Academic Unit of Geriatric Medicine

The Academic Unit of Geriatric Medicine focuses on clinical research in geriatric medicine which can be rapidly introduced into clinical practise. The Unit has interests in the utilisation of best evidence, clinical ethics, health care of older people and medical education. It links Monash Health to Monash University in the teaching and training of future health care practitioners and actively promotes translational research as this is an integral part of health care delivery and quality of care.

Contact us at or phone +61 3 9265 1268.

Our Team

Professor Barbara Workman

Director, MONARC
Head, Academic Unit of Geriatric Medicine
Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University
Service Director, Rehabilitation and Aged Care, Monash Health

Associate Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Medical Administrators (AFRACMA, 2009); Doctor of Medicine (MD, The University of Melbourne, 1991); Fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (FRACP, 1986); Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS, The University of Melbourne, 1977)

Research interests:
Medical education · Chronic pain · Medication · Wellbeing of older people · Use of best evidence · Medical ethics

Dr Rosa Gualano

Appointment: MONARC Manager
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Hons), PhD
Role: MONARC and Academic Unit of Geriatric Medicine administration
Research interests: Infectious disease · Respiratory disease · Scientific publishing and teaching

Karinna Moroney

Appointment: Personal Assistant to Professor Barbara Workman

Dr Helena Ng

Appointments: Consultant Geriatrician (Monash Health); Acting Director of Training, Geriatric Medicine (Monash Health); Adjunct Lecturer

Dr Hanmei Pan

Appointments: Consultant Geriatrician, Adjunct Lecturer, mentor for final year medical students in geriatric medicine clinical placements
Research interests: Wound management · Medical education · Chronic disease management in geriatric populations · DE prescription

Adjunct Lecturers

Dr Olivia Gobbo
Dr Julie Lustig