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Ageing Well: Past, Present and Future – Dr Nancy A. Pachana
Since ancient times, people have thought about ageing, and ways to age well. Now, at a time when people are living longer, the question of how to age well, with meaning, is more pertinent than ever. This talk, presented by Dr Nancy A. Pachana, will discuss the latest science on ageing well and maintaining physical, mental, and social wellbeing. It includes reference to how one university, The University of Queensland, is making this a priority, by becoming the first Age Friendly University in the Southern Hemisphere, part of the World Health Organization’s Age Friendly World and the UN’s Decade of Healthy Ageing 2021-2030.
A little more about Dr Pachana:
Dr Nancy A. Pachana is a Professor of Clinical Geropsychology in the School of Psychology at The University of Queensland and is co-director of the UQ Ageing Mind Initiative, providing a focal point for clinical, translational ageing-related research at UQ. She has an international reputation in the area of geriatric mental health, particularly late-life anxiety and driving in later life. She has published over 300 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters and books on various topics in the field of ageing. Nancy was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 2014. She is an avid bird watcher and a keen traveller.