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Michele Callisaya

Select Foundation Senior Research Fellow, NHMRC Dementia Leadership Fellow
Menzies Institute for Medical Research

Room 362b, Medical Science 2 (MS2), Hobart CBD Campuses

+61418295933 (phone)

Michele.Callisaya@utas.edu.au

Michele is head of the Brain Ageing group in the Cardiometabolic Research Theme at the Menzies Institute for Medical Research.  She is a mid-career researcher and senior physiotherapist. She currently holds a NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Fellowship (2017-2021).

Biography

Michele works as a Clinical Lead physiotherapist in Aged Care and Rehabilitation at the Royal Hobart Hospital and Senior Research Fellow - University of Tasmania. In 2010 she completed a PhD from the University of Tasmania. This put her in a strong position to successfully obtain an NHRMC Early Career Fellowship (2012-2015 0.6 FTE) at Monash University to examine the relationship between brain ageing, physical function and falls. In 2015 she received a Select Foundation Senior Research Fellowship at the University of Tasmania to investigate the role of exercise on brain health in people and in 2017 a NHMRC Boosting Dementia Research Fellowship. She heads the Brain Ageing group and has over 20 years of clinical experience as a physiotherapist.

Career summary

Qualifications

  • PhD, University of Tasmania, Australia. 2010 Thesis: Ageing Gait and Falls Risk – A population-based study
  • BachAppSc (phyt), LaTrobe University, Australia. 1992
  • Grad Cert Research Methodology, University of South Australia, Australia. 2004

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Stroke Society of Australasia member
  • International Society of Posture and Gait member
  • The Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART)
  • Scientific and Research Advisory Committee Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation
  • Australian and NZ Falls Prevention society executive member
  • Australian and NZ Falls Prevention society conference committee
  • Australian and NZ Falls Prevention society – Translating Research into Practice sub-committee
  • Co-conveyor of the Physiotherapy and Allied Health Research Group Tasmania
  • Australian Physiotherapy Association member

Teaching

epidemiology, physiotherapy, falls, brain, cognition, diabetes, stroke, exercise

Teaching expertise

  • Epidemiology
  • Physiotherapy
  • Aged Care
  • Neurology

Teaching responsibility

Michele acts as Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program Co-ordinator at Menzies Institute for Medical Research. She also teaches within the Population Health CEA200 Unit.

Research Appointments

  • Associate Editor Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease 2017-
  • Review Editor – Frontiers in Neurology journal 2015-
  • Australian and NZ Falls Prevention society executive member (2013-current)
  • Australian Pain Society Executive member (2013-14)

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Expertise

  • Falls
  • Gait
  • Brain health
  • Cognition
  • Exercise
  • Type 2 Diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Physiotherapy

Research Themes

Michele's research aligns to the University's research theme of Better Health. Her overall research programme focuses on improving brain health, physical function and reducing falls in older people. .

Projects include

1. Understanding how cognition and physical function interact to increase the risk of falls.

2. The role of exercise and nutrition on brain health in type 2 diabetes,

3. Examining new ways to increase therapeutic exercise using new or existing technology with the aim of improving functional outcomes after stroke.

Collaboration

Michele is currently involved in three major research collaborations examining:

  1. An international project involving examining the role of gait and cognition in prediction adverse outcomes such as falls and dementia
  2. A national project examining the role of technology to enhance therapeutic exercise after stroke
  3. A national collaboration aimed at examining ACtivity To Improve Outcome after Stroke (ACTIOnS)

Awards

  • Australian government Endeavour Research Fellowship to spend 4 months at Albert Einstein College of Medicine 2017
  • Stroke Society of Australasia Peter Bladin New Investigator Award 2015
  • Best academic paper Australian Physiotherapy Association conference – Gerontology stream (co-author) 2015
  • Early Career observer NHMRC project grant panels (3/40 selected from Monash University) (2014)
  • Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) Scholarship (2014)
  • Best oral presentation Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference (2013)
  • Monash University travel grant (2013)
  • The International Conference of Vascular Behavioural and Cognitive Disorders – best abstract travel award (2013)
  • Stroke Society of Australasia – best abstract Nursing and Allied Health (2013)
  • NHMRC Early Career Fellowship – 4 years (2012)
  • Professional award for excellence – Department of Health and Human Services - Tasmania (2011)
  • Student travel grant, University of Tasmania, to attend the International Society of Posture and Gait conference, Bologna 2009 (only 28% of applications were successful)
  • Emerging Researcher in Ageing (ERA) bursary to attend ERA Master class Brisbane (2009)
  • University Post-Graduate Scholarship (per year) – 2 years (2008)
  • Best poster prize – Australian Society of Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting, Christchurch (2006)
  • Professional Education Bursary – Department of Rural Health Uni of Tasmania (2004)
  • Services for Australian Rural and Remote Allied Health (SARRAH) Scholarship (2003)

Current projects

  • The Tasmanian electronic falls ascertainment tool
  • A pilot randomised controlled trial of exercise to improve brain health in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Mechanisms, risk factors and brain ageing in Type 2 Diabetes
  • The role of brain structure and function on gait and falls in older people
  • Understanding activity behaviours after stroke
  • Using a fitness monitor to provide feedback and improve the intensity of therapy after stroke
  • Pilot RCT to evaluate use of Jintronix Rehabilitation System Feasibility of INteractive Digital Technology (FIND) Technology

Fields of Research

  • Geriatrics and Gerontology (110308)
  • Epidemiology (111706)
  • Rheumatology and Arthritis (110322)
  • Physiotherapy (110317)
  • Endocrinology (110306)
  • Preventive Medicine (111716)
  • Central Nervous System (110903)
  • Cardiology (incl. Cardiovascular Diseases) (110201)
  • Podiatry (110318)
  • Aged Health Care (111702)
  • Rehabilitation and Therapy (excl. Physiotherapy) (110321)
  • Exercise Physiology (110602)
  • Public Health and Health Services (111799)
  • Immunogenetics (incl. Genetic Immunology) (110706)
  • Primary Health Care (111717)
  • Medical and Health Sciences (119999)
  • Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics) (060412)
  • Medical Biochemistry: Carbohydrates (110102)
  • Neurology and Neuromuscular Diseases (110904)
  • Human Movement and Sports Science (110699)
  • Health Counselling (111710)

Research Objectives

  • Health Related to Ageing (920502)
  • Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services) (920201)
  • Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis) (920116)
  • Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing (920112)
  • Diabetes (920104)
  • Cardiovascular System and Diseases (920103)
  • Preventive Medicine (920412)
  • Diagnostic Methods (920203)
  • Disability and Functional Capacity (920403)
  • Health (929999)
  • Health and Support Services (920299)
  • Behaviour and Health (920401)
  • Health Policy Evaluation (920208)
  • Injury Control (920409)
  • Nervous System and Disorders (920111)
  • Health Education and Promotion (920205)
  • Special Needs Education (939907)
  • Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) (920408)
  • Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences (970111)

Publications

Total publications

79

Journal Article

(66 outputs)
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2018Balogun S, Aitken D, Winzenberg T, Wills K, Scott D, et al., 'Longitudinal associations of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin-D, physical activity, and knee pain and dysfunction with muscle loss in community-dwelling older adults', Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 73, (4) pp. 526-531. ISSN 1079-5006 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glx157 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Balogun S; Aitken D; Winzenberg T; Wills K; Jones G

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2018Balogun S, Winzenberg T, Wills K, Scott D, Jones G, et al., 'Longitudinal associations between serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D, physical activity, knee pain and dysfunction and physiological falls risk in community-dwelling older adults', Experimental Gerontology, 104 pp. 72-77. ISSN 0531-5565 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.exger.2018.01.026 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Balogun S; Winzenberg T; Wills K; Jones G; Aitken D

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2018Blumen HM, Brown LL, Habeck C, Allali G, Ayers E, et al., 'Gray matter volume covariance patterns associated with gait speed in older adults: a multi-cohort MRI study', Brain Imaging and Behavior pp. 1-15. ISSN 1931-7557 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11682-018-9871-7 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Srikanth V

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2018Callisaya ML, Verghese J, 'The association of clinic-based mobility tasks and measures of community performance and risk', PM & R, 10, (7) pp. 704-711.e1. ISSN 1934-1482 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.pmrj.2017.12.008 [eCite] [Details]

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2018Chen P, Elmer S, Callisaya M, Wills K, Greenaway TM, et al., 'Associations of health literacy with diabetic foot outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Diabetic Medicine ISSN 0742-3071 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/dme.13694 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Elmer S; Wills K; Greenaway TM; Winzenberg TM

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2018Munugoda IP, Wills K, Cicuttini F, Graves SE, Lorimer M, et al., 'The association between ambulatory activity, body composition and hip or knee joint replacement due to osteoarthritis: a prospective cohort study', Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, 26, (5) pp. 671-679. ISSN 1063-4584 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.joca.2018.02.895 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Munugoda IP; Wills K; Jones G; Aitken D

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2018Scott RA, Callisaya ML, Duque G, Ebeling PR, Scott D, 'Assistive technologies to overcome sarcopenia in ageing', Maturitas, 112 pp. 78-84. ISSN 0378-5122 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.04.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

Co-authors: Scott D

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2018Siejka TP, Srikanth VK, Hubbard RE, Moran C, Beare R, et al., 'Frailty and cerebral small vessel disease: A cross-sectional analysis of the Tasmanian Study of Cognition and Gait (TASCOG)', Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 73, (2) pp. 255-260. ISSN 1079-5006 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glx145 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Siejka TP; Srikanth VK

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2018Simpson DB, Breslin M, Cumming T, de Zoete S, Gall S, et al., 'Go Home, Sit Less: The Impact of Home Versus Hospital Rehabilitation Environment on Activity Levels of Stroke Survivors', Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Article Epub ahead of print. ISSN 0003-9993 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.apmr.2018.04.012 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Breslin M; Gall S; Schmidt M

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2018Tran NTT, Blizzard CL, Luong KN, Truong NLV, Tran BQ, et al., 'Misclassification of blood pressure of Vietnamese adults when only a single measurement is used', Journal of the American Society of Hypertension pp. 1-10. ISSN 1933-1711 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jash.2018.06.015 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Blizzard CL; Veloudi P; Otahal P; Nelson M; Magnussen C; Gall S; Bui TV; Srikanth V; Au TB; Phung HN; Tran MH; Sharman J

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2018Tran NTT, Blizzard CL, Luong KN, Van Truong NL, Tran BQ, et al., 'The importance of waist circumference and body mass index in cross-sectional relationships with risk of cardiovascular disease in Vietnam', PLoS ONE, 13, (5) Article e0198202. ISSN 1932-6203 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198202 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Blizzard CL; Otahal P; Nelson M; Magnussen C; Gall S; Van Bui T; Au BT; Phung HN; Tran MH

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2018Beauchet O, Blumen HM, Callisaya ML, De Cock A-M, Kressig RW, et al., 'Spatiotemporal gait characteristics associated with cognitive impairment: A multicenter cross-sectional study, the Intercontinental 'Gait, cOgnitiOn & Decline' initiative', Current Alzheimer Research, 15, (3) pp. 273-282. ISSN 1567-2050 (2018) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2174/1567205014666170725125621 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Cannell J, Jovic E, Rathjen A, Lane K, Tyson AM, et al., 'The efficacy of interactive, motion capture-based rehabilitation on functional outcomes in an inpatient stroke population: a randomized controlled trial', Clinical Rehabilitation pp. 1-10. ISSN 0269-2155 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0269215517720790 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Cannell J; Rathjen A; Tyson AM; Ahuja KD; Bird ML

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2017Allali G, Launay CP, Blumen HM, Callisaya ML, De Cock A-M, et al., 'Falls, cognitive impairment, and gait performance: results from the GOOD Initiative', Journal of The American Medical Directors Association, 18, (4) pp. 335-340. ISSN 1525-8610 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2016.10.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Srikanth V

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2017Ben-Avraham D, Karasik D, Verghese J, Lunetta KL, Smith JA, et al., 'The complex genetics of gait speed: genome-wide meta-analysis approach', Aging, 9, (1) pp. 209-246. ISSN 1945-4589 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.18632/aging.101151 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: McWhirter R; Thomson R; Srikanth VK

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2017Callisaya M, Nosaka K, 'Effects of exercise on type 2 diabetes mellitus-related cognitive impairment and dementia', Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 59, (2) pp. 503-513. ISSN 1387-2877 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/JAD-161154 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

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2017Callisaya ML, Daly RM, Sharman JE, Bruce D, Davis TME, et al., 'Feasibility of a multi-modal exercise program on cognition in older adults with Type 2 diabetes - a pilot randomised controlled trial', BMC Geriatrics, 17, (1) Article 237. ISSN 1471-2318 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12877-017-0635-9 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Sharman JE; Greenaway T; Schultz MG; Blizzard L; Srikanth VK

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2017Callisaya ML, Launay CP, Srikanth VK, Verghese J, Allali G, et al., 'Cognitive status, fast walking speed and walking speed reserve-the Gait and Alzheimer Interactions Tracking (GAIT) study', GeroScience, 39, (2) pp. 231-239. ISSN 2509-2715 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s11357-017-9973-y [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Srikanth VK

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2017Beauchet O, Allali G, Sekhon H, Verghese J, Guilain S, et al., 'Guidelines for assessment of gait and reference values for spatiotemporal gait parameters in older adults: The biomathics and Canadian gait consortiums initiative', Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 11 Article 353. ISSN 1662-5161 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3389/fnhum.2017.00353 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 8Web of Science - 9

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2017Cuellar WA, Blizzard L, Callisaya ML, Hides JA, Jones G, et al., 'Test-retest reliability of measurements of abdominal and multifidus muscles using ultrasound imaging in adults aged 50-79 years', Musculoskeletal Science and Practice, 28 pp. 79-84. ISSN 2468-7812 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.msksp.2016.11.013 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Cuellar WA; Blizzard L; Jones G; Ding C; Winzenberg TM

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2017Cuellar WA, Wilson A, Blizzard CL, Otahal P, Callisaya ML, et al., 'The assessment of abdominal and multifidus muscles and their role in physical function in older adults: a systematic review', Physiotherapy, 103, (1) pp. 21-39. ISSN 0031-9406 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.physio.2016.06.001 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Cuellar WA; Wilson A; Blizzard CL; Otahal P; Jones G; Winzenberg TM

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2017Lynch EA, Borschmann K, Callisaya ML, Fini NA, Janssen H, et al., 'Activity monitors for increasing physical activity in adult stroke survivors', Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2017, (2) Article CD012543. ISSN 1469-493X (2017) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD012543 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Simpson D, Callisaya ML, English C, Thrift AG, Gall SL, 'Self-reported exercise prevalence and determinants in the long term after stroke: The North East Melbourne Stroke Incidence Study', Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, 26, (12) pp. 2855-2863. ISSN 1052-3057 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jstrokecerebrovasdis.2017.07.008 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Gall SL

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2017Wu F, Callisaya M, Wills K, Laslett LL, Jones G, et al., 'Both baseline and change in lower limb muscle strength in younger women are independent predictors of balance in middle age: A 12-Year population-based prospective study', Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 32, (6) pp. 1201-1208. ISSN 0884-0431 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1002/jbmr.3103 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Wu F; Wills K; Laslett LL; Jones G; Winzenberg T

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2017Balogun S, Winzenberg T, Wills K, Scott D, Jones G, et al., 'Prospective associations of low muscle mass and function with 10-year falls risk, incident fracture and mortality in community-dwelling older adults', Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 21, (7) pp. 843-848. ISSN 1279-7707 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s12603-016-0843-6 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Balogun S; Winzenberg T; Wills K; Jones G; Aitken D

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2016Adams HHH, Verlinden VJA, Callisaya ML, van Duijn CM, Hofman A, et al., 'Heritability and genome-wide association analyses of human gait suggest contribution of common variants', Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 71, (6) pp. 740-746. ISSN 1079-5006 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glv081 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Thomson R; Srikanth V

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2016Beauchet O, Annweiler C, Callisaya ML, De Cock A-M, Helbostad JL, et al., 'Poor Gait Performance and Prediction of Dementia: Results From a Meta-Analysis', Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 17, (6) pp. 482-490. ISSN 1525-8610 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.jamda.2015.12.092 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 32Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Srikanth V

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2016Bird M-L, Callisaya ML, Cannell J, Gibbons T, Smith ST, et al., 'Accuracy, validity, and reliability of an electronic visual analog scale for pain on a touch screen tablet in healthy older adults: A clinical trial', Interactive Journal of Medical Research, 5, (1) Article e3. ISSN 1929-073X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2196/ijmr.4910 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Bird M-L; Gibbons T; Smith ST; Ahuja KDK

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2016Bird ML, Cannell J, Callisaya ML, Moles E, Rathjen A, et al., ''FIND Technology': Investigating the feasibility, efficacy and safety of controller-free interactive digital rehabilitation technology in an inpatient stroke population: Study protocol for a randomized controlled trial', Trials, 17, (1) Article 203. ISSN 1745-6215 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s13063-016-1318-0 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Bird ML; Tyson A

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2016Bui TV, Blizzard CL, Luong KN, Truong NLV, Tran BQ, et al., 'Alcohol consumption in Vietnam, and the use of 'standard drinks' to measure alcohol intake', Alcohol and Alcoholism, 51, (2) pp. 186-195. ISSN 0735-0414 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/alcalc/agv082 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 7Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Bui TV; Blizzard CL; Otahal P; Srikanth V; Nelson MR; Au TB; Phung HN; Tran MH; Gall S

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2016Bui TV, Blizzard CL, Luong KN, Truong NLV, Tran BQ, et al., 'National survey of risk factors for non-communicable disease in Vietnam: prevalence estimates and an assessment of their validity', BMC Public Health, 16, (1) Article 498. ISSN 1471-2458 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1186/s12889-016-3160-4 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Bui TV; Blizzard CL; Otahal P; Gall S; Nelson MR; Au BT; Phung HN; Tran MH; Srikanth V

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2016Bui TV, Blizzard CL, Luong KN, Truong NLV, Tran BQ, et al., 'Fruit and vegetable consumption in Vietnam, and the use of a standard serving' size to measure intake', The British Journal of Nutrition, 116, (1) pp. 149-157. ISSN 0007-1145 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1017/S0007114516001690 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bui TV; Blizzard CL; Otahal P; Srikanth V; Nelson MR; Au TB; Phung HN; Tran MH; Smith K; Gall S

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2016Callisaya ML, Ayers E, Barzilai N, Ferrucci L, Guralnik JM, et al., 'Motoric Cognitive Risk Syndrome and Falls Risk: A Multi-Center Study', Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 53, (3) pp. 1043-1052. ISSN 1387-2877 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.3233/JAD-160230 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Otahal P; Srikanth VK

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2016Callisaya ML, Blizzard L, Martin K, Srikanth VK, 'Gait initiation time is associated with the risk of multiple falls - A population-based study', Gait & Posture, 49 pp. 19-24. ISSN 0966-6362 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2016.06.006 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Blizzard L; Srikanth VK

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2016Matteini AM, Tanaka T, Karasik D, Atzmon G, Chou W-C, et al., 'GWAS analysis of handgrip and lower body strength in older adults in the CHARGE consortium', Aging Cell, 15, (5) pp. 792-800. ISSN 1474-9718 (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/acel.12468 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 9

