PhD Student rapid fire session

Presenter: Ellen Gaffy, Ishani Majmudar, Kerry Hwang, Joanne Tropea.

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About the presenters and their presentations

Presenter 1: Ellen Gaffy is a final year PhD candidate at La Trobe University and a Research Assistant at the National Ageing Research Institute. Her PhD research is exploring the involvement of people impacted by dementia in the co-design of educational resources.

Presenter 2: Ishani Majmudar is a Health Economics graduate and a PhD candidate at Deakin University. Her research is in the field of econonomics of ageing and mainly focuses on loneliness and social isolation in older adults and will be presenting on health service use associated with loneliness and social isolation among older adults in Australia.

Presenter 3: Kerry Hwang is a Research Assistant with the Melbourne Ageing Research Collaboration (MARC) and the National Ageing Research Institute (NARI). His main research interest involves improving the lives of older people from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds. In his 3rd year of his PhD, His PhD explores healthcare access and utilisation in older people from CALD backgrounds utilising quantitative datasets. 

Presenter 4: Jo Tropea has a clinical background as a physiotherapist, and over 10 years' experience working on research related to care of older people. Jo completed her PhD in April this year, where she evaluated a training program about end of life dementia care aimed at residential aged care staff. 

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