Postgraduate Research


The goal of AIPCA is to make a significant, positive and enduring impact on the quality, efficiency and equity of health and community care services in Australia. Applied research programs are conducted through the specialist units of the Institute.

Institute staff can provide research degree supervision in areas such as:

  • ageing and aged care (community, acute and residential term aged care services, dementia services, issues affecting carers, pain, retirement and other life transitions, survivors of genocide or mass trauma)
  • consumer participation in health care, policy and systems
  • health program evaluation
  • understanding the impact and driving the agenda of health policy development and system reform
  • the impact of e-health on consumers, services and systems
  • workforce issues, particularly in an ageing society.

Unique opportunities exist to work alongside skilled applied researchers, in consultation with policy-makers and service providers, with the shared goal of adding to the evidence base about and improving the design of health care systems in Victoria and across Australia. Part-time employment as a research assistant or junior project worker while undertaking study may be available in some areas.

All enquiries should be directed in the first instance to Assoc Prof Virginia Lewis (03) 9479 3700, or email aipca@latrobe.edu.au