Diane Gibson was appointed as Distinguished Professor of Health and Ageing at the
University of Canberra in 2018. Previously the inaugural Dean of Health at the University of
Canberra, she oversaw the addition of seven new disciplines, built a vibrant research culture
and won over $40 million of funding relating to research, education and innovative clinical
training projects and partnerships. She was the academic lead on the development of the
University’s innovative Health Precinct from its inception in 2012 until 2017.
Professor Gibson is nationally and internationally recognised for her research on ageing and
aged care. She is a former editor-in-chief of the Australasian Journal on Ageing, the inaugural
Head of Ageing and Aged Care at the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, a former
Senior Executive in the Australian Public Service and has held academic positions at ANU,
Griffith and the University of Queensland. Professor Gibson is a Fellow of the Academy of
Social Sciences , a former Chair of the Academy’s Policy and Advocacy Committee, and the
current Chair of the Ministerial Advisory Council on Ageing in the ACT.