Welcome to ANZCA
Mary’s research agenda integrates organisational and health communication with wellbeing of older people and especially older Māori—kaumātua—in Aotearoa New Zealand. Committed to working to address health inequities, she has partnered with health communication, Māori community, and Māori studies researchers in several externally funded research projects to study kaumātua identified issues related to health and wellbeing. Such research includes kaumātua peer support in managing transitions in later life; kaumātua housing; and kaumātua models of communication in palliative care. Mary is currently a member of the Ageing Well National Science Challenge, Strategic Advisory Group. She made a mid-career shift to academia, having formerly worked in health social work, community development, and organisational development. Mary has had a longstanding interest in elder organisation and the role of every-day organisations in wellbeing in later life. For more see Mary at Waikato.
2019 Conference Awards
The following awards were made at the 2019 annual conference at the Museum of Australian Democracy, Canberra, Australia.
T.J. Thomson (QUT) won the Anne Dunn Award.
The Christopher Newell Prize for best paper dealing with equity, diversity and social justice was not awarded, the judges deciding there was a lack of papers that met the criteria
The Grant Noble Prize for best student paper went to Ashleigh Haw (UWA).
The People’s Choice Best Presentation Award went to Verity Trott (Monash).
Prue Robson (UC) won the People’s Choice Best Postgraduate Presentation Award this year.
Kerry McCallum (UC) and Steven Maras (UWA) won President’s Service Awards.
ANZCA members and the executive congratulated the successful winners.
Philip Dearman of RMIT University's Melbourne City Campus has kindly volunteered to be secretary. Welcome, Philip, to the ANZCA Exec.
Click here for Philip's staff profile page.