A/PROF Briony Dow

A/PROF Briony Dow




  • Associate Professor Briony Dow is the Director of the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) an affiliated Medical research Institute of the University of Melbourne. As Associate Professor of Ageing in the School of Global and Population Health, she is co-lead of the healthy ageing theme in the Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative, which aims to foster interdisciplinary research in ageing across the University of Melbourne. At NARI A/Prof Dow oversees a broad program of research encompassing clinical research into falls prevention, pain and models of care for people with dementia and health promotion for older people, including healthy ageing, health system reform, mental health, care systems and social engagement. Her own research focuses mainly on mental health, carers and elder abuse.   


Selected publications



Education and training

  • PhD, University of Ballarat 2003


Available for supervision

  • Y

Supervision Statement

  • My research interests encompass all psychosocial aspects of ageing. I am particularly interested in the mental health of older people and their carers, cultural diversity and ageing and elder abuse