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The AAG SECG Helen Barrie National Prize

Congratulations to the Inaugural 2021 Recipients

  • Awardee - Dr Monica Cations, Finders University
  • Runner Up - Dr Krisitana Ludlow, The University of Queensland
  • The Inaugural Helen Barrie AAG SECG National Special Prize for research on deprescribing in ageing - Dr Shin Liau

The winners presented their research work at the AAG SECG Helen Barrie National Prize Webinar in early March 2022

as at 2 Mar 2022


Dr Helen Barrie is a Senior Research Fellow within the University of South Australia Business, and Director of the Social Enterprise and Inclusion Stream of the Centre for Markets, Values and Inclusion. As a social gerontologist and geographer her research has a focus on Australia’s changing and ageing population, the implications of this for society and communities, and the interaction between people and the built environment. She has been a passionate member of the AAG since 2006, was integral in developing the student section of the AAG, is a past State and National President of the AAG and was awarded life membership in 2017.

The Helen Barrie National Prize (The Prize)

The Prize provides an opportunity for eligible AAG student and early career members to be recognised for their outstanding research contributions to ageing research and practice, and to provide a forum through which these contributions can be widely disseminated.

2021 is the inaugural AAG SECG Helen Barrie National Prize round and will consist of three prizes:

  • $1,000 – Awardee
  • $500 – Runner Up
  • $250 – for The Inaugural Helen Barrie AAG SECG National Special Prize for research on deprescribing in ageing*

*This prize is a special category for 2021 and will be given to a student or early career researcher who submits an application with a research focus on deprescribing in ageing research. This prize has been made available by the Australian Deprescribing Network (ADeN) and WardMM Medication Management (ADeN/WardMM). Candidates who indicate that they are eligible for this special category, will also be considered for the first and second prize, but will only be awarded a single prize.

Key Dates for the next round will be updated soon

Below has been provided for background / information purposes only

Applications open 18th October and close 26th November 2021, 5pm AEDT. All items must be submitted electronically

•Applicants will be notified of the outcomes by the end of January 2022.

Recipients must confirm their acceptance of the prize in writing within one week of the offer. Prize certificate and funds will be awarded after their presentation at the AAG SECG webinar in February 2022

Click here to download the eligibility and prize rules - 2021 Guidelines for Applicants

How to Apply:

Applications must be made via online form that will include the following:

  1. Entry must be made using the Application Form for the 2021 AAG SECG National Helen Barrie Prize.
    Click here to download the application form
  2. Each application must include:
  • A statement that summarises the applicant’s research project and the significance and contribution of the project to ageing research (not more than 500 words)
  • A statement from a senior researcher who is also a key collaborator, stating their role and confirming that of the applicant in this research project (not more than 250 words).
  • A copy of the published manuscript (or accepted in press manuscript) of the presented research.
  • Brief Curriculum Vitae (2 pages maximum)

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