MACH Care of the Ageing consists of multidisciplinary experts covering the translation of the health research spectrum. It aims to increase capacity in high-quality research to address the ageing and aged care challenges faced by end-users including patients, carers, health care providers and members of the broader community.

Care of the Ageing is overseen by a committee with the role of developing translational solutions linking basic science to clinical research and implementation science, to deliver a more personalised approach to the care of the ageing which will have a significant local, national and global impact and stimulate collaboration.

Consumer representatives are active members of the committee, ensuring that the voices of ageing and older adults are heard and contribute to how ageing and aged care research is handled in Australia.

The committee aims to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for clinicians and non-clinicians to work together, as well as supporting early- and mid-career researchers (EMCRs).

Chair

Professor Briony Dow

National Ageing Research Institute

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Associate Professor Peter van Wijngaarden

The Centre for Eye Research Australia

Full Bio

DEPUTY CHAIR

Professor Ashley Bush

The Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health; The University of Melbourne

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Professor Ashley Bush

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The Committee’s priorities include:

  • Mapping and identifying strengths and gaps to increase multidisciplinary collaboration in ageing and aged care research and service delivery across the MACH
  • Facilitating high-level translational research by providing clinicians with the most up-to-date results in a useable format for implementation into clinical practice
  • Supporting future and early career researchers and clinicians in the aged care field by providing leadership and mentorship opportunities
  • Increasing engagement with consumers, reflecting on consumers, carers and community members’ needs
  • Supporting care of the ageing in a variety of settings including the community, residential aged care facilities and hospitals
  • Focusing on healthy ageing and support consumers across the trajectory of ageing as well as assisting in navigating health care services for ageing and aged care
  • Focusing on reducing disability and maintaining function and participation as people age
  • Addressing issues of inclusion, social isolation and elder abuse
  • Continuing its commitment to engaging with new partners across the ageing and aged care discipline, building contacts across the MACH network
  • Providing strategic advice across MACH related activities to the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) Ageing, Aged Care and Dementia Mission.

 

Name: Affiliations: Bio:
Professor Ashley Bush The Florey Institute, University of Melbourne Full Bio
Professor Felicity Baker The University of Melbourne Full Bio
Dr Frances Batchelor NARI, University of Melbourne Full Bio
Mr Barry Baulch Consumer representative
Professor Amy Brodtmann The Florey Institute, Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne Full Bio
Dr Samantha Clune La Trobe University Full Bio
Professor Gustavo Duque Western Health, University of Melbourne Full Bio
Dr Barbara Hayes Northern Health, University of Melbourne Full Bio
Professor Martha Hickey Royal Women’s Hospital, University of Melbourne Full Bio
Dr Anita Goh NARI, University of Melbourne Full Bio
Dr Suzanne Kapp University of Melbourne Full Bio
Professor Nicola Lautenschlager Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne Full Bio
Ms Judy McCahon Consumer representative
Professor Andrea Maier University of Melbourne Full Bio
Professor Meg Morris La Trobe University Full Bio
Associate Professor Lucio Naccarella University of Melbourne Full Bio
Associate Professor Cathy Said Austin Health, Western Health, University of Melbourne Full Bio
Associate Professor Julia Sarant University of Melbourne Full Bio
Professor Cassandra Szoeke Royal Melbourne Hospital, University of Melbourne Full Bio
Associate Professor Peter van Wijngaarden CERA, Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital University of Melbourne Full Bio
Dr Tanara Vieira Sousa University of Melbourne Full Bio
Dr Paul Yates Austin Health, University of Melbourne Full Bio
Professor Jeff Zajac Austin Health, University of Melbourne Full Bio

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The latest game-changing research from across the MACH ageing and aged care network

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