Co-authors: Thomson R; Srikanth VK

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2016Wilson A, Hides JA, Blizzard L, Callisaya M, Cooper A, et al., 'Measuring ultrasound images of abdominal and lumbar multifidus muscles in older adults: A reliability study', Manual Therapy, 23 pp. 114-119. ISSN 1356-689X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.math.2016.01.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Wilson A; Blizzard L; Srikanth VK; Winzenberg T

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2016Wu F, Callisaya M, Laslett LL, Wills K, Zhou Y, et al., 'Lower limb muscle strength is associated with poor balance in middle-aged women: linear and nonlinear analyses', Osteoporosis International, 27, (7) pp. 2241-2248. ISSN 0937-941X (2016) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1007/s00198-016-3545-3 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 5

Co-authors: Wu F; Laslett LL; Wills K; Zhou Y; Jones G; Winzenberg T

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2015Allali G, Annweiler C, Blumen HM, Callisaya ML, De Cock A-M, et al., 'Gait phenotype from mild cognitive impairment to moderate dementia: results from the GOOD initiative', European Journal of Neurology, 23, (3) pp. 527-541. ISSN 1351-5101 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ene.12882 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 23Web of Science - 25

Co-authors: Srikanth V

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2015Bui TV, Blizzard CL, Luong KN, Truong NLV, Tran BQ, et al., 'Physical activity in Vietnam: estimates and measurement issues', PLoS One, 10, (10) Article e0140941. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0140941 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Bui TV; Blizzard CL; Otahal P; Srikanth V; Nelson MR; Au BT; Phung HN; Tran MH; Gall S

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2015Callisaya M, Sharman JE, Close JCT, Lord SR, Srikanth V, 'Reexamining the effect of antihypertensive medications on falls', Hypertension ISSN 1524-4563 (2015) [Letter or Note in Journal]

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Co-authors: Sharman JE; Lord SR; Srikanth V

2015Callisaya ML, Blizzard CL, Wood AG, Thrift AG, Wardill T, et al., 'Longitudinal relationships between cognitive decline and gait slowing: the Tasmanian Study of Cognition and Gait', Journals of Gerontology Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 70, (10) pp. 1226-1232. ISSN 1079-5006 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glv066 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 18Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Blizzard CL; Srikanth VK

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2015Climie RED, Moran C, Callisaya M, Blizzard L, Sharman JE, et al., 'Abdominal obesity and brain atrophy in type 2 diabetes mellitus', PLoS One, 10, (11) Article e0142589. ISSN 1932-6203 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0142589 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 8

Co-authors: Climie RED; Blizzard L; Sharman JE; Venn A; Blackburn NB; Srikanth V

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2015Hofer E, Cavalieri M, Bis JC, DeCarli C, Fornage M, et al., 'White matter lesion progression: genome-wide search for genetic influences', Stroke, 46, (11) pp. 3048-3057. ISSN 0039-2499 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.115.009252 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Srikanth V; Thomson R

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2015Kelly J, Edney K, Moran C, Srikanth V, Callisaya M, 'Gender differences in physical activity levels of older people with type 2 diabetes mellitus', Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 13, (4) pp. 409-415. ISSN 1543-3080 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1123/jpah.2015-0147 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 4

Co-authors: Kelly J; Edney K; Srikanth V

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2015Moran C, Beare R, Phan TG, Bruce DG, Callisaya ML, et al., 'Type 2 diabetes mellitus and biomarkers of neurodegeneration', Neurology, 85 pp. 1-8. ISSN 0028-3878 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000001982 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 68Web of Science - 58

Co-authors: Srikanth V

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2015Bui T, Blizzard L, Luong KN, Truong NL, Tran BQ, et al., 'Declining Prevalence of Tobacco Smoking in Vietnam', Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17, (7) pp. 831-838. ISSN 1469-994X (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ntr/ntu202 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 11Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Bui T; Blizzard L; Phung HN; Otahal P; Srikanth V; Nelson MR; Au BT; Tran MH; Huynh QL; Gall S

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2014Callisaya ML, Beare R, Phan T, Blizzard L, Thrift AG, et al., 'Progression of White Matter Hyperintensities of Presumed Vascular Origin Increases the Risk of Falls in Older People', Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences, 7, (3) pp. 360-366. ISSN 1758-535X (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glu148 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 17Web of Science - 16

Co-authors: Blizzard L; Srikanth VK

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2014Callisaya ML, Beare R, Phan TG, Chen J, Srikanth VK, 'Global and regional associations of smaller cerebral gray and white matter volumes with gait in older people', PLoS ONE, 9, (1) Article e84909. ISSN 1932-6203 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0084909 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 10Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Srikanth VK

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2014Callisaya ML, Sharman JE, Close J, Lord SR, Srikanth VK, 'Greater Daily Defined Dose of antihypertensive medication increases the risk of falls in older people-A population-based study', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 62, (8) pp. 1527-1533. ISSN 0002-8614 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12925 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 35Web of Science - 33

Co-authors: Sharman JE; Srikanth VK

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2014Callisaya ML, Srikanth VK, Lord SR, Close JC, Brodaty H, et al., 'Sub-cortical infarcts and the risk of falls in older people: combined results of TASCOG and Sydney MAS studies', International Journal of Stroke, 9, (Suppl A100) pp. 55-60. ISSN 1747-4930 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/ijs.12279 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 1

Co-authors: Srikanth VK

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2014Jones G, Winzenberg TM, Callisaya ML, Laslett LL, 'Lifestyle modifications to improve musculoskeletal and bone health and reduce disability - A life-course approach', Best Practice & Research: Clinical Rheumatology, 28, (3) pp. 461-478. ISSN 1532-1770 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.berh.2014.07.004 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 6

Co-authors: Jones G; Winzenberg TM; Laslett LL

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2014Verghese J, Annweiler C, Ayers E, Barzilai N, Beauchet O, et al., 'Motoric cognitive risk syndrome: multicountry prevalence and dementia risk', Neurology, 83, (8) pp. 718-726. ISSN 0028-3878 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000717 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 91Web of Science - 86

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2013Callisaya M, Moran C, Srikanth V, 'Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus as a causal factor for dementia - is there sufficient evidence from interventional studies?', Australasian Epidemiologist, 20, (1) pp. 26-28. ISSN 1327-8835 (2013) [Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Srikanth V

2013Martin KL, Blizzard L, Srikanth VK, Wood A, Thomson R, et al., 'Cognitive function modifies the effect of physiological function on the risk of multiple falls - a population-based study', Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 68, (9) pp. 1091-1097. ISSN 1079-5006 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glt010 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 30

Co-authors: Martin KL; Blizzard L; Srikanth VK; Thomson R

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2013Martin KL, Blizzard L, Wood AG, Srikanth V, Thomson R, et al., 'Cognitive function, gait, and gait variability in older people: a population-based study', Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 68, (6) pp. 726-732. ISSN 1079-5006 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/gls224 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 62Web of Science - 61

