Glenn Arendts

Associate Professor

  • The University of Western Australia (M516), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth


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Personal profile


I am a specialist emergency physician with extensive clinical experience in the care of the older person. Since 2008 I have held this position at the University of Western Australia that focusses on research in the older patient within the ED. This research has a clinical and systems-of-care focus. I have been an invited speaker at numerous local, national and international meetings in relation to geriatric emergency medicine.  I have prominent roles in the development of best practice guidelines for management of acute geriatric syndromes at an international, national, state and local hospital level.

In the Australasian College for Emergency Medicine (ACEM) I previously held several prominent positions including chair of the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group and membership of the scientific committee.

I designed and lead the FSH ED Falls Pathway which manages 3000 patients p.a. and uses standardised assessments to achieve markedly improved outcomes in older fallers. I am senior author of the Acute Geriatric Series for Emergency Medicine Australasia that summarises best practice evidence for common geriatric emergencies.

Funding overview

Peake S, Macdonald S, Delaney A, Keijzers G, Udy A, Arendts G, Egerton-Warburton D, Fatovich D, Higgins A, Milford E. Australasian Resuscitation In Sepsis Evaluation: Fluid or Vasopressors in Emergency Department Sepsis (ARISE:Fluids) Trial. MRFF RCRDUN  2020-24 $2,335,540.20

Arendts G, Etherton-Beer C, Celenza A, Howard K. People dying of and with dementia: using an emergency department visit as a positive opportunity for palliative dementia care. WA Health RTP 2018-20 $255395

Skoss R, Codde J, Bulsara C (Arendts G AI). Health service use for people with disability living in supported accommodation – an intervention to improve health literacy in disability service organisations. WA Health RTP 2018-20 $264872.

Arendts G. Vitamins and delirium in older ED patients. Morson Taylor Research Grant, 2017-18, $10000

Williams T, Finn J, Arendts G, Fatovich D, McQuillan B, Perkins G, Hendrie D, Bailey P, Summers Q, Brink D. A randomised controlled trial of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) for the treatment of severe respiratory distress by ambulance paramedics in the pre-hospital setting. SHRAC Research Translation Project 2017-18; $97,345

Cameron P, Finn J, Bernard S, Grantham H, Smith K, Fatovich D, Arendts G, Bray J, Stub D, Perkins G. Centre of Research Excellence in Prehospital Emergency Care. NHMRC 2017-21 $2,499,625.70.

Schnitker L, Beattie E, Arendts G, Carpenter CR. The development and evaluation of an educational program for the care of older people with dementia in emergency departments. Alzheimer’s Australia Dementia Research Foundation 2016-17 $50,000

Schnitker L, Arendts G, Carpenter C, LaGiudice D, Caplan G, Beattie E. Building delirium care for people with dementia into the emergency department (ED): Systematic development of the Delirium Action Response in ED (DARe-ED) intervention. Dementia Collaborative Research Centres 2016-17 $49,735.99

Arendts G. MHRIF Funding Round 19. 2016 $13852

Arendts G. A Randomised Trial of Post Discharge Intervention in High Risk Older People Discharged from the Emergency Department. WA Department of Health Merit Award Projects. 2015 $75000.

Sim M, Wong M (Arendts G AI). Better Access to Home Hospital for Residents in Aged Care Facilities. WA Health Targeted Research Fund 2014-17 $345769.

Rosenwax LK, McNamara B,  Semmens J et al (Arendts G AI). Reducing demand on emergency departments in the last year of life. NHMRC Project Grant 2014-16 $358,835

Dey I, Love J, Arendts G, Hare M. Emergency Department Delirium Initiative (EDDI): A study targeting the early identification of patients at risk of delirium. WA Health Targeted Research Fund 2013-16 $260000

Barker A, Cameron P, Hill K, Flicker L, Haines T, Lowthian J, Waldron N, Arendts G, Redfern J, Forbes A. A multi-centre RCT to prevent secondary falls in older people presenting to the emergency department with a fall. NHMRC Partnership Project 2013-14 $1488315

Fry M, Arendts G, Chenoweth L. Assessment and Management of the Cognitively Impaired Older Person Presenting to Emergency Departments with Musculoskeletal Conditions or Injuries. Emergency Care Institute NSW 2013-14 $158890

MacDonald SPJ, Chu K, Brown SGA et al. (Arendts G AI). Establishment of an Emergency Medicine clinical research collaborative. UWA-UQ BRCA 2013 $15498

Rosenwax LK, McNamara B,  Semmens J et al (Arendts G AI). Use of emergency departments by vulnerable people during their last year of life: A population-based study of the elderly, residents of aged care facilities, people with dementia and people with conditions potentially amenable to palliative care. NHMRC 2013 $159145

Arendts G, Beer CD, Jones R. A randomised trial of patient centred intervention to reduce re-presentations of older people at risk after discharge from the emergency department. WA State Health Research Advisory Council 2012-14 $20000

Jacobs I, Finn J, Fatovich DM, Arendts G, Mountain D, Williams T, Gibson N, Spirvulis P, Celenza T. Evidence-based paramedic models of care to reduce unnecessary emergency department attendance. WA Health Targeted Research Fund 2012 $185000; 2013 $185000

Howard K, Arendts G, Jan S, Quine S. Modelling community preferences for health policy: how choice experiments can inform the organisation of acute health services for older Australians. ARC Discovery Project 2012 $75052; 2013 $67145; 2014 $30000

Arendts G, Beer CD, Howard K, Lewin G, Sim M. Care Coordination To Improve Quality Of Life In Residential Aged Care. JO & JR Wicking Trust 2011-12 $154685; 2012-13 $160640; 2013-14 $80862

Williams TA, Jacobs IG, Finn JC, Summers Q, Arendts G. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) trial for treatment of Acute Pulmonary Oedema by Ambulance Paramedics in the Pre-Hospital Setting. University of WA Research Development Awards 2012 $29619

vanEeden P, Brown SGA, Stone SF, Arendts G. Differential gene regulation during elderly sepsis: correlation with poor clinical outcomes. University of WA Research Development Awards 2012 $30000

Brown SGA, Stone SF, Webb S, Henry N, Rao S, Fatovich DM, Arendts G. Leukocyte cell signaling after traumatic brain injury: correlation with clinical outcomes.  Neurotrauma Research Program 2011-12 $322772

Sim M, Arendts G, Johnston S, Brightwell R. Paramedic Assessment and Referral to Access Medical care at Home: a randomised trial. State Health Research Advisory Council WA 2010-11 $145000

Arendts G, Donaldson M, Nagree Y, Hutton M, Brearley L.  Predicting admission and re-presentation after discharge in older persons that undergo comprehensive multidisciplinary ED assessment.  State Health Research Advisory Council WA 2008-09 $154700

Brown SGA, Stone SF, Arendts G, Fatovich DM. Establishing a Centre for Clinical Research in Emergency Medicine. Royal Perth Hospital Medical Research Foundation 2009 $126412; 2010 $66072

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Public Health, PhD, University of Sydney

Award Date: 14 Dec 2016

Clinical Epidemiology, MMed, University of Sydney

Award Date: 1 Mar 2006

Research expertise keywords

  • Geriatric emergency medicine
  • Critical illness in the elderly


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