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Andrew Beer

Andrew Beer is Dean, Research and Innovation at the University of South Australia Business School. He previously worked at The University of Adelaide and the Flinders University of South Australia, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from The University of Adelaide and a PhD from the Australian National University. Professor Beer has served as a Research Fellow at the University of Plymouth, a Leverhulme Fellow at the University of Ulster and a Visiting Professor at the University of North Texas. He is currently the Chair of the South Australian Government’s Homelessness Strategic Group, a Fellow of the Regional Australia Institute and has served on the College of Experts for the Australian Research Council. He is a Fellow of the UK’s Academy of Social Sciences. Professor Beer is the Chair of the Regional Studies Association, a scholarly association based in England. His research interests include the operation and functioning of Australia’s housing markets, the drivers of regional growth, economic change in major cities and the impacts of an ageing population.

Justin Bielby

Justin Bielby was appointed the second Vice-Chancellor of Torrens University Australia in January 2015. Prior to this appointment, Justin was Executive Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences at The University of Adelaide, a position he held from 2005 until mid-2014. Justin is a qualified practising General Practitioner, Board member and leader in primary care/general practice reform in Australia over the last 20 years combined with an extensive senior management career at The University of Adelaide. He has demonstrated experience and skills in research, both clinical and policy related, workforce planning, financial and people management, philanthropic funding, leading major capital programs, leading change programs and governance. He has had broad international experience, establishing educational and research partnerships in the United States, Middle East, China, South East Asia, and Japan.

Debbie Faulkner

Debbie Faulkner is Acting Director of the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning (CHURP) at The University of Adelaide and Director of the University of Adelaide AHURI (Australian Housing and Urban Research Institute) Centre. Dr Faulkner works in the field of housing demography which involves understanding how people and cohorts interact with the housing market over their life course. Over the last few years Dr Faulkner has specialised in the field of housing and ageing including the aspirations and expectations of older people and the baby boomers, housing transitions/careers, the concept of ageing in place, mobility of the older population, social isolation of the older population, health and wellbeing of the older population and their use and demand for aged and community care. Other principal research areas include the housing of at risk groups in the community including people with a disability, the homeless and women.

Jon Karnon

Jon Karnon is a Professor of Health Economics at The University of Adelaide. He has been undertaking applied economic evaluations of health care technologies and services for over 20 years. He also has experience in the use of health systems data to inform service improvements. As well as leading a diverse range of research projects, he is a chief investigator in a Centre for Research Excellence on Frailty and Healthy Ageing and is President of the Health Services Research Association of Australia and New Zealand.

Victoria Cornell

Victoria Cornell is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Housing, Urban and Regional Planning at The University of Adelaide. Her research is investigating the implications of new policy reforms in aged care on housing policy and agencies, specifically as relates to older people on low incomes and living in precarious housing situations. The research seeks to optimise outcomes for older people in the context of choice, independence, housing security, participation in community life and wellbeing; and improve older people’s futures by ensuring their housing and aged care needs are met in tandem.

Prior to commencing at the University, Victoria completed a PhD exploring what influences older people to prepare for emergencies. Victoria had an extensive career in the public sector before completing her PhD, working in both local and state government. She researched and compiled several local and state government policy and planning documents. For example, empty property strategies for two local councils in the UK, a ‘Syringe Management Plan’ for the City of Sydney Council, a role statement for South Australian councils with respect to emergency management, and the South Australian State Recovery Plan. For the eight years prior to working at the University, Victoria worked in the field of emergency management planning.

Victoria’s broader research interests include issues of vulnerability, resilience, community wellbeing and ageing; with an interest in reshaping academic debate and policy against the significant demographic changes we have started to experience, and will continue to experience, with an ageing population.

Charmaine Thredgold

Charmaine Thredgold is the Research Fellow for the project and holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Geography, and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Geography and Development Studies.

Prior to joining academia, Charmaine was employed in the South Australian Government working on strategic economic and urban policy and planning for the state. She co-authored Prosperity through People: A Population Policy for SA (2004), draft Directions for creating a new Plan for Greater Adelaide (2009) and various volumes of the South Australian Planning Strategy. Charmaine has extensive research and practical experience in urban and regional planning; structure planning; sustainable development; community engagement and development; social analysis; urban and regional strategy and policy; and project management.

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