Ageing Well Research Group
The Charles Sturt Ageing Well Research Group encompasses researchers from the Faculties of Science and Health (FOSH), Business, Justice and Behavioural Services (FOBJBS) and Faculty of Arts and Education (FOAE). In executing our research our vision is to shape the ageing agenda through collaboration with health providers and health service professionals, local bodies and government agencies.
Our researchers are working on a number of projects in the following three areas:
Social, health and community engagement
Development of age friendly communities chevron_right
Ageing Well: A study of a strategy-based training program that simultaneously targets mobility and cognitive changes in older people.
Rural focused occupations such as farmers, first responders (police, ambulance), military chevron_right
Wang, S. and Crockett, J. (2018) Assessing and Predicting Farmer Workforce Capacity in NSW Central West. WHRN 2018 Research Conference - Celebrating research partnerships in the bush.” 16-17 August 2018 Orange, NSW
Diverse groups including Indigenous populations, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) groups, migrants and seniors in correctional facilities chevron_right
Ageing in Corrective Services
- Shaw, R., Stevens, B., Paget, J., & Snoyman, P. (2018). Ageing in corrective services: from the perspective of prison chaplains. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law. DOI: 10.1080/13218719.2018.1483275
- Shaw, R. (accepted). Religion and spirituality: Older inmates. Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Ageing. Springer.
- Stevens, B., Shaw, R., Bewert, P., Salt, M., Alexander, R., & Loo Gee, B. (2018). A Systematic Review of Aged Care Interventions for Older Prisoners. Australasian Journal of Ageing, 37, 34 – 42. DOI: 10.1111/ajag.12484
Quality of life and end of life care needs for Salvation Army Officers
- Shaw, R., Stevens, B., Bewert, P., & Salt, M. (2018). Differential influences of the facets of the WHOQOL-SRPB on Salvation Army Officers quality of life. Journal for the Study of Spirituality, 8(1), 65 – 76. DOI: 10.1080/20440243.2018.1431174
- Shaw, R., & Stevens, B. (accepted). Religion and spirituality in end of life are. Encyclopedia of Gerontology and Population Ageing. Springer.
- Stevens, B., Shaw, R., Bewert, P., Salt, M., & Ma, J. (2017). Unique needs: Salvation Army Officers in retirement and end-of-life care. Journal of Religion, Spirituality & Aging, 30(1), 63 – 77. DOI: 10.1080/15528030.2017.1344178
Building Workforce Capability
Dementia and Parkinson’s disease services chevron_right
Building Evidence to Support Parkinson’s NSW Advocacy for Neurological Nurses in Rural and Remote NSW.
Project Title: Building Evidence to Support Parkinson’s NSW Advocacy for Neurological Nurses in Rural and Remote NSW.
Stages of Project
Building evidence to support best practice specialist nursing services for people with Parkinson's disease in regional communities
Stage 1: Literature Review
October 2017 to June 2019
Evaluating the impact of two specialist Parkinson’s disease nurse positions in regional NSW:
Stage 2A: Two-site Qualitative Descriptive Study
June 2018 to April 2019
Exploring the cost effectiveness of the Parkinson’s nurse specialist position in the Mid North Coast Local Health District of NSW: A pilot retrospective analysis
Stage 2B: One-site Cost-Benefit Evaluation
October 2018 to June 2019
Parkinson’s NSW; Mid North Coast Local Health District
Examining the role of rural and regional community support groups in supporting people living with Parkinson’s disease: Benefits and Challenges
Stage 3: Master’s Research Study
June 2018 to December 2020
Parkinson’s Project Publications:
- Bramble, M., Carroll, V. & Rossiter, R. (2018). Evidence based models that support best practice nursing services for people with Parkinson’s disease in regional NSW: An integrative literature review. Charles Sturt University. ISBN 978-186-467317-3
- Rossiter, R., Bramble, M., Matheson, A., Carroll, V., & Phillips, R., (2019). Evaluating the impact of two specialist Parkinson’s disease nurse positions in regional New South Wales, Australia: A qualitative descriptive study. Charles Sturt University. ISBN 978-1-86-467337-1
Palliative and end of life care chevron_right
- Wardle, Sabine (2018). Palliative Care: Exploring cultural perceptions of Punjabi Indians and availability of culturally appropriate services in Residential Aged Care Facilities in regional NSW. PhD thesis
- Wardle, Sabine (2018). Palliative and end of life care needs of CALD communities in regional NSW. PhD thesis
Rural and regional specific capability, including telehealth and rural student placements chevron_right
We will be providing more information on this topic as research is completed.
Innovations to assist in the prevention and treatment of dementia and Parkinson’s disease chevron_right
Poulsen, A., Burmeister, O. (2019) Overcoming carer shortages with care robots: Dynamic value trade-offs in run-time. Australasian Journal of Information Systems 23. DOI: 10.3127/ajis.v23i0.1688
Use of technology in student education driven by older people chevron_right
Co-creation and co-design with older people link to PhD Project - “The Investigation of a New Care Robot Design Approach for Alleviating LGBT Elderly Loneliness” chevron_right
As well as our group leaders, you can also see the full list of our group members.
Research Area Leader and Stream Leader Health Technologies
Phone: +61 2 6338 4596
Stream Leader - Social, Health and Community Outcomes
Phone: +61 2 6051 9246
Stream Leader – Building Workforce Capability
Phone: +61 2 6051 9270