Leon Flicker

Professor, MB BS NSW, PhD GradDipEpid Melb., FRACP

  • The University of Western Australia (M577), 35 Stirling Highway,

    6009 Perth

    Australia

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Biography

Leon Flicker is the inaugural Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia since 1998. He is Executive Director of the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing. He led the reorganization of undergraduate and postgraduate education in geriatric medicine in Western Australia. He remains a practicing geriatrician and is a consultant geriatrician at Royal Perth Hospital.

Leon’s research activities have focused on the major health issues of older people, including falls, depression and cognitive impairment. He has performed and reported many studies about frailty and successful ageing.  To date, Leon has published 15 book chapters and 475 peer-reviewed articles. He has served on numerous government committees and professional organizations. He has been Chair of Asia Pacific Geriatric Medicine Network for the last 15 years. He was honored to receive an Officer of the Order of Australia for his contributions to geriatric medicine and dementia prevention and care.

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 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Research expertise keywords

  • Geriatric medicine
  • Neuroscience: ageing
  • Dementia
  • Falls
  • Residential care
  • Epidemiology
  • Ageing
  • Frailty

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