Dr Nicola Fairhall

PhD, MHSci, BPhty
Postdoctoral Research Associate
School of Public Health


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Biographical details

Nicola is a Post Doctoral Research Associate in the Institute for Musculoskeletal Health research theme within the school. Nicola worked as physiotherapist for twelve years before completing her PhD in 2013. Her research currently focuses on improving functioning in older people, particularly those who are frail.

Selected publications

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Journals

  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Cameron, I., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Lockwood, K., Herbert, R. (2017). A multifactorial intervention for frail older people is more than twice as effective among those who are compliant: complier average causal effect analysis of a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 63(1), 40-44. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Michaleff, Z., Fairhall, N., Paul, S., Tiedemann, A., Whitney, J., Cumming, R., Herbert, R., Close, J., Lord, S. (2017). Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(24), 1749-1757. [More Information]
  • Dyer, S., Crotty, M., Fairhall, N., Magaziner, J., Beaupre, L., Cameron, I., Sherrington, C. (2016). A critical review of the long-term disability outcomes following hip fracture. BMC Geriatrics, 16(1), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Fairhall, N., Kirkham, C., Clemson, L., Howard, K., Vogler, C., Close, J., Moseley, A., Cameron, I., Mak, J., Sonnabend, D., et al (2016). Exercise and fall prevention self-management to reduce mobility-related disability and falls after fall-related lower limb fracture in older people: protocol for the RESTORE (Recovery Exercises and STepping On afteR fracturE) randomised controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics, 16(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Tiedemann, A., Fairhall, N., Hopewell, S., Michaleff, Z., Howard, K., Clemson, L., Lamb, S. (2016). Exercise for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 (11), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Michaleff, Z., Fairhall, N., Paul, S., Tiedemann, A., Whitney, J., Cumming, R., Herbert, R., Close, J., Lord, S. (2016). Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(24), 1749-1757. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N. (2016). Physical, nutritional, cognitive and combination interventions reduce frailty in community-dwelling prefrail and frail older people. Evidence-Based Medicine, 21(4), 142. [More Information]
  • Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Gill, L., Lockwood, K., Langron, C., Aggar, C., Monaghan, N., Kurrle, S. (2015). Developing interventions for frailty. Advances in Geriatrics, 2015, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Lockwood, K., Howard, K., Hayes, A., Monaghan, N., Langron, C., Aggar, C., Cameron, I. (2015). Economic Evaluation of a Multifactorial, Interdisciplinary Intervention Versus Usual Care to Reduce Frailty in Frail Older People. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 16(1), 41-48. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Kurrle, S., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Lockwood, K., John, B., Monaghan, N., Howard, K., Cameron, I. (2015). Effectiveness of a multifactorial intervention on preventing development of frailty in pre-frail older people: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 5, 1-8. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Kurrle, S., Lockwood, K., Langron, C., Monaghan, N., Aggar, C., Cameron, I. (2014). Effect of a multifactorial, interdisciplinary intervention on risk factors for falls and fall rate in frail older people: A randomised controlled trial. Age and Ageing, 43(5), 616-622. [More Information]
  • Gill, L., Cassia, F., Cameron, I., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Fairhall, N., Lockwood, K., Langron, C. (2014). Exploring client adherence factors related to clinical outcomes. Australasian Marketing Journal, 22(3), 197-204. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Cameron, I., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Clemson, L., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Cumming, R. (2014). Predicting participation restriction in community-dwelling older men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Age and Ageing, 43(1), 31-37. [More Information]
  • Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Langron, C., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Aggar, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Kurrle, S. (2013). A multifactorial interdisciplinary intervention reduces frailty in older people: randomized trial. BMC Medicine, 11(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Lockwood, K., Cameron, I. (2012). Effect of a multifactorial interdisciplinary intervention on mobility-related disability in frail older people: randomised controlled trial. BMC Medicine, 10, 1-13. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Clemson, L., Cameron, I. (2011). Do exercise interventions designed to prevent falls affect participation in life roles? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and Ageing, 40(6), 666-674. [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]
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Cameron, I. (2011). ICF participation restriction is common in frail, community-dwelling older people: an observational cross-sectional study. Physiotherapy, 97(1), 26-32. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Langron, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Kurrle, S., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Aggar, C., Gill, L., Cameron, I. (2011). Treating frailty-a practical guide. BMC Medicine, 9, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Monaghan, N., Sherrington, C., Lockwood, K., Lord, S., Langron, C., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). Activity limitation, participation restriction and quality of life: observations over a three month period in frail older people. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 2), S19.
  • Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Cameron, I. (2008). Frailty Intervention Trial (FIT). BMC Geriatrics, 8, 27-1-27-10. [More Information]

