Joan faces the camera, smiling, arms folded.

RN, GCert Cont Prom, GCertHE, MNurs-Res, PhD

Aged Care Research Program Director

Joan Ostaszkiewicz is the Director of Aged Care Research at the National Ageing Research Institute. She oversees a program of research that aims to improve older people's quality of care and quality of life and to support family and formal caregivers. The program encompasses research on dementia care, continence care, loneliness and social isolation, carer support, and the development and evaluation of knowledge resources to promote best practice. Her primary research expertise is in the management of incontinence in older people. Professor Ostaszkiewicz’ longstanding program of research in this area incorporates her clinical background as a Registered Nurse with extensive research training and experience in continence care. Joan is a national and international leader in her field and in 2020 was nominated as one of 50 researchers and clinicians whose research has shaped the treatment of incontinence and pelvic floor disorders over the last 50+ years.

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