Lee-Fay Low is Professor in Ageing and Health at the University of Sydney. She is a registered psychologist and conducts research around health and aged care systems. She chairs the Sydney Dementia Network and sits on federal and state advisory committees relating to dementia and aged care.
She believes that every person irrespective of age or cognitive status should be supported to live as high quality a life as possible. Her main areas of research are in dementia and ageing, home and residential aged care particularly practice and culture change, rehabilitation for dementia, dementia literacy and stigma, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She is particularly interested in developing and evaluating interventions and knowledge implementation strategies to improve the life experience of older people. She has expertise in epidemiology, systematic reviews, clustered randomised trials and translation of research into practice.
She likes people and will sometimes also admit to liking statistics. She is a registered psychologist.
She advocates for people with dementia and engage with the ageing, aged care and broader community through committees, delivering training and public lectures and the media. She is committed to making sure that research findings about dementia change practice.