Falls and injury prevention in the elderly (systems approach)
Safety culture in health care
Dementia, stroke, osteoporosis, arthritis
Biomechanics (gait, balance, mobility)
Age Friendly Cities
CIHR, RNAO, ONF, OSN, New Horizons for Seniors
Simon Fraser University, BC; Gerontology Research Centre, Vancouver, BC
Associate Scientist with Lawson Health Research Institute since 2014, collaborator with London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London
The University of Western Ontario collaborators: Ivey School of Business, Social Sciences (Aging and Health Research Centre), Engineering, Teaching Support Centre
Community partners: Age Friendly London Network, Alzheimer Society, Parkinson Society, Revera Living, Chelsey Park, Dearness Home, VON, CCAA, Cherryhill Healthy Aging Program
Health Issues in Aging
Gerontology in Practice - community service learning
Aging in Motion/Biomechanics of Aging
Bio-psycho-social Dimensions of Aging
Mixed Methods Design
Current Topics in Health and Aging
International D2L Brightspace Innovation Award in Teaching and Learning, from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Canada, Winner - 2015
Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching, the Western University, Nominee - 2014
Pillar Nonprofit Community Innovation Award, Community Collaboration category for the Gerontology in Practice a Community Service-Learning course, Winner - 2012
Marilyn Robinson Award for Excellence in Teaching, Western University, Nominee - 2012
Western Community Service Learning Award, Winner - 2011
Faculty of Health Sciences Teaching Award of Excellence, Winner - 2011
Bank of Nova Scotia, the UWO Alumni Association and the University Student’s Council Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, Winner - 2010
Canadian Institutes for Health Research, Institute of Aging ‘Age Plus Prize’ Winner - 2007
Member of the Canadian Association on Gerontology (since 2003)
Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (2016) and member since 2003
Invited reviewer for Canadian Journal on Aging, the Open Longevity Science Journal, the Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, BioMed Central, the Australian Occupational Therapy Journal and the Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.
Collaborator on the Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors (TIPS), SFU and UBC, Vancouver, BC.
Invited external expert at the European Union consensus building meeting for the FARSEEING project, Stuttgart, Germany.
Invited expert and panel member for the development of the RNAO Best Practice Guideline: Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries (2016-2017)
Sibalija, J., Ciminsky, M.L., Fuchigami, K., He, MH. L.S, Chen, Y., Trevithick, J., Bickerton, G., & Zecevic, A.A. (2016) Potential implications of mail delivery conversion on older adults’ risk of falls in the winter. Western Undergraduate Research Journal (published online May, 2016).
Watson, B., Salmoni, A., & Zecevic, A. (2016). The use of the Morse fall scale in an acute care hospital. Clinical Nursing Studies, 4(2), 32-40. DOI: 10.5430/cns.v4n2p32
Montero-Odaso, M., Bherer, L., Studenski, S., Gopaul, K., Otehng-Amoako, A, Woolmore-Goodwing, S. Stoole, P., Wells, J., Doherty, T., Zecevic, A., Galinski, D., Reylet, J., Jutai, J., Muir-Hunter, S., Speechley, M., & Camicioli, R. (2015) Mobility and cognition in seniors. Report from the Institute of Aging (CIHR) Mobility and Cognition Workshop. Canadian Geriatrics Journal. 18(3), 159-167. DOI 10.5770/cgj.18
Woolmore-Goodwin, S., Kloseck, M., Fogarty, J., Gutmanis, I., & Zecevic, A. (2015) The experience of caring for a loved one with amnestic mild cognitive impairment. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias. DOI 10.1177/1533317515594507. (Published online August 18, 2015)
Watson, B., Salmoni, A., & Zecevic, A. (2015). Falls in an acute care hospital as reported in the adverse event management system. Journal of Hospital Administration, 4(4). DOI 10.5430/jha.v4n4p84
Gotzmeister, D., Zecevic, A., Salmoni, A., & Klinger, L. (2015) “People are getting lost a little bit”: Systemic factors that contribute to falls in community-dwelling octogenarians. Canadian Journal on Aging, 34(3), 397-410. DOI 10.1017/S071498081500015X
Dellamora, M., Zecevic, A., Baxter, D., Cramp, A., Fitzsimons, D., & Kloseck, M. (2015) Review of assessment tools for baseline and follow-up measurement of age-friendliness. Ageing International, 40, 149-164. DOI 10.1007/s12126-014-9218-7.
Jogi, P., Overend, T.J., Spaulding, S.J., Zecevic, A., & Kramer, J.F. (2015). Effectiveness of balance exercises in the acute post-operative phase following total hip and knee arthroplasty: A randomized clinical trial. SAGE Open Medicine, January-December, vol. 3. DOI 10.1177/2050312115570769.
Woolrych, R., Zecevic, A., Sixsmith, A., Sims-Gould, J., Robinovitch, S.N., Feldman, F., & Chaudhury, H. (2014) Using Video Capture to Investigate the Causes of Falls in Long-term Care. The Gerontologist, 44(3), 483-494.
Dilley LB, Grey SM, Zecevic A, Gaspard G, Symes B, Feldman F, Sott V, Woolrych R, Sixsmith A, McKay H, Robinovich S & Sims-Gould J. (2014). An educational video to promote multi-factorial approaches to fall injury prevention in long-term care facilities. BMC Medical Education, 14, 102.
McIntyre A, Zecevic A & Diachun L. (2014). Influenza vaccinations: Older adults’ decision-making process. Canadian Journal on Aging, 33(1), 92-98, doi: 10.1017/S0714980813000640
Klenk J, Chiari L, Helbostad JL, Zijlstra W, Aminian K, Todd C, Bandinelli S, Kerse N, Schwickert L, Melone S, Bagalá F, Delbaere K, Hauer K, Redmond S, Robinovitch S, Aziz O, Schwenk M, Zecevic A, Zieschang T & Becker C for the FARSEEING Consortium and the FARSEEING Meta-Database Consensus Group. (2013). Development of a standard fall data format for signals of body-worn sensors: the FARSEEING consensus. Z Gerontol Geriat, 46, 720-726, doi: 10.1007/s00391-013-0554-0
Halligan M, Zecevic A, Kothari A, Salmoni A & Orchard T. (2014). Understanding safety culture in long-term care: A case study. Journal of Patient Safety, doi: 10.1097/PTS.0b013e31829d4ae7