Dr Danielle Taylor wins inaugural Place Award from the Institute of Australian Geographers

December 01, 2020

The Institute of Australian Geographers (IAG) Presidents’ Leadership Award for Contribution by an Early Career Scholar (PLACE) recognises excellence in any area of geographic scholarship or academic endeavour contributing to the discipline of geography in Australia. Two national awards have been announced in their inaugural year – one of which has been awarded to Dr Danielle Taylor. Danielle is a Hospital Research Foundation mid-career fellow with the Adelaide GTRAC Centre and an associate investigator in the NHMRC funded Centre of Research Excellence in Frailty and Healthy Ageing (CRE) at the University of Adelaide.

Danielle leads the Frailty Web Map, a research project that has produced a geographic information tool that helps decision makers plan services to assist Australia’s growing ageing and increasingly frail population. The easy to use and freely available interactive web map presents detailed geographic information about the current and expected future distribution of Australia’s frail and pre-frail population for local areas. Launched in September 2019, the Frailty Web Map is the first of its type in the world and has already been used to support government health reporting and aged care service planning.

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