Showcasing the work of Early Career Researchers in Ageing WA

Showcasing the work of Early Career Researchers in Ageing WA

Hear early career researchers speak about a diverse range of ageing research topics:

  • Decision-making about walking independence status in hospitals.
  • Developing an Aged Care Nursing Career Framework: An integrative review of specialised nursing career frameworks.
  • Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of Hearing Healthcare Professionals in Australia and China on Comorbid Hearing Loss and Dementia
  • Understand some of the factors that shape health professionals’ recommendations or decision-making on appropriate level of independent mobility, and their perspectives.
  • Explore existing specialised nursing career frameworks.
  • Discover how current knowledge, attitudes, and practices of hearing healthcare professionals in China and Australia affect the treatment of patients with hearing loss and dementia.

Please note that this event is face to face only
it will not be streamed nor will it be recorded


Hear from our speakers:

Liz Bainbridge
Lecturer, Physiotherapist, Curtin School of Allied Health
Liz Bainbridge is a physiotherapist with experience working in traumatic brain injury and stroke rehabilitation, now teaching in the Curtin University undergraduate physiotherapy course.  She is also studying a PhD in decision-making about walking independence in hospitals.  This work has evolved from a need for guidance to help clinicians when making important recommendations that shape the lives of people recovering in hospitals.


Sachini Thennakoon
PhD Candidate, School of Nursing, Edith Cowan University
Mrs Sachini Thennakoon is a PhD candidate at Edith Cowan University and a registered nurse employed in residential aged care. Her research interests are gerontological nursing and aged care nursing workforce development. Sachini's doctoral study is on developing a nursing career framework for registered nurses working in residential aged care.


Hayden Symington
Honours Student, University of Notre Dame Australia and Ear Science Institute Australia
Hayden Symington graduated in 2022 from the University of Notre Dame Australia with a Bachelor of Biomedical Science. Hayden is currently investigating the Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices of International Allied Hearing Healthcare Professionals on comorbid hearing loss and dementia as part of his Honours research project.



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Tuesday, 16 May 2023
5:00 pm to 6:30 pm WA
Free for AAG Members - Non Members $20 - Non Member Conc. $10
Notre Dame University
Michael Keating Room
6 High Street
Fremantle WA 6160