Researcher

Associate Professor Gideon Avram Caplan

My Expertise

Delirium; Hospital in the Home; Advance Care Planning

Biography

Research Interests:
Delirium is the most common problem bedevilling older people in hospital. Yet little is understood about the basic pathophysiology of delirium. Using a multidisciplinary, bedside to lab bench approach, we hope to unlock the mystery of delirium.

Broad Research Areas:
Ageing, Health Services Research, Rehabilitation, Gerontology - Geriatrics, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Qualifications:
MB BS (Syd), MD (UNSW), FRACP

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Research Interests:
Delirium is the most common problem bedevilling older people in hospital. Yet little is understood about the basic pathophysiology of delirium. Using a multidisciplinary, bedside to lab bench approach, we hope to unlock the mystery of delirium.

Broad Research Areas:
Ageing, Health Services Research, Rehabilitation, Gerontology - Geriatrics, Neurodegenerative Diseases

Qualifications:
MB BS (Syd), MD (UNSW), FRACP

Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Australasian Delirium Association; Hospital in the Home Society of Australasia; Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine; American Delirium Society; European Delirium Association

Specific Research Keywords:
Delirium, Hospital in the Home, Advance Care Planning


My Research Activities

My main area of research is the pathophysiology of delirium where my group has identified a previously unrecognised mechanism of altered glucose metabolism which is being tested in a clinical trial. 

I have also published extensively in Hospital in the Home and other forms of out-of-hospital care and Advance Care Planning.


My Research Supervision


Supervision keywords


Areas of supervision

Delirium - I am researching the pathophysiology and new options for treating delirium


Currently supervising

Dr Anita Nitchingham PhD student UNSW

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Contact

+61-2-93824252
+61-2-9382 4241

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