Living Well, Longer

The Living Well, Longer challenge is improving the lives of older Australians and people with lived experience of mental illness. The challenge connects experts from a range of fields and disciplines to understand and address ageing and dementia, mental health and therapeutic and personal recovery.

Connections for Life with Dementia

With no effective treatment or cure in sight, there is an increasing urgency to support the social health & wellbeing of people living with dementia & those at risk of developing it.

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Dementia Friendly Communities

Coping with the increased prevalence of dementia demands a shift in both the social and the physical environments in which we live.

Move for Mental Health

University of Wollongong researchers have teamed up with The Movember Foundation to address mental health issues among adolescent men who play sport.

Recovery Camp

Recovery Camp is a person-centred, recovery-focused initiative which invites individuals with a lived experience of mental illness to participate in a five-day therapeutic recreation camp in the Australian bush.

Open Goals

This study primarily examines the effects of different types of goal on individuals’ quality of experience during physical activity.

Project DARE

Utilising art as a medium by which the children can express their knowledge and perception of dementia.

The Milky Way

Despite efforts to support breastfeeding, rates of prolonged breastfeeding remain suboptimal in many developed countries.

Food Package Openability

Examining the interaction of the person, the environment and food & beverage packaging.

Therapeutic Recreation

Examining the possible effect a Therapeutic Recreation intervention may have on people’s engagement with local mental health services.

Anxiety in Aged Care

Developing a nursing observational tool to detect anxiety of people with dementia

Driving Change

Developing an understanding of driving retirement for people over the age of 75.

Invisible Alcohol Morbidity

Identifying the gaps in effective assessment of alcohol related morbidity in Emergency Departments.

Shuttle Bus & Quality of Life

Investigating how the Wollongong Free Shuttle Bus contributes to better quality of life of the over 55s.

Combatting Neurodegenerative Disease

Modelling emergent properties in the brain to combat neurodegenerative disease.

Mind the Age Gap

Investigating how public transport services affect older people’s mental and physical health.

Early Years Accelerometry

Creating the first harmonised database of young children's physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep.

Funding Opportunities

Find out about our different funding options.