Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences

Aged care research


Aged care research is integral in improving standards of care and outcomes. The following national and international research centres are working towards this goal.

  1. National Research Centres
  2. State Research Centres

National Research Centres

National Ageing Research Institute

The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) aims to be the centre of excellence in Australia for research into ageing and improving the quality of life and health of older people. NARI conducts research in the community, hospital and residential care settings.

Centre for Education and Research on Ageing

The Centre for Education and Research on Ageing (CERA) is Australia’s premier academic organization for the study of ageing and age-related diseases. Through innovative and multidisciplinary research, CERA aims to expand and share knowledge of human ageing, so that the health and quality of life of older people can be improved.

Ageing Research Online

Ageing research has become increasingly important in recent years as the trend towards the structural ageing of populations has become a significant concern for Governments. Ageing Research Online (ARO) provides access to information on ageing research, including relevant policy responses and research initiatives.

Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research

The Australian Institute for Population Ageing Research (AIPAR) has been developed within UNSW as an umbrella for research initiatives focused on demographic transition. Directed by Professor John Piggott, it aims to be world class in its programs. It is uniquely global in incorporating research teams covering health, labour, economic, financial and technology related issues by harnessing expertise from the fields of business, social sciences, engineering, medicine and the built environment -the institute is globally unique.

Healthy Ageing Research Unit

Their mission is to conduct research of the highest international standards that is designed to improve quality of life for older people while recognising the dynamic and diverse nature of the ageing population in the community.

Health Ageing Research Cluster

HARC brings together researchers from a variety of disciplines who share a broad interest in ageing related research. Our vision is to make contributions to both local and global communities through our research capacity, endeavouring to enhance the quality of life of older Australians and promote Healthy Ageing. By combining research expertise and working across disciplines we aim to strengthen understandings of ageing by addressing complex issues in more strategic, effective ways.

The Lincoln Centre for Research on Ageing

The Lincoln Centre for Research on Ageing is a research, consultancy and educational Centre which aims to promote a multidisciplinary understanding of the health, wellbeing and care of older people. The Centre conducts research and undertakes consultancies in the areas of aged care service evaluation and development and social gerontology including health status, health promotion, housing and employment for older people.

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State Research Centres

Centre for Research on Ageing

The Centre is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of older persons through a multidisciplinary research approach. It is a unique, multi-disciplinary research Centre strategically positioned within the Division of Health Sciences but with relevance to other Divisions across the University.

Aged Care Research and Evaluation Unit

The Aged Care Assessment Program (ACAP) project includes the development and maintenance of an information system to record basic data from all assessments of all clients referred to the Aged Care Assessment Teams (ACATs). The Aged Care Research and Evaluation Unit provide support and training for ACATs throughout the state and participate in related projects for the WA Department of Health. The aged care data is collected quarterly for collation into a report and is also sent to the Department of Health and Ageing in Canberra.

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