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Apil's interest lies in primary health care; aged care to be specific. His doctoral thesis explored the understanding of decision-making by aged care nurses in transferring a resident to the emergency department. He supports the vision of efficient and accessible primary health care services in enabling older adults to live longer and healthier in the community. Being a strong advocate for social justice he strives to operationalise his dedication via qualitative research. He is interested in collaborative inter-disciplinary research focused at addressing social health issues.


  • 2018–present
    Lecturer , University of the Sunshine Coast
  • 2018–2018
    Lecturer , Southern Cross University
  • 2014–2017
    Sessional Academic , Queensland University of Technology


  • 2018 
    Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Doctor of Health Science (HlthScD)
  • 2012 
    University of Wollongong , Master of Public Health (Dist)

Grants and Contracts

  • 2019
    Understanding why aged care residents are transferred to the ED
    Co Investigator
    Funding Source:
    Emergency Medicine Foundation
  • 2019
    Intergenerational Living: The experiences of residents of aged care facilities, their families, carers, and nursing students.
    Principal Investigator
    Funding Source:
    USC Research Seed Grant

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Association of Gerontology