Deborah has worked for many years as a senior manager in aged and community care and has expertise in public and not for profit sectors.

In the past decade she has been involved in research as an industry partner, committee member and or partner investigator in a broad range of ARC, Foundation/Trust and organisational research projects with focus extending from dementia care and models of service delivery to the application of information technology in aged care.

More recently she has become interested in exploring housing outcomes in later life, in particular among the retired ex-service community.

PhD topic:
Housing security among retired ex-service households of Queensland


  • Dr. Cameron Parsell
  • Ms. Maree Petersen
  • Prof. Mark Western


  • Research Interests
    • Housing and Health
    • Ageing
    • Ex-service community
    • Health service management
  • Publications

    Moyle, W., Venturto, L., Griffiths, S., Grimbeek, P., McAllister, M., Oxlade, D. 2011 Factors influencing quality of life for people with dementia: A qualitative perspective. Aging & mental health 15 (8), 970-977.

    Wang, N., Yu, P., Hailey, D., Oxlade, D., (2011). Developing Measurements of the Quality of Electronic versus Paper-based Nursing Documentation in Aged Care Homes.  Electronic Journal of Health Informatics, Vol., 6:1.e7.

    Stanley, M. Moyle, W. Ballantyne, A. Jaworski, K. Corlis, M. Oxlade, D. Stoll, A. Young, B. 2010. Nowadays you don’t even see your neighbours’: loneliness in the everyday lives of older Australians. Health and Social Care in the Community. Vol 18 Issue 4:407–414.

    Gracia. N. Moyle, W, Oxlade, D. Radford, K. 2010. Addressing loneliness in a retirement village community: A pilot test of a print-delivered intervention. Australasian Journal on Ageing, Vol 29 Issues 4:179–182.

Staff Details

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+61 7 3346 7646

RHD Candidate - submitted


RN, Cert Ageing, B HlthSc Nrg, Grad Dip Man., Grad Dip Agng, Soc Plnng