LUNCH TIME SYMPOSIUM | Intergenerational Complexities: Work, Ageing & Gender

Summary

SYMPOSIUM

Start Date

4th Oct 2016 1:00pm


The Australian Association of Gerontology presents a symposium

W H E R E
Lecture Theatre Number 1, Medical Sciences Precinct, 17 Liverpool Street Hobart.

Free event.

Event Flyer (PDF 365KB)


Key address by

Professor Julie Byles B MED PHD FAAHMS

"A Woman's work is never done": A life course approach to women, work and caring.

Prof Byles is Director of the Research Centre for Gender, health and Ageing - a Priority Research Centre at the University of Newcastle that includes the World Health Organisation Collaborating Centre for International Longitudinal Studies on Gender, Ageing and Health. Prof Byles is also Director of the Australian Longitudinal Study on Women's Health and the AAG's 2016 Glenda Powell National Travelling Fellow, visiting Hobart as part of this award.

As a Clinical Epidemiologist, Professor Byles' interests are in risk determination, health assessment, other health care evaluation, and measurement of health outcomes. As a Gerontologist and Fellow of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Prof Byles' research interests in ageing include the role of health services, preventive activities, and treatments in maintaining quality of life for older people, and in determining physical, psychological and social factors associated with optimal physical and mental health of men and women as they age.


Following the key address, Dr Sarah Dawkins will present findings from the Flagship Project: Gendered Workloads, carried out at the University of Tasmania's Institute for the Study of Social Change.

Dr Sarah Dawkins

"Extending the conceptualization of sandwiched carers" An Australian perspective".