Prof. Susan Kurrle
Susan Kurrle is a geriatrician practising at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital in northern Sydney and at Batemans Bay Hospital in southern NSW. She holds the Curran Chair in Health Care of Older People in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney, and she has led the NHMRC Partnership Centre on Dealing with Cognitive and Related Functional Decline since 2012. This Centre focusses on research and implementation projects dealing particularly with the care aspects of dementia and functional decline. She has been involved in frailty research and practice since 2008 including a successful intervention trial addressing frailty and mobility disability in older people living in the community, and currently leads the Northern Sydney Frailty Initiative bringing together the Local Health District (acute hospitals) and the Primary Health Network (general practice and allied health) to recognise and manage frailty in older patients.