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

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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New Perspectives on Ageing


The Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) is bringing some of Melbourne’s top ageing researchers together for its first colloquium to discuss four critical areas of age on Thursday 21 May. The day-long colloquium will focus on End of Life and Palliative Care, Dementia, Falls and Healthy Ageing.

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Stand up and Go - volunteers wanted for Type 2 Diabetes research


Researchers from the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) and the University of Melbourne are recruiting volunteers to take part in a pilot study focusing on physical activity and sitting time in middle-aged and older people with Type 2 Diabetes.

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