NSW Division

New South Wales

Division Chair

Anthony Brown

 

 

Vice Chair

Carrie Hayter is a passionate advocate for the rights of people who use social care services. With over 27 years’ experience working in social care. She is the Managing Director of Carrie Hayter Consulting who has worked with over 500 aged care and disability services across Australia, in transforming how they work alongside older people, people with disability and their allies to create connected communities. She also works as a casual academic teaching in Social Work and Social Policy at the Australian College of Psychology in Sydney.
Carrie has a Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) from the University of NSW, Sydney, a Masters of Economics (Honours) from the University of Sydney and is a graduate of the Sydney Leadership Program. An active member of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) since 2006, Carrie is the Vice Chair of the NSW Branch and in 2017 became a Distinguished Member of the AAG. 
 

Secretary

Sarah Fogg 

 

 


Executive Secretary


Janet Gilchrest



 


Treasurer and Student & Early Career Group Representative

Reza Kahlaee is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the faculty of Pharmacy, The University of Sydney. 
He has a BSc in Software engineering and MSc in AI and Robotics. His Ph.D. is focused on modelling an algorithm for a software screening tool to reduce drug-drug interactions and medication-induced falls in the older adults.
An AAG and committee member. He is interested in Biomedical engineering, Big data research, Statistical and analytical analysis especially in health science, Artificial intelligence, Cognitive, brain science, life science informatics, Health science, interdisciplinary research incorporating health science, computational methods in Biomedical Engineering & biology, aged care health, IP(Intellectual Property) and mental health. 
Reza is also interested and active in interdisciplinary collaboration across health and engineering/ technological sector to improve living and health conditions for older people.
Prior to his academic career, Reza has vast corporate experience as senior consultant, manager and technical manager in instrumentation, biometrics and bioinformatics, process automation, solution architect and policy manager.

Board Nominee

A/Prof Marguerite Bramble is a senior academic and leader in aged care with national collaborations across disciplines. An AAG member and committee member across Tasmania, Queensland and NSW, involvement has included leading hot topic events, coordinating the NSW Rural Conference 2018 and contributing to national working groups. As an author and peer reviewer for the Australasian Journal of Ageing her expertise provides leverage in translating aged care policy and governance to practice.
Prior to her academic career her corporate experience as a manager and consultant ranged from graduating as a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors to board membership and serving on a number of senior management committees linked to boards in both private and public sectors

Committee Members


Gabrielle Armstrong






Maree Bernoth

 

 


Helen Creasey






Kylie Crnek-Georgeson



 


Keryn Curtis






Carrie Hayter






Vasi Naganathan






Lisa Ralphs





Nola Ries is an Associate Professor with the Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney. She has expertise in health law and policy, with a particular focus on law, ageing and health. Her current research focuses on elder abuse, advance care planning, and decision-making capacity. She has a special interest in dementia and the inclusion of people with cognitive impairment in research. Nola advocates for interprofessional collaboration across health and legal sectors to improve access to services and outcomes for older people. She publishes widely in legal, health and policy journals, with over 50 peer-reviewed articles and approximately 45 book chapters, major reports, commissioned papers and other publications. Prior to moving to Australia in 2013, Nola was a legal academic and lawyer in Canada. She practiced in human rights litigation and constitutional and administrative law and served as a legal consultant to government departments and health professional organisations.


​​​​​​Nicola Rosenthal





Paul Sadler is the Chief Executive Officer of Presbyterian Aged Care NSW & ACT.  Presbyterian Aged Care serves around 2,000 older people through residential aged care, community care and retirement housing across metropolitan and regional areas of NSW and ACT.  Previously, Paul was CEO of Aged & Community Services NSW & ACT, the peak body representing not-for-profit aged and community care service providers.  He also held various positions on ageing and disability issues in the NSW Government, including Manager of HACC (Home and Community Care) and Ageing Programs, and worked as a social worker with frail older people, people with disabilities and their carers.  Paul is a Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology and former President of AAG’s NSW Division.


Dr Chris Shanley is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Centre for Applied Nursing Research, Western Sydney University. His professional background is in nursing and he has a long standing involvement in education and research in the fields of aged care, dementia care, advance care planning and end-of-life care. 






