The Queensland Division of the AAG brings together a broad range of people with an interest in ageing and provides opportunities to network and discuss the latest news in gerontology through regular seminars and events.
The Queensland Division also collaborates with other organisations across the State to support networking and knowledge building. The Division has an active student and early career group which holds its own events as well as participating in broader State activities.
Professor Lynne Parkinson has been a member of AAG for 15 years, is an AAG Fellow, and Editor in Chief of Australasian Journal on Ageing. She is a population health gerontologist focused on chronic disease; and optimising aged care practice, and regional health care delivery. She is a Professorial Research Fellow at Central Queensland University, based in Rockhampton.
Dr Katrina Radford (BPsych (hons), MHRM, PhD, GradCertHighEdu) is a lecturer at Griffith University. My research program focuses on managing an ageing population in three key areas: 1) How can we better support an ageing workforce? 2) How can we better retain and support employees within the aged care sector?, and 3) How can we build better systems or programs that provide quality care for the ageing population?
Professor Linda Rosenman has been a member of AAG for 25 years. She has recently retired after an academic and senior management career at University of Queensland where she is professor emeritus, Victoria University Melbourne and Charles Darwin University where she is a professorial research fellow. Her research focuses upon superannuation and retirement incomes, financial elder abuse and intergenerational transfers of care and wealth.
Barbara Dennis retired in January 2017 after 20 plus years employed in Aged Care, community development and Primary Health, in north, far north and north-west Queensland, gaining experience of issues for people living in remote and rural situations including Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. I have just completed a Bachelor of Dementia Care through University of Tasmania and have a Bachelor of Health Science – Gerontology.
Student & Early Career Group Representative
Gillian Stockwell-Smith is an early career researcher with extensive experience as a Registered Nurse in aged and dementia care in a wide range of care settings. Her research focuses in on relationship centered care and identifying and responding to aged care practice issues in hospital, residential and community settings. She represents Early Career Researchers and students in gerontology.
Dr Andrea Petriwskyj is Program Coordinator – Research and Community Education at COTA Queensland, and is also Honorary Senior Research Fellow at The University of Queensland. She comes from a research background focusing on engagement and participation, with a particular interest in how older people’s diverse voices influence decision making, across the contexts of local government, disability services, aged care, and membership organisations. She has served on the Queensland Division Committee since 2007.
Dr Laurie Grealish is Associate Professor of sub acute and aged nursing in a research intensive, joint position between Griffith University and Gold Coast Health. Grealish is undertaking research in the areas of hospitalised older people with cognitive impairment, end-of-life care, and work-based learning. In 2016, Grealish was appointed as an NHMRC Translating Research into Practice (TRIP) Fellow (2016-17).
The Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) is hosting its 51st Conference in Melbourne from Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd November 2018, with pre-conference workshops on the 20th of November. The theme for the 2018 Conference is “Advancing Not Retiring: Active Players, A Fair Future”.
Depending on the budget, the Queensland Division may offer travel awards each year to support a Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander AAG member engaging with research on ageing to attend the AAG annual conference. The purpose of these scholarships is to enable the development of relationships within the national research community, as well as utilisation and extension of research in the Queensland community. A preference is given to those presenting at AAG conferences. This Travel Grants Strategy has arisen from AAG National Office increasing their support and facilitation of Indigenous attendees. (For example, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group’s (ATSIAAG) 5th National Workshop.
The grants will be offered to:
An Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander delegate
Queensland Division may offer travel awards each year to support an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander delegate to attend the AAG Conference. The purpose of these scholarships is to enable the development of relationships within the national research community, as well as utilisation and extension of research in the Queensland community. A preference is given to those presenting at AAG conferences. This Travel Grants Strategy has arisen from AAG National increasing their support and facilitation of Indigenous attendees. (For example, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Ageing Advisory Group’s (ATSIAAG) 5th National Workshop.
- The award will be available each year to those who:
- are an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander based in Queensland and
- are able to present on research, policy and/or practice issues regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ageing in Queensland and
- have not previously been the recipient of a Queensland AAG grant, and
- are a current AAG member.
Basis of Selection
Applications will be assessed on:
- Quality of the application
- Explanation of how attendance at AAG conference will enrich the applicant's research project or early career development
Maximum funding is determined by the available funding and the cheapest travelling arrangement, which might cover conference registration, accommodation and airfares up to approximately $3,000 depending on yearly budgets.
- Attend the AAG conference in full to the best of their ability
- Attend AAG meetings held at the conference, such as AGM and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander networking meetings
- Provide a brief report to the QLD AAG within 1 month of returning from the conference
- Be prepared to present to the Committee a short 15 minute presentation outlining the conference experience and benefits, or on a key presentation of the conference
- Be prepared to present their conference presentation, if relevant
How to apply
Please email the Queensland AAG Chair (firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to the closing date 1st of September, and attach:
- Your curriculum vitae
- A 1-page dot point document outlining the need and benefits of attendance at the AAG Conference
- Please include a dot point indicating you have discussed this and have support from your nominated supervisor if relevant.
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