Professor Daniel Chan
Conjoint Professor

Professor Daniel Chan


Medicine & Health
School of Clinical Medicine

Research Interests:
Daniel KY Chan is a senior staff specialist and director of Aged Care and Rehabilitation at Bankstown-Lidcombe Hospital. He is also a conjoint Professor of Geriatrics at the University of New South Wales and an adjunct Professor at the University of Western Sydney. He has qualifications in clinical practice (FRACP, FHKCP), research (MD) and health service management (MHA, AFCHSE). He has been involved with many molecular biology, epidemiological, Parkinson's disease, stroke, vascular dementia and health service related research. He has over 160 publications in journals, many of these as first author or corresponding author. Many are internationally reputable journals, some highly prestigious. Some of the best journals include New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, the top journals in neurology and geriatrics. Published Chan's Practical Geriatrics 4th edition which has been translated into Chinese and endorsed as China's national teaching material

  • Journal articles | 2022
    Liu J; Chang D; Cordato D; Lee K; Dixson H; Bensoussan A; Chan DKY, 2022, 'A pilot randomized controlled trial of WeiNaoKang (SaiLuoTong) in treating vascular dementia', Aging Medicine,
    Journal articles | 2013
    Chan D; Diu E; Loh KP; Hossain MJ; Verick D; Van Nguyen H, 2013, 'Pilot study into impaired judgement, self-toileting behaviour in fallers and non-fallers', European Journal of Ageing, vol. 10, pp. 257 - 260,
    Journal articles | 2012
    Ko A; Van Nguyen H; Chan L; Shen Q; Ding XM; Chan DL; Chan DKY; Brock K; Clemson L, 2012, 'Developing a self-reported tool on fall risk based on toileting responses on in-hospital falls', Geriatric Nursing, vol. 33, pp. 9 - 16,
    Journal articles | 2011
    Chen X; Nguyen HV; Shen Q; Chan DKY, 2011, 'Characteristics associated with recurrent falls among the elderly within aged-care wards in a tertiary hospital: The effect of cognitive impairment', Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, vol. 53, pp. e183 - e186,
    Journal articles | 2010
    Chen X; Liu Y; Chan DKY; Shen Q; Nguyen HV, 2010, 'Characteristics associated with falls among the elderly within aged care wards in a tertiary hospital: a retrospective case-control study', Chinese medical journal, vol. 123, pp. 1668 - 1672,
    Journal articles | 2008
    Ngian V; Ong B; O Rourke F; Nguyen H; Chan DK, 2008, 'Review of a rapid geriatric medical assessment model based in emergency department', Age and Ageing, vol. 37, pp. 696 - 699,
    Journal articles | 2007
    Nguyen HV; Ngian V; Cordato DJ; Shen Q; Chan DK, 2007, 'Quality of life in a random sample of community dwelling older patients with essential tremor', ACTA Neurologica Scandinavica, vol. 116, pp. 289 - 292,

Past NHMRC grants (2005-2007,2008-2011) and current NHMRC ideas grant (2022-2024)

Current: ACI, industrial grants, NHMRC, 

International expert member of the National Center of Gerontology in China 2018

Current research include:

Vascular dementia: genetics and environmental interactions

Parkinson's disease

Falls prevention

Acute geriatric outreach service to nursing homes

Traditional herbal medication drug trial for vascular dementia

My Research Supervision

ILP students, honours students, PhD student

My Teaching

Published Chan's Practical Geriatrics 3rd and 4th editions which have both been translated into Chinese and endorsed as China's national teaching material