National Ageing Research Institute

The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) makes a measurable difference to the lives of older people and those who care for them by improving their quality of life and health.

At the heart of what they do is their vision: A world where older people are respected, healthy and included.

Established in 1974, NARI is a national, independent medical research institute, which is highly respected across the aged care industry and research sector nationally and internationally. NARI brings together industry leaders, innovators, academic experts, and world-class educators who combine their expertise to influence and shape the agenda in ageing research and aged care.

With a strong focus on translational research, NARI has made significant improvements to the lives of older Australians through our research in seven key areas:

  • Falls and balance
  • Pain
  • Dementia
  • Physical activity
  • Healthy ageing
  • Psychosocial and mental health
  • Health systems evaluation.

NARI is the first academic centre in Australia focused on research and ageing in Australia as well as an independent non- profit medical research institute and company limited by guarantee – unique in the Australian ageing research sector.

Image caption: The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) in Melbourne, Victoria. A world where older people are respected, healthy and included.

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