Past events 1 Nov 2018 - 31 Oct 2019

18 Jun 19

Showcasing the work of Early Career Researchers in Ageing in WA

Hear early career researchers speak about a diverse range of ageing research topics:

  • Learn how to reduce inappropriate psychotropic prescription for people with dementia
  • Explore how an empathy simulator can improve communication skills for staff
  • Understand older male caregivers’ experiences when their partner enters care

Hear from local Early Career Ageing Researchers :


Mrs Hend Almutairi is a second year PhD student at the Medical School of The University of Western Australia. Her doctoral research investigates effective interventions to reduce the inappropriate prescription of psychotropic medications in people living with dementia. She holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Pharmacy as well as a Master of Health Administration, both from Curtin University. Hend worked as a hospital pharmacist in Saudi Arabia for more than 7 years.


Mrs Claire Morrisby is an Occupational Therapist and Lecturer at Curtin University. Her PhD research is evaluating the feasibility of an interactive communication training intervention to improve communication interactions with people with dementia among formal and informal carers. Previous WA research has identified gaps in the communication skills of professional and family carers. Using the Curtin University Empathy Simulator (CUES – commonly known as Jim), Claire has been training community-based support workers to improve their communication skills in a safe, and repeatable virtual environment.



Ms Jamie Fowler is an Occupational Therapist and 2018 honours graduate of Curtin University. Her honours research topic, exploring the experiences of older male caregivers when their partner enters full-time care, was inspired by her own grandparent’s experiences with the Australian health care system. Jamie is currently working in aged and community care and she is interested in research focusing on older adults and advocacy.



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Venue details:

Curtin University
Building 408,
School of Physiotherapy & Exercise Science
Room 4502 (Level 4)
Kent Street
Bentley WA 6102

Event timings:

5.00pm – 5.30pm nibbles and networking

5.30pm - 6:30pm presentations



Online Registration:

To register online, please scroll down, select your type of registration and click 'Submit'.

For Concession/Student non members please use voucher code WA0816 at checkout to receive your $10 discount.

Event Date & Time: Tuesday 18th June 5.00pm - 6.30pm

Event Location: Curtin University, WA

Registrations Open: 20th May 19 1:00 AM

Registrations Close: 18th Jun 19 8:00 PM

Places Available: 22

Your Investment

AAG Members: Free
Non-Members: $20
Concession/Student (non AAG members) $10

For Concession/Student non members please use voucher code WA0816 at checkout

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