BA (hons), PhD (Qld), DBA (HEM) Univ of Bath.


Professor Diane Gibson is a Distinguished Professor (Health and Ageing) at the University of Canberra. From 2008 to 2018 she was the inaugural Dean of the Faculty of Health at the University of Canberra. She is a former SES officer in the Australian Government Public Service. Previous positions include Group Head, Welfare and Housing, at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare and teaching and research positions at the Research School of Social Sciences, the Australian National University, Griffith University and the University of Queensland. Professor Gibson's areas of research expertise include ageing. health services and health policy, social policy, gender, workforce, data linkage and program evaluation.

Diane Gibson (2021) Is Australia over-reliant on residential aged care to support our older population? Medical Journal of Australia online 7th June 2021

Diane Gibson (2020) ‘Planning the supply of aged care services: It’s time to talk denominators’, Australasian Journal on Ageing, Vol 39, Issue 4 pp e515-e521, published online 04 August 2020

Diane Gibson (2020) ‘Who uses residential aged care now, how has it changed and what does it mean for the future’, Australian Health Review. 44(6) 820-828. Published on line 21 August 2020.

Diane Gibson and John Goss (2020) ‘Ninety and Not out: Understanding our oldest old’ in Australasian Journal on Ageing, 39 (1): e62-e69

Bail K, Goss J, Draper B, Berry H, Karmel R, Gibson D (2015) ‘The cost of hospital-acquired complications for older people with and without dementia; a retrospective cohort study’ BMC Health Services Research 2015, 15:91

Kasia Bail, Helen Berry, Laurie Grealish, Brian Draper, Rosemary Karmel, Diane Gibson, Ann Peut (2013) ‘Potentially preventable complications of urinary tract infections, pressure areas, pneumonia, and delirium in hospitalised dementia patients: retrospective cohort study’ BMJ Open 2013;3:e002770 doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2013-002770.

Rosemary Karmel, Diane Gibson, Phil Anderson, Yvonne Wells and Stephen Duckett (2012) Care trajectories through community and residential aged care services: disease effects”, Ageing and Society P1 of 18. Doi: 10.1017/S0144686X11001231

Beyond Life Expectancy, 2010. Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, Occasional Paper No 10, Census Series No 5, Canberra: ASSA

Australia's Welfare 2007, Australia's Welfare 2005, Australia's Welfare 2003, Australia's Welfare 2001, Australia's Welfare 1999, Australia's Welfare 1997, Australia's Welfare 1995 (editor or co-editor). Canberra: AIHW

Getting Better Will Take Some Time: Four Generations of Older Women in Australia, 2003. Australian Feminist Studies, Vol 18, No 41, pp 173 - 186.

Older Australia at a Glance (1st and 2nd edition). 1997 and 2000. Canberra: DHFS and AIHW.

Diane Gibson (1998) Aged Care: Old Policies, New Problems. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Diane Gibson (1996) Reforming Aged Care In Australia: Change and Consequence, Journal of Social Policy, Vol 25 No 2, pp.157-179.

Diane Gibson (1996) Broken Down by Age and Gender: The Problem of Old Women Redefined, Gender and Society, Vol 17 No 2, pp.185-203.

Janeen Baxter and Diane Gibson with Mark Lynch-Blosse (1990) Double Take: The Links Between Paid and Unpaid Work. Canberra: AGPS.

Recent social media/blog postings

Kasia Bail and Diane Gibson “Put your data where your care is” (2021) MJA Insight+ 7th June 2021.

Kasia Bail, Bernice Redley and Diane Gibson (2021) “More quality, more efficiency: co-designed system increases person focus in aged care” in AHHA Deeble Institute for Health Policy Research: Research Newsletter Issue 2, May 2021.

Diane Gibson “All the older people: where do they all belong?” (2021) MJA Insight+ 15 Feb 2021

Diane Gibson (2020) “Nursing home residents then, now, and what it means for the future” MJA Insight+ 21 September 2020

Kasia Bail and Diane Gibson (2020) “Frail elderly with dementia: there is an alternative” MJA Insight+ 26 October 2020