Dr Paul Gardiner

Senior Lecturer

School of Public Health
Faculty of Medicine
+61 7 336 55196


Paul Gardiner's multidisciplinary research promotes active ageing with a focus on helping people improve and maintain quality of life. His PhD research reported for the first time that it is feasible to reduce sedentary time in older adults. His current research builds on this to exmaine behavioural approaches to dementia prevention.

He is part of the Our Voice Citizen Science global research network. This network has over 30 members across six continents and aims to improve health equity through allowing citizens to discover their environment, discuss their findings, and advocate for change.

He has a strong interest in diversity, equity and inclusion and co-founded the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Special Interest Group of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA). I am also Vice-President (Finance) of the PHAA.

Previous research areas have included evaluation of drug and alcohol treatment services, development and dissemination of parenting programs, stillbirth epidemiology, and women's health.

Research Interests

  • Dementia prevention
  • Interventions to reduce and change sitting time
  • Equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Citizen science


  • Doctor of Philosophy, The University of Queensland
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Science, University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor of Science, University of Melbourne


  • Brandenburg, Caitlin, Thomas, Stuart D. M., Lincoln, Cathy, Somerville, Annabel, Heffernan, Ed, Kinner, Stuart A., Byrnes, Joshua, Gardiner, Paul, Davidson, Peter, Daley, Nathan, Green, David and Crilly, Julia (2024). Supporting equitable care of patients transferred from police watch-houses to the emergency department: A qualitative study of the perspectives of emergency doctors. Emergency Medicine Australasia. doi: 10.1111/1742-6723.14408

  • Azim, Farah T., Ariza-Vega, Patrocinio, Gardiner, Paul A. and Ashe, Maureen C. (2023). Indoor built environment and older adults’ activity: a systematic review. Canadian Journal on Aging / La Revue canadienne du vieillissement, 42 (2) PII S0714980822000241, 241-258. doi: 10.1017/s0714980822000241

  • Marjadi, Brahmaputra, Flavel, Joanne, Baker, Kirsten, Glenister, Kristen, Morns, Melissa, Triantafyllou, Mel, Strauss, Penelope, Wolff, Brittany, Procter, Alexandra Marie, Mengesha, Zelalem, Walsberger, Scott, Qiao, Xiaoxi and Gardiner, Paul A. (2023). Twelve tips for inclusive practice in healthcare settings. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 20 (5) 4657, 1-11. doi: 10.3390/ijerph20054657

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

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