Jacqueline Francis-Coad

Jacqueline Francis-Coad
Department of Physiotherapy and Allied Health Science, School of Physiotherapy, University of Notre Dame Australia, Sydney, Australia


2013-2016: School of Physiotherapy and PhD candidate,funded by the Collaborative Research Network. She is a titled gerontological physiotherapist with over 25 years experience across the aged care sector. Having completed postgraduate qualifications in both Gerontology and Education she has presented and published at National and International Conferences in Physiotherapy and Education. Clinical work in the residential aged care sector was awarded a Common wealth government "Best Practice Innovation" and in Education she received an Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT) citation for outstanding contribution to student learning as a collaborative member of the Physiotherapy Clinical Education team. Current focus is on research to prevent falls in older people residing in aged care facilities; here she is investigating the impact of a falls prevention community of practice in a residential aged care provider organisation. It is hoped this will result in improved outcomes for residents in terms of falls and injurious falls rates and for staff through expertise and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Research Interest

Medical Health and profession education Physiotherapy