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Professor Yvonne Wells Prof. of Aged Care Res. and Policy Dvmt., Lincoln Ctr Res Ageing

Professor Wells is a clinical psychologist by training but has had a research career since completing her PhD in 1994. Her main research areas include transitions in later life, healthy ageing, community aged care services, and residential aged care, and she has had a longstanding interest in caregiving, especially for people living with dementia. The Lincoln Centre for Research on Ageing conducts research and consultancy activities in these areas.

Yvonne has been successful in securing funding for applied research projects for government departments, aged care providers, and other agencies. Current projects include development of a standardised Consumer Experience Report in Home Care (for the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission), evaluation of a new model of residential care (for Jewish Care), and evaluation of the Little Things training program for personal care attendants with English as a second language (for Meaningful Ageing Australia).

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