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Title Description Materials
2017
It's all about evidenced based wound care - prevention and management

Tuesday, 14th February 2017

Wounds in Australia are a silent epidemic. They affect approximately 450 000 Australian’s and cost the health care system more than $3 billion per year. Although evidence-based wound care results in improved healing rates and reduced costs, there is a significant evidence-practice gap in Australia.

Presenterts:

  • Dr Jane O'Brien - Jane is a Lecturer at the University of Tasmania, prevously she worked at the Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation at Queensland University of Technology for 10 years. Jane is a Registered Nurse and Accredited Exercise Physiologist with 12 years of experience in hospital and community settings and has been working on research projects relating to chronic wound management and exercise. The focus of Jane’s research is on behavioural medicine and the principles of how people change in relation to their health needs.
  • Dr Michelle Gibb - Michelle commenced with the Wound Management Innovation Cooperative Research Centre (WMI CRC) in February 2015 as Clinical Director. In this role, Michelle is responsible for leading the development of the Australian Wound Innovation Centre, the Australian Wound Registry and Credentialing of Wound Clinicians portfolios.
  • Dr Rajna Ogrin - Rajna initially trained as a clinical podiatrist, and has worked across the majority of health sectors: community health, hospital and private settings. Rajna is leading the Centre of Wound Management and her research interests include: evidence-based wound care; sensory nerve function in healing; wound healing physiology; and translating research into clinical practice – with a focus on wounds and diabetes.

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2016
Polypharmacy

Wednesday, 9th November 2016

Older adults can have multiple comorbidities which may require medications for management however they can be more susceptible to their adverse effects resulting in negative effects such as falls, hospitalisations, cognitive impacts and functional impairments. The ‘prescribing cascade’ can result from side effects of medications with some patients ending up on truckloads of medications!

Geriatricians need to be cognisant of polypharmacy, medication rationalisation and desprescribing. Our leading experts will discuss the evidence around polypharmacy, its impact as well as evidence and practical tips for deprescribing.

Presenters:

  • Professor David Le Couter - Professor of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Sydney, Scientific Director of the Ageing and Alzheimers Institute (Concord Hospital), Director of the Centre for Education and Research on Ageing (University of Sydney), Director of the Biogerontology Laboratory of the ANZAC Research Institute and Senior Staff Specialist Physician in Geriatric Medicine at the Concord RG Hospital in Sydney.
  • Professor Sarah Hilmer - Professor of Geriatric Pharmacology at the University of Sydney, Head of Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Senior Staff Specialist in Aged Care at Royal North Shore Hospital. She leads a program of translational research in ageing and pharmacology at Kolling Institute of Medical Research

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Person Centerd Dementia Support Webinar

Wednesday, 28th September

More than 353,800 people have dementia in Australia. This number is projected to reach more than 900,000 by 2050.

September was Dementia Awareness Month and AAG are proud to have the following experts share their knowledge and expertise about their latest research and findings of this disorder.

Presenters:

  • A/Prof Kathryn Goozee
    Director, Dementia & Clinical Research, Anglicare &
    Director, KaRa Institute of Neurological Diseases, Macquarie Park.Co-Principal Investigator of the KARVIAH research, Anglicare.
  • A/Prof Cassandra Szoeke
    Neurologist, Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine Dentistry & Health Sciences, Director, Healthy Ageing Program, The University of Melbourne Professor, Institute of Health and Ageing
  • Dr Stephanie Harrison
    Cognitive Decline Partnership Centre at Flinders University
  • Dr Grace O’Sullivan
    Editor of the New Zealand Journal of Occupational Therapy,
    Practicing Clincian

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Dr Grace O’Sullivan

Social media use in research

Thursday, 18th August 2016

The use of social media in academic and research settings offers a range of opportunities to connect and communicate, in addition to presenting a range of potential concerns and challenges.

This webinar will provide participants with the opportunity to consider various ways social media can be utilised in research. Participants will learn from the different experiences of each of our panel members, and together explore potential ways to utilise ‘new’ media in academia and research.

Presenters:

  • Dr Rachel Winterton, Research Fellow
    John Richards Initiative, Australian Institute for Primary Care & Ageing, La Trobe University
  • Sheree Bekker, PhD student
    Australian Collaboration for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention, Federation University
  • Averill Deans, Social Media Co-ordinator
    Marking and Communications, Federation University

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Averill Deans

‘Sustainable culture change in residential and community aged care’

Tuesday 02 August 2016

The aged care workforce is under pressure to provide quality care in an environment that is rapidly changing around them.

