Current & Completed Research

Current research

Project Collaborators
Increasing independence for clients with a traumatic brain injury through continence technology
Insurance Commission of Western Australia (ICWA)
Predicting outcomes for Brightwater clients and residents with acquired neurological disability (year 2010-2022) Internal
Neuropsychological predictors of outcome following acquired brain injury in adults University of Western Australia (UWA) Psychology
Outcomes of on-site meal preparation on wellbeing for people with Huntington’s disease Internal
A Social Care Approach to Ageing: Promoting meaningful engagement of persons with advanced dementia ageing in supported living environments UWA Social Science and others
Resilience in the ageing community living at home UWA Psychological Science
BAN-Dep: A trial to decrease the prevalence of depression in older Australians UWA, Western Australian Centre for Health & Ageing, University of Melbourne, University of York (UK)
Improving cognitive and functional capacity older people through an exercise prescription approach Helping Hand, University of South Australia, Edith Cowan University (ECU)
Prevalence, impact and management of cognitive and sensory impairment in people living in assisted living  and residential care settings in Australia University of Manchester (UK), Ear Science Institute Australia (WA)
Advanced care planning for persons with dementia through supported decision making UWA Rural Clinical School, HammondCare (NSW), Helping Hand (SA), UWA Psychology, University of Technology Sydney, University of Sydney, UWA Law, SA Health
Redesigning palliative care at Brightwater Internal
Evaluation of “Training workshops on neurocognitive disability amongst marginalised groups and complex co-morbidity” Internal
The impact of a tailored dance program on older adults living in residential aged care Curtin University Physiotherapy
Wound management clinical trial for clients receiving care under Home Care Packages Internal

Completed research

Project Collaborators Year(s)
Understanding the impact of socialisation robots on the social engagement of older adults with cognitive decline NHMRC CDPC & funding partners 2016-2017
An interprofessional education toolkit for staff in residential aged care NHMRC CDPC & funding partners 2016-2017
Evaluating the outcomes for interprofessional education programs in residential aged care NHMRC CDPC & funding partners 2013-2015