Daina Sturnieks

Senior Research Scientist, NeuRA
Senior Lecturer

I obtained a PhD in human biomechanics (UWA) and undertook a Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute. I have spent most of my career as a research scientist in the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and recently joined the School of Medical Sciences at UNSW in a teaching and research role. My research focuses on understanding biomechanical, sensorimotor and neurocognitive contributions to balance and falls in older people and clinical groups, and randomised controlled trials of novel interventions to prevent falls involving balance, stepping and cognitive training. I am active in translating research findings, is Executive Board Member of the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society.

Research Interests:
Research interests include studies to understand human balance, walking and falls in the elderly, including sensory, motor and cognitive contributions. Randomised controlled trials of motor and cognitive training to improve balance and prevent falls in elderly and clinical populations. Fall prevention intervention translation to community, aged care and hospital settings.

Broad Research Areas:
Neuroscience, Ageing, Physiology, Balance, Gait, Biomechanics, Fall Prevention, Exercise Training, Cognitive Training

Qualifications:
BAppSci, PhD

Journal articles
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Phu S; Lord SR; Sturnieks DL; Okubo Y, 2022, 'Impact of pathological conditions on postural reflex latency and adaptability following unpredictable perturbations: A systematic review and meta-analysis', Gait and Posture, vol. 95, pp. 149 - 159, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2022.04.014
2022
Phu S; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR; Okubo Y, 2022, 'Impact of ageing, fall history and exercise on postural reflexes following unpredictable perturbations: A systematic review and meta-analyses', Mechanisms of Ageing and Development, vol. 203, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.mad.2022.111634
2022
Williams DD; Beschorner KE; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR; Pliner EM, 2022, 'Situational factors that influence overreaching on a ladder during a gutter clearing task among older adults', Applied Ergonomics, vol. 104, pp. 103794, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2022.103794
2022
Okubo Y; Duran L; Delbaere K; Sturnieks DL; Richardson JK; Pijnappels M; Lord SR, 2022, 'Rapid Inhibition Accuracy and Leg Strength Are Required for Community-Dwelling Older People to Recover Balance From Induced Trips and Slips: An Experimental Prospective Study.', J Geriatr Phys Ther, vol. 45, pp. 160 - 166, http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JPT.0000000000000312
2022
Hicks C; Pliner EM; Lord SR; Sturnieks DL, 2021, 'Ladder use in older people: Type, frequency, tasks and predictors of risk behaviours', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 18, pp. 9799 - 9799, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18189799
2021
Chantanachai T; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR; Payne N; Webster L; Taylor ME, 2021, 'Risk factors for falls in older people with cognitive impairment living in the community: Systematic review and meta-analysis', Ageing Research Reviews, vol. 71, pp. 101452, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.arr.2021.101452
2021
Pliner EM; Sturnieks DL; Beschorner KE; Redfern MS; Lord SR, 2021, 'Individual factors that influence task performance on a stepladder in older people', Safety Science, vol. 136, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ssci.2020.105152
2021
Song PYH; Sturnieks DL; Davis MK; Lord SR; Okubo Y, 2021, 'Perturbation-Based Balance Training Using Repeated Trips on a Walkway vs. Belt Accelerations on a Treadmill: A Cross-Over Randomised Controlled Trial in Community-Dwelling Older Adults', Frontiers in Sports and Active Living, vol. 3, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fspor.2021.702320
2021
Cortes CAT; Chen HT; Sturnieks DL; Garcia J; Lord SR; Lin CT, 2021, 'Evaluating Balance Recovery Techniques for Users Wearing Head-Mounted Display in VR', IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 27, pp. 204 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TVCG.2019.2927477
2021
Pelicioni PHS; Lord SR; Sturnieks DL; Halmy B; Menant JC, 2021, 'Cognitive and Motor Cortical Activity During Cognitively Demanding Stepping Tasks in Older People at Low and High Risk of Falling', Frontiers in Medicine, vol. 8, pp. 554231, http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fmed.2021.554231
2021
Mohamed Suhaimy MSB; Lord SR; Hoang PD; Nieto A; Sturnieks DL; Okubo Y, 2021, 'Reactive balance responses to a trip and slip during gait in people with multiple sclerosis', Clinical Biomechanics, vol. 90, pp. 105511 - 105511, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2021.105511
