Our mission is to increase understanding of ageing in order to improve quality of life and increase human lifespan.
Advances in healthcare have prolonged lifespans but have also generated implications for our capacity to cope with steadily increasing numbers of elderly people. With older people experiencing increased rates of disability, disease and functional impairment, society needs to adjust to support an increasingly ageing population.
We investigate lifestyle factors that influence ageing, including nutrition, exercise and social engagement. We also investigate practical solutions, including nutritional interventions, information technology solutions, and legal advocacy in residential care and dementia.
By examining the ageing process, our research will find solutions to improve the quality of life of people who make up the ageing population in Australia.