Dr Paul Gardiner has over 20 years research experience. His current program of research focuses on the health of older people.
He works in the School of Health & Wellbeing. 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 Vice President (Finance) of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA) and co-founder of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Special Interest Group of the PHAA. He is also co-Chair of a National Dementia Prevention Special Interest Group.