Professor Stephen Lord

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Name
Professor Stephen Lord
Phone number
+612 9399 1061

Researcher profile

Current appointments
Senior Principal Research Fellow, NHMRC
Conjoint Professor, UNSW
Bio

Professor Stephen Lord is a Senior Principal Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia, Sydney, Australia. He has published over 400 papers in the areas of balance, gait and falls in older people and is acknowledged as a leading international researcher in his field. His research follows two main themes: the identification of physiological risk factors for falls and the development and evaluation of fall prevention strategies. Key aspects of this research have been the elucidation of sensorimotor factors that underpin balance and gait and the design and evaluation of exercise programs for older people including those at increased risk of falls, i.e. people with Parkinson’s disease, stroke, dementia and frailty. His methodology and approach to fall-risk assessment has been adopted by many researchers and clinicians globally and he is actively engaged in initiatives aimed at implementing falls prevention evidence into policy and practice.

Facilities profile

Current appointments
Laboratory Director
NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow
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