Participation, Safety and Ageing Research Team
The Participation, Safety and Ageing Research Team investigates ways to improve the well being of older people and how best to prevent falls. Participation and meaningful engagement in everyday life is strongly associated with well being.
Our focus is on conducting evaluation research, performing assessments and developing interventions to develop better preventative care outcomes. The increasing numbers of older Australians and the resulting increase in hospitalisation costs is driving government to take greater notice of research focused on preventative care.
Within this wider focus we are also interested in improving the access to preventative care for specific cultural groups.
The research team is led by Professor Lindy Clemson and includes a core group of five team members with expertise in psychology, occupational therapy, epidemiology, nutrition and sociology.
We work collaboratively with other Research Groups within the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Medicine and other faculties at Sydney University, and outside bodies such as the George Institute and the Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute.