South Australia

South Australia

The South Australian Division of the AAG has a program of thematically linked meetings for its members and members of associated organisations consisting of seminars, symposia and special interest meetings, including seminars in rural areas.

In addition, we run an annual one day scientific conference that includes the "ACH Group Sir Keith Wilson Oration". This conference is considered by many as the premier conference on ageing in the State and constantly attracts over 200 delegates.

Division Chair

Lui DiVenuto

Vice Chair

Cathy Lock


Ruth Walker


Linda Isherwood

Student Representative

Constance Kourbelis

2017 SAGe Conference Convenor

Lynsey Brown

Committee Members

Helen Barrie (Board nominee)

Clare Bradley

Monica Cations

Victoria Cornell

Carol Davy

Ivy Diegmann

Debbie Faulkner

Elizabeth Giola

Cath Hall

Hannah Keage

Roger Levi

Ashleigh Smith

Haiping Tan

Fiona Telford

Renuka Visvanathan

Amber Watt

Tim Windsor

Lily Xiao


To promote gerontological research in South Australia, the Australian Association of Gerontology SA Division is offering an award to researchers developing a research profile in gerontology. Students currently undertaking a PhD or those who have been awarded a PhD in the last five years are eligible to apply.

The purpose of the award is to recognise the achievements of South Australian researchers, to encourage people to undertake and continue their research activities, and to encourage the dissemination and promotion of current research.

The award is offered to researchers who have published or formally presented work in one of the following categories of research:

  • Applied – original work undertaken in order to acquire new knowledge with a specific application in view. It is undertaken either to determine possible uses for the findings of basic research or to determine new methods or ways of achieving some specific and predetermined objectives.
  • Strategic – (in human services field) generates knowledge about specific health and well-being needs and problems. These may be conditions, risk factors or sources of inefficiency or inequity.
  • Evaluative – work designed to allow judgements to be made about a program, project or service. Evaluation uses a range of methods to monitor the process and impact of a project or program against predetermined objectives and indicators.
  • Fundamental/Basic – this research generates knowledge about problems of scientific significance.

The award will include:

  • A certificate of achievement
  • A prize of $1000
  • AAG Membership for the 2016/17 year
  • The opportunity to present a paper at next year’s AAG SA Gerontology Forum in Adelaide

Criteria, Rules and Application Form:

To download the criteria, rule and application form please click here

For further information or submission of applications:

Dr Hannah Keage:

Psychology, University of South Australia

GPO Box 2471, Adelaide 5000

Closing date for applications: 31 August 2016

Big Idea on Ageing; stacking the odds in your favour

The 14th annual SA Gerontology Conference will be presented by the SA Division of the Australian Association of Gerontology at the National Wine Centre, Adelaide on Monday 21 October 2013. This year we are running our conference alongside the Adelaide Festival of Ideas!

This conference will bring together a wide range of people with an interest in ageing and offers a great opportunity to share innovative work and recent knowledge in this field.

The conference theme for 2013 is “Big Idea on Ageing; stacking the odds in your favour”

The SA Conference Committee has a proven reputation for innovation and creativity in developing both themes and supporting images and logos for its conferences. We spend much time in the development and design to ensure that delegates have a new experience each year.
Themes around what stacks the odds in your favour to support a positive/successful ageing experience could be:

Exercise and relaxation
Belonging and purpose

Speakers are in the process of being finalised.

More details on the conference can be found here.

Cost of the Conference:

$150.00 AAG individual or corporate member
$250.00 non member
$75.00 concession/student
$150.00 concurrent presenter
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