AAG ACT Division: Navigating a career in ageing – roundtable

AAG ACT Division: Navigating a career in ageing – roundtable

The Australian Association of Gerontology invites you to an engaging evening to learn more about career in various ageing-related fields and gerontology. 

Careers in ageing come in many forms and shades, ranging from project officers, policy officers, academia, researchers, fellows, clinicians, nurses, practitioners, support workers, educators, statisticians, social workers, and allied health care workers. 

This event will feature people in different stages of their careers in ageing who will be able to share their experiences, insight and knowledge. Chris Hatherly, Diane Hosking, Melinda Leake, and Michael Chapman will feature in a roundtable discussion about their career paths and give you an opportunity to ask questions about career paths, advice, experiences and much more. 

This will also be a great opportunity to mingle with like-minded people, including students, clinicians, and early and mid-career researchers of the ACT.

Learn about the career path and experiences of others. 
Get answers to the questions you may have.
Learn about possible opportunities. 
Meet like-minded people in the same field.
Network with members of the AAG ACT division

Hear from our speakers:

Mrs Melinda Leake
Head, Aged Care Data Improvement Unit at Australian Institute of Health, and Welfare
Melinda has over 10 years experience working at the AIHW across several units. In her roles, Melinda has developed the high level project management and analytic skills necessary to influence aged care policy.


Dr Michael Chapman
Director of Palliative Care, Canberra Hospital and Health Services

Dr Michael Chapman works as a Director of Palliative Care at the Canberra Hospital. He is a geriatrician and an academic at the Australian National University. His research interests are palliative and end-of-life care, care outcomes and ethics of care in dementia. 


Dr Chris Hatherly
Chief Executive Officer at the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

Chris works as CEO of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and has also worked in research and policy roles at the Australian Academy of Science, Dementia Australia and the AAG. He has a PhD in psychology from the Centre for Ageing, Health and Wellbeing at the ANU.


Dr Diane Hosking
National Seniors Australia

Dr Hosking manages the National Seniors Australia research program. Diane has previously worked on several projects focused on prevention of cognitive decline and dementia, and is enjoying the opportunity to contribute across research, advocacy and policy work at National Seniors Australia. Diane completed her PhD at the University of Adelaide on diet and cognitive ageing.


Moderated by:

Diane Gibson
Distinguished Professor of Health and Ageing, University of Canberra

Diane has held senior appointments in both the university and public service sectors. Her strong interest in the policy/research interface has characterised her work across the sectors of health, ageing, gender and social policy. Professor Gibson is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences and is a the current ACT representative on the AAG board.


Thursday, 16 March 2023
4:50 pm to 6:30 pm Cen.Au Daylight Time
Free for AAG Members - voluntary gold coin donation for non-members
University of Canberra Hospital
Rm 1 Clinical Education and Research Centre
20 Guruguma St
Bruce ACT 2617