Information related to research interest "Osteoporosis"
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Faculty of Health Sciences
Institute for Health & Ageing
Professor Sanders is a clinical researcher with a focus on osteoporosis particularly relating to risk of falls and fracture. Her title of her PhD thesis was a??The epidemiology of osteoporosis in Australiaa??. She has since designed and conducted many investigator-initiated trials sponsored through the Australian nationally competitive government research funding body (NHMRC), other competitive funding schemes as well as several sponsored through commercial industry. She has extensive experience in study design, ethics reporting, recruitment, implementation of the study; database handling and statistical analysis as well as presentation and publication of results both as reports and peer-reviewed publications. Prior to commencing an academic research career, Kerrie worked as a dietitian and continues to have a strong interest in nutrition particularly as it relates to the musculoskeletal system. She is well cited for a randomized clinical trial investigating a large annual dose of vitamin D in older women to prevent falls and fractures. Health economics is another area of interest. Prof Sanders is a lead author on the first large-scale burden of disease report commissioned by Osteoporosis Australia. Much of the costing data for this report was derived from the NHMRC-funded (CIA-Sanders) multi-site project determining the cost and utilities loss of fractures related to osteoporosis.
: 3724 (Melbourne) : Kerrie.Sanders@acu.edu.au
Catherine is a Research Fellow at the Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University. In this role she has developed, implemented and evaluated health interventions, including a program designed to engage men at midlife to make positive health behaviour changes. She is also part of the biostatistics team. Catherine is an exceptionally driven early career researcher and health psychologist who has recently moved to specialise in clinical osteoporosis research. She is particularly interested in patient outcomes following fracture such quality of life, as well as medication adherence to prevent further osteoporotic fracture.
: 3700 (Melbourne) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Nat Sch Physiotherapy
Dr Nicholson is an experienced clinician in the field of musculoskeletal and sports physiotherapy. He has a particular interest in age and activity-related musculoskeletal conditions (eg. osteoarthritis, sarcopenia, osteoporosis) and exercise interventions to combat these conditions. His PhD research assessed the effectiveness of resistance training and balance based interventions on balance, strength and body composition in adults aged 55-85 years. His research continues to examine the effects of novel exercise and motor imagery interventions on the function of middle-aged and older adults.
Dr Nicholson's other research focus is enhancing the evidence base of swimming Paralympic classification systems.
: 7687 (Brisbane) : email@example.com