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Researcher: Vreugdenhil, AJ (Dr Anthea Vreugdenhil)

Fields of Research

Geriatrics and Gerontology
Social Work
Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
Clinical Social Work Practice
Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
Aged Health Care
Sociology
Social Program Evaluation
Social Change
Sociological Methodology and Research Methods
Applied Sociology, Program Evaluation and Social Impact Assessment
Music Therapy
Social Policy

Research Objectives

Neurodegenerative Disorders Related to Ageing
Allied Health Therapies (excl. Mental Health Services)
Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
Understanding Australia's Past
Health Related to Ageing
Professions and Professionalisation
Community Service (excl. Work)
Ability and Disability
Carer Health
Ageing and Older People
Government and Politics
Carers Development and Welfare
Mental Health
Education and Training
Health Education and Promotion
Social Ethics
Comparative Structure and Development of Community Services
Music
Disability and Functional Capacity
Respiratory System and Diseases (incl. Asthma)
Public Services Policy Advice and Analysis

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Ageing-in-place’: Frontline experiences of intergenerational family carers of people with dementia; Health Sociology Review
'Incoherent and violent if crossed': The admission of older people to the New Norfolk Lunatic Asylum in the nineteenth century; Health and History
'Petulant, feeble, with habits filthy': Senile dementia in 19th century Tasmania; Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine
A Community-based Exercise Program for People with Mild to Moderate Alzheimer's Disease: Pilot Study
A community-based exercise program to improve cognitive function in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease: Feasibility and safety study; Translating dementia research into practice
A community-based exercise program to improve functioning in people with Alzheimer's disease: A randomised controlled trial; ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting 2011
A community-based exercise program to improve functioning in people with Alzheimer's disease: A randomized controlled trial ; International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease
A community-based exercise programme to improve functional ability in people with Alzheimer's disease: A randomized controlled trial; Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences
A Prospecitive Controlled Clinical Trial of Ventriculo-peritoneal Shunting for Idiopathic Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus; World Congress of Internal Medicine
A prospective study of ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus; Journal of Clinical Neuroscience
A Survey of Social Work Students’ Attitudes Towards Working with People with Dementia; Alzheimer’s Association International Conference,
Alzheimer's disease and dyslipidaemia: case-control study; 38th National Conference of the Australian Association of Gerentology
Alzheimer's disease and insulin resistance; Annual Meeting of the Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine
Alzheimer's disease, abdominal obesity and overweight; 9th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Androgens and men with dementia: Case-control study; Annual Scientific Meeting of ther Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine
Case studies of ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for dementia; Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine
Challenging the borders between elder abuse and family violence: Frontline workers' practice with older people experiencing abuse; 21st Asia-Pacific Social Work Conference
Cost-saving or cost-shifting? Assessing the impact of 'ageing-in-place' aged care policies on families of people with dementia; Joint World Conference on Social Work and Social Development: Action and Impact
Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring; Routledge
Dementia: Helping carers long the journey – Part Two; An information day for carers of people living with dementia
Essential fatty acids and Alzheimer's disease; 9th International Conference on Alheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Final Report on 'Models of supervision influencing student development in social work practice learning opportunities'
History of Senile Dementia: Beyond Belief; Public Health Issues
How to Promote Professional Competence and Identity in Social Work Students; 11th International Practice Teaching and Field Education Conference
Insulin resistance, dyslipidemia and the risk of Alzheimer's disease: A case-control study; ANZSGM Annual Scientific Meeting
Keep physically active; Positive Ageing: Think Volunteering
Kindness in Australia: an empirical critique of moral decline sociology; British Journal of Sociology
Obesity in middle age and future risk of dementia: Midlife obesity increases risk of future dementia; British Medical Journal
Obesity, Abdominal Obesity and Alzheimer Disease; Dementia and Geriatric Cognitive Disorders
Out of Sight, out of Mind. Senile dementia in nineteenth century Launceston; Effecting a Cure: Aspects of Health and Medicine in Launceston
Social Justice as Concept and Practice in Australian Social Work: An Analysis of Norma Parker Addresses, 1969–2008; Australian Social Work
Social justice in Australian social work: An analysis of Norma Parker Addresses, 1969-2008; Australasian Social Welfare History Workshop
The Inside Story: a survey of social work students' supervision and learning opportunities on placement; British Journal of Social Work
The Metabolic Syndrome and Alzheimer Disease; Archives of Neurology
Towards a critical ethic of care in social work; Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring
Vascular Risk Factors for Alzheimer's Disease: an Overview of Findings; World Congress of Internal Medicine
Ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for dementia; British Geriatrics Society Autumn Meeting
Ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for dementia: Case studies; 10th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for idiopathic normal pressure hydrocephalus: One-year follow-up of a prospective controlled clinical trial ; International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease
Ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for normal pressure hydrocephalus: A prospective study; Annual Scientific Meeting of the Australian Society for Geriatric Medicine
Ventriculo-peritoneal shunting for normal pressure hydrocephalus: A prospective study; 10th International Conference on Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders
Working at the frontline in cases of elder abuse: 'It keeps me awake at night'; Australasian Journal on Ageing
‘Duty of care’ or ‘duty to care’: the responsibilisation of social work; Critical Ethics of Care in Social Work: Transforming the Politics and Practices of Caring
“What Are They Really Doing?” An Exploration of Student Learning Activities in Field Placement; Australian Social Work

Research Projects

2012: World Conference in Social Work Social Development 2012: Action and Impact, Sweeden; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
Assessment of the effects of singing on the respiratory function and wellbeing in people with dementia; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
The Social, Economic and Health Impacts of 'Ageing-in-place' Policies on Informal Carers of People with Dementia: A Tasmanian Pilot Study; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
A community-based physical exercise program to improve cognitive, behavioural and physical functioning in people with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease
Community-based exercise program for people with dementia

Research Candidate Supervision

Discrimination of Men in the Workplace
Housing Insecurity in Retirement- An Analysis of Ex-Service Housing Experience
Out of the mouths of babes- Capturing young children's experiences of trauma
The Ageing Population in Australia - An Exploration of Current Nursing, Carer and Housing Levels and How we May Meet the Increasing Needs of the Ageing Population
Young People and Protective Behaviours in a Digital World