About the Ageing Research Group
The University of Canberra’s Ageing Research Group brings together researchers from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, whose interests and activities coincide through a shared focus on ageing research as it relates to health and wellbeing: living to age well and ageing to live well. In keeping with the University of Canberra focus on research which makes a difference to society, our research targets the evidence base underpinning practices, programs and policies that affect older people, whether they live in their own homes, with family, in residential care or elsewhere.
Our research collaborations include the disciplinary areas of epidemiology, nursing, economics, social science, public health, policy analysis, dietetics, food and nutrition science, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, psychology, and exercise science. Our collaborations are local, regional, national and international with partnerships involving other universities, local and federal government, national institutions, health and aged care services and technology industries.
The Ageing Research Group is an Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Collaborating Research Centre.
Our core areas of activity are:
- aged care
- chronic disease and chronic disease management
- digital health and assistive technology
- health services and older people
- healthy ageing and preventive health
- mental health and social wellbeing
- nutrition and physical activity
See our projects for more details about our work.
News and Media
- 17 March 2023: New MRFF grant - Enhancing allied health services for people with dementia in residential aged care: an integrated transdisciplinary model
- 01 March 2023: 2021-2022 SYNERGY Nursing and Midwife Centre Annual Report
- 23 February 2023: UC study shows on-site pharmacists in residential aged care facilities improve medicine management. News. University of Canberra
- 08 February 2023: "I'm just not clever enough to study"- PhD candidate Elizabeth Low has proven herself wrong, with five testamurs and counting. Students in Focus. University of Canberra
- 10 October 2022: UC collaboration forms new alliance for nurses dedicated to the care of older people. News. University of Canberra.
- 26 July 2022: Advocates' choice for research Dementia Australia Research Foundation, Dementia Advocates' Award 2022.
- 29 June 2022: Making End-Of-Life Care more inclusive for the LGBTQIA+ Community. UNCOVER. University of Canberra.
- 29 April 2022: Diane Gibson & Kasia Bail: Hope for Aged Care. Policy Forum Pod ANU Crawford School.
- August 2021: Lindsay Bevege, Kasia Bail & Diane Gibson: Improving the quality of healthcare? Not wasting clinicians time would help. The Health Advocate, Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association.
- 11 June 2021: Diane Gibson and Nicholas Biddle: Caring for Older Australians. Policy Forum Pod ANU Crawford School.
- 07 June 2021: Kasia Bail & Diane Gibson: Aged care: put your data where the care is. Medical Journal of Australia Insight+
- 03 May 2021: Kasia Bail and the RANCARE Consortium Missed Nursing Care: A Short Video.
- May 2021: Kasia Bail, Bernice Ridley & Diane Gibson: More quality, more efficiency: Co-designed system increases person focus in aged care. Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research Newsletter May 2021 Issue 2. Australian Healthcare and Hospitals Association.
- 09 March 2021: Diane Gibson & Kasia Bail: The Gab with Grattan: Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety.
- 23 February 2023: Gerontological Nursing Competencies (GNCs) Aged Care Transition to Practice Program (ACTTP) information session (via Zoom): register here
- 13 December 2022: GANA End-of-Year Event: Advanced Practice in Gerontological Nursing.
- 6 October 2022: Launch Gerontological Alliance of Nurses Australia (GANA), see: GANA launch event videos
- 15 July 2022: 2022 Sarah Cope Award and lecture: UC student transforming care of the elderly
If you are interested in volunteering, employment or HDR opportunities please contact us.
The Ageing Research Group runs a short course Food, Lifestyle and Healthy Ageing in response to demand. This course is aimed at a broad audience including (but not limited to) older people and their families looking for advice on how to age healthily and healthcare professionals working in aged care or with older adults. To register your interest in this course contact us.