Our research

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Planning for healthy ageing requires a multidisciplinary approach and the development of innovative retirement and aged-care models, health-care delivery, technologies, products, services, housing and financial supports which protect and promote the rights of older people and enable them to lead independent and fulfilling lives.

Our researchers are building on existing national and international collaborations both within QUT and other universities and industry, as well as fostering new collaborations. We are particularly interested in the real world application of our research.

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

Books

The Human Rights of Older Persons: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Elder Law

Lewis, Bridget, Purser, Kelly, Mackie, Kirsty (2020) The Human Rights of Older Persons: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Elder Law

Capacity assessment and the law: Problems and solutions

Purser, Kelly (2017) Capacity assessment and the law: Problems and solutions

The National Disability Insurance Scheme Handbook

Madden, William, McIlwraith, Janine, Brell, Ruanne (2014) The National Disability Insurance Scheme Handbook

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The role of financial planners in preventing, recognising and responding to elder financial abuse

Cockburn, Tina, Purser, Kelly, Buckby, Sherrena, Paynter, Kirsty (2021) The role of financial planners in preventing, recognising and responding to elder financial abuse

Valuable Instrument or the Single Most Abused Legal Document in our Judicial System?

Bernadette Richards et al (2020) Valuable Instrument or the Single Most Abused Legal Document in our Judicial System? A Review of the Role and Operation of Enduring Powers of Attorney in South Australia. South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI).

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Research project: Examining access to justice for those with an enduring power of attorney (EPA) who are suffering financial abuse

Tina Cockburn, Kelly Purser and Cassandra Cross (2017) Research project: Examining access to justice for those with an enduring power of attorney (EPA) who are suffering financial abuse. .

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Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly

Cochrane Feature Review: Baker et al (2016) Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly. .

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Submission Responding to ALRC Discussion Paper 83, Elder Abuse

Purser, Kelly, Lewis, Bridget, Mackie, Kirsty, Sullivan, Karen A. (2017) Submission Responding to ALRC Discussion Paper 83, Elder Abuse

Submission Responding to the Law Council of Australia Justice Project Consultation Paper August 2017

Purser, Kelly, Lewis, Bridget, Cockburn, Tina, McDonald, Fiona (2017) Submission Responding to the Law Council of Australia Justice Project Consultation Paper August 2017

Submission Responding to ALRC Discussion Paper 83, Elder Abuse

Philip Baker et al (2017) Submission Responding to ALRC Discussion Paper 83, Elder Abuse. .

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Submission to the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights and Technology Issues Paper

Lewis, Bridget, McDonald, Fiona, Purser, Kelly, Cockburn, Tina, Dallaston, Elizabeth (2018) Submission by the Australian Centre for Health Law Research to the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights and Technology Issues Paper

Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Purser, Kelly, Lewis, Bridget, Kruck, Lisa, Trowse, Pip, Cockburn, Tina, Buys, Laurie (2019) Submission to the Royal Commission into Aged Care Quality and Safety

Enhancing Protections Relating to the Use of Enduring Power of Attorney Instruments

Kelly Purser, Bridget Lewis, Tina Cockburn and Sharon Christensen (2020) Submission: Enhancing Protections Relating to the Use of Enduring Power of Attorney Instruments – Consultation Regulation Impact Statement. .

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Responses to COVID-19 and beyond, exploring the role technology should play

Wills formalities in a Post-Pandemic World: A Research Agenda

Bridget Crawford, Kelly Purser and Tina Cockburn (2020) Wills formalities in a Post-Pandemic World: A Research Agenda. UChicago Legal Forum.

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Wills Formalities Beyond Covid-19: An Australian-United States Perspective

Kelly Purser, Tina Cockburn and Bridget Crawford (2020) Wills Formalities Beyond Covid-19: An Australian-United States Perspective. University of New South Wales Law Journal Forum.

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