Dr Michael Lawless

Post Doctoral Research Fellow

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

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

I am a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the College of Nursing & Health Sciences. I am currently involved in the knowledge translation research program within an NHRMC funded Centre of Research Excellence in Transdisciplinary Frailty Research under the supervision of Professor Alison Kitson. In this role, I use knowledge translation methods to inform effective transfer of knowledge in policy and practice. This research contributes to a consolidated frailty and healthy ageing strategy in South Australia.

More generally, I am interested in using critical and qualitative methods to explore representations of a range of health and illness topics, including dementia, frailty, and community aged care.


First Class Honours Bachelor of Psychology (2013) - University of Adelaide

Doctor of Philosophy (2017) - University of Adelaide

Honours, awards and grants

2017 - Dean's Commendation for Doctoral Thesis Excellence, 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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