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Kristy Coxon is a PhD research scholar with the Injury Division, at The George Institute for Global Health. Kristy is a registered occupational therapist with a background in clinical practice, education and research.
Her previous research explored the role of occupational therapy in post-acute care for older adults and prevention of pressure areas in inpatient and community dwelling adults. Kristy has a strong interest in exploring best practice for optimising independence while preserving safety within community groups.
Building on her background in occupational therapy, Kristy is undertaking research into the effectiveness of an individualised program to promote safety and maintain mobility for drivers aged 75 years and older. It is anticipated that this research will help inform policy and practice in the area and help older people maintain community mobility regardless of driving status. Kristy is also involved in a study evaluating seat belt fit in drivers aged 75 years and older.