Leon Flicker

MB BS, GradDipEpid, PhD, FRACP

Honorary Fellow

Leon Flicker is the inaugural Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia since 1998 and Executive Director of the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing. Prior to 1998 he was a senior lecturer in geriatric medicine at the University of Melbourne based at NARI.  In Perth he has led the reorganization of undergraduate and postgraduate education in geriatric medicine in Western Australia.

Leon’s research activities have focused on the major health issues of older people, including falls, depression, cognitive impairment, dementia and frailty, as well as  successful ageing.  Leon has published 15 book chapters and 503 peer-reviewed articles. He has been Chair of the Asia Pacific Geriatric Network for the last 17 years. In 2017 he received an Officer of the Order of Australia for his contributions to geriatric medicine and dementia prevention and care.

Further Information:

The University of Western Australia profile

Email: [email protected]