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Peer-reviewed Publications

Bracci, E., Allen, M., Carter, H., Cyarto, E., Dwyer, T., Graves, N., Lee, X., Meyer, C., Oprescu, F., Harvey, G. (2023). Protocol for a process evaluation of a stepped wedge randomised controlled trial to reduce unnecessary hospitalisations of older people from residential aged care: the EDDIE+ study. BMJ Open. 13:e066857. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2022-066857 

Dickins, M., Joe, A., & Lowthian, J. A. (2023). Ten-Year Trends and Predictors of Unplanned Hospitalisation in Community-Dwelling Older People Receiving Home-Based Care. Health & Social Care in the Community. Volume 2023, Article ID 9332777 

Lee, D-CA., Burton, E., Meyer, C., Haines, T.P., Hunter, S., Dawes, H., Suttanon, P., Fullarton, S., Connelly, F., Stout, J.C., Hill, K.D. (2023). The Potential for Effect of a Six-Week Training Program for Gait Aid Use in Older People with Dementia with Unsteadiness of Gait: A Pilot Study. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 12(4):1574. 

Meyer, C., Dickins, M., O’Keefe, F., Hall, K., Lowthian, J.A. (2023). Risk Negotiation With People With Dementia: From Co-designed Paper Version to Implementation Preparation of an Electronic Conversation Tool.  Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine. 2023;9.



Peer-reviewed publications

Chambers, S., Spooner, A., Parker, C., Jack, L., Schnitker, L., Beattie, E., Yates, P., & MacAndrew, M. (2022). Clinical indicators of acute deterioration in persons who reside in residential aged care facilities: A rapid review. Journal of nursing scholarship, 10.1111/jnu.12819. 

Cyarto, E., Dickins, M., Meyer, C., Lowthian, J. A. (2022). Cycling Without Age: an Australian residential aged care home experience. Australasian Journal on Ageing, doi: 10.1111/ajag.13114

Ekram, A. R. M., Woods, R., Ryan, J., Espinoza, S. E., Gilmartin-Thomas, J. F., Shah, R.,…Lowthian, J. A., …& Ernst, M. E. (2022). The Association between Polypharmacy, Frailty and Disability-Free Survival in Community-Dwelling Healthy Older Individuals. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics. doi: 10.1016/j.archger.2022.104694

Green, M. M., Lowthian, J. A., Allgood, H. & Ogrin, R. (2022). Volunteer peer support frameworks supporting older women living alone. Health & Social Care in the Community, 00, 1– 12. 

Hill, K., Meyer, C., Burton, E., Hunter, S., Suttanon, P., Dawes, H., Lee, D. (2022) Examining gait aid use and user safety by older people with dementia: Perspectives of informal carers to inform practice. Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI: 10.1080/09638288.2022.2148302 

Iyngkaran, P., Calder, R., Nelson, C., Lowthian, J. A., Hespe, C., Horowitz, J., de Courten, M. P. (2022). Opportunities to link Heart Failure Guidelines and chronic disease management—preliminary considerations. Rev. Cardiovasc. Med. 23(4), 142. doi: 10.31083/j.rcm2304142

Johnstone, G., Joe, A., Dickins, M., Lowthian, J. A. (2022). Understanding the home care needs of older veterans and dependants in metropolitan Melbourne, 2007 – 2016. Journal of Military, Veteran and Family Health. 9(1):40-55. 

Kirsnan, L., Kosiol, J., Golenko, X., Radford, K., Fitzgerald, J. (2022). Barriers and enablers for enhancing engagement of older people in intergenerational programs in Australia. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships. DOI: 10.1080/15350770.2022.2065400

Lee, D. A., Meyer, C., Burton, E., Kitchen, S., Williams, C., Hunter, S. W., Suttanon, P., & Hill, K. D. (2022). A survey of nurses, physiotherapists and occupational therapists in mobility care and gait aid use for hospital patients with dementia. Geriatric nursing, 44, 221–228. Advance online publication. Doi:

McManamny, T. E., Boyd, L., Sheen, J., & Lowthian, J. A. (2022). Feasibility and acceptability of paramedic-initiated health education for rural-dwelling older people. Health Education Journal, 0(0). 

Manchha, A.V., Tann, K., Way, K.A., Thai, T., (2022). Reconceptualizing Stigmas in Aged Care: A Typology of Stigmatizing Discourses in the Aged-Care Context, The Gerontologist, gnac192. 

Meyer, C., Ogrin, R., Golenko, X., Cyarto, E., Paine, K., Walsh, W., Hutchinson, A., Lowthian, J. A. (2022). A co-designed fit-for-purpose implementation framework for aged care. Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice. doi:.1111/jep.13660

Ngo, Q.C., Ogrin, R., & Kumar, D.K. (2022). Computerised Prediction of Healing for Venous Leg Ulcers. Scientific Reports. 12, 17962. 

Ogrin, R., Meyer, C., Karantzoulis, A., Santana, I. J., & Hampson, R. (2022). Assessing Older Community Members Using a Social Work Tool: Developing an Organizational Response. Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, 8, 

Robinson, E. S., Cyarto, E. V., Ogrin, R., Green, M., & Lowthian, J.A. (2022). Quality of life of older Australians receiving home nursing services for complex care needs Health & Social Care in the Community. 10.1111/hsc.14046. 

