Our People

PhD; BSc (Hons); MAPsS

Dr Richard Rosewarne

Dr Richard Rosewarne is a psychologist and has worked in the Health and Aged Care field for the past 30 years. He has extensive experience in the health, general aged care and aged psychiatry sectors. Richard offers a high degree of technical competence honed over many years as a senior academic, as well as the breadth of knowledge and experience needed to undertake consultancy work in the healthcare sector.

Other areas of expertise include research and survey project methodology, and database management and analysis. He has developed excellent working relationships with clients running community care projects, major industry groups and the Commonwealth and State Governments, and has a proven track record delivering results for these clients.

BA; Grad Dip App Psych; Cert IV Training & Assessment

Janet Opie

Janet Opie has been a senior research consultant with AACS for the past 15 years. She has worked in the Health Care Sector for over 30 years, firstly as a nurse and subsequently as a registered psychologist and Research Fellow at the Aged Mental Health Research Group in the Department of Psychological Medicine, Monash University. She also has clinical expertise in dementia care.

With extensive experience in research and evaluation design and analysis, Janet has a focus on developing assessment, evaluation and audit tools for aged care projects in the community and residential care settings.

MNurs, BAppSci (AdvNsg), DipAppSci (CommHlth), MRN

Andrea Rosewarne

As a senior consultant at AACS, Andrea’s key responsibility is to analyse the effectiveness of support and education programs within the health, aged, community and disability care sectors. Her work includes conducting national trials and educational forums, as well as reporting using qualitative and quantitative data.

MCom (Information Systems), BCom; GradCertSc (Applied Statistics)

Long Nguyen

Long Nguyen has worked as a business and data analyst across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. He brings a wealth of local and international experience to AACS, where he is responsible for designing and developing data systems.

By ensuring that data is well managed, Long facilitates evidence-based research and decision making for our health and community care clients. He has a Master of Commerce in Information Systems from the University of NSW and a Graduate Certificate in Science, Applied Statistics from Swinburne.

MApplSc; BEd, GradDip (Careers), GradCert (App.Bus)

Ella McEwan

Ella has worked in the health and aged care sector for many years developing educational material, managing education services and presenting training courses and workshops.  Ella was the General Manager (Education Services) for Alzheimer’s Victoria and the Alzheimer’s Australia national education specialist.

Ella has also written on-line resources for delivery of Certificate IV Aged Care for RTO’s and has provided instructional designer services to aged care peak bodies and government departments covering training products.  She has developed a wide range of training manuals covering aspects such as personal care support, developing individualised support plans, medications, health and wellbeing, and administrative systems. Ella is also experienced with conducting stakeholder interviews, focus groups and in the evaluation of educational products.

Hugh Sarjeant

When it comes to actuarial analysis, few people have the credentials that Hugh Sarjeant does. His experience includes working with the Commonwealth and Victorian governments, as well as being a partner or senior member of various actuarial firms. He has written valuation and stochastic projection systems for superannuation funds, life insurers, workers compensation schemes and insurance pools.

Hugh has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from Melbourne and a Diploma of Computer Science from Swinburne, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Actuaries of Australia.

Dr Malcolm Rosier

With more than forty years’ experience in various social research fields, Dr Malcolm Rosier brings unique skills to AACS, including data collection and management, sampling design and execution, and instrument development using item response theory (IRT) approaches. His main research interest is in building quantitative models to identify relationships between key factors influencing a criterion of interest.

Dr Rosier has a PhD from Stockholm University and is a Fellow of the Australian College of Education. He worked for more than 20 years at the Australian Council for Educational Research until moving to the Centre for Adolescent Health at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.