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.
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Post-Occupancy Evaluation Survey: Perceptions Of Indoor Environmental Quality Of A Residen..
Informal care relationships and residential aged care recommendations: evidence from admin..
Talking about sex with friends: perspectives of older adults from theSex, Age & Mestudy in..
"Build Rapport, Otherwise No Screening Tools in the World Are Going to Help": Frontline Se..
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"Build Rapport, Otherwise No Screening Tools in the World Are Going to Help": Frontline Service Providers' Views on Current Screening Tools for Elder Abuse.
Bianca Brijnath, Luke Gahan, Ellen Gaffy, Briony Dow
Journal article | 2020 | The Gerontologist
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Without an effective screening tool, accompanied by clear guidelines of what to do when elder abuse is ..
Physical activity for older Australians with mild cognitive impairment or subjective cognitive decline - A narrative review to support guideline development.
Terence WH Chong, Eleanor Curran, Kathryn A Ellis, Jenny Southam, Emily You, Kay L Cox, Keith D Hill, Dimity Pond, Briony Dow, Kaarin J Anstey, Diane Hosking, Elizabeth Cyarto, Nicola T Lautenschlager
Journal article | 2020 | Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
OBJECTIVES: This review informed development of the first national Physical Activity (PA) Guidelines for Older Australians with Mi..
Volunteer-led behavioural activation to reduce depression in residential care: a feasibility study.
Christina Bryant, Lydia Brown, Meg Polacsek, Frances Batchelor, Hannah Capon, Briony Dow
Journal article | 2020 | Pilot and Feasibility Studies
Objectives: Symptoms of depression are highly prevalent and under-treated in residential aged care facilities. Behavioural activat..
Interrogating Social Virtual Reality as a Communication Medium for Older Adults
Steven Baker, Ryan Kelly, Jenny Waycott, Romina Carrasco, Thuong Hoang, Frances Batchelor, Elizabeth Ozanne, Briony Dow, Jenny Warburton, Frank Vetere
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction
A growing body of research is examining the way that virtual reality (VR) technology might enrich the lives of older adults. Howev..
'I know they are not trained in dementia': Addressing the need for specialist dementia training for home care workers
Meg Polacsek, Anita Goh, Sue Malta, Brendan Hallam, Luke Gahan, Claudia Cooper, Lee-Fay Low, Gill Livingston, Anita Panayiotou, Samantha Loi, Maho Omoro, Steven Savvas, Frances Batchelor, David Ames, Colleen Doyle, Sam Scherer, Briony Dow
Journal article | 2019 | Health & Social Care in the Community
Global population ageing has meant a rapid increase in the numbers of older people with dementia, most of whom live in their own h..
Maintenance of Professional Boundaries and Family Involvement in Residential Aged Care
Maho Omori, Courtney Baker, Jude Jayasuriya, Steven Savvas, Anastasia Gardner, Briony Dow, Sam Scherer
Journal article | 2019 | Qualitative Health Research
The importance of family's involvement in care planning has been stressed to cater individualized, person-centered care in residen..
Comprehensive geriatric assessment programmes: Possibilities, realities and outcomes
P Savy, S Hodgkin, K Long, R Melis, V Lewis, J Furler, K Lim, B Dow, I Blackberry
Journal article | 2019 | Evaluation Journal of Australasia
Interventions based on comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA) have been implemented in many countries. These interventions, base..
Inclusive Decision Making for Falls Prevention: A Discussion Tool for Use With People With Dementia and Their Caregivers.
Claudia Meyer, Sophie Hill, Keith D Hill, Briony Dow
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Provision of choice and participation in falls prevention strategies is challenging for people with dementia. This study outlines ..
Workspace environmental design evaluation to support the aged care workforce: Are we using the right evaluation approaches?
Lucio Naccarella, Clare Newton, Briony Dow, Nikki Beckman
Journal article | 2019 | Australasian Journal on Ageing
Objectives Australia's aged care workforce is facing pressures due to increased demands from an ageing population. This paper refl..
Exercise interveNtion outdoor proJect in the cOmmunitY for older people - the ENJOY Senior Exercise Park project translation research protocol
Pazit Levinger, Maya Panisset, Jeremy Dunn, Terry Haines, Briony Dow, Frances Batchelor, Stuart Biddle, Gustavo Duque, Keith D Hill
Journal article | 2019 | BMC Public Health
BACKGROUND: Creating inclusive and accessible outdoor environments that provide and encourage opportunities for older adults to en..
F3-04-03: STAKEHOLDER PERSPECTIVES ON HOW THE HOME CARE SECTOR CAN SUPPORT PEOPLE TO LIVE WELL WITH DEMENTIA
Anita MY Goh, Briony Dow, Meg Polacsek, Colleen Doyle, David Ames, Margaret Winbolt, Steven Savvas, Susan Malta, Lee-Fay Low, Philip Clarke, Claudia Cooper, Anita Panayiotou, Gill Livingston, Constantine Lyketsos, Luke Gahan, Frances Batchelor, Samantha M Loi, Jason Burton, Brendan Hallam, Sam Scherer, et al.