Xiao, L., Yu, Y., Ratcliffe, J., Milte, R., Meyer, C., Chapman, M., Chen, L., Ullah, S., Kitson, A., De Andrade, A., Beattie, E., Brodaty, H., McKechnie, S., Low, L., Nguyen, T., Whitehead, C., Brijnath, B., Sinclair, R., Voss, D. (2022). Creating ‘Partnerships in iSupport program’ to optimise family carers’ impact on dementia care: A randomised controlled trial protocol. BMC Health Services Research. 22, 762.

Book Chapters

Ogrin, R., Elder, K. Chapter 2: Living with a Chronic Wound. In A Complete Guide to Maggot Therapy: Clinical Practice, Therapeutic Principles, Production, Distribution, and Ethics. Editor Frank Stadler. Open Book Publishers. pp. 17–38 

Meyer, C., & Clemson, L. (2022) Fall prevention and interventions for older adults. In Oxford Encyclopedia of Aging and Public Health. Ed. New York: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190632366.013.377  

Industry publications

Lowthian, J. A. (2022). AJDC asks... Australian Journal of Dementia Care. 11(2), 8.  

Lowthian, J. A. & Lucas, C. (2022). Getting texture modified food right can transform resident wellbeing. Australian Ageing Agenda  

Meyer, C., Golenko, X., Lowthian, J.A. (Aug/Sept 2022) Taking Action to support veterans with dementia. Australian Journal of Dementia Care. 

Ogrin, R. (2022). Loneliness. One COTA. Winter Jun-August. 

Book review 

Meyer, C., (2022) Brain Body Food. Australasian Journal on Ageing. 41 (3) DOI: 10.1111/ajag.13127 (book review) 



Peer-reviewed articles

Bryant, J., Noble, N., Freund, M., Rumbel, J., Eades, S., Sanson-Fisher, R., Lowe, M., Walsh, J., Piterman, L., Koch, S., Meyer, C., Todd, E. (2021) How can dementia diagnosis and care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people be improved? Perspectives of healthcare providers providing care in Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services. BMC Health Services Research. doi: 1186/s12913-021-06647-2

Carter, H., Lee, X., Farrington, A., Shield, C., Graves, N.,Cyarto, E., Parkinson, L., Oprescu, F., Meyer, C.,Rowland, J., Dwyer, T., Harvey, G. (2021). A stepped-wedge randomised controlled trial assessing the implementation, effectiveness and cost-consequences of a hospital avoidance program in 12 residential aged care homes: study protocol. BMC Geriatrics. 21, 347. doi: 10.1186/s12877-021-02294-8

Cox, K.L., Clare, L., Cyarto, E.V., Ellis, K.A., Etherton-Beer, C., Southam, J., Ames, D., Flicker, L., Almeida, O.P., LoGiudice, D., Liew, D., Vlaskovsky, P., Lautenschlager, N.T. A randomized controlled trial on the effects of a 6-month home-based physical activity program with individual goal-setting and volunteer mentors on physical activity, adherence and physical fitness in inactive older adults at risk of cognitive decline: The INDIGO Study. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. doi: 3233/JAD-210479

Ellis, B., Lowthian, J.A., Melady, D. (2021). IFEM White Paper on the care of older people with acute illness and injury in the emergency department. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine. doi:10.1007/s43678-021-00106-x

Freak-Poli, R., Ryan, J., Tran, T., …. Lowthian, J. A., et al. (2021) Social Isolation, Social Support and Loneliness as independent concepts, and their relationship with Health-related Quality of Life among older women. Aging and Mental Health, doi: 1080/13607863.2021.1940097

Golenko, X., Meyer, C., Paine, K. (2021) Evaluation of a wellness and reablement approach in Australia: learnings from a pilot project. Health and Social Care in the Community. doi1111/hsc.13447

Lee, D.-C. A., Burton, E., Meyer, C., Hunter, S. W., Suttanon, P., & Hill, K. D. (2021). Gait aid use for people with and without dementia: A comparison of practice between health and non-health professionals among Australian community care staff. Health & Social Care in the Community, 00, 1– 13. Doi: 10.1111/hsc.13600

Lee, Den-Ching A., Dissanayakaa, T., Burton, E., Meyer, C., Hunter, S., Suttanon, P., Ekergren, C., Stout, J., Dawesh, H., Hill, K. (2021) Effectiveness of gait aid training for improving gait function and reducing falls in community-dwelling older people: a systematic review, Disability and Rehabilitation, DOI: 1080/09638288.2021.1958930

Lowthian, J. A., Green, M., Meyer, C., Cyarto, E.V., Robinson, E., Mills, A., Sutherland, F., Hutchinson, A., Smit, De V., Boyd, L., Walker, K., Newnham, H., Rose, M. (2021). Being Your Best: Protocol for a feasibility study of a co-designed approach to reduce symptoms of frailty in people aged 65 years of more, after transition from hospital. BMJ Open. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-043223

McManamny T, Boyd L, Sheen J, Lowthian, J.A. (2021) Health initiatives to reduce the potentially preventable hospitalisation of older people in rural and regional Australia, 2019. Health Promotion Journal of Australia. doi: 1002/hpja.539

McManamny, T., Dwyer, R., Cantwell, K., Boyd, L., Sheen, J., Smith, K., Lowthian, J.A. (2021). Emergency ambulance demand by older adults from rural and regional Victoria, Australia. Australasian Journal on Ageing. doi: 1111/ajag.12960

Meyer, C., (2021). The Psychology of Retirement. Australasian Journal on Ageing. doi: 1111/ajag.12934

Mitchell, B. G., Prael, G., Curryer, C., Russo, P. L., Fasugba, O., Lowthian, J.A., ... & Kiernan, M. (2021). The frequency of urinary tract infections and the value of antiseptics in community-dwelling people who undertake intermittent urinary catheterisation: A systematic review. American Journal of Infection Control. doi: 10.1016/j.ajic.2021.01.009

Monshipouri, M., Aliahmad, B., Ogrin, R. et al. (2021) Thermal imaging potential and limitations to predict healing of venous leg ulcers. Scientific Reports. 11, doi: 10.1038/s41598-021-92828-2

Ogrin R, Aylen T, Thurgood L et al… (2021). Older People with Type 2 diabetes - Individualising Management wIth a SpecialisEd community team: safety and feasibility study (OPTIMISE): perspectives of participants on care. Clinical Diabetes. doi: 2337/cd20-0129

Ogrin, R., Cyarto, E.V., Harrington, K.D...., Golenko, X.,...Johnstone, G.,& Lowthian, J.A. (2021) Loneliness in older age: What is it, why is it happening and what should we do about it in Australia? Australasian Journal on Ageing001– 6. doi:10.1111/ajag.12929

Ogrin, R., Motin, M. A., Aliahmad, B., Elder, K., Anderson, J., & Kumar, D. (2021). Can Thermal Imaging Technique be Used to Predict the Healing Status of a Venous Leg Ulcer? The International Journal of Lower Extremity Wounds. doi: 1177/15347346211002351

Steward, C. E., Venkatraman, V.K., Lui, E., Malpas, C., Ellis, K.A., CyartoE.V., O'Brien, T.J., Lautenschlager, N.T., Bammer, R., & Desmond, P.M. (2021). Assessment of the DTI-ALPS parameter along the perivascular space in older adults at risk of dementia. Journal of Neuroimaging. doi: 10.1111/jon.12837

Xiao, L., Chen, L., Han, W., Meyer, C., Muller, A., Low, L., Brijnath, B., Mohammadi, L (2021). Optimising social conditions to improve autonomy in communication and care for ethnic minority residents in nursing homes: A meta-synthesis of qualitative research. Nursing Inquiry. DOI: 1111/nin.12469

Book chapter

Lowthian, J. 2021. Skills & Competencies for community-based health and care workers at times of acute illness/injury. The Silver Book – International.


Peer-reviewed articles

Byles, J.E., Dow, B., Cornell, V., Lowthian, J.A., Tavener, M. on behalf of the International Longevity Centre Australia. (2020) Covid-19: control measures must be equitable and inclusive. BMJ;368:m1141. doi: 10.1136/bmj.m1141

Chen, L., Xiao, L.D., Han, W., Meyer, C. & Müller, A. (2020), Challenges and opportunities for the multicultural aged care workforce: A systematic review and meta‐synthesis. Journal of Nursing Management; 28:1155– 1165. doi: 10.1111/jonm.13067

Chong, T. W. H., Curran, E., ...Cyarto, E. & Lautenschlager. (2020) Physical activity for older Australians with mild cognitive impairment or subjective cognitive decline – a narrative review to support guideline development, Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport. doi:10.1016/j.jsams.2020.03.003

Dickins, M., Johnstone, G., Renehan, E., Lowthian, J.A., Ogrin, R. (2020) The barriers and enablers to service access for older women living alone in Australia. Ageing and Society, 1-19. doi:10.1017/S0144686X20001245

Dwyer, R.A., Gabbe, B.J., Tran, T., Smith, K., & Lowthian, J.A. (2020). Predictors of transport to hospital after emergency ambulance call‐out for older people living in residential aged care. Australasian Journal on Ageing39:350358. doi:10.1111/ajag.12803

Dwyer, R.A., Gabbe, B.J., Tran, T., Smith, K. & Lowthian, J.A. (2020), Residential aged care homes: Why do they call ‘000’? A study of the emergency prehospital care of older people living in residential aged care homes. Emergency Medicine Australasia. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.13650

Eastwood, K., Nambiar, D., Dwyer, R.A., Lowthian, J.A., et al.(2020). Ambulance dispatch of older patients following primary and secondary telephone triage in metropolitan Melbourne, Australia: a retrospective cohort study. BMJ Open ;10:e042351. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2020-042351

Golenko, X., Radford, K., Fitzgerald, J. A., Vecchio, N., Cartmel, J., Harris, N. (2020). Uniting generations: A research protocol examining the impacts of an intergenerational learning program on participants and organisations. Australasian Journal on Ageing. doi: 10.1111/ajag.12761 .Abstract

Hayley, A. C., Green, M., Keane, M., Kostakis, P., Shehabi, Y., Stough, C.K.K., & L.A. (2020) Accuracy of the Securetec DrugWipe 6s Ketamine device in detecting acute and residual salivary ketamine following a stepwise intravenous treatment protocol, Canadian Society of Forensic Science Journal, 53(1),1-12. doi:10.1080/00085030.2020.1724248

Hunter, S. W., Meyer, C., Divine, A., Hill, K. D., Johnson, A., Wittich, W., & Holmes, J. (2020) The experiences of people with Alzheimer’s dementia and their caregivers in acquiring and using a mobility aid: a qualitative study, Disability and Rehabilitation, doi: 10.1080/09638288.2020.1741700

Johnstone, G., Dickins, M., Lowthian, J.A., Renehan, E., Enticott, J., Mortimer, D., Ogrin, R. (2020). Interventions to improve the health and wellbeing of older people living alone: A systematic review of effectiveness and accessibility. Ageing & Society. doi:10.1017/S0144686X19001818Abstract

