Dr Geeske Peeters
PhD, MSc(Epidemiology), MSc(Human Movement Science),
BA (Occupational Therapy)
Senior Research Fellow, Health Services Research Unit
Phone: +61 3 9903 0213
Dr Geeske Peeters is a Senior Research Fellow in the Health Services Research Unit. She has broad clinical and research training with degrees in Occupational Therapy (Hogeschool Limburg, the Netherlands), Human Movement Science (VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands) and Epidemiology (EMGO+ Institute, VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands). She is a member of the Australia and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society ‘Translation into Policy and Practice’ committee and the editorial board of BMC Geriatrics.
Geeske’s ambition is to improve the quality of life in older adults by promoting health throughout the life-course and preventing falls and functional decline. Through working with experts in clinical practice and policy, she addresses important clinical questions with a strong focus on translation into practice and policy. She has developed an international reputation for her strong statistical skills and working with data from large cohort studies such as the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam and the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women’s Health, including linked data from the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme and hospital admission data. She has published in high ranked journals across the fields of gerontology, internal medicine, rheumatology, epidemiology and public health. Her work has been presented at international conferences and cited in clinical guidelines. She has been awarded more than $3 million in competitive grant funding. Her growing international network includes collaborations with the University of Queensland (Australia), EMGO+ Institute (the Netherlands) and WHO Ageing and Life-course Health.
Medibank project: Improving the measurement of patient reported outcomes: The aim is to develop approaches to collect patient reported outcomes and integrate them with other clinical outcomes to provide comprehensive measures of excellence in care delivery
ASPREE-Fracture sub-study: A double-blind, placebo controlled RCT of low-dose aspirin for the prevention of fractures in healthy older people