Facts & figures
- $2.6 million in research funding and grants since 2018
- 26+ peer reviewed papers published since 2018
Facts & figures
The Ageing & Health Research Group is a multidisciplinary team with backgrounds in sociology, psychology, neuropsychology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, biostatistics and policy.
We work closely with a variety of stakeholders including consumers, advocacy groups, health care, disability care and aged care providers and government. We apply our expertise to solving challenges and maximising opportunities that arise through population ageing.
We work to translate this knowledge into effective practice and policy for service agencies, consumer groups, government and older people. Our research priorities are:
Policy and aged care
We have been conducting research on older workers to which has informed national and global socioeconomic policies. We also undertake policy-relevant aged care and health services research.
Safety and community participation
Participation and meaningful engagement in everyday life is strongly associated with wellbeing. Our work also makes sure the environment more optimally supports the person participation and safety. We conduct evaluation research, validate assessments and develop interventions to enable prevention with a strong focus on fall prevention.
Our research helps us understand the experiences of people with dementia and their families and the health and aged care professionals who look after them. We also develop, test, and implement non-pharmacological programs to improve the quality of life and other outcomes for people with dementia.
Technology in everyday life
We are exploring the older adult’s use of technology to help in everyday life so that they can continue to live at home.
Impact of environmental stressors on ageing
Older people less able to cope with environmental stressors such as extreme weather and natural disasters because of physiological changes, cognitive impairment, less mobility and social isolation. We are developing interventions that adapt and ameliorate the impact of environmental stressors on older people.