Ageing populations worldwide raise pressing legal, health, social and policy challenges relating to: capacity and decision making; healthcare; financial security; accommodation; elder abuse and ageism.

Our research focuses on :

  • capacity and decision-making
  • assessing incapacity
  • cognitive impairment including dementia
  • substitute decision-making
  • future planning including trusts, wills and enduring powers of attorney
  • financial security and supports including NDIS
  • accommodation (including retirement villages and aged care facilities)
  • elder abuse
  • human rights of older persons, including discrimination and ageism
  • access to justice including redress and remedies for elder abuse

The Planning for Healthy Ageing Research Program is a formal program of the Australian Centre for Health Law Research.