As part of the 2017 Research Week Research Excellence Keynote Lecture Series, Dr Lyn Goldberg, Senior Lecturer, Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre, will present Having fun with unexpected research opportunities: From Tasmania to the United States and back.

Dr Goldberg grew up in rural Tasmania.

"My primary school had one room with six grades; my high school was in the city.

"After graduating from the University of Melbourne, I headed to the United States for further study, intending to be there for a year or two... After 35 years, I returned to Tasmania in 2014 to join the Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre.

Throughout this journey, my research experiences have been varied, enriching, and always with unexpected and rewarding opportunities.

Dr Lyn Goldberg.

"My current work at Wicking, with funding from the Australian government and the support of UTAS and community colleagues, is yet another exciting adventure.

"I look forward to sharing this fascinating research journey with you."

When: 8th Sep 2017 11:00am-12:00pm

Where: CC.D201/CC.D202 Seminar Rooms, Cradle Coast

Who: All are welcome to attend this free public lecture.

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About Dr Lyn Goldberg

Dr Goldberg's background is in speech pathology. After some years in clinical practice in the United States, she was recruited to be a Director at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) in Washington, DC, focusing on policy development. She then moved into academia, teaching and conducting research in interprofessional education in gerontology, and swallowing, nutritional, and related quality of life issues in older adults. She served as a member of the Executive Board of ASHA and was later honoured as a Fellow of ASHA. Her work at the Wicking Centre focuses on two areas: (a) oral and nutritional health of older adults with dementia, and (b) the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), documenting the quality and impact of the Bachelor of Dementia Care program.

View Dr Lyn Goldberg's full researcher profile