About RAIL

Who we are

With Australian life expectancy increasing, so too has the prevalence of chronic disease and disability. Our systems, services and economy must be equipped to meet the growing costs and needs of all Australians.

The Monash Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre is transforming approaches to health, aged care, disability and support service delivery.  Through our research and partnerships, we are delivering community impact by creating efficient support models, capable of serving people with complex health conditions, and improving how people live with greater independence and quality of life across the lifespan.

We also form a key part of the new National Centre for Healthy Ageing at Monash’s Peninsula campus. This first of its kind centre will deliver new research and treatment models to improve health and wellbeing among our most vulnerable populations.

What we do

We deliver coordinated research and projects to meet the future needs of Australian society by:

  • Bringing together world-leading expertise in rehabilitation, ageing and independent living.
  • Collaborating with people with lived experience of health, ageing or disability-related needs and those who support them, as well as government, health networks, and aged care and disability support providers.
  • Driving evidence-based, cost-effective technological advances in how services can be designed and delivered.
  • Creating solutions that can be trialled locally by our partners, then transferred into practice on a national and international scale.
  • Upskilling the health, aged care and disability workforce to transform service delivery.