College of Nursing and Health Sciences
Dr Sam Davis is a Social Gerontologist and experienced researcher. Fellowships at the University of Aberdeen and the Trafford Centre for Medical Research, Sussex University preceded a position with the Centre for Gerontology, Keele University. In Australia, Sam has held positions with the Centre for Ageing Studies, Flinders University, the Centre for Applied Gerontology, Northern Health (Melbourne) and Monash University. Since 2010, she has been the course coordinator for the Applied Gerontology Postgraduate Program, Flinders University. Dr Davis has received more than four million dollars in funding over the past six years in the areas of rural ageing, enabling environments and improving dementia care. Her last project was the rollout of the Dementia Dynamics Toolkit to all Australian residential aged care homes, funded by the Department of Social Services, Encouraging Better Practice Initiative. In early 2019 she spent three months at the University of Worcester, UK, hosted by the Association of Dementia Studies, consulting on their development of online postgraduate degrees in Dementia Studies. Although now retired from a full time academic position, Dr Davis has full academic status with Flinders University and continues to be involved in research supervision, casual online teaching and developing topics in the Bachelor of Healthy Ageing as part of her ongoing contribution to the university .
Full academic status - Associate Professor
Residential aged care
British Society of Gerontology - member
Alzheimer's Association International Society to Advance Alzheimer's Research and Treatment (ISTAART):
Gerontological Society of America - member
Please note that the link to the Dementia Dynamics training no longer active but the manual introduction and sections are available as PDFs below:
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