Lai, M., Ames, D. J., Cox, K. L., Ellis, K. A., Sharman, M. J., Hepworth, G., Desmond, P., Cyarto, E. V., Szoeke, C., Martins, R., Masters, C. L., & Lautenschlager, N. T(2020) Association Between Cognitive Function and Clustered Cardiovascular Risk of Metabolic Syndrome in Older Adults at Risk of Cognitive Decline. Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, 24, 300–304. doi:10.1007/s12603-020-1333-4

Lai, M. Y., Sharman, M. J., Ames, D. J., Ellis, K. A., Cox, K. L., Hepworth, G., Desmond, P., Cyarto, E. V., Martins, R. N., Masters, C. L., & Lautenschlager, N. T. (2020) Relationship of established cardiovascular risk factors and peripheral biomarkers on cognitive function in adults at risk of cognitive deterioration. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 74(1), 163-171. doi: 10.3233/JAD-190953

Mehdikhani, M., Taylor, S., Shideler, B., Ogrin, R., Begg, R. (2020). Age effects on step adaptation during treadmill walking in response to virtual targets. Gait & Posture, 80:174-177. doi:1016/j.gaitpost.2020.04.027

Mercier, É., Nadeau, A., Brousseau, A.-A., Émond, M., Lowthian, J.A., Berthelot, S., . . . Cameron, P. A. (2020). Elder Abuse in the Out-of-Hospital and Emergency Department Settings: A Scoping Review. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 75(2), 181-91 doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.12.011.Abstract

Meyer, C., Appannah, A., McMillan, S., Browning, C., Ogrin, R. (2020). Diversity training education for community aged care: tool development. Nurse Education in Practice, 45. doi: 10.1016/j.nepr.2020.102796

Meyer, C., Chapman, A., Klattenhoff Reyes, K., Joe, A. (2020). Profiling the risk factors associated with falls in older people with diabetes receiving at-home nursing care: Retrospective analysis of an Australian aged care provider database. Health and Social Care in the Community. doi: 10.1111/hsc.13194

Ogrin, R., Dickins, M., Johnstone, G., Mortimer, D., Iezzi, A., & Lowthian, J. A. (2020). Co-creation of services to maintain independence and optimise wellbeing:  learnings from Australia’s Older Women Living Alone (OWLA) project. Health & Social Care in the Community, 28(2), 494-504. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12882Abstract

Ogrin, R., Meyer, C., Appannah, A., McMillan, S., & Browning, C. (2020). The inter-relationship of diversity principles for the enhanced participation of older people in their care: a qualitative study. International Journal for Equity in Health, 19(16). doi: 10.1186/s12939-020-1124-x

Ogrin, R., Parker, C., Finlayson, K., Anderson, J., Edwards, H. (2020). Characteristics of people receiving wound care in the home versus in a clinic: implications for wound healing. Collegian. doi:10.1016/j.colegn.2020.11.006

Vecchio, N., Comans, T., Harris, P., Graham, V., Cully, A., Harris, N., Fitzgerald, JA., Cartmel, J., Golenko, X., & Radford, K. (2020). Economic Evaluation of Intergenerational Programs: Suggested Measures and Design. Journal of Intergenerational Relationships, doi: 10.1080/15350770.2020.1810194

Venkatraman, V. K., Steward, C. E., Cox, K. L., Ellis, K. A., Phal, P. M., Sharman, M. J.,… Cyarto, E.V. ... & Szoeke, C. (2020). Baseline White Matter Is Associated With Physical Fitness Change in Preclinical Alzheimer’s Disease. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience12, 115. doi:10.3389/fnagi.2020.00115

Venkatraman, V. K., Sanderson, A., Cox, K. L....Cyarto, E.V., … & Desmond, P. M. (2020). Effect of a 24-month physical activity program on brain changes in older adults at risk of Alzheimer's disease: the AIBL active trial. Neurobiology of Aging89, 132-141.doi:10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2019.02.030

Walker, K., Stephenson, M., Loupis, A., Ben‐Meir, M., Joe, K., Stephenson, M., Lowthian, J.A., Yip, B., Wu, E., Hansen, K., Rosler, R., Buntine, P. and Hutton, J. (2020). Displaying emergency patient estimated wait times: A multi‐centre, qualitative study of patient, community, paramedic and health administrator perspectives. Emergency Medicine Australasia. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.13640

Book chapter

Lowthian J.A. & Dwyer R.(2020). Older Patients. In B. Williams & L. Ross (Eds.), Paramedic Principles and Practice: A Clinical Reasoning Approach, 2nd Ed ANZ. Elsevier.

Industry publications

Helquist, L., Ogrin, R., Rushford, M-A., Mannix, R., & Lewis, A. (2020). Happy Feet: A not-for-profit collaboration towards happier feet. Parity, 33(2), 34-35.

Ogrin, R., Rushford, M-A., Gellie, K. (2020). Supporting Forgotten Populations: Outer Metro Melbourne and Supported Residential Services. Parity, 65-66. 


Dyer, S. M., van den Berg, M. E. L., Barnett, K., Brown, A., Johnstone, G., Laver, K., Lowthian, J.A., Maeder, A. J., Meyer, C., Moores, C., Ogrin, R., Parrella, A., Ross, T., Shulver, W., Winsall, M., Crotty, M. (2020). Review of Innovative Models of Aged Care. Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.

