AAG SA Presents: Robert Penhall Early Career Awards

AAG SA Presents: Robert Penhall Early Career Awards

The Robert Penhall Early Career Research is an annual award to researchers developing a research profile in gerontology for outstanding research that benefits older people. These three presenters won the award over the past two years. Robert Penhall will be present to introduce the session and congratulate the winners.

Please come and join like-minded colleagues for an afternoon of hearing from our winners about this excellent research.

Drinks, nibbles and networking incorporated!

  • Hear about outstanding gerontology research
  • Develop new connections with other like-minded people
  • Network in person
  • Enjoy complementary drinks and nibbles

*Spaces are limited to 40 by venue size - Register early to ensure a place*

Hear from our Robert Penhall Award winners:

Dr Miia Rahja is a research fellow with Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute. She is a clinician researcher at Flinders Medical Centre coordinating care programs aimed at people living with dementia. Her work to date has focussed on multi-method research, evaluation of implementation studies that focus on quality of care of older people and people with dementia, and project coordination. Dr Rahja also manages the Australian Dementia Network ‘Screens and Trials’ and ‘Registry’ programs in South Australia. 


Dr Dimitrios Saredakis has a background in psychology and his PhD research focused on finding novel ways to reduce levels of apathy in older adults living in residential aged care. His research has demonstrated real-world transferability to improving the wellbeing of aged care residents. Currently, Dimitrios is working on projects in palliative care and in the community, continuing his pathway to improving the quality of life for older adults using the latest immersive technologies.


Dr Tesfahun Eshetie (BPharm, MScClinPharm, PhD) is a Research Fellow at the Registry of Senior Australians, South Australia Health and Medical Research Institute and an adjunct Research Fellow at the University of South Australia. He received his PhD from the UniSA in 2020, followed by a Geriatric Pharmacotherapy Postdoctoral Research Fellowship at the Plein Centre for Geriatric Pharmacy Research, University of Washington USA. His program of research addresses quality use of medicines, ageing and aged care, and dementia care. 



Friday, 24 February 2023
2:00 pm to 4:00 pm Cen.Au Daylight Time
Atura Hotel
Adelaide Airport
Adelaide SA 5950