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Centre for Research on Social Inclusion

Missing in Action?

Older People and the Social Inclusion Agenda

Date:   Friday, 11 February 2011
Time:   9.30 am - 12 pm
Venue:   Sydney Mechanic's School of Arts
280 Pitt Street Sydney

**Click here for the flyer**

About the Seminar

CRSI is co-presenting this half-day seminar with the Australian Association of Gerontology. CRSI's Welfare, Care & Social Policy Cluster includes researchers working on social inclusion in later life, and the visit by eminent UK social gerontologist, Prof Chris Phillipson, is a great opportunity for CRSI to contribute to this discourse.

Many older Australians are at risk of social exclusion because of low income, lack of meaningful occupation, poor health, ageism and so on; yet the Australian Social Inclusion Agenda is conspicuously silent when in comes to older people. This seminar will hear from a member of the Social Inclusion Board and prominent local and international researchers in the field of later life inclusion/exclusion.

Click here for the Social Inclusion Minister's letter of support


  • Professor Chris Phillipson, Professor of Applied Social Studies and Social Gerontology Keele University (UK), (only Sydney presentation), Past President of the British Society of Gerontology
  • Prof John Piggott, Director ARC Centre of Excellence in Population Ageing Research, UNSW
  • A/Prof Michael Fine, Deputy Director Centre for Research on Social Inclusion, Macquarie University.
  • Prof Julie Byles, President Australian Association of Gerontology (NSW Division); Director of the Research Centre for Gender, Health and Ageing, Newcastle University
  • A member of the Australian Social Inclusion Board (tba)

Click here for the program and for the presentations


Cost: Members (AAG & CRSI): $40.00
Non-Members: $50.00
Concession (student/seniors): $20.00
**morning tea provided**

Please register as soon as possible. To register, email (from the Australian Association of Gerontology) to let us know you intend to come, and complete the attached registration form.

If you would like more information, feel free to contact Dr Virginia Simpson-Young ( or Assoc/Prof Michael Fine (