White Paper

Ellis, B., Lowthian, J.A., Melady, D. (2020). G-21 White Paper: Care of Older People in Emergency Departments. International Federation for Emergency Medicine


Peer-reviewed articles

Barker, A., Cameron, P. A., Flicker, L., Arendts, G., Brand, C., … Lowthian, J. A., et al. (2019). Evaluation of RESPOND, a patient-centred program to prevent falls in older people presenting to the emergency department with a fall: A randomised controlled trial. PLOS Medicine, 16(5): e1002807. doi: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1002807.

Cox, K. L., Cyarto, E. V., Ellis, K. A., Ames, D., Desmond, P., Phal, P., . . . Lautenschlager, N. T. (2019). A Randomized Controlled Trial of Adherence to a 24-Month Home-Based Physical Activity Program and the Health Benefits for Older Adults at Risk of Alzheimer's Disease: The AIBL Active-Study. Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 70(s1), S187-S205. doi:10.3233/JAD-180521

Dickins, M., Enticott, J., & Williams, B. (2019). Profile of home nursing clients with a mental health diagnosis: Epidemiological analysis of Australian community home nursing data. Health & Social Care in the Community, 27(4), e334-354. doi:10.1111/hsc.12725.

Goeman, D., Howard, J., Ogrin, R. (2019). Implementation and refinement of a community health nurse model of support for people experiencing homelessness: a participatory action research approach. BMJ Open9:e030982, doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2019-030982

Hanning, J., Walker, K., Horrigan, D., Levinson, M., & Mills, A. (2019). Review article: Goals of care discussions for adult patients nearing end of life in emergency departments: A systematic review. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 31(4), 525-532. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.13303

Joe, A., Dickins, M., Enticott, J., Ogrin, R., Lowthian, J. (2019, epub) Community-dwelling older women: the association between living alone and use of a home nursing service. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2019.11.007

Johnstone, G., & Grant, S. L. (2019). Weight stigma in anti-obesity campaigns: The role of images. Health Promotion Journal of Australia, 30(1), 37-46. doi: 10.1002/hpja.183

Lee, C. Y., Goeman, D., Beanland, C., & Elliott, R. A. (2019). Challenges and barriers associated with medication management for home nursing clients in Australia: A qualitative study combining the perspectives of community nurses, community pharmacists and GPs. Family Practice, 36(3), 332-342. doi:10.1093/fampra/cmy073

Lee, S. J., Thomas, P., Newnham, H., Freidin, J., Smith, C., Lowthian, J. A., … & Stafrace, S. (2019). Homeless status documentation at a metropolitan hospital emergency department. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 31(4), 639-645. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.13256

Lennox, A., Braaff, S., Smit, De V., Cameron, P. A., & Lowthian, J. A. (2019). Caring for older patients in the emergency department: Health professionals’ perspectives from Australia - the Safe Elderly Emergency Discharge (SEED) project. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 31(1), 83-89. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.13108

Levinson, M., Walker, K., Hanning, J., Dunlop, W., Cheong, E., & Mills, A. (2019). Medical perspectives regarding goals-of-care consultations in emergency departments. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 24(9), 1137-1147. doi: 10.1080/13548506.2019.1595683

Major, G., Mills, A., & Lowthian, J. A. (2019). Deprescribing attitudes of older adults receiving medication management support from home-based nurses. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 67(8), 1756-1757. doi:10.1111/jgs.16015

Meyer, C., Hill, K., Hill, S., & Dow, B. (2019). Falls prevention for people with dementia: A knowledge translation intervention. Dementia. doi:10.1177/1471301218819651.

Meyer, C., Hill, K., Hill, S., & Dow, B. (2019). Inclusive decision-making for falls prevention: A discussion tool for use with people with dementia and their caregivers. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity27(5), 711-718. doi: 10.1123/japa.2018-0167.

Morello, R. T., Soh, S.-E., Behm, K., Egan, A., Ayton, D., Hill, K., . . . Barker, A. L. (2019). Multifactorial falls prevention programmes for older adults presenting to the emergency department with a fall: systematic review and meta-analysis. Injury Prevention25, 557-564. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2019-043214

Morris, R.L., Hill, K.D., Ackerman, I.N .... Lowthian, J.A., et al. (2019) A mixed methods process evaluation of a person-centred falls prevention program. BMC Health Services Research, 19 (906). doi:10.1186/s12913-019-4614-z

Mortimer, D., Iezzi, A., Dickins, M., Johnstone, G., Lowthian, J. A., Enticott, J., & Ogrin, R. (2019). Using co-creation and multi-criteria decision analysis to close service gaps for underserved populations. Health Expectations, 22(5), 1058-1068. doi: 10.1111/hex.12923.

Ogrin, R., Aylen, T., Rice, T., Audehm, R., & Appannah, A. (2019). Engagement of general practice in Australia: Learnings from a diabetes care project. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 25(1), 82-89. doi: 10.1071/PY18057

Ogrin, R., Neoh, S., Aylen, T., Audehm, R., Churilov, L., Thurgood, L., Major, G., Zajac, J., & Ekinci, E. (2019). Older People With Type 2 Diabetes—Individualising Management With a Specialised (OPTIMISES) Community Team: Protocol for a safety and feasibility mixed methods study. JMIR Research Protocols, 8(6): e13986. doi: 10.2196/13986.

