AGEING WORK AND HEALTH
More and more Australians are living and working longer. This presents both a challenge and opportunity to individuals, the wider community and government. The Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit looks at finding ways of improving ageing experiences and enhancing the health of individuals and workers across the life span.
The Unit brings together a talented, multidisciplinary team conducting research of excellence aligned with the educational programs in the Faculty of Health Sciences including post graduate students. Staff research interests range from investigating the health of workers from youth to retirement through to reducing falls in the elderly and developing aged care policy. Our research provides the foundation for leading public debate and for contributing to policy development in response to population ageing in Australia and internationally.
The Unit works closely with the national ARC/NHMRC Research Network in Ageing Well which has its central hub in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
Researchers of the Ageing, Work and Health Research Unit work collaboratively with a range of government, professional and community organisations to promote, advocate, lead public debate and initiate policy in our areas of health expertise. Through our research output and commentary, we actively participate in the national and international public domain and contribute to leading bodies such as the World Health Organisation, the Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, National Seniors Australia and State Governments.
In summary, our research shapes government thinking, informs action and contributes to ageing and work being healthy and beneficial experiences.