The Bolton Clarke Research Institute is our own research and innovation hub.
It has forged a national and international reputation for high impact community health and aged care research.
Our Research Institute identifies practical solutions to enable greater independence, quality of life and choice about healthcare options for our customers and the wider community.
Our four key principles place people at the centre of our approach:
Ultimately, our research aims to support our clients' ability to lead fuller and more satisfying lives with support from Bolton Clarke at home support, residential aged care and retirement living services.
Our research projects concentrate on four key areas that underpine healthy ageing.
Optimising health and wellbeing
Combatting loneliness and isolation
Addressing post-traumatic mental health
Evaluating the implementation of assistive technology
The Bolton Clarke Research Institute comprises a multi-disciplinary team of research fellows and officers, and is underpinned by a strong governance framework including an ethics committee.
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Research projects recently completed by the Institute include:
The BCRI is conducting a series of research projects and initiatives:
Before submitting your research project to us, please read through the following required reading
Please complete the following documents for the submission of your application to the Bolton Clarke Human Research Ethics Committee
Please see additional documents for examples of plain English and complaints procedure
Bolton Clarke Research Institute is working to reduce social isolation and optimise wellbeing for older women living alone on the Mornington Peninsula through the Peer Support for Older Women to Promote Wellbeing and Independence (POWER) project. The project is funded by the Felton Bequest, managed by Equity Trustees. Working with local people, we have designed volunteer driver and exercise buddy programs to fill gaps in existing services and are trialling them to make sure they meet the needs of women in the area. If you live in the Rosebud area, are a woman over 55 and live by yourself or you are interested in volunteering and being part of this trial, you can express your interest here.Contact us