Frances Batchelor

B App Sc (Physio), Grad Dip Ed (Sport Sc), M Health St, PhD

Director Clinical Gerontology, Research Lead Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration

Associate Professor Frances Batchelor is a Principal Research Fellow and Director of the Clinical Gerontology Division. She is also a Research Lead for the Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration. As a research and clinical physiotherapist she has over 30 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 current research interests are falls prevention, balance and gait assessment and treatment, healthy ageing, the role of technology in ageing, and health and aged care practice. She has over 40 publications and has been successful in obtaining over $6 Million in research funding. Associate Professor Batchelor’s career is focused on collaborative approaches to research, policy and practice change to improve the lives of older people.

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