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Dr Sarah Russell
Sarah Russell PhD, BA (Hons)
 
Sarah is an experienced and innovative researcher. She creatively engages people in research projects, making the process challenging and enjoyable for participants. She has a unique ability to bring individual voices together to tell a powerful collective story.
 
Sarah has written numerous publications including academic articles, community articles, government reports and frequently writes letters and opinion pieces for newspapers. "A lifelong journey: staying well with manic depression/bipolar disorder" is her first book. In her spare time she writes travel pieces.
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Dr Philomena Horsley
Philomena Horsley PhD, MMA, GCertProfWrit, GDipEd, GDipWomensSt, BA
 
Philomena is a medical anthropologist with a broad interest in gender, sexuality and sexual health; disability; medical practice; and death and dying. She has a particular interest in the ethics of research involving marginalised and disadvantaged populations. Her recent research includes older women and their experiences of sexual assault, the health status of Australians living with disability, an ethnographic study of the decline of the hospital autopsy, and the role of HREC administrators in Australia. She has been a member and Chair of various human research ethics committees for over 13 years. She holds positions as researcher and lecturer at La Trobe University and the University of Melbourne. Philomena assists Research Matters with research ethics governance.
 
Dr Philomena Horsley recently explored the sexual assault of older women Norma's Project
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Dr Kathleen Brasher
Kathleen Brasher PhD, GradDip Arts (Philos & SocTheory), BAppSci (Nsg)
 
Kathleen is family facilitator and Principal at "This day and age". As a Nationally-Accredited Mediator, with significant experience in the health sector as a nurse, midwife, counsellor and academic working in broad areas of health and illness, her focus over the past decade has been in the creation of age-friendly communities working directly with families and organisations. Kathleen sits on the Strategic Advisory Group for the WHO Global Network of Age Friendly Cities and Communities She is a member of the Australian Association of Gerontology, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Elder Mediation Australasia Network and the International Federation on Ageing. Sarah and Kathleen co-authored "Older women deserve our respect" that was published in The Age. Due to personal circumstances, Kathleen was named as the sole author.This day and age