Dr Apil Gurung

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Dr Apil Gurung


Teaching areas

  • • NUR104: The older person and family
  • • NUR116: Preparation for practice 1

Research areas

  • aged care and older adults
  • primary health care and public health
  • qualitative research
  • phenomenography


Dr Apil Gurung has a keen interest in aged care and older adults. His doctoral thesis explored the understanding of decision-making by aged care nurses in transferring a resident to the emergency department. He supports the vision of efficient and accessible primary health care services in enabling older adults to live longer and healthier in the community. He has an extensive experience as a clinician and graduate nurse assessor in the aged care sector. His passion lies in ensuring quality health care for older adults through advocacy based on research. He is an active member of Australian Association of Gerontology.

Dr Gurung specialises in qualitative research and has great affinity towards qualitative research approach of phenomenography. Being a strong advocate for social justice he strives to operationalise his dedication via qualitative research. He is interested in collaborative inter-disciplinary research looking at addressing social health issues.

Professional memberships

  • Australian Association of Gerontology


  • Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)
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