Advisory Groups

Our advisory groups are an invaluable part of ARIIA’s structure and its operations. We thank all our group members for their generous contribution to our mission through their time, expertise, insights and advice.

Knowledge and Implementation Hub Evidence Advisory Groups

  • Ms Margaret Adams, Senior Advisor, Older Persons Health and Palliative Care, CCQ - Country to Coast QLD
  • Dr Carol Davy, Senior Research Fellow, Translation and Evaluation, ARIIA
  • Mrs Anita Francis, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
  • Ms Susan Hanson, Chief Clinical Information Officer, InfoMedix; Casual Academic, Faculty of Health, University of Technology
  • Ass Professor Helen Rawson, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Monash University
  • Dr Melanie Tan, Independent Clinical Governance and Medico-legal Consultant. LinkedIn
  • Anita Francis, Senior Clinical Advisor, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
  • Prof Deb Parker, Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery/IMPACCT, University of Technology
  • Dr Michael Chapman, Director of Palliative Care, Canberra Hospital, College of Health & Medicine, Australian National University
  • Dr Claudia Meyer, Senior Research Fellow, Bolton Clarke, Adjunct Research Fellow, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University, Adjunct Research Fellow, Rehabilitation, Ageing and Independent Living Research Centre, Monash University, Honorary Associate, Centre for Health Communication and Participation, La Trobe University
  • Prof Fran McInerney, Adjunct Professor of Dementia Studies, Wicking Dementia Centre, University of Tasmania
  • Genevieve Barclay, Lifestyle and Marketing Communications, Mayflower Aged Care
  • Judith Leeson AM, Ambassador, Caring Futures Institute; Advocate for quality aged care service; Supporter of ARIIA through several advisory groups
  • Prof Robin Daly, Chair of Exercise and Ageing Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition, Deakin University
  • Dr Xanthe Golenko , Research Fellow, Bolton Clarke Research Institute
  • Catherine Doyle, Lifestyle practitioner, Allity Aged Care
  • Dr Lauren Miller-Lewis, Lecturer, Positive Psychology; College of Psychology, CQ University, Adjunct Research Fellow, Research Centre for Palliative Care, Death and Dying, Flinders University    
  • Dr Maria O'Reilly, Head of Course – Occupational Therapy School of Health, Medical and Applied Sciences, CQUniversity
  • Sarah-Kaye Page, Dementia Specialist, Training Advisor, Enterprise & Training Company Ltd
  • Dr Jacki Wesson, Senior Lecturer, Discipline of Occupational Therapy, Sydney School of Health Sciences Faculty of Medicine and Health, University of Sydney
  • Associate Prof Tim Windsor, Associate Professor College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University
  •  Flavi Pardini, Project Officer, Connect Victoria Park
  • Dr Carol Davy, Senior Research Fellow, ARIIA
  • Kathy Williams, Manager Ageing Policy and Projects, Office for Ageing Well, Department for Health and Wellbeing


