As Australia's population ages, understanding human ageing, including the factors that influence health and quality of life will become increasingly relevant for healthcare professionals.
We aim to expand and share knowledge of human ageing through collaborative multidisciplinary research and education to promote health ageing, minimise the impact of disease and disability on older people, and improve the overall quality of life of our older population.
Our research is achieved through a broad program that incorporates clinical, laboratory, epidemiological and health service evaluation approaches. Allied with this are education programs, at basic and advanced levels of practice, in geriatric medicine and other education programs for aged care workers from a range of professional settings.
The emphasis of this research is to develop strategies and therapies to improve the quality of life and health of older people. The research covers an extensive range of methodologies from basic biological research, clinical research, epidemiology, health services and social science.
The major current research project is CONFABS (Concord Falls and Bone Service) study, a randomised clinical trial designed to assess the effectiveness of a specialist service providing targeted fall prevention interventions to older people.
The teaching of geriatric medicine and associated disciplines within Sydney Medical School's courses continues to be one of CERA's core programs.
Learn more about your study options in medicine and health.
Research projects are available in a range of related disciplines in all of our research areas. Our facilities at the Concord Clinical School provide multiple opportunities from laboratory-based research, applied clinical research, epidemiology and population-based studies.
Research options include: