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Healthy Ageing Hub

UniSC's Healthy Ageing Hub is an emerging centre with a focus on regional health, gerontology, caring for older people and ageing related education and research in the Gympie region. Through research and innovation in the delivery of aged care, we offer new solutions to pressing issues to transform health, communities and lives.



Building age-friendly communities

UniSC partners with government and industry in health, aged and community care sectors to tackle the new study and research priorities emerging as we all live longer.

We offer new opportunities for study and professional development and initiate research and innovation in the delivery of aged care. This includes: 

Contact us to discuss how we can tailor our services to meet your needs.

Hands-on experience

You'll have a unique opportunity to apply theory to practice as a student at the Healthy Ageing Hub.

Hands-on training improves quality of care and helps your readiness to practice. This helps you transition to employment with in-demand skills.

Gain face-to-face, practical experience while studying these programs at UniSC Gympie:

Priority research

The Healthy Ageing Hub aspires to be a leading contributor to research in healthy ageing and community care.

We work with UniSC academics and students across disciplines.

Together, we co-design research projects that are regionally relevant and aligned to identified needs across the health, ageing and community care sectors.

If you are passionate about shaping health and aged care through research, we invite you to contact us.

Multi-purpose facilities 

Our study and shared community spaces between staff, aged care residents and students are available to support teaching, research and community needs.

Contact us to book a space or facility.

Upcoming Healthy Ageing Hub Events and campus located workshops 

2024 Theme - Breaking down the Barriers - Cross generational opportunities.

What cross generational world wide, cross cultural, learnings/evidence have been generated to date and what opportunities are there for increased exploration of such models in this changing world and evolving contexts?

Community, students and academics are welcomed to contribute ideas and energy to new projects that embrace healthy ageing from birth to death and that explore ageing in plan opportunities.
Please contact the Gympie Healthy Ageing Hub team at with your ideas.


Healthy Ageing Hub
UniSC Gympie
71 Cartwright Road
Gympie, Queensland, 4570

Tel: +61 7 5456 5800


Our team

Alex Elibank Murray
Alex Elibank Murray

Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global & Engagement)

Tess Parker

Campus Coordinator (Campus Lead)

Associate Professor Chris Askew
Professor Chris Askew

Professor in Clinical Exercise Physiology | School of Health

Duncan Thompson
Duncan Thompson

Project Manager, Engagement | Office of the Pro Vice-Chancellor (Global and Engagement)


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