2021
Hirase T; Okubo Y; Delbaere K; Menant JC; Lord SR; Sturnieks DL, 2021, 'Predictors of development and persistence of musculoskeletal pain in community-dwelling older people: A two-year longitudinal study', Geriatrics and Gerontology International, vol. 21, pp. 519 - 524, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ggi.14172
2021
Tiedemann A; Sturnieks DL; Hill AM; Lovitt L; Clemson L; Lord SR; Sherrington C, 2021, 'Impact of a fall prevention education program for health and exercise professionals: A randomised controlled trial', Public Health Research and Practice, vol. 31, http://dx.doi.org/10.17061/PHRP30342013
2021
Menant JC; Meinrath D; Sturnieks DL; Hicks C; Lo J; Ratanapongleka M; Turner J; Migliaccio AA; Delbaere K; Titov N; Close JCT; Lord SR, 2020, 'Identifying Key Risk Factors for Dizziness Handicap in Middle-Aged and Older People', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol. 21, pp. 344 - 350.e2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2019.08.016
2020
Pliner EM; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR, 2020, 'Individual factors that influence task performance on a straight ladder in older people', Experimental Gerontology, vol. 142, pp. 111127, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2020.111127
2020
Pelicioni PHS; Lord SR; Okubo Y; Sturnieks DL; Menant JC, 2020, 'People With Parkinson’s Disease Exhibit Reduced Cognitive and Motor Cortical Activity When Undertaking Complex Stepping Tasks Requiring Inhibitory Control', Neurorehabilitation and Neural Repair, vol. 34, pp. 1088 - 1098, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1545968320969943
2020
Hicks C; Levinger P; Menant JC; Lord SR; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H; Sturnieks DL, 2020, 'Reduced strength, poor balance and concern about falls mediate the relationship between knee pain and fall risk in older people', BMC Geriatrics, vol. 20, pp. 94, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-020-1487-2
2020
Hirase T; Okubo Y; Menant J; Lord SR; Sturnieks DL, 2020, 'Impact of pain on reactive balance and falls in community-dwelling older adults: A prospective cohort study', Age and Ageing, vol. 49, pp. 982 - 988, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afaa070
2020
Hirase T; Okubo Y; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR, 2020, 'Pain Is Associated With Poor Balance in Community-Dwelling Older Adults: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, vol. 21, pp. 597 - 603.e8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jamda.2020.02.011
2020
Burrows NJ; Barry BK; Sturnieks DL; Booth J; Jones MD, 2020, 'The Relationship between Daily Physical Activity and Pain in Individuals with Knee Osteoarthritis', Pain Medicine (United States), vol. 21, pp. 2481 - 2495, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/PM/PNAA096
2020
Menant J; Pelicioni P; Okubo Y; Canning C; Sturnieks D; Lord S, 2019, '161 Brain Activation Assessed with Functional Near-Infrared Spectroscopy (FNIRS) During Stepping and Gait in Older People and Those with PD', Age and Ageing, vol. 48, pp. iv34 - iv39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz164.161
2019
Sturnieks D; Okubo Y; Brodie M; Lord S, 2019, '159 Reactive Balance Training for Preventing Falls in Older People', Age and Ageing, vol. 48, pp. iv34 - iv39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz164.159
2019
Sturnieks D; Tan B; Persiani M; Brodie M; Lord S, 2019, '20 Optic Flow Stimuli Effects on Standing Balance in Young and Older People with Low and High Fall Risk', Age and Ageing, vol. 48, pp. iv6 - iv8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz164.20
2019
Okubo Y; Brodie MA; Sturnieks DL; Hicks C; Lord SR, 2019, 'A pilot study of reactive balance training using trips and slips with increasing unpredictability in young and older adults: Biomechanical mechanisms, falls and clinical feasibility', Clinical Biomechanics, vol. 67, pp. 171 - 179, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2019.05.016
2019
Pang I; Okubo Y; Sturnieks D; Lord SR; Brodie MA, 2019, 'Detection of Near Falls Using Wearable Devices: A Systematic Review', Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, vol. 42, pp. 48 - 56, http://dx.doi.org/10.1519/JPT.0000000000000181
2019
Sturnieks DL; Menant J; Valenzuela M; Delbaere K; Sherrington C; Herbert RD; Lampit A; Broadhouse K; Turner J; Schoene D; Lord SR, 2019, 'Effect of cognitive-only and cognitive-motor training on preventing falls in community-dwelling older people: Protocol for the smart±step randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, vol. 9, pp. e029409, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2019-029409
2019
