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National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)Research Funder/Centre

Type of institution

Research centre



The Institute is not for profit and is fully tax deductable. It mainly relies on competitive, philanthropic, contracted and tendered funding opportunities.

The Institute concentrates its research in several key divisions. These divisions cover ageing research from both a public and preventive health perspective, service development, biomedical and from a clinical perspective. NARI currently employs over fifty staff and at any one time manages over fifty research projects. These range from large competitive NHMRC projects to commissioned and self-initiated research. NARI's funding is mainly derived from competitive government and other grants and it also receives a small amount of infrastructure funding from the state Department of Health (Victoria).

NARI has developed an excellent reputation for high quality and professional research and is noted for its ability to deliver projects on time and with a rigorous methodology and thorough presentation. Researchers are often approached to address local and international conferences, meetings and community events etc in the area of their particular research interest. NARI also provides media commentary on issues of topical interest in ageing. NARI is a member of the Australian Association of Medical Research Institutes.


The National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) aims to be the centre of excellence in Australia for research into ageing and improving the quality of life and health of older people.

Main research areas

NARI is recognised as a leading research institute in falls and balance, pain, dementia, physical activity, healthy ageing, public and preventive health, and health systems evaluation. NARI also conducts a broad range of other clinical and psycho-social research including research into cognitive decline and music therapy and older women's health.

Research disciplines

Medical/Clinical Sciences/Nursing,Social/Behavioral


National Ageing Research Institute Ltd.
P.O. Box 2127
Royal Melbourne Hospital


+61 3 8387 2305


+61 3 9387 4030

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