Conferences

  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Kurrle, S. (2010). Advanced Care Directives and Case Law. Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2010, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Cameron, I., Monaghan, N., Sherrington, C., Fairhall, N., Langron, C., Gill, L., Kurrle, S., Lord, S. (2010). Associations Between Frailty and Falls. 4th Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Society Conference ANZFPS 2010, New Zealand: Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Society.
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Monaghan, N., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Cameron, I. (2010). Resolution of Frailty is Associated with Increased Mobility but not Increased Participation in the Community: a Longitudinal Study. Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2010, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Kurrle, S. (2010). The impact of the Age Discrimination Act on older people's health care. 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2010, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Kurrle, S. (2010). The potential of legislative change to improve older people's access to health care complaints processes. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) European Social Research Section Meeting 2010, Wales: International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.
  • Monaghan, N., Sherrington, C., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C. (2010). The TIE Research Program: Implications for Australian Health Service Delivery. International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference 2010, Australia: International Federation on Ageing.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). Complaints relating to the health care of older people in NSW 2007–2008. 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2009, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Aggar, C., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Gill, L., Monaghan, N. (2009). Depression in frail older people: A descriptive study. 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2009, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Kurrle, S., Monaghan, N., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Sherrington, C., Lockwood, K., Lord, S., Langron, C., Cameron, I. (2009). Frailty: Its Association with Cognitive Impairment in a Cohort of Community Living Older People. Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease AAICAD 2009, United States: Alzheimers Association.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). Legislation and Rehabilitation Services for Older People in Australia. 5th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine ISPRM 2009. International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Monaghan, N., Lockwood, K., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Cameron, I. (2009). Participation Restriction in Frail Older People: Extent, Nature and Underlying Factors. 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2009, France: Editions S E R D I.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). The Impact of the Australian Age Discrimination Act 2004 on Health Care for Older People. 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2009, France: Editions S E R D I.

2017

  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Cameron, I., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Lockwood, K., Herbert, R. (2017). A multifactorial intervention for frail older people is more than twice as effective among those who are compliant: complier average causal effect analysis of a randomised trial. Journal of Physiotherapy, 63(1), 40-44. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Michaleff, Z., Fairhall, N., Paul, S., Tiedemann, A., Whitney, J., Cumming, R., Herbert, R., Close, J., Lord, S. (2017). Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(24), 1749-1757. [More Information]

2016

  • Dyer, S., Crotty, M., Fairhall, N., Magaziner, J., Beaupre, L., Cameron, I., Sherrington, C. (2016). A critical review of the long-term disability outcomes following hip fracture. BMC Geriatrics, 16(1), 1-18. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Fairhall, N., Kirkham, C., Clemson, L., Howard, K., Vogler, C., Close, J., Moseley, A., Cameron, I., Mak, J., Sonnabend, D., et al (2016). Exercise and fall prevention self-management to reduce mobility-related disability and falls after fall-related lower limb fracture in older people: protocol for the RESTORE (Recovery Exercises and STepping On afteR fracturE) randomised controlled trial. BMC Geriatrics, 16(1), 1-10. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Tiedemann, A., Fairhall, N., Hopewell, S., Michaleff, Z., Howard, K., Clemson, L., Lamb, S. (2016). Exercise for preventing falls in older people living in the community. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, 2016 (11), 1-13. [More Information]
  • Sherrington, C., Michaleff, Z., Fairhall, N., Paul, S., Tiedemann, A., Whitney, J., Cumming, R., Herbert, R., Close, J., Lord, S. (2016). Exercise to prevent falls in older adults: an updated systematic review and meta-analysis. British Journal of Sports Medicine, 51(24), 1749-1757. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N. (2016). Physical, nutritional, cognitive and combination interventions reduce frailty in community-dwelling prefrail and frail older people. Evidence-Based Medicine, 21(4), 142. [More Information]

2015

  • Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Gill, L., Lockwood, K., Langron, C., Aggar, C., Monaghan, N., Kurrle, S. (2015). Developing interventions for frailty. Advances in Geriatrics, 2015, 1-7. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Lockwood, K., Howard, K., Hayes, A., Monaghan, N., Langron, C., Aggar, C., Cameron, I. (2015). Economic Evaluation of a Multifactorial, Interdisciplinary Intervention Versus Usual Care to Reduce Frailty in Frail Older People. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA), 16(1), 41-48. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Kurrle, S., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Lockwood, K., John, B., Monaghan, N., Howard, K., Cameron, I. (2015). Effectiveness of a multifactorial intervention on preventing development of frailty in pre-frail older people: Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 5, 1-8. [More Information]

