Dr Michael Lawless

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt North
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Michael Lawless is a gerontology and health services researcher with a focus on knowledge translation. He has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Adelaide and has been a core member of the knowledge translation research program in the NHMRC funded Centre of Research Excellence in Frailty and Healthy Ageing. A research fellow in the Caring Futures Institute, Dr Lawless' research has focused on stakeholder perspectives on frailty and frailty screening, the impacts of frailty and multimorbidity on older people, and how to support older adults to live independently in their own home. He is currently accepting PhD and Honours candidates interested in reseaching Healthy Ageing and Knowledge Translation related topics.


PhD, Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)

Honours, awards and grants

2021 - Flinders University Impact Seed Funding for Early Career Researchers

2020 - Australian Association of Gerontology Research Trust RM Gibson Research Fund

2019 - Flinders University College of Nursing and Health Sciences Caring Futures Institute Accelerator Grant Scheme

2018 - Flinders University College of Nursing and Health Sciences Establishment Grant

2017 - Dean’s Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, University of Adelaide

2013 - Roby Fletcher Munn Prize, School of Psychology, University of Adelaide

Supervisory interests
Chronic condition management and self-management
Evidence based implementation
Gay men's health
Healthcare for older people
Healthy Ageing
Information and communication technology (ICT)
Knowledge translation
Psychosocial factors, chronic illness
Higher degree by research supervision
Principal supervisor: Knowledge Translation (4)
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