This page provides a list of current Australian and New Zealand research projects in the area of falls prevention.

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Current clinical trials in Australia and New Zealand evaluating falls/fall injury outcomes

Study Title Clinical Trial Registration link
RESPOND—A patient-centred program to prevent secondary falls in older people presenting to the emergency department (ED) with a fall: a multi-centre randomised controlled trial
A randomised controlled trial of low-dose aspirin for the prevention of fractures in healthy older people: the ASPREE-Fracture sub-study
Balance Exercise and Strength Training (BEST) program for older people living at home
Does training heath professional students on hospital placements with falls prevention simulation reduce inpatient falls?
Tailored Patient Education for Preventing Falls after Hospital Discharge
The ROC Study: A Multi-Centered, Randomized Controlled Clinical Trial comparing the effectiveness of an innovative and comprehensive new eye care model with usual care for individuals in RAC Facilities
A cluster randomised controlled trial to evaluate the effectiveness of an integrated general practice fall prevention process compared with usual care on GP practice change and the rate of falls in older people residing in the community
Standing Tall – A home-based exercise program using mobile technology for preventing falls in older people
Does nutrition and exercise reduce falls and prevent frailty in pre-frail older adults in New Zealand?
Active ageing: a novel dynamic exercise initiative for older people to improve health and well-being
A night-lighting intervention to reduce inpatient falls: A stepped-wedge cluster randomised controlled trial
Can a tailored exercise and home hazard reduction program (i-FOCIS) reduce the rate of falls in community dwelling older people with cognitive impairment or dementia? A Randomised control Trial
Evaluation of the Fun ‘n Fitness Exercise Program (Falls Prevention Program)
A randomised trial to evaluate the effect of an education program on fall prevention knowledge and the prescription of exercises shown to prevent falls in older people
iStoppFalls – Information and communication technologies (ICT) based system to predict and prevent falls
Can interventions that aim to promote physical activity and prevent falls be combined successfully to improve mobility and independence in older age?
Is running re-education group more effective than high-level balance group in reducing falls in the elderly living in the community?
Home-based, tailored intervention for reducing falls after stroke: the Falls After Stroke Trial (FAST)
CHERISH Collaborative for Hospitalised Elders: Reducing the Impact of Stays in Hospital
Whole body vibration for osteoporosis: Shaking up treatment options
Combatting Frailty in Older Men with multifaceted individually tailored intervention including exercise, diet and behaviour
Feasibility study of the Drug Burden Index with Home Medicine Review
Clinical trial of a take-home rehabilitation device for vestibular patients
A pragmatic approach to developing falls prevention interventions in a hospital setting
An exercise and education-based program for the prevention of falls in older people after discharge from hospital following admission as a result of a fall
Is it feasible to deliver a training program to reduce falls risk in adults 65 years and over with cognitive impairment and high-level gait disorders?
Effect of a physical activity promotion and fall prevention plan on physical activity and falls in community-dwelling people aged 60+
Efficacy of the installation of safety features to access steps to homes in Wellington and New Plymouth
Understanding the Falls Experience in People with Intellectual Disability in Western Australia
Tailored Patient Education for Preventing Falls after Hospital Discharge

Other Projects


The Iron Bark Project 2014-2016

Falls prevention in older Aboriginal people in NSW. Through the analysis of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health data, the nature of risk factors leading to falls and the burden of resulting injury will be investigated and compared to that of the general Australian population.Working together with communities and Aboriginal service providers, appropriate and effective falls prevention programs will be developed for testing in Aboriginal health services and among older Aboriginal people in other community settings. The goal of the project is to present an effective and culturally appropriate falls prevention program for integration into existing Aboriginal chronic care services.

The George Institute for Global Health, NSW Health

Contact: Caroline Lukaszyk


Research Groups

Australian Centre for Evidence Based Aged Care (ACEBAC) – La Trobe University:

Centre for Research Excellence in Patient Safety (CRE-PS)– Monash University: and

Falls Prevention Research Unit, Monash Injury Research Institute

Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre, Neuroscience Research Australia – University of NSW:

National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) – University of Melbourne:

The Joanna Briggs Institute:

National Injury Surveillance Unit (NISU)– Flinders University, Adelaide:

Queensland Injury Surveillance Unit:

Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors (TIPS) – Simon Fraser University (Canada):

Centre for Hip Health and Mobility – University of British Columbia (Canada):