This seminar invites participants to address these pressures within themselves; and to re-connect with their capability to lead for genuine quality of life and quality of care for older people. We are approaching these challenges through multiple lenses, including addressing ageism, stepping up in the midst of the challenge of CDC, and applying a radically different approach to palliative care for people with dementia.

The seminar also includes a brief introduction to the work of Meaningful Ageing Australia.

Presenters:

  • Ilsa Hampton,CEO Meaningful Ageing Australia
  • Dr Catherine Barrett, Director of Celebrate Ageing (The Tea Cosy Project). Director of the OPAL Institute
  • Kay Horgan, Director and Founder of AgeWorks
  • Kerry Whitlock, Palliative Care Specialist – Quality, Uniting AgeWell

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Kay Horgan

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Kerry Whitlock

“You can’t have home care if you don’t have a home” - a look at the intersection between housing and aged care in later life

Wednesday 13th July 2016

This Webinar will look at the intersection between housing and aged care, with the premise that housing is essential infrastructure for providing care to people in the community. Current aged care policy has an emphasis on “staying at home” with support services designed to help people stay in the community for longer. This policy is in keeping with the preferences of most older people who do not want to move from their homes and familiar neighbourhoods. However there is also an expectation that older people will change their housing as they adapt to changing needs, that they will “downsize” to an apartment or smaller dwelling, and that moving will enable better access to aged care and support. By moving, older people are also expected to be able to realise the capital in their home, and free up housing stock for younger people in the context of diminishing housing affordability and an increasing risk of homelessness.

This symposium explores the tensions between staying put or moving, the intersection between housing and aged care, and the implications for future generations.

Presenters:

  • Professor Julie Byles Director, Research Centre for Generational Health and Ageing; and Head International Longevity Centre- Australia.
  • Barbara Squires Director, Barbara Squires Consulting.

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Managing incontinence, specifically nocturia and the aged

Friday, 24th June 2016

For family members or friends, caring for a person with incontinence is one of the most difficult aspects of being a carer. Over 4.8 million Australians experience bladder or bowel control problems, many of whom live in the community. Around 60% of individuals older than 60 years wake to pass urine at least twice per night. Statistics indicate that around 77% of nursing home residents in Australia are affected by incontinence with more than half of these people wetting the bed each night (Steel & Fonda 1995).

Presenters:

  • Dr Michael Whishaw Consultant Physician in Aged Care Medicine at Royal Melbourne Hospital
  • Dr Wendy Bower Clinical Researcher in Lower Urinary Tract disorders and Senior clinician, Continence Clinic at Melbourne Health.

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Osteosarcopenia: An Emerging Concept

Tuesday, 10th May 2016

Osteoporosis/osteopenia and sarcopenia are often identified and characterised individually in older people however, how have you ever considered how these processes are connected?

This webinar was targeted at advanced trainees in Geriatric Medicine, Geriatricians, and those working with older people to update you on this new emerging concept and how it can influence your practice.

This webinar aims to define osteosarcopenia, introduce the proposed biology and pathogenesis of the process and consider potential treatments to target this process. Professor Duque is a leading researcher in this field with an interest in the elucidation of the mechanisms of age-related bone loss, osteoporosis, sarcopenia and frailty.

Presenter:

  • Professor Gustavo Duque MD, PhD, FRACP,Chair of Medicine, Director of the Australian Institute for Musculoskeletal Sciences (Western Health) Melbourne Medical School, The University of Melbourne

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Managing Risk And Assertiveness In Your Research Writing

Tuesday, 03 May 2016
All research writing involves taking a stand: offering a claim or an interpretation; sometimes making recommendations; evaluating policy, practice or previous research. This is a challenge for all academic writers, who need to make a delicate balance between confidence and caution, assertiveness and respect, certainty or the possibility of different perspectives.

This webinar looks at some of the nuts and bolts of language which you can choose to adjust, to help you to achieve this balance when drafting or editing your own work. You do not need to know any grammar to take part, but it will be very useful to bring along a piece of your own writing (whether finished or in draft) which includes some claims or interpretations (for example the Discussion and Conclusion of a research article). There will be lots of opportunities for participants to share observations, tips and experiences.

