Living Labs program
Our Living Labs program is the engine room of our research.
Working with our partners, we conduct a wide range of research projects that look to improve the way our ageing communities can access and receive care. Developing, testing and implementing new models and systems (health and social) for some of the most complex problems relating to healthy ageing.
Our projects bring together end-users and health consumers with the best researchers and clinical leaders in the field, along with community organisations, peak bodies and industry partners to co-design and translate our research.
Our open innovation approach ensures we can deliver solutions which can be efficiently integrated into existing systems and practices, and therefore are nationally scalable to have maximum impact for the people we are trying to help.
Our Living Labs program of research encapsulates a broad number of funded and partner projects delivering local, national and international impact.
Between 2022 - 2024 delivering around $5 million in additional healthy ageing research which will:
- inform new policy and system design
- enhance health and care quality
- augment workforce capability and
- demonstrate significant research and clinical translation.
Some of our projects
Mental health and emergency care for people aged over 65 years
Who cares for the carer?
Development of a Mornington Peninsula residential aged care research network
Mapping alcohol and other drug patient journeys
Integration of person-centred care planning in a hospital setting
Improving the experience of patients living with dementia within a hospital setting
Deep End Living Lab: better support for healthy ageing in homeless populations
Chair of Living Labs
Professor Alex Collie
Prof Alex Collie is Director of the Insurance Work and Health Research Group in Monash School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and an Australian Research Council Future Fellow. Alex is an applied public health and social policy researcher, with a specific focus on work disability benefit and compensation systems and their impact on the work, social and health outcomes of injured and ill people.