Menant J; Meinrath D; Sturnieks D; Migliaccio A; Close J; Lord S; Delbaere K; Titov N, 2019, '78 Development of a Multifactorial Assessment of Dizziness for Middle-Aged and Older People', Age and Ageing, vol. 48, pp. iv18 - iv27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afz164.78
2019
Okubo Y; Sturnieks DL; Brodie MA; Duran L; Lord SR; Newman A, 2019, 'Effect of Reactive Balance Training Involving Repeated Slips and Trips on Balance Recovery among Older Adults: A Blinded Randomized Controlled Trial', Journals of Gerontology - Series A Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 74, pp. 1489 - 1496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glz021
2019
Okubo Y; Brodie M; Sturnieks D; Hicks C; Carter H; Toson B; Lord S, 2018, 'Exposure to unpredictable trips and slips while walking can improve balance recovery responses with minimum predictive gait alterations', , http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/333989
2018
Caetano MJD; Lord SR; Brodie MA; Schoene D; Pelicioni PHS; Sturnieks DL; Menant JC, 2018, 'Executive functioning, concern about falling and quadriceps strength mediate the relationship between impaired gait adaptability and fall risk in older people', Gait and Posture, vol. 59, pp. 188 - 192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.10.017
2018
Okubo Y; Brodie MA; Sturnieks DL; Hicks C; Carter H; Toson B; Lord SR, 2018, 'Exposure to trips and slips with increasing unpredictability while walking can improve balance recovery responses with minimum predictive gait alterations', PLoS ONE, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0202913
2018
Sturnieks DL; Yak SL; Ratanapongleka M; Lord SR; Menant JC, 2018, 'A busy day has minimal effect on factors associated with falls in older people: An ecological randomised crossover trial', Experimental Gerontology, vol. 106, pp. 192 - 197, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.exger.2018.03.009
2018
Vance E; Farlie MK; Kool B; Tiedemann A; Hatton AL; Sherrington C; Sturnieks DL, 2018, 'Health professional student education related to the prevention of falls in older people: A survey of universities in Australia and New Zealand', Australasian Journal on Ageing, vol. 37, pp. E116 - E119, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/ajag.12543
2018
Menant JC; Migliaccio AA; Sturnieks DL; Hicks C; Lo J; Ratanapongleka M; Turner J; Delbaere K; Titov N; Meinrath D; McVeigh C; Close JCT; Lord SR, 2018, 'Reducing the burden of dizziness in middle-aged and older people: A multifactorial, tailored, single-blind randomized controlled trial', PLoS Medicine, vol. 15, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pmed.1002620
2018
Brodie MA; Okubo Y; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR, 2018, 'Optimizing successful balance recovery from unexpected trips and slips', Journal of Biomechanical Science and Engineering, vol. 13, http://dx.doi.org/10.1299/jbse.17-00558
2018
Lord SR; Delbaere K; Sturnieks DL, 2018, 'Aging', Handb Clin Neurol, vol. 159, pp. 157 - 171, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-444-63916-5.00010-0
2018
Caetano MJD; Menant JC; Schoene D; Pelicioni PHS; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR, 2017, 'Sensorimotor and Cognitive Predictors of Impaired Gait Adaptability in Older People', The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences, vol. 72, pp. 1257 - 1263, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glw171
2017
Okubo Y; Menant J; Udyavar M; Brodie MA; Barry BK; Lord SR; L. Sturnieks D, 2017, 'Transfer effects of step training on stepping performance in untrained directions in older adults: A randomized controlled trial', Gait and Posture, vol. 54, pp. 50 - 55, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2017.02.014
2017
Menant JC; Weber F; Lo J; Sturnieks DL; Close JC; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H; Lord SR, 2017, 'Strength measures are better than muscle mass measures in predicting health-related outcomes in older people: time to abandon the term sarcopenia?', Osteoporosis International, vol. 28, pp. 59 - 70, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00198-016-3691-7
2017
Menant JC; Migliaccio AA; Hicks C; Lo J; Meinrath D; Ratanapongleka M; Turner J; Sturnieks DL; Delbaere K; Titov N; McVeigh C; Close JCT; Lord SR, 2017, 'Tailored multifactorial intervention to improve dizziness symptoms and quality of life, balance and gait in dizziness sufferers aged over 50 years: protocol for a randomised controlled trial', BMC Geriatrics, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12877-017-0450-3
2017
Sturnieks DL; Delbaere K; Brodie MA; Lord SR, 2016, 'The influence of age, anxiety and concern about falling on postural sway when standing at an elevated level', Human Movement Science, vol. 49, pp. 206 - 215, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.humov.2016.06.014
2016
