As a clinical epidemiologist, Professor Byles has interests and expertise in risk determination, assessment, screening and diagnostic tests, other health care evaluation, and measurement of health outcomes. As a Gerontologist, Professor Byles research interests in ageing include the role of health services, preventive activities, and treatments in maintaining quality of life for older people, and in determining physical, psychological and social factors associated with optimal physical and mental health of men and women as they age. Her recent work has focussed on health assessment, medications used by older people, sleep disturbance, health effects of alcohol for older women, nutrition screening and interventions, and prevention of falls in residential care.
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