Ageing

Ageing aims to understand the processes and mechanisms that underlie the ageing process.

Groups / Projects Research Lead Dept / Centre
: Social and physical activities in ageing women Dr Jesse Zanker Medicine and Radiology
A before and after study assessing the efficacy of a standardised hip fracture pathway in a tertiary trauma hospital Prof Kwang Lim Medicine and Radiology
Adipocytes as Weapons of Bone Destruction: The bone as a War Zone Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
An exploration of the experience of care at the end of life for patients with a history of illicit drug use: A qualitative medical record review Prof Jennifer Philip Medicine and Radiology
Analysis of Synovial Fluid and Peripheral Blood Samples from Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis and Using Patients with Osteoarthritis as Controls A/prof Keith Lim Medicine and Radiology
Artificial intelligence in ophthalmology: from data to algorithm and real-world application Professor Mingguang He Surgery
Artificial intelligence system to detect eye and cardiovascular diseases Professor Mingguang He Surgery
Assessment of the Falls and Fractures Prevention Clinic as the Most Effective Setting toReduce Falls and Fractures in High-Risk Older Persons: A Care Program Assessment Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Associations Between Sarcopenia, Intramuscular Fat, Mental/Physical Function and Brain Atrophy: An Imaging and Machine Learning Approach Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Balance Gym for Falls Prevention in Older Adults Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Characterization of Osteosarcopenia in Older Persons: A Bench to Bedside Approach Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Circulating Osteogenic Precurors: Building Bone from Blood Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Cognitive training for behavioural and psychological symptoms in young onset dementia Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs Psychiatry
Core Outcomes in Menopause Project Leader Professor Martha Hickey Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Dendritic cell cutaneous egression in Mycobacterium ulcerans infection Associate Professor John Hayman Clinical Pathology
Diet and Healthy Ageing Professor Cassandra Szoeke Medicine and Radiology
Effective relationships in dementia community care: Promoting Independence though quality dementia care at home (the PITCH project). Dr Anita Goh Psychiatry
Effects of anticholinergic medications in hospitalised older patients discharged from geriatric rehabilitation wards Professor Elizabeth Manias Medicine and Radiology
Effects of inappropriate medication use in frail older patients discharged from geriatric rehabilitation wards Professor Elizabeth Manias Medicine and Radiology
Evidence-Based Practice in the Management of Glaucoma Suspects Dr Zhichao Wu Surgery
Field tests for evaluation and prognostication in interstitial lung disease Dr Yet Hong Khor Medicine and Radiology
Genotype and Phenotype Characterisation Human Circulating Osteo-Progenitor (COP) Cells Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Healthy Ageing Project Principal investigator Professor Cassandra Szoeke
Study coordinator Monique Stagnitti
Medicine and Radiology
How do bone marrow microenvironments regulate B lymphocyte production? Professor Louise Purton Medicine and Radiology
Implementation of a Virtual Reality sensory room in a sub-acute ward for people living with dementia with behaviours and psychological symptoms associated with dementia (BPSD) Dr Anita Goh Psychiatry
Improved early diagnosis of eye diseases by integration of retinal photography and artificial intelligence to build an opportunistic screening service in metro, regional and remote primary care settings Professor Mingguang He Surgery
In Vivo Tibiofemoral Biomechanics in Healthy Adults During Functional Activity Dr Hans Gray Surgery
INDIGO Study: physical activity and goal-setting intervention for sedentary older adults at risk of cognitive decline Principal Researcher Professor Nicola Lautenschlager (Melbourne Site)
Psychiatry
Investigating the relationship between fat, bone and muscle Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Let's CHAT Dementia A/Prof. Dina LoGiudice Medicine and Radiology
Lifestyle for Healthy Ageing Dr Alexandra Gorelik Medicine and Radiology
Marrow Adipose Tissue Functions: Studying Lipotoxicity in Hip Replacement Candidates Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Mid-Life Determinants of Health in Older Age Dr Kate Gregorevic Medicine and Radiology
