Media coverage

NARI's researchers and Ambassadors are frequently cited in the media or are asked to prepare comment pieces.

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NARI Director Associate Professor Briony Dow identifies elements related to old age that can impact on mental health.


There is room for improvement in the health system regarding mental health, according to Dr Bianca Brijnath, director of Social Gerontology, NARI.


The Turnbull government has announced it will fund a national elder abuse prevalence study, increased training for professionals and the public and a new elder abuse peak body.


We have been taught to believe our health issues should be treated by health professionals. But for a healthy community to thrive, as we live much longer than predicted at our birth, society needs a much broader approach.


Attorney General George Brandis has announced funding for the next stage of research to better understand the nature, scale and scope of elder abuse. National Ageing Research Institute, the Social Research Centre and the Social Policy Research Centre are researchers in the project which is coordinated by the Australian Institute of Family Studies.