Webinar - Chat GPT in gerontological research

Webinar - Chat GPT in gerontological research

We plan to record this event and make that recording available to all registrants subsequently
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Using ChatGPT in gerontological research, policy, and our daily
work practices: an interactive discussion forum for AAG members

Join us for an interactive webinar about the AI technology ChatGPT, and its potential applications in gerontological research, policy, and our daily work practices. Whether you are new to the technology or are an experienced user, this webinar provides a space to share experiences, discuss learnings and brainstorm potential uses - and collaboratively reflect on the process, politics, and implications.

If you are new this technology, we encourage you to challenge yourself by trying it out before or during the webinar - ChatGPT has the potential to assist in various aspects of our work, from generating content, translating jargon, and streamlining routine tasks. Ask it to draft a challenging email, refine your policy document/ journal article /survey questions, translate research jargon into easily understandable language or perhaps even brainstorm the title and abstract for your AAG 2023 abstract submission! To learn more about ChatGPT, please visit https://openai.com/blog/chatgpt/.

We look forward to seeing you at the discussion forum, which will be facilitated by Queensland AAG Fellow Professor Evonne Miller. We are excited to learn about your experiences and examples of using ChatGPT, so if you have something to share with the group, please contact Michael at AAG National to volunteer to be one of the opening speakers!

Note: this is a primarily a ‘how to use ChatGPT’ session, rather than a reflective research discussion about the ethics and implications – although we will discuss that too!  

Facilitated by:

Professor Evonne Miller
Director of the QUT Design Lab at Queensland University of Technology 
and 2023 AAG Conference Chair

Evonne's research focuses on redesigning healthcare and aged care systems for the future, using design and creative arts methods.  After being quite ignorant about the potential of AI, Evonne hurt her hand recently, which motivated  her to engage with ChatGPT - and she has been pleasantly surprised at just how smart and sophisticated ChatGPT is! Working with AI is very likely the next 'computer literacy' competence we may well need , and Evonne wants to start a conversation about how technology can help us succeed. 


and featuring:

Dr Gail Kennings
University of NSW

Gail's work is located at the intersection of art, design, and creativity and how these can contribute to health and wellbeing, with a particular focus on ageing and dementia. Her research and practice explore creativity and health from two perspectives:
How creativity can support and facilitate health and wellbeing (e.g., contributing to social engagement, connection, mental health, etc.); and
How creative approaches can be applied in the collection of data to better understand the concerns, needs, and embodied lived experience of elderly people in relation to physical and mental health and social engagement/disengagement and connection/disconnection. Creative approaches can include Visual Matrix participatory creative workshops and deliberative discussion, storytelling, and creative making.

Mark Silver MSW
Swinburne University Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults

Mark has been a Social Worker in Aged Care & Disability for over 40 years with a keen interest in the use of narrative, reminiscence and stories in his work. He has been co-coordinating the Swinburne University Wellbeing Clinic for Older Adults for the past 10 years; advocating strongly for a greater presence of mental health professionals, working as a team within age care settings as well as for improved practicum training programs for students and practitioners alike.


Dr Ellie Meissner
Registered psychologist and lecturer in Psychological Science

Ellie's own research focusses on providing a voice to the underrepresented including sessional academics and migrants. Other interests are the ageing workforce and inclusivity in the workplace. She currently convenes the AARE (Australian Association for Research in Education) Special Interest Group 'Technology and Education' bringing together a community of researchers on current topics such as the attitudes towards AI in Teaching and Learning.


We look forward to seeing you at the discussion forum and are excited to learn about your experiences and examples of using ChatGPT.

Do you have something to share with the group?

Please email Michael on [email protected] if you are interested
in participating in the discussion - we are looking for people to
come and share their experiences with Evonne and our audience

Wednesday, 05 April 2023
11:30 am to 12:30 pm AEDT
AAG Members free - ANZSGM & NZAG Members free with code - $50 non AAG Members