Associate Professor Ruth E. Hubbard

While training as a physician and geriatrician in Cardiff, Wales, Professor Hubbard completed an MSc in Medical Education and an MD on pathophysiological changes in frail older people. She then undertook a 2 year post-doctoral fellowship in Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia with Professor Ken Rockwood. Here, she was able to test hypotheses regarding the determinants and manifestations of frailty through the interrogation of large datasets. She is currently ranked number 3 in a list of the world’s leading experts in frail elderly research.

Along with colleagues at CRGM, she is promoting academic geriatrics among Advanced Trainees, students and Allied Health colleagues. She is currently supervising 3 PhDs, 4 MPhils and numerous medical student projects. She has also generated more than $4.6 million in grant income in the last 4 years, including an NHMRC Project Grant to derive a measure of frailty from the interRAI assessment instrument.


Head, PA Southside Clinical Unit
Deputy Director, Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine
Consultant Geriatrician, PA Hospital

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