About Us

Why do we exist?

ACAC was formed in 2020 and is comprised of Australia’s leading researchers in aged care and implementation science. ACAC takes a systems-wide approach to addressing key research questions that underpin, inform, and improve the quality of long term care services for older people, both in Australia and internationally.

Our research builds on our extensive experience working with the aged care sector to improve the care provided to older Australians. Our consortium leverages established collaborations, multiple National Health and Medical Research Council and Medical Research Future Fund studies, and our experience working with aged care providers, consumers, and community members.

The Australian aged care system is undergoing significant Aged Care Reforms following the  Royal Commission and the Aged Care Quality and Safety Commission Final Report (2021). The establishment of ACAC by the Founding Members aimed to maximise research evidence generation in response to the ongoing changes and reforms, by  collaborating to reduce duplication and improve the evidence-base and understandings for key stakeholders in the sector.

The ACAC Founding Members expertise and leadership spans many areas, including:

-The evidence base for care in residential settings
-Aged care epidemiology
-Aged care policy and research translation
-Models of aged care service delivery
-Improving the delivery of care through implementation science
-Quality and safety monitoring in aged and health care settings
-Data infrastructure and informatics
-Statistics and predictive analytics
-Quality use of medicines and medication management systems in aged care
-Network analysis
-Collaborative research with consumers and communities.

See our list of publications for examples of some of our work.


To ensure older people accessing aged care services, their families and carers, health professionals, service providers, and policymakers and funders have access to reliable, timely and relevant evidence to inform their experience and how to best deliver care to older people.


A national aged care system which every Australian can be proud of, with evidence-based best practices embedded throughout to deliver safe, high-quality, person-centred care that improves quality of care, quality of life, and health outcomes for older people.