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08 Aug 22

AAG ACT presents: How to achieve authentic co-design with and for older Australians – 2022 Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow

The Australian Association of Gerontology invites you
to an engaging evening to learn more about co-design.

Co-design is a widely misunderstood and misrepresented term. Like other ‘buzzwords’ of recent years (for example ‘green’) it is often used to create the impression that groups or individuals have been meaningfully involved in an activity. In reality, it is often considered a ‘box-ticking’ exercise that is given little thought, planning or meaningful resource allocation. Over the last decade, this has begun to change due to increased consumer activism, creation of dedicated organisations and research. This presentation will outline what co-design is (and what it isn’t), the major developments and research in the field and the work still needed to embed co-design in government and civil society.

This event will feature the Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow Associate Professor Peter Bragge who will present a talk titled “Ask, listen, respond”. Two short presentations will follow with findings from research and an example to highlight the importance of co-design with older people.

  • Hear about co-design, what it is, and what it isn’t
  • Learn about the latest research on co-design
  • Listen to research results and examples of co-design
  • Meet and network with other AAG members and friends


About Peter Bragge - 2022 Glenda Powell Travelling Fellow

Additional presenters:

Dr Diane Hosking
National Seniors Australia

Dr Hosking manages the National Seniors Australia research program. Diane has previously worked on a number of projects focused on prevention of cognitive decline and dementia, and is enjoying the opportunity to contribute across research, advocacy and policy work at National Seniors Australia.

Associate Professor Kasia Bail
University of Canberra

Dr Bail’s primary interest is to improve care health delivery for older people with complex health needs. Her nursing career has always combined both research and clinical roles, with experience primarily in general medical and acute palliative care.

COVID precautions
Although masks are also no longer mandatory, we do encourage people to keep their mask on if they are comfortable to do so.


Spaces are limited to 50 for this venue so
register early to avoid disappointment

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Parking is available near to the venue and is free after 5pm

Event Date & Time: Monday 8th August 4.50pm - 6.30pm AEST

Event Location: Australian National University - Bob Douglas Lecture Theatre, 62A Eggleston Road, Canberra ACT 2600 (copy), ACT

Registrations Open: 7th Jul 22 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 5th Aug 22 4:00 PM

Places Available: 50

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Free for AAG Members

Optional gold coin donation for non-members

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