Cathie Sherrington

Keynote Speaker, Gerontology

Professor, University of Sydney, NSW

    Prof Sherrington FAHMS, FACP, PhD, MPH, BAppSc (Physio) is Professor, School of Public Health, University of Sydney. Prof Sherrington leads the 30-person Physical Activity, Ageing and Disability Research Stream at the Sydney Local Health District site of Musculoskeletal Health Sydney (a partnership between University of Sydney, the Sydney and Northern Sydney Local Health Districts).

    Prof Sherrington’s research focusses on interventions to prevent falls and promote physical activity. Prof Sherrington’s 300+ journal articles include reports of 47 clinical trials and 26 systematic reviews. Prof Sherrington has been invited to present her work at 17 international conferences. Prof Sherrington has been Chief Investigator on Australian National Heath and Medical Research Council /Medical Research Future Fund grants totalling $26 million, including clinical trials of physiotherapy interventions and a Centre of Research Excellence in the Prevention of Fall-related Injuries.

    Prof Sherrington plays a leading role in a number of professional organisations including the global Fragility Fracture Network, the Cerebral Palsy International Sport and Recreation Association and the Australia and New Zealand Fall Prevention Society and was one of the founders of the Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro).

    Prof Sherrington also has ten years clinical physiotherapy experience in aged care and rehabilitation settings.