Liat Ayalon, Ph.D.

Professor · Bar Ilan University

I am a clinical psychologist and a Professor at Bar Ilan University.

Combating Ageism Formal and Informal Care for Older Adults Mental Health Health Policy Research Mental Health Service Use and Clinical Outcomes in Older Adults

Alana Officer

Unit Head, Demographic Change and Healthy Ageing · World Health Organization

Alana Officer coordinates the United Nations Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030) & oversees WHO's work on age-friendly environments.

Disability and Rehabilitation Public Health Communications Age-friendly Environments Ageism

Dr. Lucie Vidovićová

Assis. Prof. · Masaryk University

Lucie is a sociologist, educator, and speaker on age, ageing, envirogerontology, gerotechnologies, ageism, and other age(ing) topics.

Grandparenting Intergenerational Relationships Environmental Gerontology Climate Change Human Rights

Prof. Hans-Werner Wahl

Director Network Aging Research · Heidelberg University

Hans-Werner Wahl researches activities the role of subjective aging and physical-technological environments for aging well.

Applied Gerontology and Intervention Developmental Psychology Chronic Functional Loss Aging Research Subjective Aging

Dr. Debra Whitman

Chief Public Policy Officer · AARP

Debra Whitman, PhD, is an economist and expert on aging issues with extensive experience in national policymaking and global research.

Public Policy Active Ageing Elder Abuse Retirement Human Rights

Dr. Jane Barratt

Secretary General · International Federation on Ageing

As Secretary General of the IFA Dr Barratt is an internationaly respected speaker on age related issues across the globe.

Fostering Healthy Ageing Healthy Ageing Public Policy and Advocacy Population Ageing Women's Rights

Dr. Kiran Rabheru

Full Professor of Psychiatry · University of Ottawa

Dr. Kiran Rabheru is a Full Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa and Geriatric Psychiatrist at The Ottawa Hospital (TOH).

Mental Health Dementia Geriatric Psychiatry Late Onset Psychosis Psychiatry

Ms. Donna Butts

Executive Director · Generations United

Ms. Butts frequently speaks on intergenerational connections, grandparents raising grandchildren and policies effective across the lifespan.

Health and Ageing Intergenerational Connections

Mr. Craig Mokhiber

Chief, Development & Economic & Social Issues Branch (DESIB) · Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCHR)

Craig Mokhiber is a human rights defender, activist, international lawyer, and specialist in human rights law, policy and methodology.

Addressing Inequalities International Development Humanitarian Affairs United Nations Social Issues

Prof. Andrew Byrnes

Professor of International Law and Human Rights · University New South Wales

Andrew Byrnes joined the UNSW Law Faculty as Professor of International Law in May 2005

Combating Ageism Law Public Policy Human Rights

Greg Shaw

Director of International and Corporate Relations · International Federation on Ageing

Mr. Shaw represents the IFA at the United Nations, works closely with governments, and maintains the IFA’s elder abuse initiatives

Population Ageing Care Continuum Elder Abuse Prevention Healthy Ageing Program Implementation

Dr. Anne Martin-Matthews

Professor, Ageing and Lifecourse · University British Columbia

Anne Martin-Matthews' current research focuses on two areas of inquiry in the sociology of aging.

Public Policy Work Carers and Caregiving Active Ageing

Teresa Boyer, EdD

Founding Director, Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership; Associate Professor, Education and Counseling · Villanova University

Teresa Boyer, EdD, is an innovative leader in economic and social equity for women

Equity in Education Work-Life Balance Women's Advancement Pay Equity Gender Equity

Prof. Ariela Lowenstein

Head, Social Gerontology Center for Research · University of Haifa

Professor Lowenstein's research specializes in intergenerational family relations and caregiving

Carers and Caregiving Intergenerational Family Relations Elder's Quality of Life Gerontological Education Policy Development

William Chopik

Assistant Professor · Michigan State University

Expert in social behaviors and individual differences and relationships.

Optimism Romantic Relationships Lifespan Development Personality Close Relationships

Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Professor of Social Policy and International Development · University of East Anglia

His research explores the lives of older people in developing countries – especially with regard to health, wellbeing and social protection.

Elderly Population Health and Wellbeing COVID-19 Ageing Social Protection

Prof. Peter Lloyd-Sherlock

Professor of Social Policy and International Development · University of East Anglia

Peter has wide interests in the health and wellbeing of older people in low and middle-income countries.

Integrated Health and Social Care Vaccination Active Ageing Human Rights Cardiovascular Diseases

Jessalynn Keller

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication, Media and Film · University of Calgary

Expert in girls'/youth media, digital cultures, contemporary feminisms, & celebrity

Girls' media cultures Celebrity Culture Ethnographic and Qualitative Methods and Analysis Digital Media Feminisms and Gender Studies

Philip Weiss

Founder and CEO · ZN Consulting

Phil Weiss is an entrepreneur and strategic thinker who has been working with leading corporations for the past two decades.

Digital Communication Personal Branding Enterpreneurship Hyperthinking Anti-vaxxers

Dr. John Beard

Director of Ageing and Life Course · World Health Organization

Dr John Beard, M.B.B.S., Ph.D., is Director of Ageing and Life Course with the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva

Fostering Healthy Ageing Population Ageing Epidemiology Public Health and Ageing