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Julie Whitney

Physiotherapist, King's College London

As a Senior Academic Physiotherapist at King’s College Hospital Julie has extensive experience in healthcare for the elderly.

Julie qualified as a physiotherapist with a BSc hons in physiotherapy from the University of Hertfordshire in 1997. Since 2000 she has specialised her healthcare practice and research on work with older people. After working with the Prevention of Falls Network Europe thematic network for fall prevention between 2003 and 2007 Julie completed a PhD looking at fall risk factors in older people with cognitive impairment living in residential care in 2013.

Julie is currently a NIHR clinical lecturer at King’s College Hospital where she combines research and clinical work in care planning to prevent falls in care homes. Julie is a member of the Royal College of Physicians falls and fragility fracture audit programme, sitting on the national inpatient falls audit working group and the scientific and publications committee. She is also a member of the Abbeyfield research grants programme committee and the treasurer for the British Geriatrics Society Falls and Bone Health special interest group.