Mid-Thigh Bone and Muscle Mass Measurements as an Assessment Tool for Diagnosis of Osteoporosis/penia, Sarcopenia and Osteosarcopenia: A Longitudinal Validation Study Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Multimedia (MyStay) Intervention for managing patient experience (MIME) following total hip replacement surgery: a cluster randomised trial. Ms Jo McDonall Surgery
Multimodal imaging measures to improve dementia diagnosis Dr Vijay Venkatraman Medicine and Radiology
Multimorbidity and ageing women Dr Alexandra Gorelik Medicine and Radiology
New methods for investigating bone muscle and fat mass using 2D DXA images to predict performance, risk of falls and fractures Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Olfactory-focused cognitive training Dr Alex Bahar-Fuchs Psychiatry
Osteosarcopenia as a Geriatric Syndrome Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Osteosarcopenia assessment in resource-limited settings Dr Jesse Zanker Medicine and Radiology
Osteosarcopenia in community-dwelling older adults attending the Falls and Fracture Clinic Prof Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Osteosarcopenia in Older Adults Attending a Fracture Liaison Service Dr. David Scott Medicine and Radiology
Palliative Nexus Group Leader Professor Jennifer Philip
Medicine and Radiology
Pathology begins in the cells: Studying lipotoxic stress generated from adipocytes in bone and muscle cell cultures A/prof Damian Myers Medicine and Radiology
POPS (proactive care of older people undergoing surgery) Prof Kwang Lim Medicine and Radiology
Pre-clinical Analysis of Effects of Lamin A Overexpression on Mesenchymal Stem Cell Differentiation into Myocytes Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Predicting Disability and Frailty in Older Persons: The Western Osteosarcopenia and Frailty (WOSF) Study Prof Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Quantitative imaging in dementia Prof Patricia Desmond Medicine and Radiology
Quantitative Measure of Effusions A/Prof Keith Lim Medicine and Radiology
RAndomised trial to imProve the quality of lIfe of people with Dementia (RAPID) Principal Researcher rofessor Nicola Lautenschlager (Melbourne Site)
Psychiatry
Refining the comprehensive geriatric assessment Prof. Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology
Regulation of blood cell production by endothelial cell-derived retinoic acid receptor gamma Professor Louise Purton Medicine and Radiology
Research at Epworth Professor Richard de Steiger
Satellite imaging technology to detect the early signs of glaucoma and Alzheimer’s disease in the retina A/Prof Peter van Wijngaarden Surgery
Synovial Knee Arthritis Research (SKAR) Professor John Hamilton Surgery
Synthesising, dismantling and optimising cognitive interventions Dr Amit Lampit Psychiatry
Taking the “Guesswork” Out of Glaucoma Clinical Management with Novel Imaging Dr Zhichao Wu Surgery
The Correlation between Knee Effusions and Clinical Presentation in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis A/Prof Keith Lim Medicine and Radiology
The Evaluation of a Decision Aid for Women Considering Non-medical Egg Freezing Project Lead Dr Michelle Peate Obstetrics and Gynaecology
The Impact of Inflammation-Driven Cancers on Immune Ageing Prof David Ritchie Medicine and Radiology
The relationship between cognitive impairment seen in chronic mental illness and dementia - what can mortality information tell us? Dr Samantha Loi Psychiatry
The Stand Up & Go Study: Physical activity and sitting time reduction program for older community members Principal Researcher Professor Nicola Lautenschlager (Melbourne Site)
Psychiatry
Treatment outcome in older lung cancer patients: does the biological age predict it? Prof. Andrea Maier Medicine and Radiology
Use of tools to detect medication related problems in emergency departments Professor Elizabeth Manias Psychiatry
Using Artificial Intelligence to improve the diagnostic predictions of corneal topography machines for Keratoconus subjects Dr Srujana Sahebjada Surgery
Using Marrow Adipose Tissue to Diagnose Osteoporosis and Predict Fragility Fractures Professor Gustavo Duque Medicine and Radiology
Using Wearable Activity Trackers to Monitor Physical Activity in Older Adults Undergoing Exercise Interventions for Falls Dr David Scott Medicine and Radiology
Vascular remodeling in patients with Mycobacterium ulcerans infection and its effect on wound healing Associate Professor John Hayman Clinical Pathology
Your Muscles Matter – The Sarcopenia Study A/Prof Alan Hayes Medicine and Radiology

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