Prof Briony Dow

Prof Briony Dow

Director, National Ageing Research Institute (NARI); Professor of School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne and Professor, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Deakin University. (Aus)

Prof Briony Dow

Briony has been with NARI since 2003. She leads a range of both aged care and social and clinical gerontology research programs, incorporating her own research expertise in the areas of elder abuse and carer mental health. Over the past 19 years she has published over 100 peer-reviewed publications and more than 30 major reports to government.

Prior to her work at NARI, Briony practised as a social worker in community aged care, and she has worked in a range of clinical settings, including local government, mental health, disability and rehabilitation.

In 1996, Briony established the home-based rehabilitation program at Ballarat Health Services and in 1999 she was awarded a MA based on an evaluation of that program.

She is a past President and Life Member of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) and she is on a range of national advisory groups, including the AIHW Aged Care Data Advisory Group and Elder Abuse Action Australia Advisory Committee.