Caetano MJD; Lord SR; Schoene D; Pelicioni PHS; Sturnieks DL; Menant JC, 2016, 'Age-related changes in gait adaptability in response to unpredictable obstacles and stepping targets', Gait and Posture, vol. 46, pp. 35 - 41, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.02.003
2016
McLoughlin JV; Barr CJ; Patritti B; Crotty M; Lord SR; Sturnieks DL, 2016, 'Fatigue induced changes to kinematic and kinetic gait parameters following six minutes of walking in people with multiple sclerosis', Disability and Rehabilitation, vol. 38, pp. 535 - 543, http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/09638288.2015.1047969
2016
Brodie MAD; Coppens MJM; Lord SR; Lovell NH; Gschwind YJ; Redmond SJ; Del Rosario MB; Wang K; Sturnieks DL; Persiani M; Delbaere K, 2016, 'Wearable pendant device monitoring using new wavelet-based methods shows daily life and laboratory gaits are different', Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, vol. 54, pp. 663 - 674, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11517-015-1357-9
2016
Barr C; McLoughlin JV; van den Berg MEL; Sturnieks DL; Crotty M; Lord SR, 2016, 'Visual field dependence is associated with reduced postural sway, dizziness and falls in older people attending a falls clinic', Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, vol. 20, pp. 671 - 675, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12603-015-0681-y
2016
Brosseau L; Wells G; Brooks-Lineker S; Bennell K; Sherrington C; Briggs A; Sturnieks D; King J; Thomas R; Egan M; Loew L; De Angelis G; Casimiro L; April KT; Cavallo S; Bell M; Ahmed R; Coyle D; Poitras S; Smith C; Pugh A; Rahman P, 2015, 'Internet-based implementation of non-pharmacological interventions of the "people getting a grip on arthritis" educational program: An international online knowledge translation randomized controlled trial design protocol', JMIR Research Protocols, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.2196/resprot.3572
2015
McLoughlin JV; Lord SR; Barr CJ; Crotty M; Sturnieks DL, 2015, 'Dorsiflexion assist orthosis reduces the physiological cost and mitigates deterioration in strength and balance associated with walking in people with multiple sclerosis', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 96, pp. 226 - 232.e1, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2014.09.005
2015
Burrows N; Sturnieks D; Booth J; Barry B, 2015, 'The Relationship Between Daily Physical Activity And Pain In Individuals With Knee Osteoarthritis', Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, vol. 47, pp. 363 - 363, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/01.mss.0000477413.49610.b0
2015
McLoughlin J; Barr C; Crotty M; Lord SR; Sturnieks DL, 2015, 'Association of postural sway with disability status and cerebellar dysfunction in people with multiple sclerosis: A preliminary study', International Journal of MS Care, vol. 17, pp. 146 - 151, http://dx.doi.org/10.7224/1537-2073.2014-003
2015
Suttle CM; Asper LJ; Sturnieks D; Menant J, 2015, 'Negligible impact on posture from 5-Diopter vertical yoked prisms', Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol. 56, pp. 2980 - 2984, http://dx.doi.org/10.1167/iovs.14-15866
2015
Barry BK; Sturnieks DL, 2014, 'How important are perturbation responses and joint proprioception to knee osteoarthritis?', Journal of Applied Physiology, vol. 116, pp. 1 - 2, http://dx.doi.org/10.1152/japplphysiol.01207.2013
2014
Barr C; McLoughlin J; Lord SR; Crotty M; Sturnieks DL, 2014, 'Walking for six minutes increases both simple reaction time and stepping reaction time in moderately disabled people with Multiple Sclerosis', Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders, vol. 3, pp. 457 - 462, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.msard.2014.01.002
2014
McLoughlin JV; Barr CJ; Crotty M; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR, 2014, 'Six minutes of walking leads to reduced lower limb strength and increased postural sway in people with Multiple Sclerosis', NeuroRehabilitation, vol. 35, pp. 503 - 508, http://dx.doi.org/10.3233/NRE-141143
2014
Menant JC; Sturnieks DL; Brodie MAD; Smith ST; Lord SR, 2014, 'Visuospatial tasks affect locomotor control more than nonspatial tasks in older people', PLoS ONE, vol. 9, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0109802
2014
Smith E; Bailey PE; Crawford J; Samaras K; Baune BT; Campbell L; Kochan N; Menant J; Sturnieks DL; Brodaty H; Sachdev P; Trollor JN, 2014, 'Adiposity estimated using dual energy x-ray absorptiometry and body mass index and its association with cognition in elderly adults', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 62, pp. 2311 - 2318, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.13157
2014
