National Events

23 Oct 18

AAG SECG and NZAG present: Some Like it Hot, Researchers Working on Emerging and Promising Topics in Ageing Research

The ageing population presents complex challenges as well as new and exciting multi-disciplinary
research opportunities. Research in ageing is therefore gaining global traction, increasing funding and rapidly expanding in scope.
As early career researchers, it can be difficult to enter this competitive,
ever-changing research climate, and you may be wondering how, or where to get started.

This webinar will focus on hot and happening opportunities in ageing research, and
how to identify and transition into these areas. Three panel members representing
perspectives from the disciplines of Nursing, Physiotherapy and Psychology, will discuss
heir experiences of being involved in emerging areas in ageing research
.
Participants will hear about both the challenges and opportunities in
undertaking this type of work, and hear about key strategies for success.

Participants will:

~ Understand the key rationale for engaging in ageing research;

~ Learn about how to identify and transition into emerging areas of research in ageing from multiple perspectives

~ Learn about the challenges and opportunities of ageing research


Hear From:

Introduction (Co-Convenor):
Dr Joanne Flavel
Lecturer, Southgate Institute for Health, Society and Equity, Flinders University.

Introduction to speakers (Co-Convenor):
Nicole Ee
Research Officer, Neuroscience Research Australia and University of New South Wales

Ms. Lara Vliestra, MSc
PhD candidate, University of Otago
Student Representative, NZAG

Dr Kim Kiely
Senior Research Fellow, School of Psychology,
University of New South Wales
Conjoint Research Fellow, Neuroscience Research Australia
NHMRC Early Career Fellow

A/Prof Stephen Neville
Head of Department (Nursing), AUT
President, NZAG

Summation (Co-Convenor):
Ms Lara Vlietstra, MSc


More about our speakers:

Stephen Neville is Associate Professor and Head of Nursing at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Co-Director of the AUT Centre for Active Ageing, President of the New Zealand Association of Gerontology (NZAG), Fellow and life member of the College of Nurses Aotearoa (New Zealand) and Senior Fellow of the School of Nursing and Midwifery at University of Queensland. His research focusses on the health and well-being of communities, particularly marginalised populations’ encompassing sexual minority groups and older citizens.

Lara Vlietstra is NZAG student representative and a PhD Candidate with the Department of Medicine and School of Physiotherapy at the University of Otago. She holds a bachelors in physiotherapy, a masters in clinical health sciences from the University of Utrecht and a masters in geriatric physical therapy from Avans University of Applied Sciences. Her research focusses on the screening and treatment of pro-dromal sarcopenia in middle-aged adults.

Kim Kiely is an NHMRC Early Career Fellow and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Psychology at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). He is also a Conjoint Research Fellow at Neuroscience Research Australia. Kim was awarded his PhD from the Australian National University (ANU) in 2013. With a background in psychiatric epidemiology and gero-psychology, his research investigates the social, functional, and cognitive impacts of age-related sensory loss, and the social determinants of healthy longevity. He has been a member of the AAG since about 2009, including a stint as student rep for the ACT division, and was a recipient of the RM Gibson award.

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Event Date & Time: Tuesday 23rd October 2018 12.00pm - 1.00pm ADST

Registrations Open: 24th Sep 18 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 22nd Oct 18 5:15 PM

Places Available: 156

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Non-Members: $50.00
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