Conference Proceedings | 2019 | Alzheimer's & Dementia
Falls prevention for people with dementia: a knowledge translation intervention.
Claudia Meyer, Keith D Hill, Sophie Hill, Briony Dow
Journal article | 2019 | Dementia
PURPOSE: Strong evidence exists for falls prevention, yet uptake of strategies can be fragmented and limited. For people with deme..
Combatting social isolation and increasing social participation of older adults through the use of technology: A systematic review of existing evidence
Steven Baker, Jeni Warburton, Jenny Waycott, Frances Batchelor, Hoang Thuong, Briony Dow, Elizabeth Ozanne, Frank Vetere
Journal article | 2018 | Australasian Journal on Ageing
Reliability, concurrent validity, and cultural adaptation of the Geriatric Depression Scale and the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory for detecting depression and anxiety symptoms among older Chinese immigrants: an Australian study
Briony Dow, Xiaoping Lin, Nancy A Pachana, Christina Bryant, Dina LoGiudice, Anita MY Goh, Betty Haralambous
Journal article | 2018 | International Psychogeriatrics
Sources of information-seeking on sexually transmitted infections and safer sex by older heterosexual Australian men and women
Anthony Lyons, Gosia Mikolajczak, Wendy Heywood, B Fileborn, Victor Minichiello, Sharon Hinchliff, Sue Malta, Briony Dow, Catherine Barrett, Graham Brown
Journal article | 2018 | Educational Gerontology
Improving the sexual lives of older Australians: Perspectives from a qualitative study
Bianca Fileborn, Anthony Lyons, Sharron Hinchliff, Graham Brown, Wendy Heywood, Briony Dow, Sue Malta, Victor Minichiello
Journal article | 2017 | Australasian Journal on Ageing
Objective To examine older Australian's perspectives on how their sexual lives can best be supported and/or improved. Methods Fif..
Talking to healthcare providers about sex in later life: Findings from a qualitative study with older Australian men and women
Bianca Fileborn, Anthony Lyons, Wendy Heywood, Sharron Hinchliff, Sue Malta, Briony Dow, Graham Brown, Catherine Barrett, Victor Minichiello
Journal article | 2017 | Australasian Journal on Ageing
Objective Healthcare providers (HCPs) can play an important role in supporting the sexual health of older adults; however, we know..
"Depression is not an illness. It's up to you to make yourself happy': Perceptions of Chinese health professionals and community workers about older Chinese immigrants' experiences of depression and anxiety
Betty Haralambous, Briony Dow, Anita Goh, Nancy A Pachana, Christina Bryant, Dina LoGiudice, Xiaoping Lin
Journal article | 2016 | Australasian Journal on Ageing
Screening for depression and anxiety among older Chinese immigrants living in Western countries: The use of the Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) and the Geriatric Anxiety Inventory (GAI)
Xiaoping Lin, Betty Haralambous, Nancy A Pachana, Christina Bryant, Dina LoGiudice, Anita Goh, Briony Dow
Journal article | 2016 | Asia-Pacific Psychiatry
Help seeking in older Asian people with dementia in Melbourne: using the Cultural Exchange Model to explore barriers and enablers.
Betty Haralambous, Briony Dow, Jean Tinney, Xiaoping Lin, Irene Blackberry, Victoria Rayner, Sook-Meng Lee, Freda Vrantsidis, Nicola Lautenschlager, Dina Logiudice
Journal article | 2014 | J Cross Cult Gerontol
The prevalence of dementia is increasing in Australia. Limited research is available on access to Cognitive Dementia and Memory Se..
Aged Care Assessment Service practitioners: A review of current practice for assessment of cognition of older people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in Victoria
Freda Vrantsidis, Dina LoGiudice, Victoria Rayner, Briony Dow, Stephanie Antonopoulos, Susannah Runci, Daniel W O'Connor, Betty Haralambous
Journal article | 2014 | Australasian Journal on Ageing
Improving mood through physical activity for carers and care recipients (IMPACCT): protocol for a randomised trial Commentary
Briony Dow, Kirsten Moore, Melissa Russell, David Ames, Elizabeth Cyarto, Terry Haines, Keith Hill, Nicola T Lautenschlager, Lynette Mackenzie, Susan Williams, Samantha Loi
Journal article | 2013 | Journal of Physiotherapy
Care workers' abusive behavior to residents in care homes: a qualitative study of types of abuse, barriers, and facilitators to good care and development of an instrument for reporting of abuse anonymously
Claudia Cooper, Briony Dow, Susan Hay, Deborah Livingston, Gill Livingston
Journal article | 2013 | International Psychogeriatrics
Factors impacting on early detection of dementia in older people of Asian background in primary healthcare
Sook Meng Lee, Xiaoping Lin, Betty Haralambous, Briony Dow, Freda Vrantsidis, Jean Tinney, Irene Blackberry, Nicola Lautenschlager, Dina Lo Giudice
Journal article | 2011 | Asia-Pacific Psychiatry