Frances Batchelor

B App Sc (Physio), M Health St, PhD, Grad Cert Public Policy

Director of Clinical Gerontology, Research Lead Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration

Associate Professor Frances Batchelor is a Senior Principal Research Fellow and Director of the Clinical Gerontology Division. She is also the Research Lead for the Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration. As a research and clinical physiotherapist she has over 35 years of experience in community, hospital and aged care services and completed her PhD at the end of 2010 entitled “Falls Prevention After Stroke."

Her research expertise covers 4 key areas: healthy ageing, health conditions associated with ageing, health and aged care systems, and technology in health and aged care. She has over 70 publications and has been successful in obtaining over $13 million in research funding. Associate Professor Batchelor’s career is focused on collaborative approaches to research, policy and practice to improve the lives of older people.

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