Research & International

Gary Andrews International Fellow

The Gary Andrews International Fellow Address honours the life and contribution that Professor Gary Andrews made to gerontology and geriatrics in Australia and overseas.

Gary sadly left us in 2006, long before his time. He was one of the best known gerontologists in Australia. His generous and important contributions encouraged the expansion of knowledge about ageing; to his profession; and to the development of AAG. Gary combined, as few others have, a life-long commitment to research, education, teaching and practice in gerontology.

Gary’s personal involvement with gerontology and geriatric medicine extended back for close to 50 years. In addition to being the Founding Chair in Community and Geriatric Medicine at Sydney’s Westmead Hospital, and Director and Professor of the Centre for Ageing Studies at Flinders University, Gary was also a founding member of AAG, serving as President from 1995-97.

Gary will be remembered as a champion of gerontology, which he described as “a quest for greater information, knowledge and understanding of just what ageing really is”

What is considered an honour, AAG invites a highly regarded and notable figure of the gerontological community that embodies Gary Andrews' commitment and passion in the field of ageing.

The Gary Andrews International Fellow is invited by AAG to:

  • Present one of the keynote addresses at the AAG Conference. This is usually a one hour presentation including questions. This address has a history of being thought provoking and stimulating discussion between attendees.
  • Conduct a Pre-Conference workshop.
  • Have the option to hold a Symposia at the Conference, working with local representatives.
  • Present a topic at an organised Division event around the country.
  • Submit an article for The Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA) is the official Journal of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG).

2016 Gary Andrews Fellow - Paul Cann - Chief Executive, Age UK Oxfordshire

2015 Gary Andrews Fellow - Professor Mark Skinner, Trent University Canada

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