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Dr Judy Lowthian, LMusA BAppSc(SpPath) MPH PhD

Judy’s research is underpinned by extensive experience as a speech pathologist and health service manager across the healthcare continuum. It focuses on improving the quality and safety of health and social care, health services use, evaluation of care models, and population ageing.

Through her PhD and NHMRC Early Career Fellowship (2013-2016) conducted at Monash University’s School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, she has made significant contributions to understanding the increase in health services use by an ageing population, identifying the need for a new approach to models of acute and emergency care for older people.

Judy collaborates widely, and peer recognition is evident by her appointment as a non-physician to national and international committees for management of acutely unwell older people. She is founding member of the International Consortium of Emergency Geriatrics, with researchers and clinicians from across Australia, UK, USA, Canada, and developing countries, and an Executive of the Geriatric Special Interest Group for the International Federation of Emergency Medicine.