Media releases

NARI issues media releases about our work and provides comment and information on issues about positive ageing, our research and issues affecting older Australians.

NARI researchers also contribute articles to journals, magazines, radio or other media on request.        

Media inquiries: Penny Underwood on (03) 9818 8540 or

Melbourne researchers collaborate on ageing issues


A consortium of research institutes, hospitals and health centres has come together to create the Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) to focus on issues affecting older people.

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Old age not a burden but a triumph of health


Australians have to shift their thinking about old age as a burden and a disease to a triumph of health, according to Dr Patricia Edgar, the Ambassador for the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI).

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Congratulations to Professor Derek Prinsley


Congratulations to Professor Derek Prinsley, founding director of NARI, for his Queens Birthday honour AM for services to geriatric medicine and research.

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Dementia and medical research funding – a welcome investment


The National Ageing Research Institute today welcomed the budget’s confirmation of the previously promised investment into dementia funding and medical research announced by the treasurer.

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Dr Patricia Edgar and Dr Don Edgar appointed as Ambassadors to National Ageing Research Institute


A passion for healthy ageing and research has led Dr Patricia Edgar and Dr Don Edgar to be appointed by the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) as Ambassadors.

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