2014

  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Kurrle, S., Lockwood, K., Langron, C., Monaghan, N., Aggar, C., Cameron, I. (2014). Effect of a multifactorial, interdisciplinary intervention on risk factors for falls and fall rate in frail older people: A randomised controlled trial. Age and Ageing, 43(5), 616-622. [More Information]
  • Gill, L., Cassia, F., Cameron, I., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Fairhall, N., Lockwood, K., Langron, C. (2014). Exploring client adherence factors related to clinical outcomes. Australasian Marketing Journal, 22(3), 197-204. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Cameron, I., Blyth, F., Naganathan, V., Clemson, L., Le Couteur, D., Handelsman, D., Waite, L., Cumming, R. (2014). Predicting participation restriction in community-dwelling older men: the Concord Health and Ageing in Men Project. Age and Ageing, 43(1), 31-37. [More Information]

2013

  • Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Langron, C., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Aggar, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Kurrle, S. (2013). A multifactorial interdisciplinary intervention reduces frailty in older people: randomized trial. BMC Medicine, 11(1), 1-10. [More Information]

2012

  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Lockwood, K., Cameron, I. (2012). Effect of a multifactorial interdisciplinary intervention on mobility-related disability in frail older people: randomised controlled trial. BMC Medicine, 10, 1-13. [More Information]

2011

  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Clemson, L., Cameron, I. (2011). Do exercise interventions designed to prevent falls affect participation in life roles? A systematic review and meta-analysis. Age and Ageing, 40(6), 666-674. [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]
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Cameron, I. (2011). ICF participation restriction is common in frail, community-dwelling older people: an observational cross-sectional study. Physiotherapy, 97(1), 26-32. [More Information]
  • Fairhall, N., Langron, C., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Kurrle, S., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Aggar, C., Gill, L., Cameron, I. (2011). Treating frailty-a practical guide. BMC Medicine, 9, 1-7. [More Information]

2010

  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Kurrle, S. (2010). Advanced Care Directives and Case Law. Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2010, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Cameron, I., Monaghan, N., Sherrington, C., Fairhall, N., Langron, C., Gill, L., Kurrle, S., Lord, S. (2010). Associations Between Frailty and Falls. 4th Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Society Conference ANZFPS 2010, New Zealand: Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Society.
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Monaghan, N., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Cameron, I. (2010). Resolution of Frailty is Associated with Increased Mobility but not Increased Participation in the Community: a Longitudinal Study. Australian & New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine Annual Scientific Meeting 2010, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Kurrle, S. (2010). The impact of the Age Discrimination Act on older people's health care. 43nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2010, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Kurrle, S. (2010). The potential of legislative change to improve older people's access to health care complaints processes. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics (IAGG) European Social Research Section Meeting 2010, Wales: International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics.
  • Monaghan, N., Sherrington, C., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C. (2010). The TIE Research Program: Implications for Australian Health Service Delivery. International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference 2010, Australia: International Federation on Ageing.

2009

  • Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Monaghan, N., Sherrington, C., Lockwood, K., Lord, S., Langron, C., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). Activity limitation, participation restriction and quality of life: observations over a three month period in frail older people. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 13(Supplement 2), S19.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). Complaints relating to the health care of older people in NSW 2007–2008. 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2009, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Aggar, C., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Gill, L., Monaghan, N. (2009). Depression in frail older people: A descriptive study. 42nd National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerontology AAG 2009, Australia: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.
  • Kurrle, S., Monaghan, N., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Sherrington, C., Lockwood, K., Lord, S., Langron, C., Cameron, I. (2009). Frailty: Its Association with Cognitive Impairment in a Cohort of Community Living Older People. Alzheimer's Association International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease AAICAD 2009, United States: Alzheimers Association.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). Legislation and Rehabilitation Services for Older People in Australia. 5th World Congress of the International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine ISPRM 2009. International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine.
  • Fairhall, N., Sherrington, C., Monaghan, N., Lockwood, K., Kurrle, S., Lord, S., Cameron, I. (2009). Participation Restriction in Frail Older People: Extent, Nature and Underlying Factors. 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2009, France: Editions S E R D I.
  • Monaghan, N., Cameron, I., Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S. (2009). The Impact of the Australian Age Discrimination Act 2004 on Health Care for Older People. 19th IAGG World Congress of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2009, France: Editions S E R D I.

2008

  • Fairhall, N., Aggar, C., Kurrle, S., Sherrington, C., Lord, S., Lockwood, K., Monaghan, N., Cameron, I. (2008). Frailty Intervention Trial (FIT). BMC Geriatrics, 8, 27-1-27-10. [More Information]

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