Dr Anne Tiedemann

Senior Research Fellow
The George Institute for Global Health

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Biographical details

Dr Anne Tiedemann is a Senior Research Fellow at The George Institute for International Health and the University of Sydney. She is also an Honorary Research Associate at Neuroscience Research Australia.

Research interests

Falls risk assessment and prevention in older people. Predictors of exercise adherence in older people. Physical activity and yoga for improving independence in older age. Translation of research results into policy and practice. Allied health professional education around implementation of fall prevention interventions.

Teaching and supervision

Fall prevention in older people. Exercise prescription for prevention of falls in older age.

International links

Brazil

(University of Sao Paulo Brazil) I am a collaborator with Dr Monica Perracini for the first randomised controlled trial of a multifactorial fall prevention intervention to be conducted in Brazil.

Japan

(Research Team for Promoting Independence of the Elderly, Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Tokyo, Japan) Collaboration with Dr Hiroyuki Shimada on several projects relating to falls prevention in older people

Selected grants

2015

  • Fall prevention and physical activity promotion for older adults: cluster trial of effectiveness and cost-effectiveness; Sherrington C, Rissel C, Howard K, Tiedemann A, Tong A, Merom D, Smith S; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Project Grants.

2014

  • Can physical activity promotion and fall prevention programs be combined successfully?; Tiedemann A; DVC Research/Bridging Support Fellowship.
  • The BEST at Home pragmatic fall prevention program: effectiveness, cost effectiveness and implementation; Sherrington C, Furber S, Bauman A, Howard K, Tiedemann A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Partnership Projects.

2013

  • Developing a program of research in fall injury prevention for older people in India; Keay L, Ivers R, Jagnoor J, Sherrington C, Tiedemann A, Praveen D, Thomas V, Rajasekhar K, Salam M; DVC International/IPDF Grant.

2012

  • Objective Measurement of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviours across Twelve NHMRC Funded Studies; Baur L, Van Der Ploeg H, Tiedemann A, Vardy J, Dhillon H, Maher C, Lin C, Chau J, Hardy L, Rissel C, Latimer J, Moseley A, Bauman A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Equipment Grants.

2009

  • Can we really prevent falls in older people: Strategy implementation and evaluation; Tiedemann A; National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)/Early Career Fellowships (ECF).

