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Our Otago Falls Network researchers are applying positive approaches to falls prevention research, attempting to avoid deficit approaches. Hence our name, Tū Ora (Standing Well).

A strength of our network of researchers is to support research that embraces indigenous and underserved communities. We also consider falls prevention from a lifecourse approach with a focus on increasing quality of life throughout the lifespan.

About us


Katrina Bryant imageKatrina Bryant (Waitaha, Kāti Mamoe, Kāi Tahu)
School of Physiotherapy, University of Otago
Research interests: Kaupapa Māori research, clinical physiotherapy, rehabilitation and falls prevention

Debra Waters imageProfessor Debra Waters
Department of Medicine, University of Otago
University of New Mexico, Department of Internal Medicine / Geriatrics

Research interests: Body composition and physical function during ageing

Research activity

Upcoming studies

Completed studies

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