Adaptive e-learning technology: decision-making capacity and late life self-harm

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Using innovative approaches to education via adaptive online learning for knowledge translation of empirical clinical research to improve outcomes in older persons' mental health, including self-harm and decision-making capacity.

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Competitive advantage

  • International reputation for qualitative research in late life self-harm and suicide
  • Leading experts in the development of adaptive e-learning technology platforms
  • Demonstrated effectiveness of education programs in the areas of capacity and self-harm


  • Uptake of adaptive e-learning modules by health care professionals in the area of decision-making capacity
  • Engagement of Financial industry in education regarding elder abuse, financial capacity and human rights
  • Empirical findings applied to areas of public policy and medical practitioner training, including the assessment of requests for Voluntary Assisted Dying

Successful outcomes

  • Demonstrated improvement in clinician knowledge, attitudes and confidence in relation to the assessment and management of late life self-harm
  • Influence on the development of training for assessments of request for Voluntary Assisted Dying

Capabilities and facilities

  • Partnership between Medicine and Computer Science researchers marries real-world clinical empirical research with the latest technology and developments in adaptive learning

Our partners

  • Capacity Australia
  • Dementia Centre for Research Collaboration
  • Smart Sparrow
  • Lifeline Australia
  • Human Rights Watch