NARI has established global links as a collaborating research partner. Our researchers are regularly invited to participate in trade missions and speak at international conferences.
The Institute is one of eleven consortium partners involved in the successful bid to start the International Longevity Centre –Australia. The ILC Global Alliance is a multinational consortium of member organisations and provides global communication and opportunity for the sharing of research, policy and knowledge related to an ageing population across countries and cultures.
NARI is also a member of the International Federation on Ageing.
Professor Nicola Lautenschlager and Associate Professor Briony Dow are both co-investigators on a University of Hong Kong-led randomised controlled trial of home-based exercise intervention for caregivers of people with dementia.
Associate Professor Briony Dow is a co-investigator on a University College London research project that aims to reduce agitation and improve quality of life for people with moderate to severe dementia.
NARI is leading the Australian arm of the international validation of the Algoplus Scale in five languages.
NARI hosts an extensive ageing research program for international and Australian postgraduate students.
The Institute’s staff have lectured and taught health professionals, including physiotherapists, gerontologists and students, about pain, falls and dementia in Singapore, China, the Philippines and Thailand. Staff have had direct input into one of the first randomised controlled trials in falls prevention in Malaysia and were commissioned to talk about the complexity of pain in the elderly and pain management in residential aged care by the Hong Kong Hospital Authority.
Our researchers and directors speak regularly at international forums including the World Health Organisation and International Federation on Ageing.
Research with people from a diversity of cultures
The Institute is gaining a considerable reputation for its work with people from a diversity of cultures, including older Chinese people. It has piloted several projects involving technology, including using new technologies to exercise at home, and the development of a portable device to track the limb movements of patients recovering from stroke and telephone.