Chronic disease and ageing

Chronic disease and ageing

Cardiovascular disease, diabetes, obesity, renal failure, dementia, and other conditions of ageing continue to be leading causes of mortality and health burden to Australians. Further, in 2009, 12 percent of our population were informal carers to someone with a disability or a person who was ageing. The role of nurses in lifestyle and chronic disease management with an ageing population, and the support of families and carers, is more important than ever. Sydney Nursing School researchers are excited to be part of the University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre with our own Nursing Chair to be appointed as part of a team who share a determination to ease the burden of obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease in Australia.


Optimising Leadership Capacity in Aged Care

This is a 20-minute documentary of heart-warming stories of aged care staff and managers who took part in the first cluster randomised controlled trial of an aged care specific leadership and management program – CLINICAL Leadership in Aged Care (CLiAC). The CLiAC aims to achieve improved work environment and high-quality care by developing the capacity of middle managers to advance effective teams and person-centred and evidence-based approaches to care.

This video will walk you through the journey of the program participants, providing candid views of the program facilitator, aged care staff, registered nurses and managers about the importance of both individual and organisational leadership in bringing optimum outcomes of a leadership program such as the CLiAC, as well as their experiences in being part of the CLiAC. Three members of the project team and aged care key stakeholders also tell us about their perspectives on leadership in aged care, the CLiAC and the research.

For further information please contact the project lead, Associate Professor Yun-Hee Jeon, Sydney Nursing School


Aged Care Reform: Advancing Quality in Dementia Care
Aged Care Symposium presentations


This symposium in June 2013 gave us the opportunity to begin a dialogue about these government directions, so that we can start to examine policies, practices and research that will enable ground-breaking reform in aged care.

We invite you to revisit this stimulating debate through the keynote addresses and presentations from this significant event.