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.        

For all media inquiries, please contact:

Rebecca Matthews

Media and Communications Manager

T: +61 3 8387 2314




New website to keep older people healthy in hospital


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Why are we abusing our parents? The ugly facts of family violence and ageism


Briony Dow discusses the nature and extent of elder abuse in Australia and how it can be prevented.

We need to see a culture and model of care in which older people are valued and respected, write Sue Malta and Briony Dow.


Our Executive Director Associate Professor Briony Dow and Social Connections and Relationships Stream Leader Dr Sue Malta are clear in their viewpoint: We need to see a culture and model of care in which older people are valued and respected.

New ways to assist health professional detect depression and anxiety on older Chinese Australians


An Australian-first study on depression and anxiety among older Chinese immigrants has shown that one in five participants had clinically significant symptoms of depression and one in 10 exhibited clinically-significant symptoms of anxiety. Releases are also available in Traditional and Simplified Chinese. Please email

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New Director of NARI appointed


Associate Professor Briony Dow has been appointed Director of the National Ageing Research Institute. She begins her new position on Monday 25 May, following the retirement of Professor David Ames. Professor Ames has led NARI since 2007.

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