Justine has had a diverse working history comprising research and management consulting roles with the Australian Bureau of Statistics, Flinders University, Monash University, and three boutique health consulting firms. Through these roles Justine has developed broad research and analytical skills and led a range of evaluations, service and workforce reviews and planning, program development and other health, social and community specific projects. Justine has a Master of Gerontology, Bachelor of Psychology (with Honours) and an Advanced Diploma in Journalism. Justine is currently working with the Centre for Workplace Excellence, University of South Australia on the Work, Care, Health and Retirement: Ageing Agenders project which is exploring the antecedents and consequences of retirement, and how mature aged workers configure their employment and plan for retirement taking into account a range of factors such as age, gender, industry, health and caring responsibilities. Justine is also currently undertaking a doctorate in gerontology through which she is seeking to better understand how a sense of purpose is, and can be, experienced by older adults in residential aged care.