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Yun-Hee Jeon

The University of Sydney

Yun-Hee Jeon

Professor Yun-Hee Jeon is a registered nurse, academic and leading Australian researcher in psychogeriatrics and gerontology. Her research focuses on developing innovative and creative approaches to improving the health and wellbeing of older people. She studies ways to improve care quality and service delivery for older people in care, develop workforce capacity in aged care, and establish evidence- and practice-based benchmarks and tools for assessment and outcome measurement in dementia. She also explores in-depth, the experiences of people with chronic illness and their carers to help inform and provide context to research and policy. As Director of StepUp for Dementia Research and StepUp for Ageing Research, she also leads a number of initiatives for public and patient involvement in research and citizen science.


Countries Australia;
Topics Access to care; Attitudes and Expectations about Long-Term Care; Care economy; Care innovations; Care integration/ coordination; Care outcomes; Care trajectories; Co-production in LTC; Community-based LTC; Dementia care and support; Evaluation of LTC systems and services; Financing LTC; Governance and LTC systems organisation; Healthcare access in LTC; LTC Policy; LTC Reforms; LTC Systems; LTC Workforce; New models of care; Outcome measurement in LTC; Outcomes for unpaid/informal carers; Person-centered care; Prevention and rehabilitation and LTC; Primary Health Care; Quality and accreditation for LTC services; Research gaps and priorities in LTC; Residential LTC services; Stigma and discrimination; Unpaid / informal care;
Methods Causal inference in Long-Term Care; Co-production methods; Data science and LTC research; Expert consultations; Mixed methods; Qualitative studies; Quasi-experimental methods; Research ethics; Systematic Review; Training materials; Trials and other evaluations;
Role Research;
Interest Groups Care home markets and regulation; Community-based approaches to dementia care; Economics of Long-Term Care; Long-Term Care Policy; Strengthening Responses to Dementia;
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Research interests

Dementia care and non-pharmacological interventions

Healthy ageing

Long-term care – service models, care practices, policy, workforce

Person centred care

Rehabilitation and reablement in dementia care

Citizen Science

Implementation research

Measuring care quality and quality of life in the care of older people

Key publications

Jeon, Y-H., et al. (2023) Investigating community-based care service factors delaying residential care home admission of community dwelling older adults and cost consequence. Age and Ageing, 52(10),  afad195,

Jeon, Y-H., et al.. (2023). A Systematic Review of Quality Dementia Clinical Guidelines for the Development of WHO’s Package of Interventions for Rehabilitation. The Gerontologist, 63(9), 1536-1555. [More Information]

Jeon, Y-H., et al (2020). Feasibility and potential effects of interdisciplinary home-based reablement program (I-HARP) for people with cognitive and functional decline: a pilot trial. Aging & Mental Health, 24(11), 1916-1925. [More Information]

Jeon, Y-H., et al (2019). A pragmatic randomised controlled trial (RCT) and realist evaluation of the interdisciplinary home-bAsed Reablement program (I-HARP) for improving functional independence of community dwelling older people with dementia: an effectiveness-implementation hybrid design. BMC Geriatrics, 19(1), 1-14. [More Information]

Jeon, Y-H., et al. (2019). Associations between clinical indicators of quality and aged-care residents’ needs and consumer and staff satisfaction: the first Australian study. Australian Health Review, 43(2), 133-141. [More Information]

Jeon, Y., et al. (2019). How do residents of aged care homes perceive physical activity and functional independence? A qualitative research. Health and Social Care in the Community, 27(5), 1321-1332. [More Information]