Professor Jacqueline Close

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DCRC role / affiliation

DCRC-ABC, Research Leader

Other roles / affiliations

Orthogeriatrician, Prince of Wales Hospital / Director of Falls and Injury Prevention Group


Professor Jacqui Close trained as a geriatrician at King's College Hospital in London. During this period she started her research in falls and fall-related injury in older people, including her thesis which demonstrated the value of assessment and intervention for older fallers attending the Emergency Department.

Jacqui moved to Sydney in 2006 and now combines a clinical and academic career at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Neuroscience Research Australia.

Her 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.

Over the past 15 years she has combined research with clinical practice and provided leadership in relation to ensuring that research is translated into policy, guidelines and everyday practice.