18 November 2023
Dione David, Riotact
The University of Canberra’s Centre for Ageing Research and Translation 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’s focus on research which makes a difference to society, our research targets the evidence base underpinning practices, programs and policies that affect the health and well-being of older people, whether they live in their own homes, with family, in residential care or elsewhere.
CARAT leads the knowledge translation cycle of evidence-based care by providing expertise on translating evidence into policy and practice, educating the next generation of students in applying evidence into practice as well as collecting and creating new evidence as clinicians and researchers.
Our research collaborations include the disciplinary areas of epidemiology, nursing, economics, social science, public health, policy analysis, dietetics, food and nutrition science, physiotherapy, pharmacy, occupational therapy, speech pathology, optometry, psychology, and exercise science.
Our external partnerships are local, regional, national and international involving other universities, government, national institutions, health and aged care services and technology industries ensuring we can stay at the forefront of ageing research in the ACT region and enabling opportunities for broader impact.
The Centre for Ageing Research and Translation is an Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) Collaborating Research Centre.
We have three core areas of activity: Dementia and cognition, Innovative care models and Workforce.