In Australia and internationally, people are living longer. The challenge is to ensure that older people lead healthy,
productive, nancially secure and connected lives. At Monash University we are responding to the challenges
relating to Australia’s ageing population by improving
the quality of life for older people. Monash’s enormous breadth of expertise means we can tackle these challenges in a multidisciplinary manner where innovative
ideas and research initiatives can assist in providing solutions for the older members of our community.
Monash researchers are nding new ways to age well,
defy negative stereotypes and manage chronic illnesses and age-associated disabilities. Our research and innovation in housing design, health service delivery,
technologies and transport systems will enable older
people to live at home longer and lead more active, connected lives. We are improving medication regimes and drug safety, and also reducing the incidence of injuries from falls.
Our researchers have worked to improve public transport services and facilitate more interconnectedness with the local communities in which our ageing population lives. In addition, Monash is investigating ways to increase workforce productivity and maximise returns from
superannuation funds to deliver a better economic future for investors, families and society.
Healthy ageing – Health and wellbeing
Independent living – Empowering our ageing population
Older workers – Retaining the vitality of our workforce
Planning and policies – Providing a supportive infrastructure
Who we are
Monash University is a global leader in innovative and multidisciplinary research. Ranked among the top one per cent of universities in the world, Monash has grown to become Australia’s largest university.Monash’s ve Australian campuses are complemented
by a strong and expanding international presence in Italy,
India, Malaysia, South Africa and China. We have also recently established an alliance with Warwick University in the United Kingdom.