Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

Adelaide Medical School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences


Mark is a Post Doctoral Research Fellow with the University of Adelaide’s Centre of Research Excellence: Frailty and Healthy Ageing. His current research is focused on the epidemiology of frailty and sarcopenia in older adults and factors associated with improvement or worsening of frailty status, and primary care management of older adults. Mark is an occupational therapist with extensive experience in ageing, rehabilitation, Aboriginal health, and palliative care. Mark is the managing director of a private allied health service.

Mark's current research topics include:

  • Frailty in older adults: North West Adelaide Health Study
  • Sarcopenia in Residential Care - FIRST study data
  • Primary care management of frailty - Grant application as Associate Investigator, and umbrella review of Primary Care Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
  • Geriatric Evaluation and Management (GEM) Liaison, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Examine frailty, sarcopenia and associated outcomes for individuals who have received a comprehensive geriatric assessment during admission. A retrospective analysis of data
  • FAME unit (Frailty Assessment and Management for the Elderly), The Queen Elizabeth Hospital - Support development of frailty assessment and management resources for a new service initiative.

NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence Frailty and Healthy Ageing. Grant funded Research Fellow.

Adelaide Medical School. 5th year geriatrics rotation.


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