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Instructional Associate Professor of Gerontology, University of Southern California

Paul Nash, PhD, gained his doctoral degree in Psychology from the University of Glamorgan whilst working as a researcher at Swansea University in the Centre for Innovative Ageing. He has co-ordinated national research projects in Wales (UK), working across sectors with private organizations, the public sector and older people to create publications and reports to influence government policy. In 2012, Nash took the post of postgraduate program director in Gerontology & Ageing Studies, teaching Masters level students and supporting PhD research students. In 2017 he was made Associate Professor at Swansea University, recognizing both his teaching and research achievements.

Nash has held several leadership positions in the UK including being the Honorary Secretary for the British Society of Gerontology (2016/17) and Chair of Trustees for Age Cymru Swansea Bay (2013-2017). He continues to work closely with colleagues and organization in the UK to continue the ‘older person-centered’ approach that directs both his teaching and research philosophies.

Informing his teaching practice is the commitment to research, epitomized by his work on ageism with the World Health Organization (WHO). Nash is actively pursuing research on interventions to address both implicit and explicit ageist prejudice as well as continually developing challenging curriculum to reflect the dynamic nature of the field.


  • –present
    Assistant professor, Gerontology, University of Southern California