polypharmacy
Annie Hepworth Falls, Delirium and Dementia
Dr Scott Murray Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation
Dr Cristina Cristoloveanu Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation

Our Publications


Pelicioni P, Menant J, Henderson E, Latt M, Brodie M, Lord S. Mild and marked executive dysfunction and falls in people with Parkinson's disease. Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy 2021; 25(4): 437-443.
Huang, X., Latt, M., Khushi, M., Pelicioni, P., Brodie, M., Lord, S., Loy, C., Poon, S. (2021). A multi-view classification framework for falls prediction: Multiple-domain assessments in Parkinson's disease. 54th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS 2021), Manoa: Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.
van Schooten, K., Taylor, M., Close, J., Davis, J., Paul, S., Canning, C., Latt, M., Hoang, P., Kochan, N., Sachdev, P., et al (2021). Sensorimotor, Cognitive, and Affective Functions Contribute to the Prediction of Falls in Old Age and Neurologic Disorders: An Observational Study. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2021; 102(5): 874-880