University of Auckland
Jo is a pharmacist and health researcher, living and working in Tāmaki Makaurau. She has experience in older adult health, Māori health and health services research and has spent a decade working as a pharmacist in the aged residential care sector. Joanna’s research focuses on equitable access to health services for Māori and considers how we can develop pro-equity, anti-racist health services in Aotearoa.
Professor Christine Stephens
School of Psychology, Massey University
Christine’s work in health psychology and health promotion is presently focused on the requirements of the ageing population and the need to provide information for supportive social policy and practice. The Health and Ageing Research Team (HART) run a longitudinal study of ageing that has been following older New Zealanders and their quality of life in work and retirement since 2006. Christine brings the wisdom of thousands of person years of follow up to rethinking ageing with a specific focus on the impact of housing along the way.
Associate Professor Maria Edström
University of Gothenburg, Sweden
Maria has a background as a journalist, primarily in radio and print. Gender, representation and human rights has been in focus for Edström for many years.
Maria will talk about ageism in the media and society, how they are linked together and how they may be countered, both in general and in a wellfare state such as Sweden. She has a vibrant contribution to make to our thinking about ageing.
Professor Brendan McCormack
Head of The Susan Wakil School of Nursing and Midwifery (inc. Sydney Nursing School) & Dean, Faculty of Medicine and Health, The University of Sydney
Brendan’s research focuses on person-centredness with a particular focus on the development of person-centred cultures, practices and processes. He has engaged in this work at all levels from theory development to implementation science and through to instrument design, testing and evaluation. He is methodologically diverse, but is most at home in participatory/action research. Whilst he has a particular expertise in gerontology and dementia practices, his work has spanned all specialities and is multi-professional. He also has a particular focus on the use of arts and creativity in healthcare research and development and will bring this to the discussions rethinking ageing with the title ‘The dance of creative partnering in research: being present with the whole person’.
Dr Andrew Kingston
Population Health Sciences Institute. Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne UK.
Andrew is a Chartered Statistician with a PhD in statistical epidemiology, and uses complex longitudinal data and advanced statistical techniques to understand how health outcomes unfold over time. Andrews vision is to understand ways in which age-related functional decline can be compressed to the shortest possible window before death, leading to better quality of life for older people by compressing their period of dependency and to explore specific pathways through which biology, disease, lifestyle factors and sociodemographics interact across the life-course to shape health trajectories. He has a broad portfolio of research to bring to the rethinking of ageing including understanding pathways to disability and dependency in older people; understanding how disability is shaped by exposures to risk factors across the life-course and drivers of health inequality; causes of the male-female disability survival paradox.
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