Multimorbidity in Ageing

Project Details

Ageing is a national health priority and is responsible for the escalating costs of healthcare both nationally and worldwide. Multimorbidity with chronic diseases has been recognised as the largest contributor to death, morbidity, and disability in the western world. However, both areas are under-researched. Our research focuses on examining the impact of multimorbidity in ageing people.

The Healthy Ageing Program's current research in multimorbidity includes:

  • Multimorbidity in ageing women
  • Lifestyle factors for healthy ageing
  • Life-long exposures for healthy ageing


  • Dr Kate Gregorvich
  • Dr Xienwan Shen
  • Anita Bonano
  • Kevin Wang

Research Outcomes

Our research in the media

Research Publications

  • Szoeke, C., Dang, C., Lehert, P., Hickey, M., Morris, M. E., Dennerstein, L., & Campbell, S. (2017). Unhealthy habits persist: The ongoing presence of modifiable risk factors for disease in women. PloS one12(4), e0173603. 10.1371/journal.pone.0173603
  • Szoeke, C. E., Robertson, J. S., Rowe, C. C., Yates, P., Campbell, K., Masters, C. L., ... & Desmond, P. (2013). The Women's Healthy Ageing Project: Fertile ground for investigation of healthy participants ‘at risk’for dementia. International Review of Psychiatry25(6), 726-737. doi: 10.3109/09540261.2013.873394
  • Campbell, S., & Szoeke, C. (2009). Pharmacological treatment of frailty in the elderly. Journal of pharmacy practice and research39(2), 147-151. doi: 10.1002/j.2055-2335.2009.tb00440.x
  • Shang, X., Peng, W., Hill, E., Szoeke, C., He, M., & Zhang, L. (2019). Incidence of medication-treated depression and anxiety associated with long-term cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes and osteoarthritis in community-dwelling women and men. EClinicalMedicine15, 23-32. doi: 10.1016/j.eclinm.2019.08.010

Research Group

Healthy Ageing Program

Faculty Research Themes


School Research Themes

Neuroscience & Psychiatry, Women's Health, Infectious Diseases and Immunity, Musculoskeletal , Cardiometabolic

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