Policy, Research & International

2019 Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow

The Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow is selected by the Board. The selected individual presents on the AAG Hot topic for the year.

The Hot Topic for 2019 is Intimacy and ageing

AAG is honoured to have Catherine Barrett as the 2019 GPTF

Dr Catherine Barrett has over 30 years working with older people as a clinician, educator, researcher and capacity builder. Catherine is the Founder and Director of Celebrate Ageing, a self-funded program challenging ageism and building respect for older people. The Celebrate Ageing Program utilises art and narrative based approaches to create social and policy change. The program includes The OPAL Institute, addressing the sexual rights of older people; The Museum of Love, exploring the importance of love in the lives of people living with dementia; and Alice’s Garage, empowering LGBTI elders and promoting healthy LGBTI ageing. 

Links to publications and presentations by Dr Barrett:

The OPAL (Older People And SexuaLity) Insitute website

Sex and intimacy as we grow older – it’s time we had a talk. Grey Matters. 17 October 2018.

Sex and the senior — what does intimacy look like as you grow older? Radio National Life Matters.  9 November 2018.

Talkback: overcoming negative attitudes towards ageing. Radio National Life Matters. 11 February 2019.

Forthcoming:  Symposium on Social Connection in Older Age.  Bolton Clarke.  22 March 2019.




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