About the Ageing and Health Research Group
The Ageing and Health Research Team aims to better understand the connection between ageing and health. The two are inextricably linked. Health is both a consequence of ageing and a resource which enables positive ageing.
By better understanding the link between ageing and health we hope to develop health promotion and interventions that enable people to age well. Health and well being in ageing is about far more than medical treatment. Work, ways of life, and other social factors all have a critical impact on the health, productivity, and well being of ageing people.
One of our major areas of focus is the impact of baby boomers as they age. This group is increasingly important in their impact on the workforce and health and income support policies.
The research team is led by Dr Kate O’Loughlin. It comprises team members with expertise in sociology, public health, gerontology biostatistics, epidemiology, medicine and economics.
We work closely with older people themselves, their representatives, consumer organisations, service providers and government. We also collaborate with other faculties, the Research Network in Ageing Well, the Centre for Education and Research on Ageing, and universities across Australia.