Professor Anne-Marie Hill is a researcher at Curtin University who obtained her PhD in 2011 (The University of Queensland). She holds an NHMRC EL2 Investigator (2020-25) grant focusing on Fall Prevention. She is an APA titled Gerontological physiotherapist and Member of the Australian College of Physiotherapy. Anne-Marie has over 30 years clinical experience working with older people and has obtained over $11M in research funding. Anne-Marie's interests are in fall prevention, promotion of physical activity among older populations and translation of evidence into practice in health communities. She has conducted large clinical trials in hospital, community and residential care populations. Currently she is working on two NHMRC clinical trials focusing on in-hospital fall prevention and post discharge support for carers of older people, and working collaboratively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander researchers and communities focusing on sustainable physical activity programs for older Aboriginal people in WA.
Elizabeth Webb is a lymphoedema physiotherapist with a clinical and research interest in chronic oedema management. She works in the lymphoedema service at Calvary Public Hospital Bruce in Canberra and has shared the role of Lymphoedema Service Coordinator and Senior Clinician since 2019. Elizabeth is currently completing a PhD through the University of Canberra investigating the impact and cost of compression therapy on recurrent cellulitis.
Ruth is a Consultant Geriatrician at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane and in October 2020 was appointed as the Masonic Chair in Geriatric Medicine at the University of Queensland. She has published widely on the inflammatory aetiology of frailty, the difficulties of measuring frailty in clinical practice and the relationships between frailty and obesity, smoking, socioeconomic status and exercise. Based on the impact of her publications, she is currently ranked number 3 in a list of frailty experts worldwide.As a passionate advocate for her discipline, she is promoting academic geriatrics among Advanced Trainees, medical students and Allied Health colleagues. She is currently supervising 5 PhDs, 2 MPhils and numerous medical student projects. She has generated more than $9.3 million in grant income in the last 5 years, including as CIA on 2 NHMRC Project Grants.
Dr Kylie Radford is a Clinical Neuropsychologist, Senior Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), and Conjoint Senior Lecturer with the School of Psychology and UNSW Ageing Futures Institute at the University of New South Wales. She completed her PhD and psychology training at the University of Sydney in 2010. Her diverse clinical research experience has involved studying early onset dementia, alcohol dependence, and cognitive rehabilitation for acquired brain injuries, mild cognitive impairment and epilepsy. Over the past 10 years, her research has focused on the epidemiology, neuropsychology and sociocultural experience of ageing and dementia with older Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. Working in close collaboration with Aboriginal communities, this work has highlighted the high prevalence and incidence of dementia in this population, and potentially modifiable risk factors across the life course. Current research aims to promote ageing well, identify dementia prevention and healthy ageing strategies, and translate findings into culturally sensitive dementia education and care.
Natalie Rando-Orr focusses her clinical and teaching skills in the fields of Neurological and Vestibular physiotherapy. With over 20 years' experience, Natalie currently splits her professional time between Bond University, Advanced Vestibular Clinics, Vestibular Courses and Vestibular Education Australia. She holds a Masters in Neurological Physiotherapy and has completed advanced training in the area of vestibular rehabilitation. Natalie previously held the position of Assistant Director of Physiotherapy (Rehabilitation) at the Gold Coast University Hospital (2004‐ 2012), where she instigated and managed the physiotherapy service for Vestibular Clients. For the last 8 years, Natalie has enjoyed private practice and is now a Managing Director of Advanced Vestibular Clinics. Since 2005, Natalie has delivered curriculum related to vestibular dysfunction at various universities including graduate-entry level at Bond University, Griffith University, and University of Queensland, as well as conducting post‐graduate level training throughout Australia. Natalie currently holds the position of Assistant Professor of Physiotherapy at Bond University and is an APA Titled Neurological Physiotherapist.