Co-authors: Martin KL; Blizzard L; Srikanth V; Thomson R

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2013Callisaya ML, Beare R, Phan TG, Blizzard L, Thrift AG, et al., 'Brain structural change and gait decline: a longitudinal population-based study', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 61, (7) pp. 1074-1079. ISSN 0002-8614 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1111/jgs.12331 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 49Web of Science - 48

Co-authors: Blizzard L; Srikanth VK

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2012Callisaya ML, Blizzard L, McGinley JL, Srikanth VK, 'Risk of falls in older people during fast-walking - The TASCOG study', Gait and Posture, 36, (3) pp. 510-515. ISSN 0966-6362 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.gaitpost.2012.05.003 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 41Web of Science - 36

Co-authors: Blizzard L; Srikanth VK

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2012Choi P, Ren M, Phan TG, Callisaya M, Ly JV, et al., 'Silent Infarcts and Cerebral Microbleeds Modify the Associations of White Matter Lesions With Gait and Postural Stability', Stroke, 43, (6) pp. 1505-1510. ISSN 0039-2499 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.111.647271 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 37Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Srikanth V

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2011Callisaya M, Blizzard L, Schmidt MD, Martin KL, McGinley JL, et al., 'Gait, gait variability and the risk of multiple incident falls in older people: a population-based study', Age and Ageing, 40, (4) pp. 481-487. ISSN 0002-0729 (2011) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afr055 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 102Web of Science - 103

Co-authors: Blizzard L; Schmidt MD; Martin KL; Srikanth Vk

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2010Callisaya M, Blizzard L, Schmidt MD, McGinley JL, Srikanth VK, 'Ageing and gait variability-a population-based study of older people', Age and Ageing, 39, (2) pp. 191-197. ISSN 0002-0729 (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afp250 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 124Web of Science - 113

Co-authors: Blizzard L; Srikanth VK

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2010Srikanth V, Sanders L, Callisaya M, Martin K, Phan T, 'Brain aging and gait', Aging Health, 6, (1) pp. 123-131. ISSN 1745-509X (2010) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.2217/ahe.09.79 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4

Co-authors: Srikanth V; Martin K

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2009Callisaya M, Blizzard L, McGinley JL, Schmidt MD, Srikanth VK, 'Sensorimotor Factors Affecting Gait Variability in Older People - A Population-Based Study', Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 65, (4) pp. 386-392. ISSN 1079-5006 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/glp184 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 34Web of Science - 31

Co-authors: Blizzard L; Schmidt MD; Srikanth VK

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2009Callisaya M, Blizzard L, Schmidt MD, McGinley JL, Lord SR, et al., 'A population-based study of sensorimotor factors affecting gait in older people', Age and Ageing, 38, (3) pp. 290-295. ISSN 0002-0729 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/ageing/afp017 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 51Web of Science - 46

Co-authors: Blizzard L; Schmidt MD; Srikanth VK

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2009Srikanth V, Beare R, Blizzard L, Phan T, Stapleton J, et al., 'Cerebral White Matter Lesions, Gait, and the Risk of Incident Falls A Prospective Population-Based Study', Stroke, 40, (1) pp. 175-180. ISSN 0039-2499 (2009) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1161/STROKEAHA.108.524355 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 129Web of Science - 112

Co-authors: Srikanth V; Blizzard L

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2008Callisaya M, Blizzard CL, Schmidt MD, McGinley J, Srikanth V, 'Sex Modifies the Relationship between Age and Gait: A Population-Based Study of Older Adults', Journal of Gerontology: Medical Sciences, 63, (2) pp. 165-170. ISSN 1079-5006 (2008) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1093/gerona/63.2.165 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 85Web of Science - 76

Co-authors: Blizzard CL; Schmidt MD

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2007Callisaya M, Au Bich T, Blizzard L, Schmidt MD, McGinley JL, et al., 'Subject-matter considerations is assessing the fit of a linear regression model', Australasian Epidemiologist, 14, (2) pp. 35-37. ISSN 1327-8835 (2007) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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Co-authors: Au Bich T; Blizzard L; Schmidt MD; Srikanth VK

Chapter in Book

(2 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2018Callisaya M, Moran C, 'Pharmacological and Nonpharmacological Interventions for Cognitive Impairment and Dementia Related to Type 2 Diabetes and Metabolic Disturbances in Aging', Type 2 Diabetes and Dementia, Academic Press, V Srikanth and Z Arvanitakis (ed), United States, pp. 231-253. ISBN 9780128094549 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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2017Duenser A, Rozado D, Rosolen G, Howell B, Callisaya M, et al., 'The development of a low-cost upper limb rehabilitation system using BCI, eye-tracking and direct visual feedback', Virtual Reality: Recent Advances for Health and Wellbeing, Nova Science Publishers, Inc, W Powell, A Rizzo, PM Sharkey, J Merrick (ed), New York, pp. 101-109. ISBN 978-1-53612-454-5 (2017) [Other Book Chapter]

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Review

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Winzenberg TM, Jones Graeme, Callisaya M, 'Musculoskeletal chest wall pain', Australian Family Physician, 44, (8) pp. 540-544. ISSN 0300-8495 (2015) [Review Several Works]

PMID: 26510139 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 4Web of Science - 3

Co-authors: Winzenberg TM; Jones Graeme

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Conference Publication

(10 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Jovic E, Bird ML, Cannell J, Rathjen A, Lane K, et al., 'Is interactive, motion-capture rehabilitation effective on functional outcomes in an inpatient stroke population: A randomised control trial', 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia, 23 - 25 August 2017, Queenstown, New Zealand (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bird ML; Cannell J; Rathjen A; Tyson A; Ahuja K

2017Jovic E, Bird ML, Cannell JA, Rathjen A, Lane K, et al., 'Can interactive, motion-capture-based rehabilitation in an inpatient stroke population increase physical activity levels for people undergoing rehabilitation for stroke?', 27th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Stroke Society of Australasia, 23 - 25 August 2017, Queenstown, New Zealand (2017) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bird ML; Cannell JA; Rathjen A; Tyson AM; Schmidt M; Ahuja KDK

2016Bird ML, Callisaya M, Roberts E, Moles K, Lane J, et al., 'Measuring fatigue and perceived exertion in rehabilitation', 2​nd European Stroke Organisation Conference, 10-12 May, 2016, Barcelona, Spain (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bird ML; Ahuja KDK

