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Natasha Ginnivan

Interdisciplinary Research Fellow, UNSW Sydney

My undergraduate degree was in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from the University of New South Wales. I completed a PhD in Psychology and Ageing researching the topic of cross-cultural attitudes to ageing from the Australian National University and went on the collaborate with researchers in cross-disciplinary projects combining arts, science and lived experience to explore notions of stigma, empathy, cultural attitudes and age-based judgements. My current research is looking at ways that we can be more age-diverse, and collectively improve societal attitudes to ageing, reduce and eliminate ageism and age discrimination.

Experience

  • –present
    Research fellow, CEPAR
  • –present
    Interdisciplinary Research Fellow, UNSW Sydney

Education

  • 2018 
    Australian National University, PhD Psychology

Publications

  • 2022
    Pre-engagement as Method: An EmbodiMap VR experience to explore lived experience of People from South Sudanese Refugee Background, International Journal of Qualitative Methods
  • 2021
    An immersive art-based approach to engaging with the embodied, sensory and affective experience of living with dementia, Dementia Lab
  • 2021
    COVID-19 and incarcerated older adults: a commentary on risk, care and early release in Australia, International Journal of Prisoner Health
  • 2021
    A visit with Viv: Empathising with a digital human character embodying the lived experiences of dementia, Dementia: The International Journal of Social Research and Practice
  • 2021
    Barriers and enablers to health and social services for older prisoners transitioning to community, International Journal of Prisoner Health
  • 2021
    The ageing prisoner population: demographic shifts in Australia and implications for the economic and social costs of health care, International Journal of Prisoner Health
  • 2018
    The rising health, social and economic costs of Australia's ageing prisoner population, Medical Journal of Australia
  • 2015
    Media Portrayal of Older People: the good, the bad and absent, The British Society of Gerontology, Generations Review

Grants and Contracts

  • 2022
    A starting point to addressing implicit bias in the healthcare of older people
    Role:
    Associate Investigator
    Funding Source:
    UNSW Human Rights Institute
  • 2022
    The Ageism Intervention Project
    Role:
    Co-Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    UNSW Human Rights Institute
  • 2022
    DECODE: Daily-lifE COntexts anD perceived agE-based judgements in a Lab without Walls
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    UNSW Ageing Futures Institute
  • 2021
    Gen2Gen – Age-Diversity event, UNSW Equity & Diversity-fest
    Role:
    Co-Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    UNSW EDI
  • 2021
    Do early life events impact on later life expectations of ageing?
    Role:
    Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    ARC CEPAR
  • 2021
    SEASONS: Shifting Expectations and Age Stereotypes of Older persoNs
    Role:
    Co-Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    UNSW Ageing Futures Institute
  • 2020
    ASCAPE: Audio App-delivered Screening for Cognition and Age-related Health in Older Prisoners
    Role:
    Co-Chief Investigator
    Funding Source:
    NHMRC Ideas
  • 2019
    Ageing offenders and pathways of care
    Role:
    Associate Investigator
    Funding Source:
    UNSW Ageing Futures Institute
  • 2018
    The Ageing Program, Ageing Futures in collaboration with The Big Anxiety
    Role:
    Associate Investigator
    Funding Source:
    UNSW Ageing Futures Institute

Professional Memberships

  • Australian Association of Gerontology
  • Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research
  • Athena Swan - UNSW Equity Diversity & Inclusion
  • UNSW Ageing Futures Institute
  • UNSW Human Rights Institute