Pereira-Salgado, A., Philpot, S., Schlieff, J., O’Driscoll, L., & Mills, A. (2019). Advance care planning simulation-based learning for nurses: Mixed methods pilot study. Clinical Simulation in Nursing, 29, 1-8. doi:10.1016/j.ecns.2018.11.006

Pyrlis, F., Ogrin, R., Arthur, S., Zhai, C., Churilov, L., Baqar, S., . . . Ekinci, E. I. (2019). Feasibility of using a transition diabetes team to commence injectable therapies postdischarge from a tertiary hospital: a pilot, randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open, 9(9), e023583. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2018-023583

Renehan, E., Meyer, C., Elliott, R., Batchelor, F., Said, C., Haines, T., & Goeman, D. (2019). Post-hospital falls prevention intervention: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity, 27(2), 155-165. doi: 10.1123/japa.2017-0406

Tran, T., Hammerburg, K., Ryan, J., Lowthian, J. A., Freak-Poli, R., Owen, A., Kirkham, M., Curtis, A., Rowe, H., Brown, H., Ward, S., Britt, C., & Fisher, J. (2019). Mental health trajectories among women in Australia as they age. Aging & Mental Health, 23(7), 887-896. doi:10.1080/13607863.2018.1474445

van Weel, J. M., Renehan, E., Ervin, K. E., & Enticott, J. (2019). Home care service utilisation by people with dementia - A retrospective cohort study of community nursing data in Australia. Health & Social Care in the Community, 27(3), 665-675. doi: 10.1111/hsc.12683

Book chapter

Cyarto, E., & Batchelor, F. (2019). Healthy ageing. In P. Liamputtong (Ed.), Public health: Local and global perspectives, 2nd edition (pp. 300-315). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Industry articles

Pham, C., Ogrin, R., & Ekinci, E. (2019). A GP’s guide to managing diabetes-related foot ulceration. Australian Doctor. Published online 6 May 2019

Practice Guidelines

Radford, K., Fitzgerald, J., Vecchio, N., Cartmel, J., Harris, N., Golenko, X (2019). Intergenerational Learning Program Operational Guidelines and Toolkit. Griffith University, Australia


Radford, K., Fitzgerald, J., Vecchio, N., Cartmel, J.,Harris, N., Golenko, X (2019). Intergenerational Care Project Research Report. Griffith University, Australia


Peer-reviewed articles

Beck, B., Cameron, P., Lowthian, J. A., Fitzgerald, M., Judson, R., & Gabbe, B. J. (2018). Major trauma in older persons. BJS Open, 2(5), 310-318. doi:10.1002/bjs5.80

Dickins, M., Goeman, D., O’Keefe, F., Iliffe, S., & Pond, D. (2018). Understanding the conceptualisation of risk in the context of community dementia care. Social Science & Medicine, 208, 72-79. doi:10.1016/j.socscimed.2018.05.018

Dwyer, R., Tran, T., Smith, K., Gabbe, B., & Lowthian, J. A. (2018). Patterns of emergency ambulance use, 2009 to 2013: A comparison of older people living in residential aged care facilities and the community in Victoria, Australia. Age and Ageing, 47(4), 615-619. doi:10.1093/ageing/afy056

Browning, C. J., Enticott, J. C., Thomas, S. A., & Kendig, H. (2018). Trajectories of ageing well among older Australians: a 16-year longitudinal study. Ageing and Society38(8), 1581-1602 doi:10.1017/S0144686X17000162

Edwards, H., Parker, C., Miller, C., Gibb, M., Kapp, S., Ogrin, R., ... & Finlayson, K. (2018). Predicting delayed healing: Validation of a venous leg ulcer risk assessment tool. International Wound Journal, 15(2), 258-265. doi:10.1111/iwj.12859

Elliott, R. A., Lee, C. Y., Saunders, R. J., Chin, G., Williams, D., Lowthian, J. A., Major, G., & Bellamy, C. (2018). Integration of clinical pharmacists into a home-nursing service: A case series. Journal of Pharmacy Practice and Research, 48(6), 564-568. doi:10.1002/jppr.1498

Ellis, B., Nickel, C., Carpenter, C., Mooijart, S., Lowthian, J. A., & Melady, D. (2018). Statement on minimum standards for the care of older people in emergency departments by the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine. Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, 20(3), 368-369. doi:10.1017/cem.2017.426

Finlayson, K., Parker, C., Miller, C., Gibb, M., Kapp, S., Ogrin, R., Anderson, J., Coleman, K., Smith, D., & Edwards, H. (2018). Predicting the likelihood of venous leg ulcer recurrence: The diagnostic accuracy of a newly developed risk assessment tool. International Wound Journal, 15(5), 686-694. doi:10.1111/iwj.12911

Lee, C. Y., Beanland, C., Goeman, D., Petrie, N., Petrie, B., Vise, F., Gray, J., & Elliott, R. A. (2018). Improving medication safety for home nursing clients: A prospective observational study of a novel clinical pharmacy service. The Visiting Pharmacist (ViP) study. Journal of Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics, 43(6), 813-821. doi:10.1111/jcpt.12712

Lowthian, J. A., Lennox, A., Curtis, A., Wilson, G., Rosewarne, C., Smit, De V., O’Brien, D., Browning, C., Boyd, L., Smith, C., Cameron, P. A., & Dale, J. (2018). HOspitals and patients WoRking in Unity (HOW R U?): Telephone peer support to improve older patients’ quality of life after emergency department discharge in Melbourne, Australia - A multicentre prospective feasibility study. BMJ Open, 8(6), e020321. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-020321

