Associate Professor Ruth Walker

Associate Professor in Disability and Community Inclusion

College of Nursing and Health Sciences

place Sturt South (S259)
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Ruth is a social gerontologist with a background in Public Health, Psychology and Rehabilitation Counselling. She is currently Associate Professor in Disability and Community Inclusion within the College of Nursing and Health Sciences at Flinders University. Ruth is an expert in using qualitative methods to understand older people's experiences of ageing. Her research particularly focuses on late-life transitions, family caregiving and the intersection between disability and ageing. She conducts research which gives voice to underserved groups of older people and which helps to shape practice and policy.

Qualifications

PhD in Public Health (Women's Health) - University of Adelaide, 2002

Master of Rehabilitation Counselling - Griffith University, 2018

BA Hons, 1st Class (Psychology)- University of Otago, NZ 1997

Topic coordinator
DSRS9065 Perspectives on Ageing and Disability
DSRS3234 Case Management
DSRS4033 Workers' and Accident Compensation: Injury Management & Occupational Rehabilitation
DSRS4100 Rehabilitation and Mental Health
Topic lecturer
DSRS9065 Perspectives on Ageing and Disability
DSRS3234 Case Management
Supervisory interests
Ageing in a foreign land
Ageing policy
Care in the community
Disability
Gendered, life-course dimensions of ageing
Migrant ageing
Models of dementia care
Older parent caregivers
Public health and health services
Higher degree by research supervision
Current
Principal supervisor: DISABILITY, ACCOMMODATION (1)
Associate supervisor: AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC), COMPLEX COMMUNICATION NEEDS (CCN), SEXUALITY (1), OLDER PEOPLE, SUB-ACUTE CARE (1), OLDER PEOPLE, STROKE, DRIVING (1), OLDER PEOPLE, MIGRANTS, WIDOWHOOD (1), ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURY, COMMUNITY REHABILITATION (1)
Higher degree by research student achievements
Georgia Panagiotopoulos

PhD - APR 2017

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