Stephanie Harrison

Dr, BSc, MSc, PhD
Stephanie Harrison

I am currently appointed as a research fellow for the Healthy Ageing Research Consortium-a partnership of researchers, clinicians, aged care providers and consumer advocacy groups. The Healthy Ageing Research Consortium is working to develop the Registry of Older South Australians (ROSA). ROSA will involve monitoring the health and service utilisation of people receiving aged care services in South Australia.

I have a public health and epidemiology background with a focus on research in the ageing population specifically around cognitive decline and dementia. Most recently I have been working on the Investigating Services Provided In the Residential Care Environment for Dementia (INSPIRED) study as part of the NHMRC funded Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre at Flinders University. This research has focused on quality of care and quality of life of people with cognitive impairment and dementia who live in residential aged care in Australia. My work for this study has included an examination of medication use in this population and associations with quality of life. Previous to this, I completed my PhD at Newcastle University, UK. My PhD involved an investigation of the effects of cardiovascular risk factors on longitudinal changes in cognitive decline in populations aged over 85 years including populations from the UK, the Netherlands and New Zealand. I have experience in cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis of large datasets and experience conducting systematic reviews.

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