2016Bird ML, Cannell J, Callisaya M, Moles E, Rathien A, et al., 'Study Protocol of 'Find Technology': a randomised control trial investigating the feasibility and efficacy of controller-free interactive digital technology in an inpatient stroke population', European Stroke Organisation Conference, 10-12 May, 2016, Barcelona, Spain (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Bird ML; Tyson AM

2016Callisaya M, 'Thinking on your feet -the interplay between cognition, gait and falls', 2016 ANZFPS Conference, November, Melbourne, Australia (2016) [Plenary Presentation]

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2016Duenser A, Rozado D, Howell B, Rosolen G, Callisaya M, et al., 'Development of a low-cost upper limb rehabilitation system using BCI, eye-tracking and direct visual feedback', Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Disability, Virtual Reality & Associated Technologies, 20 - 22 September 2016, Los Angeles, California, USA, pp. 291-294. ISBN 978-0-7049-1547-3 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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2016Simpson D, Callisaya M, Schmidt M, Bird ML, Teo W-P, et al., 'Assessment: what does technology add to practice', Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, pp. S89-S90. ISSN 1063-8652 (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Schmidt M; Bird ML; Brickwood K; Watson G; Williams AD

2015Chen P, Elmer SL, Callisaya M, Greenaway T, Wills KE, et al., 'Influence of health literacy on foot outcomes in diabetes: a systematic review protocol', 7th International symposium on the diabetic foot, 20-23 May, 2015, The Hague, Netherlands, pp. 9. (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Elmer SL; Wills KE; Winzenberg TM

2015Cuellar WA, Blizzard CL, Callisaya M, Hides J, Jones Graeme, et al., 'Ultrasound imaging: Reliability of measurements of abdominal and multifidus muscle thickness and multifidus cross-sectional area of adults aged 50-79 years', Australian Physiotherapy Association Conference, October 2015, Gold Coast, Australia (2015) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Cuellar WA; Blizzard CL; Jones Graeme; Winzenberg TM

2014Bird M-L, Cannell J, Callisaya M, Moles E, Smith S, 'A single case study using Jintronix software for stroke rehabilitation and Kinect motion tracking for physical rehabilitation using a putt to stand aid and standby table', International Journal of Stroke, 28-29 August 2014, Sydney, pp. 24. ISSN 1747-4930 (2014) [Conference Extract]

DOI: 10.1111/ijs.12334_2 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Bird M-L

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Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

