Coinciding with her participation in the Annual meeting of the Worldwide Universities Network in Perth, Australia, which she attended on behalf of the University of Sheffield, Sue Yeandle held a series of meetings in May 2018 with Sustainable Care partners at the University of Western Australia, University of New South Wales, MacQuarie University and University of Sydney (where our CEPAR[Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research] colleagues are based).
Kindly hosted by Professor Kate O’Loughlin, with whom the meetings were jointly organised, these covered:
- Discussions with partners to plan aspects of the international comparative work being undertaken within the Sustainable Care programme
- Plans for collaborative research workshops and a joint policy conference in Sydney early in 2019
- Our Australian partners’ plans to visit the University of Sheffield during future sabbatical leaves
- Progressing joint publications and presentations
- Identifying opportunities for our programme’s impact and capacity-building work, which includes engaging with PhD students and early career researchers in partner universities
We would like to thank the following for meeting with Sue during her short visit, and for their valued engagement with the Sustainable Care programme: Professor Loretta Baldassar (University of Western Australia); Professor Deb Brennan and Dr Trish Hill (University of New South Wales); Professor Kate O’Loughlin, Professor Marian Baird and Dr Meryl Lovarini (University of Sydney and CEPAR); and Professor Gabrielle Meagher (MacQuarie University).
Sue Yeandle also wishes to note with sadness the death of Emeritus Professor Hal Kendig, PhD FASSA, on 4 June 2018. Hal’s leading role in Australia’s Centre of Excellence for Population Ageing Research, and his many significant contributions to research on ageing across a long and impressive career, leave an important legacy which will continue to inform the work of the Sustainable Care programme. We send our condolences to Hal’s family, friends and colleagues.