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Paeck, T., Ferreira, M., Sun, C., Lin, C., Tiedemann, A., Maher, C. (2014). Are older adults missing from low back pain clinical trials? - A systematic review and meta-analysis. Arthritis Care and Research, 66(8), 1220-1226. [More Information]
  • Simpson, P., Bendall, J., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Close, J. (2014). Epidemiology of emergency medical service responses to older people who have fallen: A prospective cohort study. Prehospital Emergency Care, 18(2), 185-194. [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., Sherrington, C., Ferreira, M., Tiedemann, A., Ferreira, P., Blyth, F., Close, J., Taylor, M., Lord, S. (2014). Impact of pain on physical performance in older people leaving aged care rehabilitation. Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain, Article in Press.
  • Rosenbaum, S., Nijjar, S., Watkins, A., Garwood, N., Sherrington, C., Tiedemann, A. (2014). Nurse-assessed metabolic monitoring: a file audit of risk factor prevalence and impact of an intervention to enhance measurement of waist circumference. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 23(3), 252-256. [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., Sherrington, C., Ferreira, M., Tiedemann, A., Ferreira, P., Blyth, F., Close, J., Taylor, M., Lord, S. (2014). Self-reported chronic pain is associated with physical performance in older people leaving aged care rehabilitation. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 9, 259-265. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., O'Rourke, S., Sesto, R., Sherrington, C. (2013). A 12-Week iyengar yoga program improved balance and mobility in older community-dwelling people: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 68(9), 1068-1075. [More Information]
  • Cabral, K., Rodriguez Perracini, M., Soares, A., Stein, F., Sera, C., Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Filho, W., Paschoal, S. (2013). Effectiveness of a multifactorial falls prevention program in community-dwelling older people when compared to usual care: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (Prevquedas Brazil). BMC Geriatrics, 13(27), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Simpson, P., Bendall, J., Patterson, J., Tiedemann, A., Middleton, P., Close, J. (2013). Epidemiology of ambulance responses to older people who have fallen in New South Wales, Australia. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32(3), 171-176. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Orr, T., Hallen, J., Lewis, D., Kelly, A., Vogler, C., Lord, S., Close, J. (2013). Identifying older people at high risk of future falls: Development and validation of a screening tool for use in emergency departments. Emergency Medicine Journal, 30(11), 918-922. [More Information]
  • Mikolaizak, A., Simpson, P., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Caplan, G., Bendall, J., Howard, K., Close, J. (2013). Intervention to prevent further falls in older people who call an ambulance as a result of a fall: a protocol for the iPREFER randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research, 13, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Mikolaizak, A., Sherrington, C., Segin, K., Lord, S., Close, J. (2013). Older fallers attended to by an ambulance but not transported to hospital: a vulnerable population at high risk of future falls. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(2), 179-185. [More Information]
  • Simpson, P., Bendall, J., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Close, J. (2013). Provision of out-of-hospital analgesia to older fallers with suspected fractures: above par, but opportunities for improvement exist. Academic Emergency Medicine, 20(8), 761-768. [More Information]
  • Mikolaizak, A., Simpson, P., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Close, J. (2013). Systematic review of non-transportation rates and outcomes for older people who have fallen after ambulance service call-out. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32(3), 147-157. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Lord, S. (2013). The role of exercise for fall prevention in older age. Motriz. Revista de Educacao Fisica, 19(3), 541-547.
  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Dean, C., Rissel, C., Lord, S., Kirkham, C., O'Rourke, S. (2012). Predictors of adherence to a structured exercise program and physical activity participation in community dwellers after stroke. Stroke Research and Treatment, 2012, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Close, J., Barraclough, E., Taylor, M., O'Rourke, S., Kurrle, S., Tiedemann, A., Cumming, R., Herbert, R. (2011). A simple tool predicted probability of falling after aged care inpatient rehabilitation. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 64(7), 779-786. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Close, J., Lord, S. (2011). Exercise and Sports Science Australia Position Statement on exercise and falls prevention in older people. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(6), 489-495. [More Information]
  • Rosenbaum, S., Nguyen, D., Lenehan, T., Tiedemann, A., Van Der Ploeg, H., Sherrington, C. (2011). Exercise augmentation compared to usual care for post traumatic stress disorder: A randomised controlled trial (The REAP study: Randomised Exercise Augmentation for PTSD). BMC Psychiatry, 11, Article no. 115 - 1-Article no. 115 - 7. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Tiedemann, A., Fairhall, N., Close, J., Lord, S. (2011). Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated meta-analysis and best practice recommendations. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 22(3-4), 78-83. [More Information]
  • Lord, S., Delbaere, K., Tiedemann, A., Smith, S., Sturnieks, D. (2011). Implementing falls prevention research into policy and practice: an overview of a new National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Grant. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 22(3-4), 84-87. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Tiedemann, A., Cameron, I. (2011). Physical exercise after hip fracture: an evidence overview. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 47(2), 297-307. [More Information]
  • Shimada, H., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Suzukawa, M., Makizako, H., Kobayashi, K., Suzuki, T. (2011). Physical factors underlying the association between lower walking performance and falls in older people: A structural equation model. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 53(2), 131-134. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Lord, S. (2011). Predictors of exercise adherence in older people living in retirement villages. Preventive Medicine, 52(6), 480-481. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Close, J., Barraclough, E., Taylor, M., O'Rourke, S., Kurrle, S., Tiedemann, A., Cumming, R., Herbert, R. (2010). Development of a tool for prediction of falls in rehabilitation settings (PREDICT_FIRST): A prospective cohort study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 42(5), 482-488. [More Information]
  • Sturnieks, D., Finch, C., Close, J., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Pascoe, D. (2010). Exercise for falls prevention in older people: Assessing the knowledge of exercise science students. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13, 59-64. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Sherrington, C. (2010). The Development and Validation of a Brief Performance-Based Fall Risk Assessment Tool for Use in Primary Care. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 65(8), 896-903. [More Information]
  • Butler, A., Menant, J., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S. (2009). Age and gender differences in seven tests of functional mobility. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 6(31), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Shimada, H., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Suzuki, T. (2009). The Effect of Enhanced Supervision on Fall Rates in Residential Aged Care. American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 88(10), 823-828.
  • Shimada, H., Suzukawa, M., Tiedemann, A., Kobayashi, K., Yuzaki, M., Suzuki, T. (2009). Which neuromuscular or cognitive test is the optimal screening tool to predict falls in frail community-dwelling older people? Gerontology, 55(5), 532-538. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Murray, S., Munro, B., Lord, S. (2008). Hospital and non-hospital costs for fall-related injury in community-dwelling older people. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 19(9 - 10), 161-165. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Shimada, H., Sherrington, C., Murray, S., Lord, S. (2008). The comparative ability of eight functional mobility tests for predicting falls in community-dwelling older people. Age and Ageing, 37(4), 430-435. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Lord, S. (2007). Physical and Psychological Factors Associated With Stair Negotiation Performance in Older People. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 62A(11), 1259-1265. [More Information]
  • Menz, H., Tiedemann, A., Kwan, M., Plumb, K., Lord, S. (2006). Foot pain in community-dwelling older people: an evaluation of the Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index. Rheumatology (Print Edition), 45(7), 863-867. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Lord, S. (2005). Physiological and Psychological Predictors of Walking Speed in Older Community-Dwelling People. Gerontology: international journal of experimental, clinical, behavioral, regenerative and technical gerontology, 51(6), 390-395. [More Information]
  • Lord, S., Tiedemann, A., Chapman, K., Munro, B., Murray, S., Sherrington, C. (2005). The Effect of an Individualized Fall Prevention Program on Fall Risk and Falls in Older People: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 53(8), 1296-1304. [More Information]
  • Menz, H., Tiedemann, A., Kwan, M., Latt, M., Sherrington, C., Lord, S. (2003). Reliability of Clinical Tests of Foot and Ankle Characteristics in Older People. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 93(5), 380-387.