  • Dr Monica Cations, Senior Research Fellow, College of Education, Psychology and Social Work, Flinders University    
  • Dr Joanna Waloszek, Research Project Manager, Department of Psychological Services, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Professor Sunil Bhar, Professor of Psychology, Director, Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Prof Colleen Doyle, Honorary Fellow, National Ageing Research Institute, Honorary Professor, Swinburne University        
  • Dr Nadeeka Dissanayaka, Associate Professor, Head, Dementia & Neuro Mental Health Research Unit, UQ Centre for Clinical Research, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Queensland, Affiliate, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Department of Neurology, Royal Brisbane & Woman’s Hospital
  • Joshua Cohen, Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Calvary Health Care Kogarah, Vice president, Palliative Care Nurses Australia, Chair, Palliative Aged Care Network, NSW
  • Larissa McIntyre, NP - Palliative Aged Care, Head of Clinical Services - Residential Aged Care, Anglicare Sydney NSW
  • Conjoint Senior Lecturer, School of Nursing and Midwifery, University of Newcastle, Newcastle NSW
  • Dr Paul Tait, Pharmacist, Rural Support Service, SA Health    
  • Dr Lenore de la Perelle, Research Fellow, Aged Care Partnering Program, ARIIA
  • Allyra Hulme, IPEPA National Indigenous Program Manager, IPEPA (Indigenous Program of Experience in the Palliative Approach)
  • Dr Jason Mills, Associate Professor, Enterprise Fellow, Clinical & Health Sciences, University of South Australia
  • Prof Dimity Pond, Honorary Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Western Sydney University
  • Rachael Wass, Chief Executive Officer, Meaningful Ageing Australia
  • Dr Deidre Morgan, Senior Lecturer, Palliative and Supportive Services, Flinders University
  • Prof Stacey George, Professor, Healthy, Ageing Support and Care, Occupational Therapist, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University
  • Claire O’Connor, Senior Research Fellow, UNSW, Senior Research Fellow (Honorary), NeuRA, Honorary Senior Research Fellow, HammondCare, Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration (DCRC) Post-doctoral Fellow, University of NSW
  • Hilary O’Connell, Principal Advisor, Wellness and Reablement, Independent Living Assessment Inc. WA
  • Prof Lee-Fay Low, Professor in Ageing and Health, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney
  • Dr Michelle Lim, Chairperson & Scientific Chair· Ending Loneliness Together, Research Fellow Iverson Health Innovation Research Institute, Swinburne University of Technology, Co-Director · Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection, Global Initiative on Loneliness and Connection
  • Dr Rajna Ogrin, Senior Research Fellow, Bolton Clarke Research Institute
  • Georgina Johnstone, Research Officer, Bolton Clarke Research Institute
  • Mary Swift, Senior Policy and Engagement Officer, Aged Care Reform, COTA Australia
  • Dr Nicole Brooke, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Community Industry Alliance
  • Dr Stacey Torode, Dr Stacey Torode - Quality & Innovation Manager, Southern Cross Care (SA, NT & Vic) Inc
  • Kate Kameniar, Organisational Wellness & Lifestyle Manager, Southern Cross Care
  • Robyn Lierton, Community Engagement and Diversity Manager, ECH
  • Dr Stephanie Champion, Research Fellow & Facilitator, Innovator Training Program (ITP), ARIIA    
  • Mona Orszulak, Older People Consumer Advocate, National Older Person Reference Group
  • Yin Siu (Jane) Low, PhD Candidate, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne Australia
  • A/Professor Leila Karimi, Department of Psychology, School of Health and Biomedical Sciences, RMIT University Melbourne Australia
  • Professor Marion Eckert, Director, Rosemary Bryant AO Research Centre, Professor of Cancer Nursing, University of South Australia
  • Helen Cutler, Southern Cross Care (SA, NT & Vic) Inc
  • Dr Asmita Manchha, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of Queensland
  • Jasmine B MacDonald, Senior Research Officer, Australian Institute of Family Studies; Adjunct Lecturer, School of Psychology Charles Sturt University
  • Dr Kate Barnett OAM, Managing Director, Standout Report and Standout Ageing (SAGE)
  • Dr David Hobbs, Senior Lecturer, College of Science and Engineering , Flinders University
  • Ms Anne Livingstone, Executive Lead Projects and Research Director,  Aged Care Industry IT Council Global Community Resourcing
  • Mr Mark Brommeyer, Senior Lecturer, School of Medicine; CHIA Examination Committee, Flinders University, AIDH (Australian Institute of Digital Health)
  • Mr John Perkins, Founder and CEO, Checked In Care
  • Emeritus Professor Anthony Maeder, Emeritus Professor, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University
  • Lynda McArdle, Program Manager, Aged Care Partnering Program, ARIIA
  • Dr Merran Cooper, Chief Executive Officer, Touchstone Life Care
  • Ms Heather McDonald, Director, Clinical Informatics and Engagement, Silverchain 
  • Jessica Cotter, Executive Manager, Community and Stakeholder Engagement, Vic-Tas , NBN
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Other Advisory Groups

  • Bronwyn Arthur, MPALCAgedCare, Palliative Aged Care Outcomes Program (PACOP), Australian Health Services Research Institute (AHSRI), University of Wollongong
  • John Cates, consumer/family member
  • Dr Stephanie Champion, Research Fellow, ARIIA
  • Darren Daff, Nursing Director, Partnerships and Design, South Australian Virtual Care Services, SA Health
  • Dr Carol Davy, Senior Research Fellow, ARIIA
  • Dr Lenore de la Perrelle, Research Fellow, ARIIA
  • Ivy Diegmann, GM Brand, Strategy & Innovation, ACH Group
  • Betty Fry, consumer/family member
  • Sandra Glaister, Chief of Governance, Risk and Research, Southern Cross Care QLD Ltd
  • Lesley Habel, National ManagerAdvance Care Planning Australia
  • Prof Gill Harvey, ACPP Co- Director, ARIIA
  • Michelle Hogan, Director Clinical Unit, Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission
  • Ms Judith Leeson AM, Ambassador, Caring Futures Institute; Advocate for quality aged care service
  • Dr Amy Marshall, Research Fellow, ARIIA
  • Dr Tom Morris, Head of Research and Information, HammondCare
  • Alan Patching, consumer/family member
  • Dr Christine While RPN, Senior Training Consultant, Dementia Training Australia
  • Dr Alice Windle, Research Fellow, ARIIA
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