Presenter:

  • Cassily Charles, the Academic Literacy, Learning & Numeracy Coordinator for Postgraduates at Charles Sturt University

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Rethinking contemporary relationships between the generations: What matters most?

Wednesday, 23 March 2016
This webinar provides an international perspective on policies and studies on intergenerational ageing. It also highlighted the contribution and role of older people from multicultural backgrounds to both their community, family and to the formal education of younger people.

Presenters:

  • Associate Professor Marisa Cordella
    University of Queensland, Australia
  • Associate Professor Thang Leng Leng,
    National University of Singapore, Singapore
  • Facilitated by: Adjunct Associate Professor Susan Feldman Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

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Title Description Materials
2015
A critical consideration of choice, voice and decision making for policy makers, practitioners and older Australians

Wednesday, 12 December 2015
This webinar brought together critical perspectives on the issues of choice and decision making as central to the implementation of CDC. It discussed the varied perspectives that consider choice and voice as critical social issues; the implementation of policy into contemporary social contexts; enabling choice within health care practice and the individual considerations of person-centred decision making; and highlighted the theoretical and practical challenges of choice, voice and decision making for older Australians and their caregivers.

Presenters:

  • Carrie Hayter
    Managing Director, Carrie Hayter Consulting
  • Belinda Cash
    Lecturer, Charles Sturt University
  • Claudia Meyer
    PhD Student at LaTrobe University, RDNS Institute
  • Joanne Mihelcic
    PhD Student, Monash University

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Research and Clinical Updates in Alzheimer's and Fronto-Temporal Dementia Wednesday, 07 October 2015
This webinar was targeted at Geriatricians, advanced trainees in geriatric medicine and those working with older people and aimed to update you on the latest evidence in fronto-temporal dementia and Alzheimer’s disease including the latest on pathophysiology and latest research into management and disease targets.

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The Visionary Researcher

Monday, 31 August 2015
The Visionary Researcher webinar introduced participants to valuable tools to help them think about their values, talents and inspirations that drive their passion for research. It helped them find their vision, reconnect with the many reasons they took the career path they did, have clarity in their purpose and be able to share it.

Presenters:

  • Jo Close
    Director & Strategist, Research Innovations
  • Facilitated by: Imogen Craig
    Business Empowerer, Research Innovations
  • Facilitated by: Ashleigh Smith
    Alzheimer's Australia Dementia Research Fellow, UniSA

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Worksheet

Living the Reality of Consumer Directed Care CDC Indigenous Communities in Focus

Thursday, 30 July 2015
In this webinar, consumer directed care (CDC) was investigated from the perspective of the ATSI communities. Anna Howard highlighted how Murray Mallee Aged Care have been working with their stakeholders to navigate this transition. Ngaire Kerse presented her research project on Māori and non Māori in advanced age and the success of person centered care in NZ.

Presenters:
  • Anna Howard
    Chief Executive Officer, Murray Mallee Aged Care Group Inc.
  • Prof Ngaire Kerse
    Head of School, University of Auckland
  • Facilitated by: Mark Elliott
    Convenor, AAG Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Group

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Professional Networking Naturally

Tuesday, 07 July 2015
This webinar taught us how to transfer the communication skills used every day to the professional environment and networking; the ongoing nature of networking to develop national and international partnerships, and 'newcomer' perspectives on professional networking.

Presenters:

  • Prof Julie Byles
    Director, Department Research Centre for Gender, Health & Ageing (RCGHA), University of Newcastle
  • Belinda Cash
    Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University
  • Facilitated by: Mathew Carroll
    Senior Research Fellow, School of Rural Health - Churchill, Monash University

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Learning and Education Amongst the Over 50s Thursday, 25 June 2015
This webinar explored the understanding of and the opportunities for and participation in learning, education and training among seniors, as well as the literature on lifelong learning throughout the globe which has emphasised particular themes in relation to older adults.

