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Professor Gibson is a Distinguished Professor (Health and Ageing) at the University of Canberra. She has held senior appointments in both the university and public service sectors. Her strong interest in the policy/research interface has characterised her work across the sectors of health, ageing, gender and social policy.  Previously the inaugural Dean of Health at the University of Canberra, she oversaw the addition of seven new disciplines, built a vibrant research culture and won over $40 million of capital funding relating to innovative clinical training projects and partnerships. She was the academic lead on the development of the University’s innovative Health Precinct from its inception in 2012 until 2017. Professor Gibson is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

Research Interests

Professor Gibson is nationally and internationally recognised for her research on ageing and aged care. Her currrent work research focus is on the oldest old, rights and older persons, and aged care policy.


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Projects 2005 2024

Research Output 1978 2016

7 Citations (Scopus)

Dementia, medication and transitions of care

Deeks, L., Cooper, G., Draper, B., Kurrle, S. & Gibson, D., 2016, In : Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. 12, 3, p. 450-460 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient Transfer
Health care
1 Citation (Scopus)

Progress in centralised ethics review processes: Implications for multi-site health evaluations

PROSSER, B., DAVEY, R. & GIBSON, D., 2015, In : Evaluation and Program Planning. 49, 9, p. 117-123 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

moral philosophy
29 Citations (Scopus)

The cost of hospital-acquired complications for older people with and without dementia; a retrospective cohort study

BAIL, K., Goss, J., Draper, B., BERRY, H., Karmel, R. & GIBSON, D., 8 Mar 2015, In : BMC Health Services Research. 15, 1, p. 1-9 9 p., 91.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Hospital Costs
Cohort Studies
Retrospective Studies
Costs and Cost Analysis
4 Citations (Scopus)

Hospital Dementia Services Project: Aged care and dementia services in New South Wales hospitals

Draper, B., Hudson, C., PEUT, A., Karmel, R., Chan, N. & GIBSON, D., 2014, In : Australasian Journal on Ageing. 33, 4, p. 237-243 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

New South Wales
Mental Health Services
Episode of Care
South Australia
6 Citations (Scopus)

Characteristics of rural hospital services for people with dementia: Findings from the hospital dementia services project

BAIL, K., Hudson, C., Grealish, L., Ehsen, S., Peut, A., GIBSON, D., Draper, B. & Karmel, R., 2013, In : Australian Journal of Rural Health. 21, 4, p. 208-215 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Rural Hospitals
Public Hospitals
New South Wales