Experiences of ageing in Australia

Overview:

The Experiences of Ageing project aimed to improve our understandings of people’s experiences of getting older, and provide information resources to support older people, their families and health professionals involved in their care. We collected video, audio and written interviews, which have been used to:

  • find out what is important to people as they age
  • contribute to the health information website www.healthdirect.gov.au
  • train health and social care professionals
  • support quality improvement in healthcare
  • write research papers

Healthtalk Australia website module:

Experiences of ageing in Australia

Funding Body:

Healthdirect Australia (2013-2014)

Investigators:

Associate Professor Kath Ryan, Lead Investigator, Research Director, School of Nursing & Midwifery, La Trobe University

Dr Lorraine Smith, Co-Investigator, School of Pharmacy, University of Sydney

Research Team:

Dr Kayli Wild, Research Fellow, School of Nursing & Midwifery, La Trobe University

Dr Victoria Team, Research Officer,  School of Nursing & Midwifery, La Trobe University

Dr Jacqueline Tudball, Research Fellow, School of Nursing & Midwifery, La Trobe University

Advisory Panel:

Sally Beath, GP Representative, Medical Practitioner

Stephanie Bell, Aboriginal Link Co-ordinator, Frontier Aged Care Services

Maree Cameron, Policy Representative,Victorian Government Department of Health

Tony Coles, Executive Officer, Australian Association of Gerontology

Sophie Hill, Head,  Centre for Health Communication and Participation, La Trobe University

Joe Ibrahim, Professor and Consultant Geriatrician, Monash University

Marion Lau, Deputy Chair, Ethnic Communities’ Council of Victoria (Chair of Aged Care Policy Committee)

Janine Lundie, Policy Analyst (Dianne Zalitis)  Healthdirect Australia

Maree McCabe, CEO (Leanne Wenig) Alzheimer’s Australia

Andrew McLachlan, Professor of Pharmacy, University of Sydney and Centre for Education and Research on Ageing

Rhonda Nay, Emeritus Professor, La Trobe University

Helen Rawson, Research Fellow, Southern Health Nursing Research Centre, Deakin University

Libby Saunders, Former National Director, Calvary Health Care

Diane WalkerKnowledge Exchange Co-ord, Lowitja Institute

Ian Yates, CEO, Council on the Ageing

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