Pazit Levinger

PhD, B.Ed

Acting Director Clinical Gerontology, Principal Researcher

Professor Levinger is the current Acting Director of Clinical Gerontology and a Principal Researcher (Accredited Exercise Physiologist) at NARI. She also holds Honorary positions at the Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre, Monash University and the Institute for Health and Sport (IHES), Victoria University.

She has over 15 years experience, skills and expertise in active ageing, physical activity and falls prevention, quantitative gait analysis and clinical biomechanics. Prof Levinger research focuses on active ageing and age friendly communities with the aim to develop a sustained outdoor physical activity program for older people. She works closely with government bodies in strategic development and planning around the built environment and public health impact. She leads several projects in the community to improve older people health and wellbeing through change in the built environment and physical activity promotion intervention for older people.

She has published over 100 scientific publications, 70 national and international presentations and several successful grant applications. Prof Levinger’s work and impact on the community has been recognized by several awards: VIC/Tas Parks and Leisure Australia (2021 Research Excellence Award), the Heart Foundation Healthy Active by Design (ENJOY project is featured as a case study) and by VicHealth (ENJOY project - award finalist in Promoting Health, 2019, 2021).

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