The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), Australia is pleased to offer Prof. G.V.R.K. Acharyulu, School of Management Studies, University of Hyderabad, a prestigious Australia Awards Fellowship to be hosted by the Flinders University under Asia Pacific Aged Care Hub (APACH) Fellowship. The Fellowship titled “Capacity building for aged care in Asia-Pacific: networks of influence and leadership” will be held from 20/08/2023 to 04/09/2023.

Prof. G.V.R.K. Acharyulu

Under this fellowship Mr. Acharyulu is visiting Finders University, Adelaide, Canberra and Sydney. This Fellowship entails the participation of 15 fellows from six countries: India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Fellows have been nominated based on their outstanding track record in health systems strengthening, alongside their demonstrated commitment and dedication to enhancing aged care systems in their respective home countries.

The fellowship is to strengthen partnerships and develop capacity so that individual Fellows and their employers can advance key development issues in their home country and the region. The Australian Government highly values the unique people-to-people links that are fostered at the individual, institutional and country levels from the participation in this Fellowship.

Prof. G.V.R.K. Acharyulu will experience first-hand, Australian models of best practice in aged care, and learn about the requirements for workforce capability along with adoption of technology based on evidenced practice from the Australian context and also gain insights into experience and innovation in aged care in other countries across the Asia pacific.

The fellowship program will expose Prof. Acharyulu in the application of aged care research and practices in Australia and strengthening a collaborative commitment to translational research. And also to continue commitment and collaboration with the Flinders team of researchers to strengthen leadership in aged care, foster additional opportunities for collaborative grants, and promote evidence-based approaches.

This program provides an examination of the Australian aged care system to identify opportunities to contextualise Australian models of aged care service delivery for virtual, residential, or community-based care for developing/emerging aged care systems.