Dr Patricia Edgar and Dr Don Edgar were appointed inaugural Ambassadors to NARI in 2014.
Dr Patricia Edgar has had a long career at the forefront of media for children nationally and internationally, winning multiple awards for her achievements and programs. She has recently turned her attention to ageing and as author of a well-received book In Praise of Ageing, she has become a sought after commentator in this field.
Dr Don Edgar is one of Australia's best-known authorities on social trends as they affect families, communities and the workplace.
Upon their appointment, the Edgars said that the opportunity to become involved with NARI and highlight its research on ageing well was a good fit with their goal to help promote positive perceptions of ageing.
“What NARI is doing through its research – and why we are supporting the Institute – is enabling practical outcomes to help people age well, manage disease better, continue to contribute as carers, workers and volunteers," said Dr Patricia Edgar.
Opinion pieces and media stories about the Edgars and their work with NARI are available here.