Researcher biography

Paul Gardiner's multidisciplinary research promotes active ageing with a focus on helping people improve and maintain quality of life. His PhD research reported for the first time that it is feasible to reduce sedentary time in older adults. His current research builds on this to exmaine behavioural approaches to dementia prevention.

He is part of the Our Voice Citizen Science global research network. This network has over 30 members across six continents and aims to improve health equity through allowing citizens to discover their environment, discuss their findings, and advocate for change.

He has a strong interest in diversity, equity and inclusion and co-founded the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Special Interest Group of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA). I am also Vice-President (Finance) of the PHAA.

Previous research areas have included evaluation of drug and alcohol treatment services, development and dissemination of parenting programs, stillbirth epidemiology, and women's health.