Aged care services

Older adults living in residential aged care are often taking multiple medications, including potentially inappropriate medications that increase their risk of medication-related harm. In 2019, Quality Use of Medicines and Medicine Safety was declared Australia's newest National Health Priority Area. In line with the national strategy for quality use of medicine, our aim is to develop, implement and evaluate interventions to ensure best possible use of medicines to improve the health outcomes of Australians living in residential aged care.

The Aged Care Services group at the Centre for Medicine Use and Safety leads multiple large, national projects and collaborates with national and international aged care providers, health care professionals, consumer representatives, researchers and policy makers.


PhD students

  • Shin Liau
  • Laura Dowd
  • Brigid McInerney
  • Older adults
  • Chronic Disease
  • Multimorbidity
  • Dementia
  • Clinical practice guideline development
  • Clinical practice guideline translation
  • Co-design of consumer and clinician directed tools and resources
  • Systematic and scoping reviews
  • Qualitative and mixed methods research
  • Implementation research
  • Pragmatic interventional trials