19

Total funding

$4,163,760

Projects

A randomised controlled trial evaluating community walking for knee osteoarthritis (2018)$30,000
Description
This project will implement a community walking group for patients with knee osteoarthritis. This pilot study aims to evaluate the feasibility of recruitment, retention, randomisation and the implementation of a RCT aimed to examine the effect walking has on knee structure (assessed using advanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology). We will recruit 48 participants with knee osteoarthritis who will be randomised to either a 6-month community walking group or a usual care (control) group. Participants in the walking group will train 3 days per week for 1 hour each day. Walking will be performed at a moderate intensity (50-70% of each participants heart rate reserve). This frequency/intensity is recommended for Australian adults (Australian National Physical Activity Guidelines) and for adults with knee osteoarthritis (Arthritis Australia). The structure of our program is based on a group walking protocol which showed improvement in pain in knee osteoarthritis patients. The walking program will be supervised by accredited physiotherapists with experience in prescribing exercise for knee osteoarthritis patients. Each group walking session will consist of:10 min warm up consisting of slow walking and calisthenics: arm circles, trunk rotation, shoulder and chest stretches, and side stretch.40 min group walking phase where participants are encouraged to walk at 5070% of their heart rate reserve as determined from an exercise treadmill test at the start of the study. 10 min cool down consisting of slow walking and flexibility exercises. Participants randomised to usual care will receive usual standard care from their medical practitioner, as well as generic information about knee osteoarthritis. This will the control group, and this is required in order to examine the true effect walking has on knee health.
Funding
Arthritis Australia ($30,000)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Aitken D; Jones Graeme; Callisaya M; Balogun S
Year
2018
The biological underpinnings of Motoric Cognitive Risk syndrome: a multi-center study (2018)$1,200,000
Description
Motoric Cognitive Risk syndrome (MCR) is a recently described pre-dementia syndrome, characterized by the presence of subjective cognitive complaints and slow gait.1-3 MCR predicts risk of both Alzheimers disease (AD) and vascular dementia even after accounting for overlap with Mild Cognitive Impairment syndrome (MCI).1-3 MCR has incremental predictive validity for dementia over its individual cognitive and motoric (slow gait) components.1, 3 MCR is common, with a prevalence of 9.7% in a 17-country study with ~26,000 seniors1 and incidence of 65/1000 person-years.2 Unlike MCI, complex cognitive tests or assays are not required for diagnosing MCR,1-3 increasing its clinical utility. Multi-country studies have identified modifiable risk factors for MCR such as strokes, depression, obesity, and sedentariness;2, 4 5 opening new avenues for secondary prevention of dementia. However, the biology and pathogenesis of MCR is not yet established. To address this knowledge gap, we propose to comprehensively study 11,160 older individuals from 8 cohorts in USA (Central Control of Mobility in Aging: CCMA6, 7; Einstein Aging Study: EAS3; LonGenity2, 8), Canada (NuAge9-12), Europe (GAIT13), Asia (Kerala-Einstein study: KES14, National Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology-Study of Geriatric Syndromes: NCGG-SGS4) and Australia (TASCOG15). The MCR consortium has collaborated, shared and harmonized data, and published on MCR,1-4, 13-15 establishing feasibility. Comprehensive clinical and gait phenotypes, biological and genetic data, and neuroimaging are available in this multi-ethnic multi-country consortium; creating a time and cost efficient approach to examine biological mechanisms underlying MCR syndrome.
Funding
National Institutes of Health ($1,200,000)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Research Team
Callisaya M; Verghese J; Srikanth V
Year
2018
A cognitive-mobility stress test to improve the prediction of dementia (2018)$9,185
Description
The project is of local, national and global importance as the number of people with dementia is set to double in Australia and worldwide over the next 20-30 years. Locally, with Tasmanias ageing population, we will have one of the largest proportion of people with dementia. Early detection with simple, inexpensive and sensitive biomarkers (like the proposed cognitive-mobility test) would lead to earlier management and better outcomes.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($9,185)
Scheme
Grant- Research Enhancement Program
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Callisaya M; Vickers JC; Stuart K
Year
2018
A novel, technology-based multifaceted program targeting physical, cognitive and mental well-being to reduce falls in older adults (2018 - 2021)$1,493,671
Description
* At least one third of people aged 65 years and over fall once or more annually. Due to the increased proportion of older people in the population, the serious health and social effect of falls in the 1 million Australians who fall each year must grow. Multifactorial interventions show great promise to reduce fall rates in high-risk older people.* The aim of this trial is to test a program that is evidence-based, accessible and engaging, with a focus on novel approaches, including use of technology to extend our reach into the community and promote active engagement by participants. The program is individually tailored to various physiological and neuropsychological deficits (as opposed to medical pathologies) by taking a multifactorial profile approach to fall prevention. The use of technology allows real-time data gathering of adherence and provision of feedback.* A randomised controlled trial will be conducted in 518 community-dwelling older adults at high-risk of falls. Primary outcome measure includes fall rate at 12 months recorded in weekly fall diaries. Secondary outcome measures include physical, affective and cognitive function at 6 months. Economic analyseswill be assessed from a health and community care provider perspective.* We hypothesise that our program will improve balance, cognitive function and mood, increase physical activity levels and reduce falls in older people, when compared to a health promotion program. If successful, this model of assigning people to specific tailored intervention strategies will be used to develop a service delivery model.* This trial addresses a key gap in the translation of current knowledge in fall prevention research and will provide direct evidence about the cost and effectiveness of a tailored multifactorial self- anagement program. Therefore, the trial has potential to enhance substantially the health and well-being ofolder people in Australia and internationally.
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($1,493,671)
Scheme
Grant-Project
Administered By
University of New South Wales
Research Team
Delbaere K; Anstey K; Proudfoot J; Callisaya M; O'Dea B
Period
2018 - 2021
CArdiac REhabilitation for the Secondary prevention of Stroke (CARESS) (2018)$10,000
Description
Most strokes are caused by common modifiable risk factors including hypertension, smoking, overweight and physical inactivity. The management of these risk factors is paramount for reducing likelihood of further cardiovascular events. Current treatment guidelines state that a general practitioner should manage the prevention of another stroke. Our own research shows that the management of risk factors is currently suboptimal, with few stroke survivors having well controlled hypertension, many continuing to smoke, most being inactive and many having suboptimal pharmacotherapies.Our overall aim is to improve the secondary prevention of cardiovascular events in people who have suffered stroke through the use of an adapted cardiac rehabilitation program. These programs are known to reduce recurrent cardiac events in a cost-effective way. The aims of this particular study are to:1. Adapt the current Royal Hobart Hospital (RHH) cardiac rehabilitation program for use in stroke patients by observing and mapping the current program and holding a workshop with stroke clinicians, nurses and rehabilitation specialists, as well as stroke survivors and their carers to adapt the program to their needs; 2. Run a pilot of the adapted cardiac rehabilitation program in a group of stroke patients to examine its feasibility, acceptability and effect on cardiovascular risk factors and health-related quality of life.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Gall SL; Callisaya M; Schultz MG; Sahle B; Castley H
Year
2018
Improving the cognitive and physical health of Older Australians (2017)$24,500
Description
Mobility and cognitive impairments are extremely common in older people leading to adverse health outcomes such as falls, frailty and dementia, common reasons for hospitalization, nursing home admission and loss of quality of life. Working along side Professor Verghese and his team, the proposed 4-month programme will enable me to investigate early predictors and novel interventions to prevent cognitive and mobility decline in older people. Reasons for choosing hostI chose Professor Verghese group, clinic and lab as:1.Professor Verghese is a world leader in the prevention of mobility impairments and cognitive decline. He is Chief of the Integrated Divisions of Cognitive and Motor Aging (Neurology) and Geriatrics (Medicine) and Director, Montefiore-Einstein Centre for the Aging Brain at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York. 2.His work spans identifying risk factors for diseases of ageing, testing these in clinical trials and translation into practice. For example he is currently studying whether brain-stimulating activities can reduce the risk of mobility decline and dementia. 3.As a practicing neurologist he translates his research directly into practice. 4.We have an initial publication together establishing similar interests and the ability to work collaboratively.
Funding
Department of Education and Training (Commonwealth) ($24,500)
Scheme
Fellowship-Endeavour Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Callisaya M
Year
2017
Improving the health of older Australians at risk of dementia - The role of physical function and exercise (2017 - 2020)$533,118
Description