Lowthian, J. A., Meyer, C., Goeman, D., & Browning, C. (2018). Premature deaths of nursing home residents. The Medical Journal of Australia, 208(3), 143. doi:10.5694/mja17.00642

Lowthian, J. A., Strivens, E., & Arendts, G. (2018). Australian recommendations for the integration of emergency care for older people: Consensus Statement. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37(3), 224-226. doi:10.1111/ajag.12535

Lowthian, J. A., Turner, L. R., Brijnath, B., Browning, C., Shearer, M., Peace, C., & Mazza, D. (2018). Emergency demand repeat and frequent presentations by older patients in metropolitan Melbourne: A retrospective cohort study using routinely collected hospital data. Emergency Medicine Australasia, 30(4), 494-502. doi:10.1111/1742-6723.12923

McManamy, T., Jennings, P. A., Boyd, L., Sheen, J., & Lowthian, J. A. (2018). Paramedic involvement in health education within metropolitan, rural and remote Australia: A narrative review of the literature. Australian Health Review44, 114-120. doi:10.1071/AH17228.

Mazza, D., Pearce, C., Joe, A., Brijnath, B., Browning, C., Shearer, M., & Lowthian, J. A. (2018). Emergency department utilisation by older people in metropolitan Melbourne, 2008–12: Findings from the Reducing Older Patient’s Avoidable Presentations for Emergency Care Treatment (REDIRECT) study. Australian Health Review, 42(2), 181-188. doi:10.1071/AH16191

Meyer, C. (2018). Diversity among older Australians is both an opportunity and a challenge. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37(4), 239-240. doi:10.1111/ajag.12564

Meyer, C., Appannah, A., McMillan, S., Browning, C., & Ogrin, R. (2018). “One size does not fit all”: Perspectives on diversity in community aged care. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37(4), 268-274. doi:10.1111/ajag.12534

Meyer, C., McMillan, S., Browning, C., Appannah, A., & Ogrin, R. (2018). Design of an evidence-based diversity workshop to support participation of older people in their community care. Educational Gerontology, 44(5-6), 391-402. doi: 10.1080/03601277.2018.1486073

Meyer, C., & O’Keefe, F. (2018). Non-pharmacological interventions for people with dementia: A review of reviews. Dementia. doi:10.1177/1471301218813234.

Ogrin, R., Viswanathan, R., Aylen, T., Wallace, F., Scott, J., & Kumar, D. (2018). Co-design of an evidence-based health education diabetes foot app to prevent serious foot complications in people with diabetes: A feasibility study. Practical Diabetes, 35(6), 203-209. doi:10.1002/pdi.2197

Peek, K., Bryant, J., Carey, M., Dodd, N., Freund, M., Lawson, S., & Meyer, C. (2018). Reducing falls among people living with dementia: A systematic review. Dementia. doi:10.1177/1471301218803201.

Radermacher, H., Toh, L. Y., Western, D., Coles, J., Goeman, D., & Lowthian, J. A. (2018). Staff conceptualisations of elder abuse in residential aged care: A rapid review. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 37(4):254-267. doi:10.1111/ajag.12565

Rodda, S., Hing, N., Hodgins, D. C., Cheetham, A., Dickins, M., & Lubman, D. I. (2018). Behaviour change strategies for problem gambling: An analysis of online posts. International Gambling Studies, 18(3), 420-438. doi:10.1080/14459795.2018.1432670

Stafrace, S., Lee, S., Thomas, P., Newnham, H., Freidin, J., Smith, C., Lowthian, J. A., Borghmans, F., Gorcentas, R., & De Silva, D. (2018). Why people who are homeless present to a hospital emergency department and how they and their care differs. ANZ Journal of Psychiatry, 52(1_suppl), 124-125.

Turner, L. R., Pearce, C., Brijnath, B., Browning, C., Lowthian, J. A., Shearer, M., & Mazza, D. (2018). General practice utilisation of Medicare Benefits Schedule items to support the care of older patients: Findings from the REDIRECT study. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 24(1), 54-58. doi:10.1071/PY17047

Industry articles

Lee, S., Thomas, P., Newnham, H., Freidin, J., Lowthian, J. A., Smith, C., Borghmans, F., Gorcentas, R., De Silva, D., & Stafrace, S. (2018). Injury, illness, mental illness and lost housing: The many reasons why people who are homeless attend hospital emergency departments. Parity, 31(8), 40-42.

Practice Guidelines

Lautenschlager, N. L., Cox, K., Hill, K. D., Pond, D., Ellis, K. A., Dow, B., Hosking, D., Chong, T., You, E., Curran, E., Cyarto, E., Southam, J., & Anstey, K. J. (2018). Physical activity guidelines for older Australians with mild cognitive impairment or subjective cognitive decline. Melbourne: Dementia Collaborative Research Centres. ISBN: 978 0 7340 5416 6. Available at


Peer-reviewed articles

Appannah, A., Meyer, C., Ogrin, R., McMillan, S., Barrett, E., & Browning, C. (2017). Diversity training for the community aged care workers: A conceptual framework for evaluation. Evaluation and Program Planning63, 74-81. doi: 10.1016/j.evalprogplan.2017.03.007

Appannah, A., Ogrin, R., & Rice, T. (2017). A review of current models for initiating injectable therapy for people with type 2 diabetes in primary care. Journal of Clinical & Translational Endocrinology, 8, 54-61. doi:10.1016/j.jcte.2017.05.003

Burns, R. A., Browning, C., & Kendig, H. L. (2017). Living well with chronic disease for those older adults living in the community. International Psychogeriatrics, 29(5), 835-843. doi: 10.1017/S1041610216002398

Chapman, A., & Meyer, C. (2017). Falls prevention in older adults with diabetes: A clinical review of screening, assessment and management recommendations. Diabetes & Primary Care Australia, 2(2), 1-6.

