Delirium is the most common problem bedevilling older people in hospital. Yet little is understood about the basic pathophysiology of delirium. Using a multidisciplinary, bedside to lab bench approach, we hope to unlock the mystery of delirium.
Broad Research Areas:
Ageing, Health Services Research, Rehabilitation, Gerontology - Geriatrics, Neurodegenerative Diseases
MB BS (Syd), MD (UNSW), FRACP
Society Memberships & Professional Activities:
Australasian Delirium Association; Hospital in the Home Society of Australasia; Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine; American Delirium Society; European Delirium Association
Specific Research Keywords:
Delirium, Hospital in the Home, Advance Care Planning
My main area of research is the pathophysiology of delirium where my group has identified a previously unrecognised mechanism of altered glucose metabolism which is being tested in a clinical trial.
I have also published extensively in Hospital in the Home and other forms of out-of-hospital care and Advance Care Planning.