Amplifying Voices from the Royal Commission into Aged Care

Project dates: 2021-03-31 00:00:00 - 2024-03-30 00:00:00

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is a singular opportunity to reform Australian aged care and redress the marginalisation of aged care residents - a vulnerable demographic whose voices too often go unheard. Using innovative arts-based forms of storytelling, this project explores how non-traditional approaches can provide older Australians with more visibility in aged care policy debates. Combining media analysis with poetic inquiry, participatory photography, citizen storytelling, and interactive art, this project amplifies the voices of residents and engages policy makers, providers, and the public in a reflexive, inclusive conversation about the past, present and future of aged care.

The Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety is a singular opportunity to reform Australian aged care and redress the marginalisation of aged care residents—a vulnerable demographic whose voices too often go unheard. Using innovative arts-based forms of storytelling, this three-year project explores how non-traditional approaches can provide older Australians with more visibility in aged care policy debates. Combining media analysis with poetic inquiry, participatory photography, citizen storytelling, and interactive art, this project amplifies the voices of residents and engages policy makers, providers, and the public in a reflexive, inclusive conversation about the past, present and future of aged care.

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DMRC research program

This project contributes to the research within the following DMRC research program:

Digital Inclusion and Participation



Funding / Grants

  • Australian Research Council

Team

  • Prof Evonne Miller - QUT Principal Investigator
  • Prof Sarah Holland-Batt - Chief Investigator
  • Dr Terrell Thomson - Chief Investigator
  • Assoc Prof Jennifer Seevinck - Chief Investigator
  • Merryn Gott - Partner Investigator
  • Promised Scholarship - QUTPRA Scholarship

Partners

  • ARC Discovery Projects 2021 (DP21) - The University of Auckland

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