Chapman, A., Meyer, C., Renehan, E., Hill, K., & Browning, C. (2017). Exercise interventions for the improvement of falls-related outcomes among older adults with diabetes mellitus: A systematic review and meta-analyses. Journal of Diabetes and its Complications, 31(3), 631-645. doi:10.1016/j.jdiacomp.2016.09.015

Cox, K. L., Cyarto, E., Etherton-Beer, C., Ellis, K. A., Alfonso, H., Clare, L., Liew, D., Ames, D., Flicker, L., Almeida, O. P., LoGiudice, D., & Lautenschlager, N. T. (2017). A randomized controlled trial of physical activity with individual goal-setting and volunteer mentors to overcome sedentary lifestyle in older adults at risk of cognitive decline: The INDIGO trial protocol. BMC Geriatrics, 17(1), 215. doi:10.1186/s12877-017-0617-y

Elliott, R. A., Lee, C. Y., Beanland, C., Goeman, D., Petrie, N., Petrie, B., ... & Gray, J. (2017). Development of a clinical pharmacy model within an Australian home nursing service using co-creation and participatory action research: The Visiting Pharmacist (ViP) study. BMJ Open, 7(11), e018722. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-018722

Goeman, D., Dickins, M., Iliffe, S., Pond, D., & O’Keefe, F. (2017). Enabling wellbeing by providing choices for people with dementia: Co-design of a discussion aid to facilitate negotiation of risk. BMJ Open, 7(e017672). doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2017-017672

Kendig, H., Gong, C. H., Cannon, L., & Browning, C. (2017). Preferences and predictors of ageing in place: Longitudinal evidence from Melbourne, Australia. Journal of Housing For the Elderly, 31(3), 259-271. doi:10.1080/02763893.2017.1280582

Lowthian, J. A. (2017). How do we optimise care transition of frail older people? Age and Ageing, 46(1), 2-4. doi:10.1093/ageing/afw171

Lowthian, J. A., Straney, L. D., Brand, C. A., Barker, A., Smit, De V., Newnham, H., … & Cameron, P. A. (2017). Predicting functional decline in older emergency patients - the Safe Elderly Emergency Discharge (SEED) project. Age and Ageing, 46(2), 219-225. doi:10.1093/ageing/afw210

Meyer, C., Hill, S., Hill, K., & Dow, B. (2017). Sharing knowledge of falls prevention for people with dementia: Insights for community care practice. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 23(5), 464-470. doi:10.1071/PY16142

Meyer, C., Ogrin, R., Al-Zubaidi, H., Appannah, A., McMillan, S., Barrett, E., & Browning, C. (2017). Diversity training for health and aged care workers: An interdisciplinary meta-narrative approach. Educational Gerontology, 43(7), 365-378. doi:10.1080/03601277.2017.1299501

Meyer, C., Renehan, E., Batchelor, F., Said, C., Haines, T., Elliott, R., & Goeman, D. (2017). ‘Falls not a priority’: Insights on discharging older people admitted to hospital for a fall back to the community. Australian Journal of Primary Health, 24(1), 66-73. doi:10.1071/PY17052.

Morello, R. T., Morris, R. L., Hill, K. D., Haines, T. P., Arendts, G., Redfern, J., Etherton-Beer, C. D., Lowthian, J. A., Brand, C. A., Liew, D., Watts, J. J., Forbes, A., & Barker, A. L. (2017). RESPOND – A programme to prevent secondary falls in older people presenting to the emergency department with a fall: Protocol for an economic evaluation. Injury Prevention, 23(2), 124-130. doi:10.1136/injuryprev-2016-042169

Morris, R., Soh, S-E., Hill, K. D., Buchbinder, R., Lowthian, J. A., Redfern, J., Etheron-Beer, C. D., Hill, A-M, Osborne, R., & Barker, A. L. (2017). Measurement properties of the Health Literacy Questionnaire (HLQ) among older adults who present to the emergency department with a fall: A Rasch analysis. BMC Health Services Research, 17(1), 605. doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2520-9

Ogrin, R., Brasher, K., Occleston, J., & Byrne, J. (2017). Co-creating a peer education program to improve skin health in older people from diverse communities: An innovation in health promotion. Australasian Journal on Ageing, 36(2):E27-E30. doi:10.1111/ajag.12401

Ogrin, R., & Tennant, J. (2017). Primary care practitioner guide to the International Working Group on the Diabetic Foot: Recommendations for the Australian context. Diabetes & Primary Care Australia, 2(3), 111-118.

Renehan, E., Goeman, D., & Koch, S. (2017). Development of an optimised key worker framework for people with dementia, their family and caring unit living in the community. BMC Health Services Research, 17, 501. doi:10.1186/s12913-017-2448-0

Rodda, S., Hing, N., Hodgins, D. C., Cheetham, A., Dickins, M., & Lubman, D. I. (2017). Change strategies and associated implementation challenges: An analysis of online counselling sessions. Journal of Gambling Studies, 33(3), 955-973. doi: 10.1007/s10899-016-9661-3


O’Loughlin, K., Browning, C., & Kendig, H. (2017). Ageing in Australia: Challenges and opportunities (1 ed.): Springer-Verlag, New York.