Burrows NJ; Booth J; Sturnieks DL; Barry BK, 2014, 'Acute resistance exercise and pressure pain sensitivity in knee osteoarthritis: a randomised crossover trial', Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, vol. 22, pp. 407 - 414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2013.12.023
2014
Wong AKW; Lord SR; Trollor JN; Sturnieks DL; Delbaere K; Menant J; Brodaty H; Sachdev PS; Close JCT, 2014, 'High arterial pulse wave velocity is a risk factor for falls in community-dwelling older people', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 62, pp. 1534 - 1539, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12931
2014
Tiedemann A; Sturnieks DL; Hill AM; Lovitt L; Clemson L; Lord SR; Harvey L; Sherrington C, 2014, 'Does a fall prevention educational programme improve knowledge and change exercise prescribing behaviour in health and exercise professionals? A study protocol for a randomised controlled trial', BMJ Open, vol. 4, http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2014-007032
2014
Hatton AL; Menant JC; Lord SR; Lo JCM; Sturnieks DL, 2013, 'The effect of lower limb muscle fatigue on obstacle negotiation during walking in older adults', Gait and Posture, vol. 37, pp. 506 - 510, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.09.004
2013
Sturnieks DL; Menant J; Delbaere K; Vanrenterghem J; Rogers MW; Fitzpatrick RC; Lord SR, 2013, 'Force-Controlled Balance Perturbations Associated with Falls in Older People: A Prospective Cohort Study', PLoS ONE, vol. 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0070981
2013
McLoughlin J; Barr C; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR; Crotty M, 2013, 'Older fallers with self-reported dizziness have high levels of anxiety and depression and adopt a stiffening stratgy when exposed to optokinetic stimuli', Journal of Aging Research & Clinical Practice, vol. 2, pp. 148 - 151, http://www.jarcp.com/all-issues.html?article=122
2013
Wong K; Lord SR; Sturnieks DL; Delbaere K; Trollor JN; Close J, 2013, 'Angiotensin System-Blocking Medications Are Associated with Fewer Falls over 12 Months in Community-Dwelling Older People', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 61, pp. 776 - 781, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12205
2013
Ilich SS; Dempsey AR; Mills PM; Sturnieks DL; Stachowiak GW; Maguire KF; Kuster MS; Lloyd DG, 2013, 'Physical activity patterns and function 3 months after arthroscopic partial menisectomy', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 16, pp. 195 - 199, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2012.08.007
2013
Hatton AL; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR; Lo JCM; Menz HB; Menant JC, 2013, 'Effects of nonslip socks on the gait patterns of older people when walking on a slippery surface', Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, vol. 103, pp. 471 - 479, http://dx.doi.org/10.7547/1030471
2013
Menant J; Wong K; Sturnieks D; Close J; Delbaere K; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H; Lord SR, 2013, 'Pain and anxiety mediate the relationship between dizziness and falls in older people', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 61, pp. 423 - 428, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jgs.12131
2013
Pascoe DA; Sturnieks DL; Close JCT; Tiedemann A; Lord SR; Twomey D; Finch CF, 2013, 'Knowledge outcomes and retention of a university-based falls prevention education program', FOCUS ON HEALTH PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION: A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY JOURNAL, vol. 15, pp. 55 - 66
2013
McLoughlin JV; Barr C; Sturnieks DL; Lord S; Crotty M, 2013, 'Older fallers with self-reported dizziness have high levels of anxiety and depression and adopt a stiffening strategy when exposed to optokinetic stimuli', Journal of Aging Research & Clinical Practice, vol. 2, pp. 148 - 151, http://www.jarcp.com/all-issues.html?article=122
2013
McLoughlin J; Barr C; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR; Crotty M, 2012, 'Effect of wearing a dorsiflexion assist orthosis on mobility, perceived fatigue and exertion during the six-minute walk test in people with multiple sclerosis: a randomised cross-over protocol', BMC NEUROLOGY, vol. 12, pp. Article number 27, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2377-12-27
2012
Delbaere K; Kochan NA; Close J; Menant J; Sturnieks DL; Brodaty H; Sachdev PS; Lord SR, 2012, 'Mild Cognitive impairment as a predictor of falls in community-dwelling older people', American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, vol. 20, pp. 845 - 853, http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/JGP.0b013e31824afbc4
2012
Menant J; Sturnieks D; Fitzpatrick R; Lord S, 2012, 'La réponse à des perturbations d’équilibres soudaines est un prédicteur de chutes chez les personnes âgées', Neurophysiologie Clinique/Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 42, pp. 404 - 404, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neucli.2012.09.058
