Dr Elizabeth Marsden, Consultant Physician, Nambour Emergency Department, conceived the idea for CEDRiC founded on a need to reduce the time older people wait for care in Emergency Departments as well as the aim to reduce inappropriate transfer of aged care residents to Emergency Departments. Dr Marsden is actively involved in the research project and completing her PhD on the GEDI model of care.

Andrea Taylor (CNC) leads the GEDI Clinical Nurse (CN) nursing team in the Nambour ED. 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.

Kaye Coates, has completed her Nurse Practitioner Candidacy and is now the Nurse Practitioner at Sundale providing advanced assessment and diagnostic skills in the care of residents. 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 with 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 background 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 is the CEDRiC Project manager. Alison's research areas are in health informatics and evaluation of health service models.

Dr Marc Broadbent, Senior Lecturer provides 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 provides additional research support and is undertaking her PhD in complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS).

Julia Crilly, Professor of Emergency Care, Griffith University provides 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 Applied Health Economics, Griffith University is leading the Health Economic analysis of the CEDRiC model of care.

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