2014

  • Paeck, T., Ferreira, M., Sun, C., Lin, C., Tiedemann, A., Maher, C. (2014). Are older adults missing from low back pain clinical trials? - A systematic review and meta-analysis. Arthritis Care and Research, 66(8), 1220-1226. [More Information]
  • Simpson, P., Bendall, J., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Close, J. (2014). Epidemiology of emergency medical service responses to older people who have fallen: A prospective cohort study. Prehospital Emergency Care, 18(2), 185-194. [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., Sherrington, C., Ferreira, M., Tiedemann, A., Ferreira, P., Blyth, F., Close, J., Taylor, M., Lord, S. (2014). Impact of pain on physical performance in older people leaving aged care rehabilitation. Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain, Article in Press.
  • Rosenbaum, S., Nijjar, S., Watkins, A., Garwood, N., Sherrington, C., Tiedemann, A. (2014). Nurse-assessed metabolic monitoring: a file audit of risk factor prevalence and impact of an intervention to enhance measurement of waist circumference. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 23(3), 252-256. [More Information]
  • Pereira, L., Sherrington, C., Ferreira, M., Tiedemann, A., Ferreira, P., Blyth, F., Close, J., Taylor, M., Lord, S. (2014). Self-reported chronic pain is associated with physical performance in older people leaving aged care rehabilitation. Clinical Interventions in Aging, 9, 259-265. [More Information]

2013

  • Tiedemann, A., O'Rourke, S., Sesto, R., Sherrington, C. (2013). A 12-Week iyengar yoga program improved balance and mobility in older community-dwelling people: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 68(9), 1068-1075. [More Information]
  • Cabral, K., Rodriguez Perracini, M., Soares, A., Stein, F., Sera, C., Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Filho, W., Paschoal, S. (2013). Effectiveness of a multifactorial falls prevention program in community-dwelling older people when compared to usual care: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial (Prevquedas Brazil). BMC Geriatrics, 13(27), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Simpson, P., Bendall, J., Patterson, J., Tiedemann, A., Middleton, P., Close, J. (2013). Epidemiology of ambulance responses to older people who have fallen in New South Wales, Australia. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32(3), 171-176. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Orr, T., Hallen, J., Lewis, D., Kelly, A., Vogler, C., Lord, S., Close, J. (2013). Identifying older people at high risk of future falls: Development and validation of a screening tool for use in emergency departments. Emergency Medicine Journal, 30(11), 918-922. [More Information]
  • Mikolaizak, A., Simpson, P., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Caplan, G., Bendall, J., Howard, K., Close, J. (2013). Intervention to prevent further falls in older people who call an ambulance as a result of a fall: a protocol for the iPREFER randomised controlled trial. BMC Health Services Research, 13, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Mikolaizak, A., Sherrington, C., Segin, K., Lord, S., Close, J. (2013). Older fallers attended to by an ambulance but not transported to hospital: a vulnerable population at high risk of future falls. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 37(2), 179-185. [More Information]
  • Simpson, P., Bendall, J., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Close, J. (2013). Provision of out-of-hospital analgesia to older fallers with suspected fractures: above par, but opportunities for improvement exist. Academic Emergency Medicine, 20(8), 761-768. [More Information]
  • Mikolaizak, A., Simpson, P., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Close, J. (2013). Systematic review of non-transportation rates and outcomes for older people who have fallen after ambulance service call-out. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 32(3), 147-157. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Lord, S. (2013). The role of exercise for fall prevention in older age. Motriz. Revista de Educacao Fisica, 19(3), 541-547.