2012
Sturnieks DL; Menant J; Vanrenterghem J; Delbaere K; Fitzpatrick RC; Lord S, 2012, 'Sensorimotor and neuropsychological correlates of force perturbations that induce stepping in older adults', Gait and Posture, vol. 36, pp. 356 - 360, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.03.007
2012
Sturnieks DL; Besier T; Lloyd DG, 2011, 'Muscle activations to stabilize the knee following arthroscopic partial meniscectomy', Clinical Biomechanics, vol. 26, pp. 292 - 297, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.clinbiomech.2010.11.003
2011
Lord SR; Delbaere K; Tiedemann A; Smith ST; Sturnieks DL, 2011, 'Implementing falls prevention research into policy and practice: an overview of a new National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Grant', NSW Public Health Bulletin, vol. 22, pp. 84 - 87, http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/NB10058
2011
Nightingale EJ; Sturnieks DL; Sherrington C; Moseley AM; Cameron ID; Lord SR, 2010, 'Impaired weight transfer persists at elast four months after hip fracture and rehabilitation', Clinical Rehabilitation, vol. 24, pp. 565 - 573, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0269215509360753
2010
Pijnappels M; Delbaere K; Sturnieks DL; Lord SR, 2010, 'The association between choice stepping reaction time and falls in older adults - a path analysis model', Age and Ageing, vol. 39, pp. 99 - 104, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ageing/afp200
2010
Sturnieks DL; Finch C; Close J; Tiedemann A; Lord SR; Pascoe DA, 2010, 'Exercise for falls prevention in older people: Assessing the knowledge of exercise science students', Journal of Sports Science and Medicine, vol. 13, pp. 59 - 64, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2008.11.005
2010
Helbostad J; Sturnieks DL; Menant JC; Delbaere K; Lord SR; Pijnappels M, 2010, 'Consequences of lower extremity and trunk muscle fatigue on balance and functional tasks in older people', BMC Geriatrics, vol. 10, pp. 1 - 8, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2318-10-56
2010
Lord SR; Sturnieks DL, 2010, 'Preventing Falls in Older Adults', Reps Magazine - Official Publication of Fitness Australia, vol. 8, pp. 46 - 47
2010
Boswell-Ruys CL; Sturnieks DL; Harvey LA; Sherrington C; Middleton JW; Lord SR, 2009, 'Validity and Reliability of Assessment Tools for Measuring Unsupported Sitting in People With a Spinal Cord Injury', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, vol. 90, pp. 1571 - 1577, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.apmr.2009.02.016
2009
Delbaere K; Sturnieks DL; Crombez G; Lord SR, 2009, 'Concern about falls elicits changes in gait parameters in conditions of postural threat in older people', Journals of Gerontology, Series A : Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 64, pp. 237 - 242, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/gln014
2009
Sturnieks DL; St George RJ; Lord SR, 2008, 'Balance disorders in the elderly', Neurophysiologie Clinique - Clinical Neurophysiology, vol. 38, pp. 467 - 478, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.neucli.2008.09.001
2008
Lord SR; Delbaere K; Sturnieks DL; Crombez G, 2008, 'P2.025 Perceived falls risk elicits changes in gait parameters in conditions of postural threat in older people', Parkinsonism & Related Disorders, vol. 14, pp. S50 - S50, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s1353-8020(08)70254-2
2008
Sturnieks DL; Besier TF; Hamer PW; Ackland TR; Mills PM; Stachowiak GW; Podsiadlo P; Lloyd DG, 2008, 'Knee strength and knee adduction moments following arthroscopic partial meniscectomy', Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, vol. 40, pp. 991 - 997, http://dx.doi.org/10.1249/MSS.0b013e318167812a
2008
Sturnieks DL; St George RJ; Fitzpatrick RC; Lord SR, 2008, 'Effects of spatial and nonspatial memory tasks on choice stepping reaction time in older people', Journals of Gerontology, Series A : Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, vol. 63A, pp. 1063 - 1068, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/gerona/63.10.1063
2008
Sturnieks DL; Besier TF; Mills PM; Ackland TR; Maguire KF; Stachowiak GW; Podsiadlo P; Lloyd DG, 2008, 'Knee joint biomechanics following arthroscopic partial meniscectomy', Journal of Orthopaedic Research, vol. 26, pp. 1075 - 1080, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jor.20610
2008
Sturnieks DL; Wright JR; Fitzpatrick RC, 2007, 'Detection of simultaneous movement at two human arm joints', The Journal of Physiology, vol. 585, pp. 833 - 842, http://dx.doi.org/10.1113/jphysiol.2007.139089
2007
Sturnieks D; Lord S; Fitzpatrick R, 2006, 'Thresholds for inducing protective stepping to force-controlled perturbations in young and old adults', Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 39, pp. S88 - S88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0021-9290(06)83245-8
