Queensland Stay On Your Feet® - Acknowledgements

Queensland Health's Health Promotion Unit and Patient Safety Centre would like to thank the following people for their time, commitment and expertise in the development of the Queensland Stay On Your Feet® Good Practice Community Toolkit.

Primary author

  • Kate Smith, Senior Project Officer - Injury Prevention, Health Promotion Unit, Queensland Health


  • Paul Vardon, Principal Project Officer - Health Issues Team, Health Promotion Unit, Queensland Health
  • Phil Carswell, Senior Project Officer - Injury Prevention, Health Promotion Unit, Queensland Health

Queensland Falls Injury Prevention Collaborative (FIPC) Education and Resource Working Group members:

  • Dr. Christine Fawcett, Geriatrician, Queensland Health
  • Tracy Comans, A/AH Workforce Development Officer, Southside Health Service District (QEII), Queensland Health 
  • Frances Golding, BPharm  AdvDipNutrPharm  AACPA , Pharmacist Advanced Clinician, Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Hospital, Queensland Health 
  • Annetta Palfrey, TriCare Queensland
  • Chris Gork, Care Standards Coordinator, Innovation and Improvement Services, Spiritus Care Services
  • Phyllis Kirvesniemi, Patient Safety Centre, Queensland Health 
  • Kate Smith, Senior Project Officer -Injury Prevention, Health Promotion Unit, Queensland Health 
  • Rebecca Bell, Falls Injury Prevention Program Coordinator, Patient Safety Centre, Queensland Health 

Queensland Health is also grateful for the contributions from:

  • Department of Health, Western Australia. who granted permission to use the registered trademark Stay On Your Feet®
  • Dr. Nancye Peel, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Australasian Centre on  Ageing, The University of Queensland 
  • Alan Jensen Photography
  • Kris Kamusinski, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital photographer
  • Volunteers who gave permission for their photographs to be used
  • GoPrint (Maria How and Shelley Matthews)
  • Council of the Ageing (COTA) peer educators who served as focus group members
  • St David's Neighbourhood Centre, Harmony Club members who served as focus group members

External Quality Reviewers

  • Professor Keith Hill (Physiotherapist), Professor of Allied Health, La Trobe University / Northern Health, Senior Researcher, Preventive and Public Health Division, National Ageing Research Institute
  • Professor Rod McClure, Director Accident Research Centre, Monash University Accident Research Centre (MUARC) 
  • Professor Stephen Lord, Principal Research Fellow, Falls and Balance Research Group (FBRG), Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, University of New South Wales.

External Editor

  • Cindy Mayes

Resources, Tools and Checklists

A number of people and organisations nationally and internationally have granted Queensland Health permission to use their falls prevention resources. Queensland Health thanks the following individuals and organisations for their expertise and assistance in providing permission to readily access these resources:

Australian Department of Health and Ageing (including Injury Prevention and Control Australia), Australian Department of Veteran’s Affairs, Queensland Department of Communities, Department of Health WA, Injury Control Council of Western Australia (Inc), NSW Health, Department of Health South Australia, Victoria Department of Human Services, VicHealth (Victorian Health Promotion Foundation), University of Melbourne (including the National Ageing Research Institute), Deakin University, Fullpower Technologies, Dale Hanson, Anne Leitch, Center for the Advancement of Collaborative Strategies in Health (New York Academy of Medicine, US), University of Pittsburgh (US), Province of British Columbia, Saskatoon Falls Prevention Consortium (Canada), Prevention of Falls Network Europe, Communities Scotland, and World Health Organization.

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Last updated: 7 August 2012