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Personal profile


Keith Hill is the inaugural Director of the Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre at Monash University (commenced July 2019). Prior to this he was Head of the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin Universityfor 6.5 years, and Deputy Pro Vice Chancellor of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Curtin for 1 year. He is a physiotherapist and senior researcher, with particular expertise in falls prevention, exercise for older people, ageing and rehabilitation. 

Across his research career, Keith has been a Chief Investigator on 117 research grants totalling $36.9million (17 grants totalling $17.4million in past 5 years), has 350 peer reviewed publications (132 in past 5 years), and has supervised 24 PhD students to completion. He currently supervises 9 PhD students (5 international). 

Current projects include:

  • Falls risk among peoiple with intellectual disability living in Specialist Disability Accomodation (Funder: Scope Australia)
  • Who carers for the carer: Co-design of a novel service to support the health and wellbeing of older carers of older people (Funder: National Centre for Healthy Ageing)
  • Effectiveness of tailored covid-19 messages for vulnerable Australians (Funder: Australian Govt Dept Health)
  • Empowering patients to increase the dosage of in-patient rehabilitation: My Therapy (Funder: NHMRC Partnership grant)
  • Is there a role for gait aids to improve stability and reduce falls risk for older people with dementia (Funder: Dementia Australia)
  • Multi-centre randomised controlled trial: Caregiver, patient and system outcomes from a program supporting informal caregivers of older people discharged home from hospital (Funder: NHMRC Project grant).


Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Melbourne

Award Date: 31 Jul 1998

Grad Dip Physio (Neurology), La Trobe University

Award Date: 31 Dec 1987

BAppSc(Physio), Lincoln Institute of Health Sciences

1 Mar 197630 Aug 1980

Award Date: 30 Aug 1980

External positions

Chair, Strategic Impact Program Grants Committee, Australian Association of Gerontology

2020 → …

Board Member, Australian Association of Gerontology


Chair, Asia Oceania Regional Council of the International Association of Gerontology & Geriatrics


Research area keywords

  • Falls prevention
  • Exercise
  • Ageing
  • Rehabilitation
  • carer health and wellbeing


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