Information related to research interest "Healthy ageing"
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Faculty of Health Sciences
Institute for Health & Ageing
Professor Gavin Turrell is a Social Epidemiologist whose research focuses on the Social Determinants of Health and Health Inequities. In 2000, Gavin established the Australian Health Inequities Research Program (AHIRP). AHIRPs vision is "A socioeconomically just Australian society, without health inequity", and its mission is "To conduct research that is directed at improving the environmental, social, and economic conditions that give rise to good health, and to counter those conditions that generate poor health". His research is primarily population-based and much of it examines how the neighbourhood environment interacts with individual-level factors to influence health and related behaviours and risk factors. Gavin is a Chief Investigator on an NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable, and Equitable Communities, where he leading a research program examining whether the neighbourhood built environment is causally related to health and well-being. Gavin and his collaborators, including Research Fellows, PhD and Masters students, are investigating topics such as ethnicity and health, Indigenous status and diabetic foot disease, neighbourhood disadvantage and physical function, socioeconomic position and physical activity, neighbourhood environment and walking, transport and health, and neighbourhoods and mental health (among others). Gavin's work is increasingly focusing on ways to reduce health inequities through urban design, public policy, health policy, health promotion, and other intervention strategies.
: 8251 (Melbourne) : Gavin.Turrell@acu.edu.au
Lucy Busija is an experienced biostatistician, proficient in a wide range of statistical methods. Her major area of expertise is in modelling the impact of chronic illness on public health and individual wellbeing. She also has experience and special interest in design and analysis of randomised controlled trials. In her current position as a senior biostatistician at Institute of Health and Ageing, Dr Busija is responsible for providing statistical expertise to the Institute's researchers and overseeing methodological aspects of study designs.
: 3604 (Melbourne) : Lucy.Busija@acu.edu.au
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Jerome Rachele is a Research Fellow in the Institute for Health and Ageing, Australian Catholic University, and the NHMRC Centre for Research Excellence in Healthy, Liveable and Equitable Communities. His research centres around investigating causal relationships between built environment and health and wellbeing outcomes using data from longitudinal studies and natural experiments.
: 8263 (Melbourne) : firstname.lastname@example.org
Since graduating from her PhD in Psychology in 2014, Gemma has worked as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Health and Ageing (IHA). In this role she has designed, managed and evaluated health interventions, including a new program to improve the quality of life of family carers of people with dementia. During her PhD and research fellow roles, she has developed a range of research skills and abilities with particular focus on program development and research design. Her current research is in the areas of health psychology and ageing, with a particular focus on the needs of family carers of people with dementia. Gemma is also a member of the biostatistics team at IHA.
: 3722 (Melbourne) : Gemma.Tatangelo@acu.edu.au
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