september, 2019

17sep5:00 pm7:00 pmCaring Futures Institute Public Lecture Series"What constitutes a good quality of life in aged care" with Professor Julie Ratcliffe5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Flinders University Victoria Square (Level 1, Room 1)Audience:Alumni,Donors,Future students,General Public,Government departments & agencies,Industry partners,Researchers,Staff

Event Details

The Caring Futures Institute, Flinders University are pleased to invite you to the public lecture “what constitutes a good quality of life in aged care” with Professor Julie Ratcliffe

Professor Ratcliffe and a team of researchers from three universities, five aged care partner organisations and aged care consumers across Australia’s aged care sector are working with older people receiving aged care services to find out what is important for them to have a good quality of life. This Flinders-led work will lead to the development of a new quality of life measure that aged care providers can use for quality assessments with their clients.
Join Professor Ratcliffe as she discusses how the new instrument will have wide applicability in quality assessment and economic evaluation for aged care system decision making, ultimately improving the quality of life from a consumer perspective where it should be – at the front and centre of our aged care system.

HOST: Professor Alison Kitson, Vice-President & Executive Dean, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, Flinders University

When: 5pm Tuesday 17 September 2019 (drinks and nibbles; lecture begins at 5:30pm)

Where: Room 1, Flinders University City Campus, Victoria Square, Adelaide

Register here by Tuesday 10 September 2019

The Caring Futures Institute

This is the fourth lecture in the Caring Futures Institute public lecture series. The Caring Futures Institute is exploring how we can apply better care and health outcomes across the lifespan and how we can develop self-care and caring solutions to improve people’s quality of life and boost social and economic prosperity.  We are working with leading care organisations, industry, health professionals, partners and communities to pioneer outcome-driven research that makes a positive impact on people’s lives.

Professor Julie Ratcliffe

Professor Ratcliffe is the newly appointed Matthew Flinders Fellow and Professor of Health Economics in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is also the inaugural cross-cutting research theme lead for Health Economics in the College’s Caring Futures Institute. Julie also holds Honorary Professional positions in the Institute of Health and Wellbeing at the University of Glasgow and the School of Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield. She has published over 200 papers in peer reviewed journals. Julie has been a chief investigator on over 50 multi-disciplinary research grants in Australia and the UK including grants awarded by the National Health and Medical Research Council and the Australian Research Council. She is currently a chief investigator of the Healthy Ageing Research Consortium (ROSA) funded by the South Australian Government. Her research interests include the measurement and valuation of health and quality of life outcomes and the incorporation of consumer preferences into the design and delivery of health and social care interventions for economic evaluation.



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(Tuesday) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


Flinders University Victoria Square (Level 1, Room 1)

182 Victoria Square, Adelaide, South Australia