About us

Monash Ageing Research Centre (MONARC) is based at the Kingston Centre, a stand-alone sub-acute facility based in Cheltenham (Victoria) which provides Geriatric Evaluation and Management, Aged Persons Mental Health, and Rehabilitation.

MONARC has three research themes: Geriatric Medicine (led by Professor Barbara Workman), Aged Persons Mental Health (led by Dr Chris Plakiotis), and Movement Disorders and Gait (led by Prof Robert Iansek).

MONARC aims to improve the quality of care and address gaps in health service delivery for people with diseases associated with ageing and neurological disorders via the conduct of high-quality clinician-led research, which is focussed on the rapid transfer of research findings into clinical management.

Research activities funded in 2011-2018

Peta Prindiville
Effectiveness of short-term psychological intervention for patients with mood changes after stroke.

Lina Wang
Does usual dietetic care across the continuum improve nutritional status, health-related quality of life (HR-QoL) and clinical outcomes?

Contact us


Professor Barbara Workman

t: +61 3 9265 1426 f: +61 3 9265 1430

e: Barbara.Workman@localhost/Joomla_2


Ms Kerith Sharkey / Acting MONARC Manager Dr Rosa Gualano (July 2017 – June 2018)

t: +61 3 9265 1268 f: +61 3 9265 1430

e: Kerith.Sharkey@localhost/Joomla_2 / RosaGualano@localhost/Joomla_2

Postal address

Monash Ageing Research Centre

c/o Medical Administration

Kingston Centre

Warrigal Road

Cheltenham VIC 3192 AUSTRALIA

Physical address

1st floor, Helen Schutt Building

Kingston Centre

Corner of Warrigal and Kingston Roads

Cheltenham VIC 3192 AUSTRALIA


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Monthly Seminar

MONARC hosts a monthly research seminar, from February to November inclusive. For details of recent and upcoming seminars, please follow this link or contact Dr Rosa Gualano, Acting MONARC Manager, at rosa.gualano@localhost/Joomla_2