Lee-Fay Low

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Lee-Fay Low

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University of Sydney



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Lee-Fay Low (BSc Psych (Hons), PhD) is Professor in Ageing and Health, University of Sydney. She is a registered psychologist with a PhD in psychiatric epidemiology.

Prof Low conducts research that she hopes will make a difference in the world.
Her main areas of expertise are in rehabilitation and post-diagnostic support for people with dementia, home and residential care for older people, the impact of COVID-19 on people with dementia, stigma and dementia literacy, and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. She is particularly interested in developing and evaluating interventions to improve the quality of life of older people. She has methodological skills in population studies, systematic reviews, clustered randomised trials, instrument development and evaluation, and translation of research into practice.

Research interests

dementia, community care, care homes

LTCcovid webinar presentations

Visitors and care homes 6 July 2020

Key publications

Low, L-F, Hinsliff-Smith, K, Sinha, S, Stall, N, Verbeek, H, Siette, J, Dow, B, Backhaus, R, Devi, R, Spilsbury, K, Brown,, Griffiths, A, Bergman, C, Comas- Herrera, A. Safe visiting is essential for nursing home residents during the COVID-19 pandemic: an international perspective. Journal of the American Medical Directors Association (JAMDA). 22(5): 977–978.

LTCCovid contributions

National and regional guidance relating to allowing family and other visitors back into care homes

Care home visitor policies: a rapid global scan of current strategies in countries with high vaccination rates

Safe visiting at care homes during COVID-19: A review of international guidelines and emerging practices during the COVID-19 pandemic

Updated country report: The Long-Term Care COVID-19 situation in Australia

Australia: COVID-19 impact on long-term care and mitigation measures