NSW Division

New South Wales

The New South Wales Division of the AAG has an Executive Committee who meet bi-monthly in Sydney to design events about ageing that inspire and enlighten and to oversee representation of AAG in various NSW policy forums. 

We run a range of seminars and forums across NSW including Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong. New ideas are showcased, interesting subject matter presented, exciting research findings are discussed and orations by leading specialists in their fields always ensure these events are well attended. An annual two-day Rural Conference is held in a different country town each year to bring city and country people together, to network with local communities and provide resources and new research direct to those working and living across the State.

We also have two Chapters based in the Hunter and Illawarra. These groups bring together local members and others with an interest in gerontology. Each Chapter hosts local seminars and events and offer a wonderful local networking opportunity.

We pride ourselves on providing good networking opportunities to our members and anyone interested in ageing issues. We encourage everyone to participate so you too can be kept up-to-date and inspired by greater knowledge about ageing.

Division Chair

Anthony Brown

Vice Chair

Carrie Hayter

Committee Members

Barbara Squires (Board Member)

Reza Kahlaee (Student & Early Career Representative/ Treasurer)

Jane Mears

Chris Shanley

Sarah Fogg

Janene Eagleton

Nicola Rosenthal

Marguerite Bramble

Vasi Naganathan

Maree Bernoth

Kylie Crnek-Georgeson

Helen Creasey

Paul Sadler

Sophie Dilworth

Lisa Ralphs

Felicity Barr

Keryn Curtis

Sharon Wall

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.

Office Bearers

Felicity Barr

Sally O'Loughlin

Judy Lindsay

Nicola Rosenthal 

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.

Office Bearers

Sharon Wall

Anita Westera

Jacquelin Capell

Barbara Squires

to attend the: 
AAG 49th National Conference  2016

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.            


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.


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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