Presenters:
  • Dr Ruth Williams
    Research Fellow, National Seniors Productive Ageing Centre
  • Prof Brian Findsen
    Professor of (adult) education, Faculty of Education, University of Waikato, New Zealand
  • Facilitated by: Dr Helen Kimberley
    Senior Manager - Retirement and Ageing, Brotherhood Research & Policy Centre

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Ageing and Sexuality: Contemporary Issues Thursday, 21 May 2015

This webinar discussed ageing and sexuality in both a community context and for those in care living with dementia, awareness of the ongoing sexual needs of older adults regardless of their health or impairment status and the need for a more nuanced research agenda and public policy debate around the topic of ageing and sexuality

Presenters:

  • Dr Deborah Bateson
    MA (Oxon) MSc (LSHTM) MB,BS, Medical Director, Family Planning NSW
  • Dr Sue Malta
    PhD, Research Fellow, National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)
  • Dr Cindy Jones
    PhD, Research Fellow, Centre for Health Practice Innovation, Menzies Health Institute Queensland

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Extreme Love: Dementia Video

Sexualities and dementia resource

When online becomes offline: attitudes to safer sex practices in older and younger women using an Australian internet dating service

Little Black Dress Video

Falls Prevention Evidence: A Close Look at the Cochrane Reviews Tuesday, 21 April 2015
Authors from the Cochrane reviews on fall prevention in the community and in hospital/residential care settings outlined the results of these reviews as well as results of major new trials likely to be included in the next updates of the reviews.

Presenters:
  • Prof Ian Cameron
    Head, John Walsh Centre for Rehabilitation Research, The University of Sydney
  • Prof Cathie Sherrington
    Professorial Research Fellow, The George Institute for Global Health, The University of Sydney

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Dementia Care - Strategies for a Complex Illness Tuesday 17 March 2015

This webinar discussed the cause of behavioural or psychological changes in dementia, how to use non-pharmacological and pharmacological strategies, and improving the quality of life for both caregiver and the person with dementia.

Presenters:

  • Dr Samantha Loi
    Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, University of Melbourne
    Psychiatrist, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
  • Patrick O’Brien
    Neuropsychiatrist, St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
  • Facilitated by: Hazel Bucher
    Nurse Practitioner Psychogeriatrics, Research Associate
    Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, University of Tasmania
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Community Aged Care Reforms in Australia and New Zealand Thursday, 19 February 2015
This webinar discussed the reforms in New Zealand's aged care system and the lessons we can learm from them, the key components of reforms in Australia - the challenges and opportunities of implementing reforms in rural and remote areas.

Presenters:
  • A/Prof Lee Fay Low
    Associate Professor in Ageing and Health in the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Sydney
  • Prof Matthew Parsons
    Clinical Chair in Gerontology, a joint appointment between Waikato District Health Board & The University of Auckland
  • Carole Bain
    General Manager Country Services, Silver Chain Group
  • Facilitated by: Prof Gill Lewin
    Research Director, Silver Chain Group & Professor, Curtin University of Technology

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IAGG Asia Oceania Congress, the place to be, 19 - 22 October 2015

Thursday, 12 February 2015
This webinar discussed the ageing research and collaborations within this region and Australia, features of the upcoming congress, and benefits of attending the congress practitioners, policy makers, researchers etc. as well as for students and early career researchers.

Presenters:

  • Facilitated by: Prof Keith Hill
    Head of School, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University of Technology, President, IAAG Asia Oceania Rei
  • Prof Julie Byles
    Director, Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, University of Newcastle, Secretary, IAAG Asia Oceania Region
  • Ms Claudia Meyer
    PhD Candidate, La Trobe University, President, IAGG Council of Student Organisations

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2014
Work till you Drop? The Future of the Labour Force

Tuesday, 17 February 2014
This webinar explored opportunities to enhance workforce participation of mature age workers, from attraction and recruitment through to career development and potential retirement.

Presenters:

  • Alison Monroe
    General Manager, Sageco, President, NSW Equal Employment Opportunity Practitioners' Association
  • Rafal Chomik
    Senior Research Fellow, ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research (CEPAR),University of New South Wales
  • Professor Judy McGregor
    Head of School of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Auckland University of Technology

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CEPAR Population Ageing Fact Sheet

Briefing Paper: Mature Age Labour Force Participation

Spirituality in Ageing and Aged Care - Who Cares?

Tuesday, 18 March 2014
This webinar explored what spirituality is and how it differs from religion, considered the future needs and particular issues relating to spirituality of older people, and how spirituality could be a part of best practise.