Lisa Shipley





Barbara Squires has over forty years experience at a senior level in ageing and aged care, in service development and provision (community and residential aged care, seniors’ housing), policy and research. Her passion is sharing her deep knowledge of older people and the ageing sector to improve outcomes for Australia’s rapidly ageing population.
Barbara has wide knowledge of social research in ageing, as a former National President and Board Board member of the Australian Association of Gerontology. She brings together a strong understanding of research methodology, the aspirations of older people and the needs of service providers.
Her major role in the planning for The Benevolent Society’s innovative Apartments for Life project gave her a deep understanding of housing issues and worldwide models of housing and care that can enhance older people’s autonomy, choice and quality of life.
She has had extensive experience in legal issues affecting older people, including planning ahead and responding to elder abuse. She has completed the Company Director’s Course of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is an experienced Board member. Barbara has a Bachelor of Social Studies (Sydney University) and is a Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology.


Sharon Wall (Illawara Chapter Chair)
Sharon has worked in Ageing and Aged Care for over 40 years and is a long-standing member and inaugural fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) and is the current chair of the Illawarra Chapter.
She is the director of Ageing by Caring Pt Ltd and is also the Project Coordinator of the Koori Dementia Care Project under the auspice of NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia). This project is translating research undertaken by the Koori Growing Old Well Study into capacity building and resources for Aboriginal communities.  


 


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AAG Hunter Chapter operates in partnership with Hunter Ageing Research (HAR), a network of clinicians, practitioners and researchers interested in ageing issues which aims to advance collaboration between individuals and organisations in the Hunter region. HAR produces a quarterly Newsletter in partnership with AAG Hunter Chapter which highlights recent research and advertises conferences, educational activities and other news within the ageing sphere. HAR organises invited speakers and provides a forum for sharing recent and emerging research at their bi-monthly seminar, which is followed by the AAG Hunter Chapter business meeting.

The Chapter has also shared organisation of the AAG Rural Conference with NSW Division committee every second year, over the last few years. The annual RM Gibson Oration, given by invited speakers of national reputation in ageing, is a highlight of the year of activities for the Hunter Chapter.

The Hunter Chapter includes clinicians, practitioners and researchers interested in ageing issues, who provide volunteer expertise within the spheres of residential aged care, aged care and rehabilitation medicine, academic research, tertiary education, community associations, health services, and government policy advice.
 

Chapter President


Felicity Barr



 



Sally O'Loughlin

Judy Lindsay

Nicola Rosenthal

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The Illawarra Chapter is a newly formed Chapter of the AAG. The Illawarra consists of the local government areas of Wollongong, Shellharbour, Kiama and Shoalhaven. The Chapter includes academics, clinicians, practitioners, researchers and older members of the community interested in ageing issues that impact on the Illawarra area of NSW.

A small but energetic committee continues to forge valuable collaborations with academics, researchers, clinicians and service providers in the area. We also aim to bring national and international experts in health and ageing to present at events across the region, to enable local people to keep up to date with major research, policy and service delivery developments.

Localised research and programs have been featured through regular forums held in partnership with the University of Wollongong Global Challenges Program and IRT.

Further collaborations and partnerships will continue to be explored to ensure that issues of ageing are addressed holistically and responsively for members of the AAG in the Illawarra.

Chapter Chair

Sharon Wall has worked in Ageing and Aged Care for over 40 years and is a long-standing member and inaugural fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) and is the current chair of the Illawarra Chapter.
She is the director of Ageing by Caring Pt Ltd and is also the Project Coordinator of the Koori Dementia Care Project under the auspice of NeuRA (Neuroscience Research Australia). This project is translating research undertaken by the Koori Growing Old Well Study into capacity building and resources for Aboriginal communities.  



 



Anita Westera

Jacquelin Capell

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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
to attend the: 
AAG 49th National Conference  2016

CAPITALISING ON THE AGEING DIVIDEND: RE-IMAGING OUR FUTURE
National Convention Centre, CANBERRA
Wednesday 2 – 4 November 2016

The NSW Divisional Committee of the Australian Association of Gerontology is offering free registration to two members of the AAG NSW Division to attend the 2016 AAG Conference.            


CONDITIONS OF THE ASSISTANCE 

If you would like to apply for a fully paid registration from AAG NSW, you need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • You must be a personal member of the NSW Division of the AAG,
  • Your organisation or institution will not pay your registration, and
  • Attending the conference will make you more effective in your own practice, research or community.

 

Please submit a short expression of interest of no more than 500 words detailing:

  • How you meet the above criteria,
  • How attendance at the conference will assist in your own practice, research or community,
  • Your past involvement with AAG activities, and 
  • How you intend to contribute to the AAG in future.


The successful applicant will be required to submit a short report on the conference.

THE CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 31st August, 2016

Application should be sent to:
Janet Gilchrist, Executive Officer, AAG NSW Division
Building 25, Concord Hospital, Hospital Road, Concord, NSW 2139
Phone: 02  9767 7158

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