Media coverage

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

To talk to a researcher or seek a comment piece, contact:

Penny Underwood on (03) 9818 8540 or


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.


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.


NARI has been involved in this project over almost ten years of using sets of identical and non-identical twins aged over 65 for researching the influence of genes on the development of vital brain matter structures may have paid off according to recently published findings.


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.