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 is partnering 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.
We seek to:
- build knowledge through academic and student research projects
- develop and attract funding for projects
- offer continuing professional development, seminars and workshops, and
- provide academic guest speakers for events, workshops and staff training.
Reach out to the team to discuss how we can tailor our services to meet your organisation's needs.
The Healthy Ageing Hub gives UniSC students a unique opportunity to apply theory to practice.
With improved quality of care, and readiness to practice, our students transition quickly to employment with in-demand skills.
Gain face-to-face, practical experience while studying these programs at UniSC Gympie:
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, to 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.
The Healthy Ageing Hub has study and shared community spaces between staff, aged care residents and students. These support teaching, research and community needs. Contact us to book a facility.
Alex Elibank MurrayPro Vice-Chancellor (Global & Engagement)
Angeline MedlandCampus Coordinator (Campus Lead)
Dr John RosenbergSenior Lecturer, Nursing (UniSC Caboolture)
Duncan ThompsonManager, Strategic Government Relations | Manager, Enterprise Project Management Office
News and events
‘Huge regional opportunities’: UniSC partners with Comlink Australia on future of aged care
A new partnership between community care provider Comlink Australia and UniSC will allow more university students to stay in their home regions and earn while they learn and will help to address critical workforce shortages in aged care.
Lunchbox lectures explore key issues in the care of older people
A series of ‘Lunchbox Lectures’ in Gympie by leading academics and aged-care professionals will explore key issues for the elderly, including dementia, social isolation and end-of-life care.
Unique university placement helps tackle workforce crisis in aged care
As Australia’s aged care sector struggles with critical workforce shortages, a novel final-year university placement is helping nursing students fast-track their transition into work-ready graduates – with expanded insights, skills and passion for caring for the elderly.