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03 Jun 22

Speaker details - AAG Ageing Well Victoria 2022 – Riding the waves of change

About our participants

Lena Gan is a PhD candidate at the University of Melbourne. Her thesis is on wellbeing of older adults in the context of cultural institutions. She has consulted for over 25 years in gerontology, sustainable community planning and development, business, marketing, management, and quality assurance.

Professor Keith Hill is the Director of the Monash Rehabilitation Ageing and Independent Living (RAIL) Research Centre. He is a physiotherapist and senior researcher with extensive track record across community, hospital and residential care settings. Keith’s main research has focused on falls prevention, exercise, healthy ageing, and rehabilitation. Keith has been a Chief Investigator on NHMRC partnership and project grants, and also has recent and current research grants with collaborators in Singapore, Malaysia, Canada, Brazil and Hong Kong.

Professor Colette Browning is a recognised leader in psychology and health, and leads the Federation University Health Innovation and Transformation Centre population health research stream. Colette holds Honorary Professorships at Peking University and the Australian National University, and is a Fellow of the Australian Psychological Society. Colette has international research and policy expertise in ageing, primary care, behaviour change and implementation research.


Gabrielle Brand is an Associate Professor at Monash Nursing & Midwifery and the Research Network Lead in Preparation for work for Monash Centre for Scholarship in Health Education. Gabrielle is a passionate teacher and qualitative researcher with a special interest in narrative medicine, health humanities and creative pedagogy. She leads a program of research called Dept of Field (DOF) that aims to communicate research findings (consumers lived experiences) through innovative teaching methodologies.



Stephen Damm is a Psychologist, who has worked across corporate and educational sectors. He has been an active member of the Knox U3A for over 10 years, 6 years as President and is currently a U3A tutor, teaching a variety of courses such as Mind Memory and Thinking, the addicted Brain, and Improving your short-term memory. Stephen’s current focus is being a role model for the younger generation and managing the challenges of his health.

Cam Nguyen is a Cambridge qualified economist who founded the Australian Vietnamese Women's Association in 1983 and has been the CEO since 2004. She is the 2021 VIC Senior Australian of the Year. At 80, Cam is actively leading a complex, very large fast- growing NGO. She is also Multi-lingual: English, French, German, Latin, Vietnamese & Classical Greek.

Rev A/Prof John Dupuche is a Catholic Priest. Currently he leads an Interfaith Ashram in Warburton and lectures on meditation, spirituality and interfaith within the University of Divinity. His style of meditation comprises both “stillness’ (tranquillity) and ‘dancing’ (energy). John’s believes the fourth stage, old age, has its own value to view life like a painting, to step back and see what one has painted. He is forward looking, planting a seed on earth for whatever is to come after this life.


Dilnaz Billimoria is a ‘Woman of colour’ who migrated from India to Australia 20 years ago with a young family and has had a career in finance across three decades. She is a woman of faith, belonging to the ancient Zoroastrian faith. Dilnaz is a grassroots bipartisan volunteer across youth, seniors, health, women, education, faith, local and state government boards and NFPs. She believes in being a child at heart and forever young whilst having a respect for holistic ageing!

Ilsa Hampton has over 20 years’ experience in health, community services and aged care, and is currently CEO of Optometry Vic/SA. She serves on the Palliative Care Australia board and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Ilsa is the President of the AAG Victorian Division.

A/Prof Helen Rawson is a Registered Nurse and Senior Research Fellow in the School of Nursing and Midwifery and the Centre for Quality and Patient Safety Research – Monash Health Partnership. In this partnership, Helen supports collaboration between Monash Health, Deakin University and other industry partners. Helen has a passion for the delivery of safe and quality care for older people across the health spectrum and this is demonstrated by her research activities which involves older people in acute, subacute and residential care settings. Helen is also interested in the care of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse groups.

Dr Josefine Antoniades is a Research Fellow at NARI in the Division of Social Gerontology. She was awarded her PhD in 2017 from the Department of General Practice at Monash University and her disciplinary expertise is at the nexus of psychology, public health and primary care. Framed by these disciplinary boundaries, her research interests include dementia, mental health and health literacy in culturally and linguistically diverse communities.


Dr Jacqui Allen is a Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator Master of Advanced Nursing and Master of Advanced Clinical Nursing, Monash University. Jacqui is a Registered Nurse interested in aged care and chronic illness management.

Teresa Donegan has over 30 years' experience as a Social Worker, in Australia and the United Kingdom, in aged and disability services across government and not for profit organisations. She is currently a Graduate Researcher with the University of Melbourne, exploring Mindfulness and Ageing. Teresa is passionate about the opportunities that ageing presents, to reconcile and transform ourselves.

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Event Date & Time: 03 Jun 22 at 9:00 AM

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