Dr Justine Irving

Lecturer, Applied Gerontology

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt South
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Justine has an interesting and diverse professional background in government, university and the private sector (management consulting). She discovered her interest in gerontology through the later stages of her Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) and has continued to pursue professional and research opportunities in ageing. Justine completed the Master of Applied Gerontology with Flinders University and now coordinates and teaches within this program. Through her PhD she sought to better understand how and why sense of purpose changes with age.

Justine is currently the Course Coordinator for the Bachelor of Healthy Ageing and Post-Graduate Applied Gerontology Programs.


PhD Candidate, MGerontology, BPsych (Hons)

Topic coordinator
AGES1001 Foundation Skills in Ageing Studies
AGES8023 Healthy Ageing (Mental Health)
AGES2010 Age as an Asset: Productive Ageing
AGES1004 Mental Health and Psychological Wellbeing in Later Life
AGES2011 Perspectives on Elder Abuse and Neglect
AGES9026 Design and Ethics in Research with Vulnerable Populations
AGES2001 Health Status in Later Life
Topic lecturer
PALL9417 Independent Inquiry for Evidence-based Practice