Presenters:

  • David Petty
    Executive Officer, PASCOP
  • Dr Chris Perkins
    Director, Selwyn Centre for Ageing and Spirituality
  • Rev/Prof Elizabeth Mackinlay
    Professor of Theology Charles Sturt University

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Older Adults Spirituality and Life Satisfaction

We Want a Peaceful Life Here and Hereafter

Promoting Active Ageing: The Uptake of Fall Prevention Strategies

Wednesday, 02 April 2014
This webinar explored falls prevention strategies in community and hospital settings. It examined barriers and facilitators to engagement by older people in falls prevention activity, addressed factors influencing participation and taught strategies to facilitate improved uptake and sustained participation.

Presenters:

  • A/Prof Anne-Marie Hill
    School of Physiotherapy, The University of Notre Dame Australia
  • Professor Keith Hill
    Head of School, School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science, Faculty of Health Sciences, Curtin University
  • Assoc Prof Leigh Hale
    Deputy Dean, School of Physiotherapy, Te Kura Komiri Pai, University of Otago
  • Assoc Prof Terry Haines
    Director of the Allied Health Research Unit, Monash Health / Monash University, President of the Australia New Zealand Falls Prevention Society

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Understanding and Meeting the Needs of Older LGBTI People Thursday, 1 May 2014
This webinar explored definitions, demographics, needs and historical experiences of LGBTI people. It also explored recent aged care reforms, the shift to the CDC model, and guidelines to develop understanding and inclusive aged care services.

Presenters:
  • Dr Catherine Barrett
    Chief Investigator/Coordinator, Sexual Health and Ageing Program, Australian Research Centre in Sex, Health & Society, La Trobe University
  • Dr Gávi Ansara
    Senior Health Policy Officer, National LGBTI Health Alliance
  • Dr Stephen Neville
    Senior Lecturer & Director Postgraduate Programmes, School of Nursing Auckland, Massey University
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Use and Abuse of Medicine: Maintaining Dignity in Care

Wednesday, 18 June 2014
This webinar explored how explore how prescribed and over-the-counter medications can be used as agents of elder abuse, the use of chemical and physical restraint as a form of elder abuse, and the “Dignity in Care South Australia” program and its impact in achieving zero tolerance to all forms of abuse.

Presenters:

  • Anne Muldowney
    Policy Advisor, Health and Aged Care, Carers Victoria
  • Prof Susan Kurrle
    Geriatrician, Ku-ring-gai Hospital, Batemans Bay Hospital, Curran Chair in Health Care of Older People, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney
  • Dr Faizal Ibrahim
    Geriatrician, Aged & Extended Care Services, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Central Adelaide Health Services, SA Clinical Director, Alzheimer's Australia, SA

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Health Reform and Older People Wednesday, 23 July 2014
This webinar featured speakers from New Zealand and Victoria, Australia and provided an insight into the strengths and weaknesses of unitary versus multi-level systems of government and how they influence health policy and practice reform.

Presenters:
  • Ms Carolyn Gullery
    General Manager, Planning, Funding and Decision Support Canterbury and West Coast District Health Boards, New Zealand
  • A/Prof Peter Hunter
    Head of Aged Care, Alfred Health
  • Facilitated by: Clin. A/Prof Briony Dow
    Director, National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)
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Starvation in the Midst of Plenty: The Pitfalls of Malnutrition in Older Age Wednesday, 19 August 2014
This webinar outlined the scope of the problem of malnutrition, highlighted some important contributors to its development and suggested strategies to combat this issue to lengthen quality life in older people.

Presenters:
  • A/Prof Karen Charlton
    MPhil (Epi), MSc, PhD, APD, RPHNutr, School of Medicine, Faculty of Science, Medicine and Health, University of Wollongong
  • Prof Renuka Visvanathan
    PhD, FRACP, FANZSGM, G.Cert.Ed (H.Ed.), MBBS, ATCL, Director, Aged & Extended Care Services, The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Central Adelaide Local Health Network, and Director, Adelaide Geriatrics Training and Research with Aged Care Centre, School of Medicine, University of Adelaide
  • Facilitated by: Ngaire Hobbins
    APD, Bsc Dip Nutrition & Diet, Dietitian specialising in Geriatrics and Nutrition Consultant

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A Position Paper From the PROT-AGE Study Group

Strengthening the Rights of Older People
Thursday, 11 September 2014
In a time of rapid population ageing and shifting social, economic and political landscapes, a binding international Convention on the Rights of Older Persons is a timely and necessary instrument for protecting the human rights of older people. This webinar discussed discrimination, abuse, loneliness, depression, health and wellbeing scales and showed the extent and impact of discrimination and abuse, and addressed the key reasons for supporting a new convention for older persons.

