Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC)

Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration

The Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) is a unique collaboration of health, research, aged care and advocacy organisations working together to improve the lives of older people.

Our vision is that older people received the best possible care and support through services, programs and policies which support health and optimal quality of life.

Logos of MARC partner organisations

The Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) holds a yearly research seed funding round to build ageing research capacity and promote research translation. The eligibility criteria can change from year to year however funded project must focus on one of the four MARC themes – i.e., Dementia, Falls Prevention, End of Life Care, and Mental Health and Wellbeing.

2018 Recipients

Dr Claire Maddison - The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Comprehensive geriatric assessment and interventions in older lung cancer patients: a randomised controlled trial

A/Prof Wendy Bower - The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Development of a cost description model for nocturnal bladder symptoms in older inpatients at risk of toilet-related falls

2019 Recipients

Dr Paul Yates - Austin Health

Consumer and practitioner experiences of residential respite care: a scoping study

Dr Paula Loveland - The Royal Melbourne Hospital

Personalised falls prevention in home-based geriatric rehabilitation

2020 - 2021 Recipients

In 2020 - 2021 MARC decided to focus the funding on nurses and allied health professionals with limited research experience to further their skills and understanding of research processes.

Jacqui Kay - The Royal Melbourne Hospital

ACE: Implementation of high frequency therapy to prevent loss of function and reduce falls in hospitalised older adults

Kathryn Barker - Western Health

Falls and disability in people diagnosed with COVID-19