Dr Elizabeth Marsden, Consultant Physician, Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS) Emergency Department, conceived the idea for GEDI founded on a need to reduce the time older people wait for care in Emergency Departments (EDs) as well as the aim to reduce inappropriate transfer of aged care residents to EDs. Dr Marsden was actively involved in the research project and is completing her PhD on the GEDI model of care for residents of aged care.

Andrea Taylor (CNC) leads the GEDI Clinical Nurse (CN)  team across the emergency departments of the Sunshine Coast Hospital and Health Service (SCHHS). Andrea is extensively experienced in the care of older persons and builds this capacity in the team of GEDI Nurses. Andrea is undertaking her PhD in Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment in the ED.

Kaye Coates, has completed her Nurse Practitioner Candidacy and is an endorsed Nurse Practitioner.Kaye has many years of experience in Aged Care in facilities and the community.

Amanda Glenwright,  from Central Queensland, Wide Bay & Sunshine Coast PHN,  has completed a Masters in Health Management on GEDI. Amanda's thesis is entitled "A cost analysis of a Geriatric Emergency Department Intervention (GEDI): a secondary analysis of data from a non-randomised clinical trail with matched historical controls." Her clinicalbackground in primary health, hospital avoidance projects and the after hours program contribute to her clear understanding of the CEDRiC intervention.

The CEDRiC research team at University of the Sunshine Coast is led by Professor Marianne Wallis. Professor Wallis was instrumental in the successful funding of the research from Department of Social Services, Healthy Ageing Grants.

Dr Alison Craswell, Research Fellow was the CEDRiC Project manager. Alison now coordinates further research in GEDI implementation, and Nurse Practitioner models of care for older people. Other research areas include health informatics and evaluation of health service models.

Dr Marc Broadbent, Senior Lecturer provided additional research support. Marc's research area lies in vulnerable populations, particularly care of people with a mental illness in Emergency Departments.

Colleen Johnston, Senior Research Officer provided additional research support during the trial and is completing her PhD in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Julia Crilly, Professor of Emergency Care, Griffith University provided research support to the project. Julia is in a joint appointment with Griffith University and Gold Coast Hospital and Health Service. Her expertise is in Emergency Department models of care.

Dr Kim-Huong Nguyen, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Services Research Faculty of Medicine, University of Queensland, lead the Health Economic analysis of the CEDRiC model of care.

Professor Adrian Barnett, AusHSI, QUT, lead the statistical analysis of the CEDRiC model of care.