Principal Advisor: Dr Adrienne Young


Organisational unit: Centre for Health Services Research

Frailty is the most significant challenge to ‘ageing well’ in Australia. There are evidence-based interventions to slow the progression of frailty and reduce frailty. However, intervention programs are not routinely available as there are barriers to access and implementation in health systems.

This PhD project is part of a Dementia, Ageing and Aged Care Mission Program that includes a trial to concurrently study the effectiveness and implementation of a multicomponent frailty intervention for older people living in the community.

This PhD project may explore:

  • Evaluation of implementation outcomes such as reach, fidelity, and acceptability
  • Barriers and enablers to implementation from the perspective of older people, their caregivers and health professionals
  • Identify key success factors to inform future implementation and sustainability

The PhD candidate will have the opportunity to develop skills in implementation science and mixed methods research. The PhD candidate would be supported by international and local experts in implementation science.