2012

  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Dean, C., Rissel, C., Lord, S., Kirkham, C., O'Rourke, S. (2012). Predictors of adherence to a structured exercise program and physical activity participation in community dwellers after stroke. Stroke Research and Treatment, 2012, 1-8. [More Information]

2011

  • Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Close, J., Barraclough, E., Taylor, M., O'Rourke, S., Kurrle, S., Tiedemann, A., Cumming, R., Herbert, R. (2011). A simple tool predicted probability of falling after aged care inpatient rehabilitation. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, 64(7), 779-786. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Close, J., Lord, S. (2011). Exercise and Sports Science Australia Position Statement on exercise and falls prevention in older people. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 14(6), 489-495. [More Information]
  • Rosenbaum, S., Nguyen, D., Lenehan, T., Tiedemann, A., Van Der Ploeg, H., Sherrington, C. (2011). Exercise augmentation compared to usual care for post traumatic stress disorder: A randomised controlled trial (The REAP study: Randomised Exercise Augmentation for PTSD). BMC Psychiatry, 11, Article no. 115 - 1-Article no. 115 - 7. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Tiedemann, A., Fairhall, N., Close, J., Lord, S. (2011). Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated meta-analysis and best practice recommendations. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 22(3-4), 78-83. [More Information]
  • Lord, S., Delbaere, K., Tiedemann, A., Smith, S., Sturnieks, D. (2011). Implementing falls prevention research into policy and practice: an overview of a new National Health and Medical Research Council Partnership Grant. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 22(3-4), 84-87. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Tiedemann, A., Cameron, I. (2011). Physical exercise after hip fracture: an evidence overview. European Journal of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine, 47(2), 297-307. [More Information]
  • Shimada, H., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Suzukawa, M., Makizako, H., Kobayashi, K., Suzuki, T. (2011). Physical factors underlying the association between lower walking performance and falls in older people: A structural equation model. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 53(2), 131-134. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Lord, S. (2011). Predictors of exercise adherence in older people living in retirement villages. Preventive Medicine, 52(6), 480-481. [More Information]

2010

  • Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Close, J., Barraclough, E., Taylor, M., O'Rourke, S., Kurrle, S., Tiedemann, A., Cumming, R., Herbert, R. (2010). Development of a tool for prediction of falls in rehabilitation settings (PREDICT_FIRST): A prospective cohort study. Journal of Rehabilitation Medicine, 42(5), 482-488. [More Information]
  • Sturnieks, D., Finch, C., Close, J., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Pascoe, D. (2010). Exercise for falls prevention in older people: Assessing the knowledge of exercise science students. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 13, 59-64. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Sherrington, C. (2010). The Development and Validation of a Brief Performance-Based Fall Risk Assessment Tool for Use in Primary Care. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 65(8), 896-903. [More Information]

2009

  • Butler, A., Menant, J., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S. (2009). Age and gender differences in seven tests of functional mobility. Journal of NeuroEngineering and Rehabilitation, 6(31), 1-9. [More Information]
  • Shimada, H., Tiedemann, A., Lord, S., Suzuki, T. (2009). The Effect of Enhanced Supervision on Fall Rates in Residential Aged Care. American Journal Of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 88(10), 823-828.
  • Shimada, H., Suzukawa, M., Tiedemann, A., Kobayashi, K., Yuzaki, M., Suzuki, T. (2009). Which neuromuscular or cognitive test is the optimal screening tool to predict falls in frail community-dwelling older people? Gerontology, 55(5), 532-538. [More Information]

2008

  • Tiedemann, A., Murray, S., Munro, B., Lord, S. (2008). Hospital and non-hospital costs for fall-related injury in community-dwelling older people. NSW Public Health Bulletin, 19(9 - 10), 161-165. [More Information]
  • Tiedemann, A., Shimada, H., Sherrington, C., Murray, S., Lord, S. (2008). The comparative ability of eight functional mobility tests for predicting falls in community-dwelling older people. Age and Ageing, 37(4), 430-435. [More Information]

2007

  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Lord, S. (2007). Physical and Psychological Factors Associated With Stair Negotiation Performance in Older People. Journals of Gerontology. Series A: Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 62A(11), 1259-1265. [More Information]

2006

  • Menz, H., Tiedemann, A., Kwan, M., Plumb, K., Lord, S. (2006). Foot pain in community-dwelling older people: an evaluation of the Manchester Foot Pain and Disability Index. Rheumatology (Print Edition), 45(7), 863-867. [More Information]

2005

  • Tiedemann, A., Sherrington, C., Lord, S. (2005). Physiological and Psychological Predictors of Walking Speed in Older Community-Dwelling People. Gerontology: international journal of experimental, clinical, behavioral, regenerative and technical gerontology, 51(6), 390-395. [More Information]
  • Lord, S., Tiedemann, A., Chapman, K., Munro, B., Murray, S., Sherrington, C. (2005). The Effect of an Individualized Fall Prevention Program on Fall Risk and Falls in Older People: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 53(8), 1296-1304. [More Information]

2003

  • Menz, H., Tiedemann, A., Kwan, M., Latt, M., Sherrington, C., Lord, S. (2003). Reliability of Clinical Tests of Foot and Ankle Characteristics in Older People. Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association, 93(5), 380-387.

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