About Us

The original project team was:

Robyn Gillespie, BN, MPH (advanced), MPHAA

Robyn has worked previously as a Registered Nurse and is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Wollongong. She is interested in improving the communication of health information for older Australians. Robyn is a Member of the Public Health Association of Australia.

Lindsey Harrison, BA (Hons), MA, MSc, PhD, MPHAA

Lindsey is an Honorary Senior Fellow in the School of Health and Society at the University of Wollongong. She has many years of experience in public health teaching and research. Her main interest has been studying how the conditions of everyday life affect health. Lindsey is a Member of the Public Health Association of Australia.

Judy Mullan, BA, BPharm, PhD, FSHPA

Judy has over 25 years of experience as a pharmacist and is currently a senior lecturer in the Graduate School of Medicine at the University of Wollongong and the Illawarra Health and Medical Research Institute (IHMRI) theme leader (scientific) for Ageing and Chronic Conditions. Judy is interested in improving aged care and medication self-management and in communicating health information. Judy is a fellow of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia.

In 2015, they were joined by:

  • Pippa Burns, BSc (Hons), MPH (Dist), PhD
  • Amanda Baker, BA, MA, PhD
  • Victoria Traynor, BSc (Hons), RGN, PGCHE, ILM, PhD
  • Khin Than Win, MBBS, PhD, DCS, IDCS, MS-CIS


This work was supported by the Global Challenges Program at the University of Wollongong. The original project was funded by the Multicultural Health Service Health Reform Transitional Organisation Southern Cultural Diversity Health Enhancement Grant South Eastern Sydney and Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health Districts.


We wish to thank all family caregivers who shared their time and stories to guide the development of the information in this website. The experience of consultants, Christiaan van Zanen Evelyn Jelercic and Leissa Pitts has been helpful throughout this project. We also thank the facilitators of family caregiver support groups and their interpreters.

Special thanks

To our narrators: English: Heather Clark; Italian: Shereen Quartarone; and Macedonian: Biljana Stanoevski. Sound Engineer: Sam Gillespie The recording studios at Pulse 94.1FM radio station

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