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Dr Apil Gurung

HlthScD Qld.UT, MPubHlth W’gong., BNursScGE Sunshine Coast, BDS Manipal AHE, FHEA

  • Lecturer, Nursing (UniSC Moreton Bay)
+61 7 5430 2936
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Moreton Bay
Apil Gurung


Dr Apil Gurung is a lecturer in the School of Health at University of the Sunshine Coast at UniSC Moreton Bay.

Apil 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 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.

Apil specialises in qualitative research approach and has great affinity towards qualitative research approach of phenomenography. Being a strong advocate for social justice he strives to operationalise this dedication via qualitative research. He is interested in inter-disciplinary collaborative research in addressing the challenges faced by older adults in the community.

Professional Memberships 

  • Australian Association of Gerontology


  • Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK)

Research Grants

Project name Investigators Funding Body Year
Intergenerational Living. The experiences of residents of aged care facilities, their families, carers, and nursing students. Dr Apil Gurung, Prof Marianne Wallis, Dr Alison Craswell, Sam Edwards, Graham Young, Angeline Medland, Robyn Cross NURTURE Seed Grant
$ 4,106.08
Understanding why aged care residents are transferred to the ED Dr Sean Clark, A/Prof Marc Broadbent, Dr Apil Gurung, Shannon Bakon, Dr Julia Hocking, Chris Shaw, Sheryl Tweddell, Amanda Glenwright Emergency Medicine Foundation
$ 55,206

Research areas

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

Teaching areas

  • NUR104 The older person and family
  • NUR121 Health, Culture and Society

Dr Apil Gurung’s specialist areas of knowledge include aged care, older adults, gerontology, qualitative research and phenomenography.

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