Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Western Australia

Leon Flicker is the inaugural Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Western Australia since 1998. He has established a productive research unit aimed at translational issues focusing on the health needs of older people culminating in 2006, the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing at the University of Western Australia. He has published over 230 peer reviewed articles in a wide variety of health issues affecting older people. As well as these research activities, he has led the reorganization of undergraduate and postgraduate education in geriatric medicine in Western Australia. He remains a practicing geriatrician and is Head of Inner City Geriatric Services.

Experience

  • 1998–present
    Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Western Australia

Education

  • 1996 
    University of Melbourne, PhD
  • 1994 
    University of Melbourne, G Dip Epid
  • 1988 
    Royal Australasian College of Physicians, FRACP
  • 1981 
    University of New South Wales, MB BS (Hons)

Research Areas

  • Geriatrics And Gerontology (110308)