WA Centre for Health and Ageing
Discoveries that lead to improving lives
The WA Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA) is a leading education and clinical studies centre that has redefined ageing research in Western Australia. Our researchers continue to discover innovative cures and treatments to advance the health of people in midlife and beyond.
Launched in 2000 with the goal of improving the health of people in midlife and beyond, WACHA brings together experts, researchers, clinicians and students, empowering them to identify and solve the most critical challenges in health research.
Our researchers are internationally recognised as leaders in their field. They are working to extend healthy lives, prevent the onset of disabling illnesses, find better ways to treat diseases common amongst older people and improve the delivery of health services.
We have a strong record of success into the research of dementia, depression, Indigenous health, person centred aged care, stroke and frailty. Our research has resulted in better care and improved treatments for older people.
Professor Osvaldo Almeida
Professor Osvaldo P. Almeida is the Director of Research at the WA Centre for Health and Ageing at The University of Western Australia.Read more
Dr Andrew Ford
Dr Andrew Ford’s research specialisations include studying risk factors for dementia, psychiatric sequela of stroke, and mood disorders.Read more
Professor Leon Flicker
Professor Leon Flicker is a leading expert in health and ageing in UWA’s Medical School, researching general heath, falls, depression and cognitive impairment.Read more
New trial to help stroke rehabilitation
The Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing will use a grant from the National Stroke Foundation to fund new rehabilitation therapy for stroke survivors.Read more
WACHA awarded funding to fight dementia
Two researchers from the Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing have received a portion of the Federal Government funding to tackle the causes and impacts of dementia – the second-leading cause of death in Australia behind heart disease.Read more
E-Ageing has an educational resource about the ageing process and associated diseases for both medical and paramedical professionals. It aims to foster positive attitudes towards older people.Find out more