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Thursday Three 2021 04 01

AAG's Weekly Update - 1st April 2021 View this email in your browser

AAG's Thursday Three

~ Welcome new Treasurer of AAG and AAG Research Trust

~ Expressions of interest - Associate Editor, Australasian Journal of Ageing (AJA)

~ Latest AAG Policy & Practice Update (to 31 March 2021)

Welcome new Treasurer of AAG Board

Susan Staples was recently appointed as the new Treasurer of AAG and AAG Research Trust by the Board and Trustees. Susan was also appointed as a non-elected Board Director and Trustee. Susan will chair both entities Finance, Audit and Risk Management Committee.

Susan is a Director in KPMG’s Governance, Risk and Controls practice, providing advice to senior executives and boards across all sectors in strategic risk framework development and implementation, board and director duties and internal controls review. Her work focuses on supporting and strengthening corporate and board governance for both public and private sector clients. Susan is a lead author of KPMG’s Directors’ Toolkit and led the development of the Victorian Health Services Directors’ Toolkit. Susan’s has a deep connection with the not-for-profit, with direct experience working in the disability sector and has a large portfolio of human services clients.

Please join us in welcoming Susan to both AAG and the AAG Research Trust.

AAG and AAG Research Trust express our significant gratitude to David Heath, who has stepped down as Treasurer after four years’ service, and overseen significant change, growth and maturity in our approach to finances and risk management.

Expressions of interest - Associate Editor, AJA

Expressions of interest are invited from gerontologists and geriatricians based in Australia and New Zealand for the role of Associate Editor of the Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA).

An Associate Editor would have editorial responsibility for around twenty per cent of manuscripts submitted to AJA, and be expected to attend one face-to-face meeting annually in Melbourne, Australia, as well as quarterly video/teleconferences.

The position has a three-year term, with potential for extension.

Selection Criteria

~ Strong profile in ageing research or practice, and a commitment to quality and ethical publishing.

~ Experience of both reviewing and submitting manuscripts to the AJA. Associate Editors must be an AAG member, or join one of the partner organisations.

~ Evidence of excellent written and editorial skills.

~ Applicants with Indigenous or culturally diversity research expertise would be particularly welcome.

The Journal

~ The Australasian Journal on Ageing (AJA) is a multi-disciplinary peer reviewed journal and the region’s premier journal on ageing.

~ The journal was listed in the Thomson Scientific ISI Database in 2006, in MEDLINE in 2008 and has an impact factor of 1.307.

~ The AJA is currently published quarterly by Wiley Blackwell. and is developed in partnership with the AAG, the Australian and New Zealand Society for Geriatric Medicine (ANZSGM), and COTA.

~ The AJA publishes original work in any area of gerontology and geriatric medicine, drawing out relevance for policy and practice to inform readers from a wide range of disciplines and professions.

Additional information and/or applications should include a statement addressing the selection criteria with a covering letter and curriculum vitae to: Professor Debra Waters debra.waters@otago.ac.nz. For more information click here

Policy & Practice Update - March 2021

Members have recently been sent the monthly AAG Policy & Practice Update for March to April 2021. If you are a Member click here to access the current and past AAG Policy & Practice Updates. If you are not an AAG member, why not click here and become a member today, so that you can access the Policy and Practice Updates every month.

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'Thursday Three' is AAG’s Weekly Update for members and friends of AAG. It aims to provide you with an engaging weekly snapshot of news and activities from AAG and beyond through three short 'bites'. If you missed previous editions, click here for the summaries and links .

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