2006
Sturnieks D, 2006, 'Calling on exercise scientists to participate in broader efforts to prevent falls in older adults', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 9, pp. 195 - 198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jsams.2006.04.002
2006
Lord SR; Sturnieks DL; St George R; Fitzpatrick RC, 2005, '9.9 Different effects of spatial and non-spatial memorytasks on stepping reaction times', Gait & Posture, vol. 21, pp. S54 - S54, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0966-6362(05)80178-x
2005
Sturnieks DL; Bent LR; Fitzpatrick RC, 2005, '5.29 Vestibular input is calibrated to a visual referenceframe during walking', Gait & Posture, vol. 21, pp. S30 - S31, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/s0966-6362(05)80104-3
2005
Lord SR; Sturnieks DL, 2005, 'The physiology of falling: assessment and prevention strategies for older people', Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, vol. 8, pp. 35 - 42, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1440-2440(05)80022-2
2005
Sturnieks DL; Tiedemann A; Chapman K; Munro B; Murray S; Lord SR, 2004, 'Physiological risk factors for falls in older people with lower limb arthritis', Journal of Rheumatology, vol. 31, pp. 2272 - 2279
2004
Besier TF; Sturnieks DL; Alderson JA; Lloyd DG, 2003, 'Repeatability of gait data using a functional hip joint centre and a mean helical knee axis', Journal of Biomechanics, vol. 36, pp. 1159 - 1168, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9290(03)00087-3
2003
Hicks CJ; Levinger P; Menant JC; Lord SR; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H; Sturnieks DL, 'Reduced strength, poor balance and concern about falls mediate the relationship between knee pain and fall risk in older people', , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.2.12970/v1
Hicks CJ; Levinger P; Menant JC; Lord SR; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H; Sturnieks DL, 'Reduced strength, poor balance and concern about falls mediate the relationship between knee pain and fall risk in older people', , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.2.12970/v3
Hicks CJ; Levinger P; Menant JC; Lord SR; Sachdev PS; Brodaty H; Sturnieks DL, 'Reduced strength, poor balance and concern about falls mediate the relationship between knee pain and fall risk in older people', , http://dx.doi.org/10.21203/rs.2.12970/v2
Book Chapters
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Schoene DS; Sturnieks DL, 2021, 'Cognitive-Motor Interventions and Their Effects on Fall Risk in Older People', in Falls in Older People, Cambridge University Press, pp. 287 - 310, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108594455.019
2021
Sturnieks DL, 2021, 'Biomechanics of Balance and Falling', in Falls in Older People, Cambridge University Press, pp. 105 - 118, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108594455.006
2021
Okubo Y; Sturnieks DL, 2021, 'Volitional and Reactive Step Training', in Falls in Older People, Cambridge University Press, pp. 271 - 286, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/9781108594455.018
2021
Lord S; Delbaere K; Sturnieks D, 2019, 'aging', in Day BL; Lord SR (ed.), Balance, Gait and Falls Vol 159, Elsevier, pp. 157 - 171, https://www-sciencedirect-com.wwwproxy1.library.unsw.edu.au/handbook/handbook-of-clinical-neurology/vol/159/suppl/C
2019
Tiedemann A; Sturnieks DL; Keay L, 2016, 'Falls', in International Encyclopedia of Public Health, pp. 84 - 91, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-803678-5.00154-5
2016
Sturnieks DL; Sherrington C, 2016, 'Gait Impairment and Falls', in Reichel's Care of the Elderly, 7th edition, Cambridge University Press, pp. 107 - 115
2016
Sturnieks DL; Menant J; Lord SR, 2013, 'Balance and Ageing', in The Biology of Ageing and Its Clinical Implication A Practical Handbook, Radcliffe Pub
2013
sturnieks D; menant J; Lord SR, 2012, 'Aging, balance and falls', in Abdulla A; Rai GS (ed.), The Biology of Ageing and Its Clinical Implication, edn. 1st, Radcliffe Pub, London
2012
Sturnieks DL; Tiedemann A; Sherrington C; Lord SR, 2012, 'Fall Prevention', in Encyclopedia of Exercise Medicine in Health and Disease, Springer, pp. 331 - 334
2012
Sturnieks DL; Lord SR, 2008, 'Biomechanical studies for understanding falls in older adults', in Hong Y; Bartlett R (ed.), Handbook of Biomechanics and Human Movement Science, edn. Original, Routledge, New York, pp. 495 - 509
2008
Sturnieks DL; Tiedemann A, 2008, 'Falls', in Heggenbougen K; Quah S (ed.), International Encyclopedia of Public Health, Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 563 - 569, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/B978-012373960-5.00059-9
2008
Conference Papers
