ABC Radio National

AAG is proud and honoured of the positive relationship of RN Big Ideas and its host Paul Barclay, which is now in its 6th year. RN Big Ideas will again be broadcast at the 55th AAG Conference in Adelaide, 22-25 November 2022.

2021 Digital 'with a twist', Living a healthy fulfilling life in older age 


Prof Cassandra Szoeke – Director, Health Ageing Program, University of Melbourne; Principal investigator, of Women’s Healthy Ageing study,

Iam Hamm – a Yorta Yorta man; member of Victoria’s Stolen Generations,

Dr Barbara Barbosa Neves – Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Monash University,

Alan Hopgood AM – playwright, author, actor, producer; screen writer

2020 Digital, COVID, climate change, and older Australians


Prof Margaret Walter (UTas/Indigenous Data Sovereignty),

Jane Caro AM - Author, award winning advertising writer, social commentator and Walkley Award recipient,

Fiona Armstrong - Executive Director and Founder of Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) in Australia,

Professor Vasi Naganathan - CERA University of Sydney

2019 Sydney NSW, Tackling ageism and challenging myths about ageing


Baroness Sally Greengross OBE - UK (2019 AAG GAIF),

Ashton Applewhite - USA (author and ageism activist), Peter de Waal – Gay activist,

Prof Leon Flicker AO (AAG Life Member)

2018 Mebourne VIC, What are the ingredients for ageing well?


Prof Sir Michael Marmot - UK (2019 AAG GAIF), social determinants lead,

Sally Goldner - Transgender advocate,

Robert Tickner AO – EveryAge Counts Chair,

Prof Julie Byles (AAG Life Member)

2017 Perth WA, Disrupting Ageing 


Prof Sube Banerjee - UK (2018 AAG GAIF and University of Sussex, UK),

Dr Penny Flett  medical practitioner; aged care professional; ex-CEO of Brightwater care group; Pro-Chancellor of UWA; Chair of WA Aged Care Advisory Council

Sube Banerjee - old age psychiatrist; Professor of Dementia and Deputy Dean at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, UK.

Dr Helen Barrie – ex-president, Australian Association of Gerontology; Research Fellow, University of Adelaide, School of Social Sciences

Jenny Davis - professional theatre actor, director, and writer; founder and artistic director of Agelink Theatre; Ambassador for Positive Ageing