Dr Paul Gardiner has over 15 years research experience. His current program of research focuses on the health of older people.
He works in the Centre for Research in Geriatric Medicine and has a Dementia Research Development Fellowship from the NHMRC and ARC. He develops programs for older people to reduce prolonged sitting and increase physical activity. These programs are designed to improve physical and cognitive function and help maintain independence. He also works with data from cohort studies to examine patterns of frailty, dementia and sarcopenia in older people and also calculate life expectancies and the number of years that people will live with these conditions.
Dr Gardiner is also the President of the Queensland Branch of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and a member of the Board of the PHAA. He is founder and co-chair of the Ageing Special Interest Group for the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.