I will lead a research program that will produce evidence to improve knowledge and clinical practice on the role of physical function andexercise in reducing the risk and burden of dementia. This proposal addresses 3 dementia priority areas ('Prevention', 'Assessment andDiagnosis' and 'Intervention and Treatment').THEME 1: Cognition, mobility and fallsStudy 1 will use data from 4 longitudinal population-based studies (n=2300) to determine whether distinct gait patterns can predict decline inspecific cognitive domains. Findings will assist in identifying those at risk of dementia in order to implement early treatments.Study 2 will address a major gap in the evidence as to whether exercise delivered by an app and tablet can improve mobility and cognition andprevent falls in people with cognitive impairment (n=109). Falls are twice as likely in people with cognitive impairment and this project willprovide evidence for a cost effective and highly translatable way to reduce falls in this group.THEME 2: Type 2 Diabetes (T2D) and cognitionT2D is a fast growing chronic disease and one of the most important modifiable dementia risk factors. Study 1 will use data from the NHMRCfunded Cognition and Diabetes in Older Tasmanians study (APP 436797; 606543) to examine the cognitive (and MRI) trajectories in peoplewith and without T2D (n=730), as well as the modifiable lifestyle factors that may be associated with decline. Results will assist in guiding newinterventions aimed at preventing dementia in people with T2D.Study 2 is an 18-month randomised controlled trial to determine if exercise can preserve cognition and brain volume (MRI) in people with T2D(n=168). Findings will be highly translatable contributing towards reducing dementia-related burden in this high-risk group. Measurement ofinflammation and vascular/metabolic function will allow examination of underlying mechanisms, leading to further novel research to preventdementia.
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($533,118)
Scheme
Fellowship - Boosting Dementia Research Leadership
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Callisaya M
Period
2017 - 2020
Grant Reference
1135761
The Tasmanian electronic falls ascertainment tool (TASeFALL) (2016)$10,000
Description
Falls are extremely common in older people. Current systems to obtain data on falls and their circumstances are costly and are mainly used for research purposes.We aim to test the feasibility and validity of an electronic falls ascertainment tool (TASeFALL) in older people attending the Menzies Institute Blood Pressure Clinic
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($10,000)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Callisaya M; Sharman JE
Year
2016
Assistive technology for motor rehabilitation (2016)$24,300
Description
There are few rehabilitation strategies for people with little to no upper limb movement after stroke. The aim of this project is to test the feasibility of a new robotic system with a Brain-Computer Interface and eye-gaze tracking to improve arm function.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($24,300)
Scheme
Grant-Establishment
Administered By
CSIRO-Commonwealth Scientific & Industrial Research Organisation
Research Team
Duenser A; Callisaya M; Rozado D; Rosolen G; Howell B
Year
2016
The Southern Tasmania Health Literacy and Foot Ulcer Risk Factors in Diabetes Mellitus Study (SHELLED Study) (2016 - 2017)$40,194
Description
The associations between health literacy (HL), foot ulcer risk factors and ulcer development is a novel area yet to be explored. This project will be the first to examine relationships between HL and quantified foot ulcer risk factors in a cross sectional study, as well as the first longitudinal study investigating the effect of HL as an independent risk factor on foot ulcer development. The outcomes will be of significant clinical relevance, equipping clinicians to improve communication skills in the prevention of foot ulceration.
Funding
Tasmanian Community Fund ($40,194)
Scheme
Grant
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winzenberg TM; Callisaya M; Greenaway T; Wills KE
Period
2016 - 2017
Using commercially available technology to increase intensity of practice after stroke (2015)$9,947
Description
Stroke survivors spend most of the day inactive. Intensive repetitive practice improves function. We aim to carry out a pilot study to determine whether a commercially available activity monitor can increase the intensity of therapy in the home after stroke.
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($9,947)
Scheme
Grant-Starter
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Callisaya M; Smith Stuart; Schmidt M
Year
2015
Brain structure, gait, cognition and falls in older people (2015)$39,510
Description
This longitudinal population-based study addresses two Australian National Research Priority areas - Ageing Well, Ageing Productively and Preventative Health. The prevalence of gait disorders and dementia increase with advancing age and are known to lead to falls and loss of quality of life. As well as personal costs, there is a significant economic burden to the community in terms of health and residential care. A better understanding of the factors and pathways that contribute to poorer physical and cognitive function in older people is crucial in developing preventative and treatment interventions that lead to successful ageing. Furthermore, understanding the cortical control of gait in older people may be used to detect early signs of falls risk and dementia so that timely risk reduction strategies can be implemented.
Funding
National Health & Medical Research Council ($39,510)
Scheme
Fellowship-Australian Health Professional
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Callisaya M
Year
2015
Grant Reference
1034483
Select Foundation Senior Research Fellowship - M. Callisaya and A. Neil (2015 - 2019)$625,000
Description
A five year fellowship provided from philanthropy from the Select FoundationFellowship awarded jointly to Michelle Callisaya and Amanda Neil.Relates to Fellowship No. 3.
Funding
The Select Foundation ($625,000)
Scheme
Fellowship-Senior Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Callisaya M; Neil A
Period
2015 - 2019
The Southern Tasmanian Health Literacy and foot ulcer risk factors in Diabetes Mellitus study (SHELLED study) (2015)$4,309
Description
This project will investigate associations between health literacy and foot ulcer risk factors, subsequently facilitating improvements in communication, education and foot ulcer prevention.
Funding
Australian Podiatry Education and Research Foundation ($4,309)
Scheme
Grant-Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Winzenberg TM; Callisaya M; Wills KE; Greenaway T; Chen P
Year
2015
Cognition and Type 2 Diabetes - A pilot randomised controlled trial (RCT) exercise (2014)$60,000
Description
The aim of this pilot RCT is to examine the feasibility and optimal sample size for a definitive RCT of the efficacy of a structured exercise program in improving or preserving brain health in people aged 50-75 years with Type 2 Diabetes mellitus (T2DM). Participants (n=50) will be randomised into either a 6 months light stretching/balance group (control) or a 6 months aerobic/resistance training group (intervention). The primary outcomes will be brain imaging biomarkers - MRI brain volumes and white matter integrity and measures of cognitive function. Secondary outcomes will include ambulatory central haemodynamics , microvascular health (assessed by central haemodynamic measurements, retinal photography and albuminuria, fitness and strength.
Funding
Monash University ($60,000)
Scheme
Clinical Trial
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Callisaya M; Sharman JE; Srikanth V; Greenaway T
Year
2014
Pilot RCT to evaluate use of Jintronix Rehabilitation System (2014)$18,663
Description
The proposed project will evaluate the feasibility of a novel interactive digital technology (Jintronix Rehabilitation System) for stroke rehabilitation that has recently become available in the US market but which as yet has not been evaluated in Australia. The project will randomly assign patients recovering from stroke into a standard outpatient rehabilitation control group or a usual care plus Jintronix Rehabilitation System intervention group. Functional outcomes will be assessed at two time points, before allocation and following eight weeks of intervention.
Funding
National Stroke Foundation ($18,663)
Scheme
Grant-Small Projects Scheme
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Bird ML; Smith ST; Callisaya M; Cannell J
Year
2014
Mild cognitive impairment, gait and falls - A population-based study (2012)$18,181
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($18,181)
Scheme
Grant-Clinical Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Callisaya M; Srikanth V; Blizzard CL; Wood Amanda
Year
2012
Core muscles in an elderly population: predictors and associations with physical function (2012)$8,182
Funding
Royal Hobart Hospital Research Foundation ($8,182)
Scheme
Grant-Clinical Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Callisaya M; Jones Graeme; Winzenberg TM; Hides J
Year
2012
Ageing, Gait and Falls Risk - A Population-Based Study (2005 - 2006)$5,000
Funding
Physiotherapy Research Foundation ($5,000)
Scheme
Grant-Beryl Haynes Memorial Fund
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Srikanth V; Callisaya M
Period
2005 - 2006

Research Supervision

Current

8

Completed

1

Current

DegreeTitleCommenced
PhDAbdominal and Lumbar Muscle Size, Symmetry and Control in an Elderly Population2012
PhDCore Muscle Function in an Elderly Population: Association with Peripheral Muscle Function and Vitamin D2014
PhDAn examination of the clinical risk factors in assessing loss of protective sensation and peripheral arterial disease, and the impact of health literacy on foot ulcer development in Diabetes2014
PhDSitting Down on the Job. What Factors Contribute to High Sitting Time in Stroke Survivors?2014
PhDProgression of Knee Osteoarthritis MRI Markers, Risk Factors and Associations with the WOMAC Sub Scales Over 10 years2015
PhDThe Association Between Nutrition, Physical Activity and Brain Health in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus2016
PhDAn Investigation of the Association Between Brain Structure and Function with Gait Variability2017
PhDSex Differences in Ruptured and Unruptured Cerebral Aneurysm2017

Completed

DegreeTitleCompleted
PhDLong-Term Risk Factors for, and the Impact of Age-related Muscle Loss on the Musculoskeletal Health of Older Adults
Candidate: Saliu Adejumobi Balogun
2018