DR RALPH HAMPSON is an Associate Professor at the University of Melbourne in the Department of Social Work. He is a teacher and researcher and has led the development online courses and undertakes research in the field of gerontology and social work education. Prior to this he has over 30 years’ experience in health, ageing and community services and operated a consultancy service for 11 years providing strategic planning, service evaluation, mentoring and clinical supervision. His PhD research focused on the impact of the built environment on older people in residential aged care facilities. It has been published in journals, newsletters, industry magazines and presented at local, national and international conferences. Ralph also teaches Ageing, Health and Human Services in the interdisciplinary Master of Ageing.
Over the last decade he has specialised in aged care. His research in the field has been published in journals, newsletters and industry magazines. He has also been invited to speak about his work on radio, and has presented at local, national and international conferences. He is the Deputy Editor in Chief of the Australasian Journal on Ageing.