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Professor Stephen Lord

Professor Stephen Lord
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Professor Stephen Lord is a Senior Principal Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and Conjoint Professor at UNSW. Over the last 20 years, he has worked in the areas of applied physiology, instability, falls and fractures in older people.

Professor Lord's research on falls has followed two main themes: the identification of risk factors and the evaluation of prevention strategies. His studies have involved large prospective population studies and randomised controlled trials for assessing the effectiveness of exercise and targeted programs in improving vision, strength, balance and co-ordination and preventing falls in community dwelling people and residents of retirement villages. His methodology and approach to falls-risk assessment has been adopted by many researchers across the world. With colleagues at Neuroscience Research Australia, he has recently written a comprehensive book on Falls in Older People - published by Cambridge University Press.

Selected Publications

Journal articles

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,
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,
van Schooten KS; Pijnappels M; van Dieën JH; Lord SR, 2019, 'Quality of daily-life gait: Novel outcome for trials that focus on balance, mobility, and falls', Sensors (Switzerland), vol. 19,