Welcome to the GRACE Study

GRACE is a research project investigating resistant bacteria or 'superbugs' in residential aged care, that aims to improve the health of older Australians.

This website provides information on the GRACE study aims, the research team, participant requirements and collaborating organisations. The website serves as the platform to communicate the release of GRACE study news, reports and presentations.

The GRACE study is part of the work undertaken at the South Australian Health & Medical Research Institute.

The Study

The GRACE study aims to investigate the carriage and transfer of resistant bacteria or 'superbugs' in residential aged care.

Our Team

The GRACE study is coordinated by Professor Geraint Rogers from the South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute (SAHMRI).

News & Resources

Our resources include the latest GRACE study news and useful information about resistant bacteria or 'superbugs'.

The Study

In a nutshell, Professor Geraint Rogers and his research team from the South Australian Health and Medical Research...


Our Resources

What we've gathered over the course of our research, including both our findings and content from external providers.

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We'd Love to Hear From You

The GRACE study achieved some fantastic findings, we'd love to share them with you.

Our Latest News

September 17, 2020
Study update 1: COVID-19

16 March 2020: GRACE study recruitment ceased to minimise the risks of COVID-19 transmission...

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July 9, 2020
Antibiotic stewardship in aged care facilities

1 October 2018: GRACE research team highlights the risks of the emergence and transmission of antibiotic resistant bacteria in residential aged-care...

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July 9, 2020
National Trends in Antibiotic Use in Australian Residential Aged Care Facilities, 2005–2016

27 May 2020: New nationwide study shows substantial increases in both prevalence of use and total consumption of antibiotics...

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