Driving Change in Clinical Practice

Driving Change in Clinical Practice


Topic – Driving Change in Clinical Practice

The link to recorded seminar

1:00pm Prof Jacqui Close, CRE Chief Investigator

Consultant in Orthogeriatrics, Prince of Wales Hospital in Sydney and Clinical Director, Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA).

Prof Close’s 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.


1:25pm Mr Matthew Jennings, CRE Associate Investigator

Director of Allied Health, Liverpool Hospital; Director of Physiotherapy, South Western Sydney Local Health District; Deputy Lead, Musculoskeletal Health Clinical Academic Group, The Sydney Partnership for Health Education, Research and Enterprise (SPHERE).

Mr Jennings has a role in policy and practice as a member of the hospital executive, as Co-Chair of the NSW Agency of Clinical Innovation (ACI) Musculoskeletal Network and as member of the NSW Department of Health Physiotherapy Advisors Group. He has led the multidisciplinary development, implementation and evaluation of a number of NSW care programs.

1:45– 2:00pm Discussions/Questions