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Associate Professor Kim Delbaere

Biography
Associate Professor Kim Delbaere
Phone
02 9399 1066

Kim Delbaere is a Principal Research Scientist at NeuRA supported by the Australian NHMRC and Associate Professor at UNSW, Sydney. She graduated in 2001 as a master in Rehabilitation Sciences and Physiotherapy at the Ghent University (Belgium) and completed her PhD in 2005 on falls in older people. In 2006, she moved to Australia to work at NeuRA on fear of falling in older people. Her research has contributed to the understanding of physical, psychological and cognitive factors causing falls. Her multidisciplinary approach incorporates elements from physiotherapy, psychology, brain imaging and software engineering towards preventing falls and promoting healthy ageing.


Selected Publications

Journal articles

Wollesen B; Wildbredt A; Van Schooten KS; Lim ML; Delbaere K, 2020, 'The effects of cognitive-motor training interventions on executive functions in older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis', European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s11556-020-00240-y
Schootemeijer S; Weijer RHA; Hoozemans MJM; van Schooten KS; Delbaere K; Pijnappels M, 2020, 'Association between daily-life gait quality characteristics and physiological fall risk in older people', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 20, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/s20195580
Lim ML; van Schooten KS; Radford KA; Menant J; Lord SR; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H; Delbaere K, 2020, 'The Iconographical Falls Efficacy Scale (IconFES) in community-dwelling older people-a longitudinal validation study.', Age Ageing, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afaa213
Wollesen B; Wanstrath M; Van Schooten KS; Delbaere K, 2019, 'A taxonomy of cognitive tasks to evaluate cognitive-motor interference on spatiotemoporal gait parameters in older people: A systematic review and meta-analysis', European Review of Aging and Physical Activity, vol. 16, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s11556-019-0218-1
van Schooten KS; Duran L; Visschedijk M; Pijnappels M; Lord SR; Richardson J; Delbaere K, 2019, 'Catch the ruler: concurrent validity and test–retest reliability of the ReacStick measures of reaction time and inhibitory executive function in older people', Aging Clinical and Experimental Research, vol. 31, pp. 1147 - 1154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s40520-018-1050-6