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Professor Rose Anne Kenny (Head of the academic Department of Medical Gerontology, Trinity College Dublin, Director of the New Falls and Blackout Unit at St. James's Hospital, Director of the new Centre for Successful Ageing). Formerly Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the Institute for Ageing & Health, Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK, she has been a world leader in research into cardiovascular and mobility disorders in ageing. She has published in excess of 200 papers, 40 book chapters and 3 text books and currently chairs the Falls Prevention Working Party for the American and British Geriatric Societies and the National Falls collaborative Working Group in Ireland. She has presented her field on international groups for heart failure, syncope and falls. Since her appointment at Trinity College (Oct 2005) she is lead principal investigator for three major research studies in falls and ageing.

This lecture was filmed at an event called: 'Alex Comfort lecture: Novel multidisciplinary approaches to falls and syncope and AGM'.

Date of lecture: 5th May 2010

Length: 00:49:06

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00:36:14 - The Future
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Professor Rose Anne Kenny, Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Trinity College Dublin.

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