Policy, Research & International

Student and Early Career Group (SECG)

The AAG Student and Early Career Group (SECG) provides a forum for clinical, research and professional student and early career group members to share their research and work experiences.

Approximately 25% of AAG’s total membership comprises clinical, research and professional student and early career group members. They are each associated with the local State/Territory or chapter division of the AAG which hold regular educational, professional development and social events for members. Those seeking a more active involvement also have the opportunity to take on executive and/or representative roles at a local or national level.

SECG member benefits:

  • Networking with other like-minded early career professionals through events and dedicated online communities
  • Educational, professional development and social events at the local and national level
  • Opportunities to apply for members only awards and bursaries offered by the AAG
  • Discounted AAG membership and registration to AAG Conferences and events
  • Development of national and international connections, to share ideas and achievements
  • Opportunities to connect with mid to late career professionals through informal networks and mentoring programs
  • Opportunities to gain leadership skills and help shape the future of the AAG

Why join the SECG:

The AAG is Australia’s peak body for professionals working in the field of ageing. Approaching 1,200 members across every State and Territory in Australia, members include researchers, aged care leaders, geriatricians, nurses, allied health professionals, policy makers, advocates for older people and others with expertise in ageing. Subsequently, connecting with fellow members provides an opportunity to tap into a wealth of experience and knowledge from a variety of settings. With students and early career researchers making up around a third of the AAG’s total membership, members of the SECG are part of the largest community of student and early career researchers in the country.

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Our blog:

The SECG’s official blog is an open forum, managed by the SECG Communications group.
Other SECG online network groups are available on Facebook and LinkedIn. Access to these online communities is restricted to SECG members.

Key Contacts for 2018 SECG Working Groups

  • Constance Kourbelis (President)
  • Rachel Ambagtsheer (Professional Development and Events)
    • Belinda Cash
    • Nicole Ee
    • Luna Xu
    • Samantha Fien
    • Joanne Flavel
    • Jackie Kerr
    • Kristy Robson
    • Shazia Shehzad Abbas
  • Lynsey Brown (Communications)
    • Meg Polacsek
    • Lindsey Brett
    • Steven Van Andel
    • Nanda Gopal
    • Janet Maccora
  • Maria Shialis (Conference Planning)
    • Danielle Greaves
    • Lan Nguyen
    • Desmond Graham
    • I-Pei Tsai
    • Ashley Cully
    • Befikadu Legesse Wubishet
    • Megan Quinn
  • Claudia Meyer (SECG Liaison to the AAG Board)

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Emerging Researchers in Ageing

New Zealand Association of Gerontology

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