Presenters:
  • The Hon Susan Ryan AO
    Age Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Charles Waldegrave
    Coordinator, Social Policy Research Unit, Family Centre
  • Sue Hendy
    Chief Executive Officer, COTA Victoria, Vice President, International Federation on Ageing

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Getting Savvy About Research Audiences Wednesday, 08 October 2014
In this webinar, Tseen and Jonathon, the Research Whisperers, drew on their combined experiences as researchers, grant developers, research educators, and active research communicators to share practical strategies for being savvy about your research audiences and establishing an effective, well-rounded research career.

Presenters:
  • Dr Tseen Khoo
    Lecturer, Research and Development Unit, La Trobe University
  • Jonathon O'Donnell
    Senior Advisor, Research Grant Development, College of Design and Social Context, RMIT University
  • Facilitated by: Dr Matthew Carroll
    School of Rural Health, Monash University
  • Facilitated by: Belinda Cash
    Lecturer, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Charles Sturt University

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Notes by the Research Whisperers

2013
Older People Citizenship and Participation Thursday, 18 April 2013
This webinar critiqued societal approaches to older people, examined barriers and challenges to older people's participation and highlighted new constructs and practises based on new paradigms that support participation.

Presenters:
  • Eva Cox
    Australian writer, feminist, sociologist, social commentator and activist
  • Ian Yates
    CEO, COTA Australia
  • Facilitated by: Prof Jeni WarburtonJohn Richards Chair of Rural Aged Care Research, John Richards Initiative, La Trobe University

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Gender Issues in Elder Abuse Wednesday, 12 June 2013
This webinar explored the extent that gender is an issue in elder abuse, the experience of abuse by older men and women, the risk factors and impacts of abuse, and the ways in which service providers can respond.

Presenters:
  • Dr Catherine Barrett
    Manager,Sexual Health and Ageing, Australian Centre in Sex Health & Society, Gay and Lesbian Health Victoria, La Trobe University
  • Gary Ferguson
    Community Education Officer, Senior Rights Victoria
  • Facilitated by: A/Prof Briony Dow
    Director, National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)

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The Many and Varied Opportunites Post-PhD

Thursday, 01 August 2013
Presenters from different walks (research and clinical role, stakeholder groups, government and not-for-profit organisations) presented on their personal stories and career decisions as well as career options post-PhD that are outside of the traditional academic sphere.

Presenters:

  • Dr Frances Batchelor
    Research Fellow/Physiotherapist National Ageing Research Institute (NARI)
  • Dr Virginia Simpson-young
    Senior Program Officer, NPS MedicineWise
  • Dr Tony Coles
    CEO (Past), Australian Association of Gerontology
Indigenous Ageing: Tools for Better Practise Tuesday, 22 October 2013
This webinar explored the gaps in healthcare and social needs of elder indigenous communities and the barriers to assessment and management.

Presenters:
  • Professor Leon Flicker
    Professor of Geriatric Medicine, Director, Western Australian Centre for Health and Ageing (WACHA), Western Australian Institute for Medical Research, University of Western Australia
  • Dr Eddy Strivens
    Clinical Director, Older Persons Health Services, Cairns and
    Hinterland Hospital and Health Service
  • Dr Lorna Dyall
    Senior Lecturer Medical, Departnemnt of General Practice, School of Population Health, The University of Auckland

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2012
Housing Australia's Ageing Population: Current Trends and Future Challenges Monday, 29 October 2012
This webinar evaluated the current state of housing and highlighted new models of housing which will be vital to support the health ageing of older Australians. It explored factors that influence housing decisions, the demand and supply of supportive housing environments and strategies to bridge the gulf between different housing sectors.

Presenters:
  • Dr Catherine Bridge,
    A/Prof of the Built Environment, University of New South Wales
  • Barbara Squires
    Head of Research and Advocacy, IRT
  • Prof Julie Byles
    Director, Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing (RCGHA), University of Newcastle

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