We conduct research on mental and cognitive health in older age to advance knowledge, service and care, and help reduce stigma.

The Academic Unit for Psychiatry of Old Age is an integral part of our Aged Persons Mental Health Program and the University of Melbourne's Department of Psychiatry.

We provide academic and clinical leadership in the field of Old Age Psychiatry.

We communicate research findings to the community, consumers, researchers, stakeholders, service providers and policy-makers and provide a source of current evidence to:

  • Advance knowledge, service delivery and care
  • Reduce stigma and discrimination associated with mental health problems and cognitive impairment in older age
Last updated 07 March 2023