Nathalie van der Velde is a consultant and full professor at the Geriatrics Department of the Amsterdam UMC, The Netherlands. She serves as principal investigator and leader of the research line ‘person-centered falls & fracture prevention’. Since 2022 she is a member of the Academic Board of the European Geriatric Medicine Society (EuGMS).
With regard to editorial tasks she has started as an Associate Editor for Age & Ageing in 2019 and has been appointed Deputy Editor-in-Chief in 2022. Furthermore, she is an Associate Editor of the Annals of Medicine.
Nathalie is both nationally and internationally involved in activities to improve falls and fracture prevention. She chairs the EuGMS SIG Falls and Fractures and its Task and Finish Group on fall-risk-increasing drugs and starting this year she will represent the EuGMS at the board of the Fragility Fracture Network. She is also a co-chair of the steering group of the World Falls Guideline initiative, and co-lead its polypharmacy working group. Furthermore, She is a member of the organizing committee of the World Congress on Falls and Postural Stability.
On a national level, she is co-founder and chair of the board of the annual Dutch Falls Symposium. Besides, she chairs the Dutch SIG on Falls prevention and she is a member of the board of the Dutch Syncope and Autonomic Disorders group and of the steering committee of the Dutch Falls and Dizziness Guidelines cluster. She has (co-)authored various book chapters on falls prevention, syncope/TLOC and pharmacology/deprescribing and has published over 180 peer-reviewed articles.
She has received several awards: ‘top-cited article’ of JAMDA (2018); selection for several leadership programs (AMC: 2016; Dutch Geriatrics Society: 2015; Erasmus MC: 2009); best PhD Thesis in Geriatric Medicine (NVKG, 2007-2008); the British Journal Clinical Pharmacology prize best articles (2007); as well as several poster and presentation prizes.
Scientific publications: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6477-6209