Prof. Martin Knapp

Professor of Social Policy · Department of Social Policy, London School of Economics

Professor Knapp's research focuses on dementia, mental health, autism, long-term social care, and often incorporates economic perspectives

Long Term Care Dementia Community Care Policy Health Economics Health Policy

Anne Berit Rafoss

Project Coordinator - National Network of Age-friendly Communities · The Norwegian Association of Local and Regional Authorities

Anne Berit has been responsible for creating awareness of the age-friendly agenda in Norway.

Ageing Age-Friendly Networks Health Politics Healthcare Sector Elderly Care Stategies

Prof. Alan J. Sinclair

Director · Foundation for Diabetes Research in Older People, Diabetes Frail Ltd

Professor Alan Sinclair is an international expert in diabetes and clinical gerontology

DR Barometer Program Re-enablement in Diabetes Ageing frailty and sarcopaenia Cognitive dysfunction and dementia in diabetes Diabetes Mellitus

Corinne Kyriacou

Associate Professor of Health Professions · Hofstra University

Dr. Kyriacou studies public health challenges for the chronically ill. She was the Master of Public Health Program's founding director.

Health Care System Organization, Financing, Delivery and Reform Health and Aging Policy Public Health Leadership Planning, Implementation and Evaluation of Community Health Programs Integrated Care

Michalle Mor Barak

Dean's Professor of Social Work and Business · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Social work and management expert, focusing on global workforce diversity

Global Inclusive Workplace Diversity & Inclusion in the Workplace Social Work and Business Inclusion and exclusion of women and minorities in workplace Support systems in crisis situations

Jiří Horecký

President · EAN (European Ageing Network)

Jiří Horecký is the President of the Union of Employers' Associations of the Czech Republic and President of EAN (European Ageing Network).

Home Care for Seniors Ageing Social Services

Laura Dickson

Executive Director · Women in Need Society

Non-profit leader, Social Entrepreneur and Social Justice Advocate

Social Enterprise Women & Nonprofit Retail - Thrift Poverty Alleviation Social Services

Marco Formigoni

Senior Lecturer of Social Work Virtual Academic Center · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Experienced in counseling, psychotherapy, adoption social work, community treatment, and program direction.

Adults and Health Aging Substance Abuse Behavioral Health Social Services Mental Health

Tory Cox

Associate Director VAC Field Education Clinical Associate Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Dr. Cox is an expert in maximizing leadership opportunities for emerging social work innovators.

Organizational Change and Leadership Child Abuse Crisis Intervention Bullying Suicide Prevention

Emily A. Greenfield, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Social Work · Rutgers

Dr. Greenfield's research addresses how early life experiences matter for aging. She also studies age-friendly community change processes.

Ageing Life Course Human Development Social Services Theory Development Loneliness

Omar Lopez

Director of Stipend Programs Clinical Professor of Social Work Field Education · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Specializes in the administration of grant-funded initiatives with a focus on workforce development programs that train MSW students.

Advocacy Social Services for Families Workforce Development Initiatives Immigration Social Work

Ginger Grant

Professor (Marketing and Innovation) · Sheridan College

Innovation Management, Leadership Development, Strategy, Corporate Anthropology, Organizational Design, Scenario Planning, Storytelling

Experiential and Archetypal Marketing Scenario Planning Revisioning Retirement Innovation Culture Design Thinking

Jurgen Grotz

Director · University of East Anglia

He is Director of the Institute for Volunteering Research. He is a social scientist and examines the significant benefits of volunteering.

Community Cohesion Benefits of Volunteering Volunteering Sinology Civic Participation

Iris Chi

Chinese-American Golden Age Association/Dr. Frances Wu Chair for Chinese Elderly Professor of Social Work · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Expert in elderly health and gerontology, and currently directs the China Program

Aging Gerontology China Caregiving Behavioral Health

Prof. Denise Eldemire-Shearer

Professor of Public Health and Ageing · University of the West Indies

Denise Eldemire-Shearer is Professor of Public Health and Ageing at the University of the West Indies.

Education and Training Active Ageing Lifelong Learning Ageing in Place Frailty

Suzanne Wenzel

Richard M. and Ann L. Thor Professor in Urban Social Development · USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work

Interdisciplinary researcher, specializing in the health-related needs of vulnerable populations.

Substance abuse treatment sexual risk behavior and risk reduction Post-traumatic stress disorder in women Homelessness and homeless women HIV and AIDS

Bridget Freisthler

Professor | College of Social Work · The Ohio State University

Expert in health and social problems based on neighborhood ecologies.

Child Abuse and Neglect Drug and alcohol use (particularly marijuana, opiates, and alcohol) Drug distribution systems GIS Spatial Analysis

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

Sacha Klein

Associate Professor · Michigan State University

Sacha Klein is an expert on child welfare, child maltreatment prevention, effects of early care and education on parenting.

Educational Services Child Maltreatment Public Policy Analysis and Advocacy Racial Disparities in the Child Welfare System Child Abuse Prevention

Kate McInturff

Director · Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Kate McInturff is director of the CCPA's initiative on gender equality and public policy, Making Women Count.

Gender Equality Policy Analysis Family policy Labour Economics Budget and Tax Policy