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Okubo Y; Brodie A; Sturnieks D; Toson B ; Hicks C; Lord S, 2017, 'Unpredictable slip and trip training invokes both reactive and proactive learning', in Brisbane 2017 XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Brisbane, pp. 230 - 230, presented at XXVI Congress of the International Society of Biomechanics, Brisbane, 23 July 2017 - 27 July 2017
2017
Brodie MA; Lovell NH; Canning CG; Menz HB; Delbaere K; Redmond SJ; Latt M; Sturnieks DL; Menant J; Smith ST; others , 2014, 'Gait as a biomarker? Accelerometers reveal that reduced movement quality while walking is associated with Parkinson’s disease, ageing and fall risk', in Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, IEEE, pp. 5968 - 5971, IEEE, http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2014.6944988
2014
Mills PM; Sturnieks D; Dempsey A; Ilich S; Ackland T; Lloyd DG; Besier T, 2013, 'QUADRICEPS-HAMSTRINGS COACTIVATION DURING MAXIMAL STRENGTH TESTING DOES NOT REFLECT COACTIVATION DURING WALKING 3 MONTHS FOLLOWING ARTHROSCOPIC PARTIAL MENISCECTOMY', in OSTEOARTHRITIS AND CARTILAGE, ELSEVIER SCI LTD, Philadelphia, PA, pp. S275 - S275, presented at World Congress of the Osteoarthritis-Research-Society-International (OARSI), Philadelphia, PA, 18 April 2013 - 21 April 2013, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joca.2013.02.576
2013
Sturnieks DL; Lord SR, 2004, 'Physiological risk factors for falls in people with lower limb arthritis', in Lord S (ed.), Australian Falls Prevention Inaugural Conference, Australian Falls Prevention Inaugural Conference, Sydney, pp. 42 - 42, presented at Australian Falls Prevention Inaugural Conference, Sydney, 21 November 2004 - 23 November 2004
2004
Conference Abstracts
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Menant J; Close JCT; Migliaccio A; Titov N; Delbaere K; Sturnieks D; McVeigh C; Lord SR, 2016, 'A multifactorial approach for treating dizziness in older people: a randomised-controlled trial', in AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL ON AGEING, WILEY-BLACKWELL, Vol. 35, pp. 31 - 31, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000377202500051&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
2016
Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
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Garbutt MD; Grealy J, 2006, Falls Prevention, Video, Published: 2006, Recorded / Rendered Creative Works
2006
  • Sturnieks, Menant, Valenzuela, Delbaere. NHMRC Project Grant: A randomised controlled trial of cognitive-only and cognitive-motor training to prevent falls in older people: understanding physical, neuropsychological and neural mechanisms, 2015-2020. $1,558,415.
  • Lord, Cameron, Close, Sherrington, Smith, Sturnieks, Delbaere, Tiedemann. NHMRC Partnership Grant: Implementing Falls Prevention Research into Policy and Practice, 2011-2015, $1,499,888.
  • Fitzpatrick, Sturnieks. NHMRC Project Grant: Human Stepping Reflexes, 2010-2012, $301,125.
  • Lord, Sturnieks, Fitzpatrick, Rogers, Sherrington, NHMRC Project Grant: Impaired stepping as a risk factor for falls in older people, 2008-2010, $564,727.
  • Sturnieks, et al. Allity Corporate Partnership, 2019-2021, $200,000.
  • Butler et al., UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme, 2020, $ 151,845.
  • Lord, Sturnieks et al., SPHERE AAA Clinical Group Seed Funding, 2018-2020, $44,433.
  • Sturnieks. Bushel Foundation Rising Star Award, 2017-2020, $500,000.
  • Lord, Sturnieks, et al. Parkinson’s NSW Grant, 2017-2018, $48,149.
  • Okubo, Sturnieks et al. Cromwell Foundation Grant, 2017, $28,000.
  • Okubo, Sturnieks, et al. MS Research Australia Incubator Grant, 2017, $24,700.
  • Lord, Sturnieks et al. UNSW Research Infrastructure Scheme, 2018, $404,120.
  • Okubo, Sturnieks et al. Meiji Yasuda Life Foundation Research Grant (Japan), 2016, $12,600.
  • Menant, Sturnieks, Lord, UNSW UNSW Goldstar Award, 2015, $40,000.
  • Lord, Sturnieks et al. UNSW Major Research Equipment & Infrastructure Scheme, 2015, $220,000.
  • Sturnieks, Sherrington, Brousseau. Arthritis New South Wales Research Grant, 2014, $10,000.
  • Lord, Sturnieks, et al. NHW Health Tenders, 2014, $470,000.
  • Brousseau, Sturnieks, et al. Canadian Institutes of Health Research seed funding, 2013, $10,000.
  • Lord, et al. NSW Health NHMRC Partnership Grant co-funding, 2010, $375,000.
  • Sturnieks. Ramaciotti Foundation Grant, 2009, $29,945.
  • Lord SR, Sturnieks DL, Fitzpatrick RC. NHMRC Equipment Grant, 2007. $28,197.
  • Finch, Sturnieks, et al. Dept Health and Ageing Community Grants Program, 2007-2008, $188,212.
  • Fitzpatrick, Lord, Butler, Sturnieks, Gandevia. Ramaciotti Foundation Grant, 2004, $20,000.
  • Fitzpatrick, Lord, Butler, Sturnieks, Gandevia. NHMRC Equipment Grant, 2004, $30,000.

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