Abraham Kuot is a Research Fellow at Flinders University Rural Health South Australia. He is a molecular biologist, geneticist and a public health researcher with 11 years of experience. He completed his PhD in Medical Research at the Department of Ophthalmology, Flinders University of South Australia in 2015. Currently, Kuot is the project manager for a National Research study, funded by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing, called the ‘Harmony in the Bush: Co-design of a personalised model of care for dementia in rural residential aged care’. This study is undertaken to identify key drivers of personalised care intervention, and use co-design principles to implement and evaluate a personalised model of care incorporating music, art and movement interventions for residents with dementia in 5 rural aged care homes in South Australia and Far North Queensland. Kuot’s research interests include healthy ageing and innovative care models for dementia in long-term residential aged care facilities, health services delivery, population health, and rural medical education.
Abraham Kuot is a molecular biologist/geneticist and a public health researcher with over 11 years’ experience. He has a PhD in Medical Research from Flinders University. His PhD studies investigated the pathophysiology of Fuchs' corneal endothelial dystrophy (FECD), a major indication for corneal grafting in developed countries. In 2017, Abraham’s research interests shifted to the Public Health, as a Research Fellow for the Flinders University Rural Health South Australia. Here, he undertook roles in the dementia research studies including on the ‘Music and Memory Program’ and the ‘Spin-Back’ conducted in The Renmark Nursing Home. Currently, Abraham is the project manager for a National Research study, the ‘Harmony in the Bush’, which aims to develop and implement an innovative personalised model of care incorporating music and movement interventions for residents living with dementia in five rural aged care facilities in South Australia and Queensland. He also co-supervises MD PRCC students studying Advanced Studies, and assists in the design of these studies projects. Abraham maintains a collaboration with Dr Shiwani Sharma (Flinders University), where they are writing manuscripts on the comparative protein and gene expression analyses in corneal tissues between people with and without FECD. His research interests include healthy ageing and innovative care models for dementia in residential aged care facilities, public health and services delivery in rural setting, and rural medical education. Within the next five years, he aims to successfully complete the Harmony in the Bush Clinical Trial Study by 2020, supervise to completion at least four MD PRCC students conducting Advanced Studies, become a principal supervisor for PRCC and HDR conducting research courses, gain enhanced public health research expertise/capacity and research responsibilities, develop new external multi-disciplinary collaborators, and win at least one grant funding
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