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:
The Human Rights of Older Persons: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Elder Law
Capacity assessment and the law: Problems and solutions
- Karen Sullivan and Kelly Purser, ‘Developing and Piloting the Consumer Experience of Capacity Assessment Tool (CECAT) Psychiatry, Psychology and Law: Volume 28, Issue 2 (2021)
- Bernadette Richards, (Chief Investigator) et al, NHMRC Partnership Grant: Investigating the inclusion of vulnerable populations in Advance Care Planning: Developing complex and sensitive public policy, APP1133407 Partnership Project (2017–2020) $379,367.60
- Bernadette Richards, (Chief Investigator) et al, South Australian Law Foundation Grant, A review of the role and operation of current South Australian law and practice regarding Powers of Attorney (with the South Australian Law Reform Institute, SALRI) (2020)
- Tina Cockburn, Kelly Purser and Sherrena Buckby, ‘The role of financial planners in preventing, recognising and responding to elder financial abuse’, The Financial Planning Education Council (FPEC) Research Grant Award (sponsored by NAB) (2019–2020)
- Tina Cockburn, Phillip Baker, Kelly Purser, Donna Cooper, Maree Petersen and Margaret Hall, ‘Understanding and improving family agreements: reducing the risk of failure, preventing elder abuse and facilitating access to justice’, QUT Faculty of Law Grant Seed Funding Scheme (2019–2020)
- Kelly Purser, Tina Cockburn and Elizabeth Ulrick, ‘Examining Access to Formal Justice Mechanisms for Vulnerable Older People in the context of Enduring Powers of Attorney’ 12(1) Elder Law Review 1-32 (2019)
- Cassandra Cross, Kelly Purser and Tina Cockburn, ‘Examining access to justice for those with an enduring power of attorney (EPOA) who are suffering financial abuse’, Queensland Aged and Disability Advocacy Inc (2017)
- Kelly Purser, Tina Cockburn, Cassandra Cross and Helene Jacmon, ‘Alleged financial abuse of those under an enduring power of attorney: An exploratory study’, British Journal of Social Work, 48(4), pp 887-905 (2018)
- Tina Cockburn, Kelly Purser and Cassandra Cross, ‘Research project: Examining access to justice for those with an enduring power of attorney (EPA) who are suffering financial abuse’ (2017)
- Philip RA Baker, Daniel P Francis, Sajaratulnisah Othman and Wan Yuen Choo, ‘Interventions for preventing abuse in the elderly’ Cochrane Systematic Review – Intervention Version’ (2016)