2008 Allied Health Scholar
Scholarship biography (at time of award)
Associate Professor Anne-Marie Hill holds a Master of Physiotherapy from Curtin University of Technology.
Anne-Marie was awarded the Scholarship to complete her PhD entitled "The role of patient education in prevention of in-hospital falls in the older population" at the University of Queensland.
Studied at: University of Queensland
Dr Anne-Marie Hill is an early career Research Fellow based in the School of Physiotherapy and Institute for Health Research, where she is leading research investigating healthy ageing. She was awarded a National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia early career fellowship (2012-2015) which provides support for early career research fellows Australia wide. Dr Hill won the Injury Control Council of WA research award for 2011 for her contribution to community safety research in WA and has recently been awarded an NHMRC project grant as CIA to investigate preventing falls among older people after hospital discharge.
Dr Hill’s research interests are in the area of falls prevention, rehabilitation and patient safety, including post discharge problems encountered by older people. Dr Hill has combined her educational training and clinical experience to focus on developing research in the area of patient education for older people. She is a titled Gerontological physiotherapist (title awarded by the Australian Physiotherapy Association) and has over 20 years clinical experience as a physiotherapist working with older people in acute, community and rehabilitation health settings, as well as in residential aged care.
From 2012-2014 Dr Hill led a large, successful RCT which evaluated providing falls prevention patient education across aged care rehabilitation units in WA. Previously, she completed her doctoral studies in the area of falls prevention for older hospital patients, where she was part of an international project team that conducted a large NHMRC funded RCT investigating the optimum method of providing falls prevention patient education for older people in hospital and evaluating falls and barriers to engagement in exercise after hospital discharge. She now provides research supervision for doctoral students who are engaged in ongoing falls prevention research.
Dr Hill is a past Menzies Foundation scholar (2009-2010), a titled member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association, the past chair of Gerontology Physiotherapy Australia (WA branch), and is a member of the Australian Association of Gerontology. She serves on the committee of the Falls External Advisory Group (Department of Health, WA) and the Falls Prevention Community of Practice Group (Department of Health, WA) as well as the Training Centre in Sub-Acute Care (TRACS)(Department of Health, WA).
Scholarship Year: 2008
Fields of Interest
Science, Allied Health, Physiotherapy